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Is global warming caused primarily by humans?      Mostly Disagree      27 Apr 2009      -1 Point
I remember learning in my geology class that the Earth has changed the location of the poles numerous times. This point was used explain why we are getting oil from under the Arctic Ocean where it was once warm enough to spawn life.

Global warming is another example of the Earth changing and science trying to explain it. Science is now being used for a political purpose and this means, money and power are influencing people's views.

The bottomline is we humans need to be responsible to have a "light footprint" as part of our Stewardship of the Earth. Politicians need to pass laws to protect the Earth (gaining support by fear is not the answer). The reason to pass the laws is it is the right thing to do.

Comparisons with Experts and Influencers

The similarity between Barry and each expert and influencer is calculated by looking at how the same questions were answered. These figures are used to calculate conforming, nonconforming, and projected opinions. The accuracy of the analysis depends on Barry's coverage, which grows with the number of their opinions entered into TakeOnIt.

Monte Hieb
Mining Engineer
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Khabibullo Abdusamatov
100% agreement / 1 opinions

S. Fred Singer
Head of NIPCC, Astrophysics Professor
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Jasper Kirkby
Particle Physicist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Roy Spencer
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Agree
David Kear
75% agreement / 1 opinions

David Evans
75% agreement / 1 opinions

David Bellamy
Botanist, Documentarian
75% agreement / 1 opinions

Robert Carter
Marine Geophysical Professor
75% agreement / 1 opinions

Global Warming Petition Project
75% agreement / 1 opinions

Denis Rancourt
Physics Professor
75% agreement / 1 opinions

Time Magazine
Popular Magazine
50% agreement / 2 opinions

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC) Scientific Body formed by U.N.
50% agreement / 1 opinions

Steven Chu
US Energy Secretary, Nobel Laureate in Physics
50% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Disagree
Ian Enting
Physics Professor, IPCC Lead Author
25% agreement / 1 opinions

David Attenborough
Botanist, Writer, Nature Documentarian
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Barack Obama
United States President
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State 2009-, Democrat
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Al Gore
Environmentalist, Former U.S. Vice President
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Joseph Romm
Physicist, Environmentalist, Writer
25% agreement / 1 opinions


Nonconforming Opinions

Barry's nonconforming opinions are opinions that contradict the group of experts and influencers Barry typically agrees with.

Coverage Group Answer Contributor Answer Question
High Disagree Mostly Disagree Is global warming caused primarily by humans?

Projected Opinions

Barry's projected opinions are opinions Barry is expected to have if their opinions align with the experts and influencers that they typically agree with.

Coverage Answer Question
Medium Agree Do negative feedback loops mostly cushion the effect of atmospheric CO2 increases?
Medium Disagree Will IPCC climate models make accurate predictions?
Medium Disagree Is the IPCC objective?
Medium Neutral Is it possible to accurately predict climate?
Medium Agree Have solar cycles significantly affected earth's recent climate?
Medium Mostly Disagree Are the causes of climate change well understood?
Low Agree Is the case for anthropogenic global warming politically biased in its favor?
Low Agree Does cosmic radiation significantly affect earth's climate?