Talk:Runaway greenhouse effect

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Wow, yet another bizarre article that asserts nothing more than that its topic does not exist! Human 18:59, 28 April 2007 (EDT)

I say merge it and make it a subcategory within Greenhouse gas. DrSandstone 17:38, 16 May 2007 (EDT)

"a runaway greenhouse effect has been predicted by some climate scientists" -- Which scientists, exactly, are predicting a runaway greenhouse effect on Earth? This part would really do with some references to back it up.--Frey 00:30, 2 March 2008 (EST)

The problem with the article is that "runaway greenhouse effect" seems to have a different meaning here than it does elsewhere. As far as I've seen, when scientists use the term, they refer pretty specifically to what happened on Venus: warming, positive feedback, little or no negative feedback, and onward in an upward spiral until the planet surface looks like the seventh plane of H-E-double hockeysticks. And as far as I've seen, even the most diehard AGW believer doesn't think that's going to happen. We're just too far away from the sun. However, this article appears to equate that term with AGW, otherwise known as the "enhanced greenhouse effect.--Frey 17:12, 5 September 2008 (EDT)