What is your view of global warming?

What is your view of global warming?

Created by Ice Cream Man on Oct 4, 2007

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Jessica

Perry, IA

#23 Oct 19, 2007
What the heck are you talking about????
Stacey

Perry, IA

#24 Oct 19, 2007
Speak English!
Mother Nature

United States

#25 Oct 19, 2007
Mr Giblets wrote:
<quoted text>way to go, freak! you nuts have been waiting for the last judgement for 1900 years now, why don't you dress in a sheet and wait on a mountain?
I'm pretty sure he's right, hopefully the people that think they are nuts and freaks will be the first to go. ha ha.
Mother Nature

United States

#26 Oct 19, 2007
I'm pretty sure he's right - so for all you people who think they are nuts and freaks, I'm sure you'll be the first to go when it happens (hopefully). ha ha.
Randy

Toronto, Canada

#27 Oct 19, 2007
Global warming is nothing but a unprovable concept designed to scare, and consequently control the masses. It is much like the meteorite destroying the earth theory. It will never happen.

Do you really believe that after the millions of years of the earth's existence....and your long evolutionary process....that we, in our infinitely small slice of a lifetime, will realize such a catastrophic event!

Mother earth has always taken care of herself.... And,she always will.

Go focus on something relevant to your lifetime.
lastrep

Columbus, IN

#28 Oct 19, 2007
AlanQ wrote:
I strongly believe that regardless if there are other factors affecting global warming (besides human activity), out of respect and compassion for our own people, we can make wiser decisions to decrease our personal level of pollution:
* Commuting to work using a bike and public transportation.
* Refilling a bottle of drinking water.
* Minimizing waste by using plastic dishes instead of disposables.
* Asking for a paper bags at the grocery store, and reusing it as a recyclables container.
* Using the laundry for full loads instead just a few clothes
* Recycling plastic and paper, so that the size (and the amount) of the garbage bags can be dramatically reduced.
Pretty soon I'll start doing compost and planting strawberries and tomatoes... we'll see how it goes :-)
On any case, I've incorporated some those decisions into my life, and not only I feel that I've engaged in a healthier lifestyle, but when I'm ready to go to bed, i look back into my day, and I found this calm inner voice says that says: "well done".
I drive my SUV fifty miles to work and back, by myself. I throw my used water bottles out of the window along with the paper plate and plastic utensils. Whatever they give me at the grocery store is OK, I only use it once anyway. I like the drama of big filled garbage bags. My strawberries and tomatoes taste like compost. When I go to bed I find this voice that says: No, not tonight.
lastrep

Columbus, IN

#29 Oct 19, 2007
Mr Giblets wrote:
<quoted text>way to go, freak! you nuts have been waiting for the last judgement for 1900 years now, why don't you dress in a sheet and wait on a mountain?
It's too cold up there.
lastrep

Columbus, IN

#30 Oct 19, 2007
Adrian Godsafe MSc wrote:
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My degree did not come through the post for a fee. That only happens in the USA.
have a nice day: Ag
You got it out of a cracker jack box?
lastrep

Columbus, IN

#31 Oct 19, 2007
Adrian Godsafe MSc wrote:
<quoted text>
Geology.
Happen to have got my degree in 1987 before the narrowing down of the subject to suit the narrowed minds of the private fee paying boarding scholars,(they are a bit like arrows on a target board, very pointed, & somewhat bad for your health but no use at all for researching a wide subject).
For climate modes refer to NASA & its atmospheric physics section referring to planetary atmospheres. The important bit for the weathermen & global temperatures per planet is the fact that condensation & precipitation tends to occur in the ascending part of the (belt) cells. Even more interesting is the fact that higher enegy atmosphered tend to produce monsoonal flows linking hot pools in the ascending part of the (belt) cell with the descending part. Monsoonal flow is rather important on earth too.
Just for good measure when you have looked @ the pretty pictures in the atmospheric physics site, remember that the Earth as a result of being mixed continet & Ocean is able to operate in 4 climate modes. A pure continetal planet with thin atmosphere can only operate in modes #1 & #4. A purely oceanic planet with thin atmosphere can operate in modes #1,#2, & #3. The reson for mode#4 on Earth @ present is because the Central American land bridge has cut off equatorial connectivity allowing an oceanic hot pool to form.
Once any disruption to a proper long lived mode#4 loop cell (such as the gulf stream) is removed, the mode (#4) runs until the heat is drained out of the hot pool.
Mode#4 became possible once the land bridge cut off connectivity between the Pacific & Atlantic ~2.2Ma. The interval from then to now is called the "Pleistocene", aka. "Quaternary". This period is characterised by ice ages caused by the very efficient cooling caused by mode #4 which runs from the equatorial (El Nino) hot pool to the polar stratosphere, which is bloody cold. Tends to snow like hell over the laurentide region as a result forming a big ice cap.
Once the hot pool runs out of heat, the mode #4 loop cell shuts down & mode #1 takes over which allows the equatorial ocean to heat up. This will trigger more mode#4 pulses & more ice until a timespan when clear pack ice develops in the N.Atlantic & the thermohaline circulation switches back on & disrupts any future mode#4 cell within a week of its initiation.
The gulf stream last switched ON about 30,000Bp. The Earth has been warming back to ambient ever since that date as a simple result of interglacial oceanic modes #1 to #3. The time period after ice @ the Laurentide ice cap & the simultaneous loss of the (Interglacial start time) Fennoscandian ice cap out has been called the "Holocene" since at least the time of Huxley.
Mode #4 becomes stable again once the Gulf stream switches OFF as a result of ice out in the Boreal ocean.
All man made CO2 input does is increase the rate of surface warming & the rate of change.
Feeling like gibbering yet?
have a nice day: Ag
I disagree.

