'global warming is happening'
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by anonymous on 2008-02-11 07:23:00
The hypothesis of anthropogenic climate change is not a product of the post hoc, ergo propter hoc fallacy because correlation of temperature trends to carbon emission is not merely observed and assumed to imply causation. The correlation is quantified, compared to other known correlations, and so far, is found to be the strongest correlation proposed. The claimed logical fallacy is defined, in the Wikipedia article mutually cited, as concluding causality based only on chronology. "Since that event followed this one, that event must have been caused by this one." By comparing correlations of other proposed causes, this fallacy is avoided. If there is a better hypothesis for the cause of warming since the mid-1800's, it has not been identified yet. Academy affirms hockey-stick graph.
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by wikipedia on 2005-04-24 01:23:12
the urban heat island effect makes no significant contribution.

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