Yeah, see, that's the thing though. Warmer is better right up until the ice caps melt and turn the world into one big rice paddy. The actions of man and their adverse effects on the planet should be a higher priority than merely a scholarly issue like "how the planet functions cosmologically". Who cares how it functions if it becomes unlivable?The IPCC isn't interested in how the planet functions cosmologically, it's interest is in human CO2 production and it's adverse effects on the planet.
No no no no no no no. One thing at a time. You say that in the natural course of things, the planet should be cooler than it is; you deny that global warming is happening. Those are mutually contradictory positions. You only get to pick one. So:freshmeboy said:Well, Kat, if you read my previous posts you will see I'm agreeing with you....Man has definitely had a hand on mismanagement of the planet ..that doesn't negate the fact that...
yours truly said:Something funky started happening to the climate right around...the mid-1700s, the mid-1800s. And then increased throughout the 19th, 20th, and early 21st Centuries. What could that something be, Fresh?
Yes, recycling needs to be expanded drastically, and thoroughly researched. My point, snide as it is, is about pollution. We need to halt the pollution issues. Our waste, as a glaring example, is not handled properly in countries outside the US, and Western Europe. Many other countries deliberately lag behind on this issue, because it's easier to skip over, than invest in legitimate infrastructure. While ice caps melting presents a significant danger, the pH, salinity, and mineral damage we do to water on a routine basis is truly criminal. And yes, there problems with water pollution the US needs to address as thoroughly as the human waste issue elsewhere.Frankly, the whole situation could be resolved with hydrogen fuel used on a massive scale along with hydro and solar...the tech to control the high pressure of storing hydrogen is already a proven science using, of all things, recycled chicken feathers. The US alone throws 3 billion pounds of them in landfills yearly and, while biodegradable, they can be used for many other items in everyday life because of their kerotin content as well as a fuel base. Eventually, we need to learn how to recycle EVERYTHING...from feathers to cornstalks..
As a safe power source for almost any scale, safe at car level generation and able to scale up to city wide deployment, small power stations minimal transmission, less chance of storms knocking out power and a viable option in 3rd world countries where copper theft makes banks skittish about investing in electrical grid development. Minimal waste, extremely low radiation when operating and almost none shortly after shutdown & waste can't be weaponized (reason why it wasn't pursued in the US). Most likely entirely pointless to pursue as almost everyone is afraid of nuclear power sources though.As a power source?
They've happened with good intentions but poor consequences. as a big of an issue in the electrical field is energy storage imho. I haven't been following it much in the past year or so, but I'm still hoping for something big from graphene.Nuclear bans are some of the dumbest things that have happened in the history of mankind.
Yes, the overall temperature of the Earth is always changing, which is why we've had ice ages as well as hotter periods of time, but that happened over millions of years. Over the last century the temperature has (generally) increased a lot faster than is normal and naturalDursland & Stephan, I should ask you this from my original comment. Why or how is it that the current (or not to distant past) is the accepted standard for the climate.
I've heard climate scientist speak about losing funding because they would not back up the agenda.
Also I've read where they have found Alligator fossils in Canada, & Viking graveyards under the perma frost in Greenland, where many Vikings settled in so that they could farm.
In closing when you take into account that the Sun occupies 95% of the mass in our solar system & that it is 11 million degrees, it & it alone may be the culprit. Some guy landed on the Sun during the night to take it's temperature.hehehe.
PLease stop acting stupid.Really!? Come on you know that isint trueI'm not blaming man for climate change & yes the sun has a direct effect on our climate, don't you think the climate would change if the sun went dark? I don't know what church has to do w/ this subject.
I'm wondering when we will be told that we can use this man made climate change to make Mars a warm cozy place to move to?