ScienceDaily (Nov. 24, 2009) — In a provocative new study, a University of Utah scientist Tim Garret argues that rising carbon dioxide emissions -- the major cause of global warming -- cannot be stabilized unless the world's economy collapses or society builds the equivalent of one new nuclear power plant each day. Is global warming unstoppable? **********Clarification and update Nov 29, 2009******************** Hi folks, We already have a good collection of threads that discuss the question of whether or not global warming exists, and if so, do we have a hand in it. We also have already present and healthy threads about graph reading and the ClimateGate mails. Rather than open yet another thread about the same things, I'd like to suggest comments along those lines go into the existing threads so people can find them conveniently. The reason I posted this is because Tim Garret is a new player at the table and he seems to have some new things to say. He makes no claims to be a climate scientist. He is approaching the whole question as a general problem in physics. This gives him a new perspective, it may give us new insights, and I would be interested to hear what people think about his work.