Since: Sep 07

Denver, Co

#32 Oct 19, 2007
lastrep wrote:
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I disagree.
Stunning argument, you completely convinced me with your expansive and detailed grasp of the topic. All hail Al Gore emperor of the moon!
Tobybones

Saint Peters, MO

#33 Oct 19, 2007
Mr Giblets wrote:
<quoted text>way to go, freak! you nuts have been waiting for the last judgement for 1900 years now, why don't you dress in a sheet and wait on a mountain?
I'm sorry, but he is right. There is no such thing as "Global Warming". The Lord is getting pretty pissed at us and the things we do, and He will come back soon. I just hope you are ready!

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#34 Oct 20, 2007
lastrep wrote:
<quoted text>
You got it out of a cracker jack box?
1985-87 in the days when the intelligent were still awarded a full grant in the supposed belief that the people with degrees were employable material in the companies operating in the UK @ the time.
The result of foreign takeover of the industry & scrapping of the grant system 1986 became all to apparent when my LIFE was over in 1987.

1988-89: A government funded retraining degree to enable those whom were rejected from employment while still in higer education. Discovered non applicable to those whom had been ejected from employment while still in FT. education in the years 1985 onward.
2 degrees passed with flying colours, still no job at all including the bottom of the heap.

Interlude: I got a job by hiding my degree qualifications & was taken on via high schiool qualifications as a trainee CAD/CAM draughtsman, spent the next 7 years with the production manager trying every possible means of ejecting me from the company (after leaving with savings into a vocational degree the prod man was sacked from the company as a result of heavy financial losses due to corruption , bullying, and loss of staff resulting from his errors.

1998-99: SELF FUNDED degree @ M.Sc level which left me with a 3rd degree passed with flying colours & no job as a result of the shutdown of the entire 1998-99 intake and absolute absence from PhD funding of anyone NOT from a Pivate fees paying boarding school.

I know my stuff & it is NOT neo conservative ideology.

have a nice day: Ag

“"We need common-sense judges!"”

Since: Jul 07

Space The Ultiment Fronter

#35 Oct 20, 2007
If Global Warming on Earth is caused by Humans then can any one tell me how and why is Mars warming up at the same rate as the Earth?
When was there ever any humans on Mars?
And Why are there more Scientist who say that the ones crying wolf wolf (Global Warming) are just trying to "sale a bag of goods"?
They are also are saying that the "evidance" that Global Warming is real are changing the facts in all the reports to make it look like there is Global Warming?
Quiet a few of the scientist have stoped giving there suport to the "Wolf Cryers" Al Gore, H.Clinton, Ted Kennedy, and others.
Bev

Laconia, NH

#36 Oct 20, 2007
If Global Warming is being caused by man then what wiped out all dinosors ect? I am sure the dinosours were not uses gas, oil or coal.
Gore did not deserve the peace prize! What the heck has this got to do with peace?
lastrep

Columbus, IN

#37 Oct 20, 2007
Adrian Godsafe MSc wrote:
<quoted text>
1985-87 in the days when the intelligent were still awarded a full grant in the supposed belief that the people with degrees were employable material in the companies operating in the UK @ the time.
The result of foreign takeover of the industry & scrapping of the grant system 1986 became all to apparent when my LIFE was over in 1987.
1988-89: A government funded retraining degree to enable those whom were rejected from employment while still in higer education. Discovered non applicable to those whom had been ejected from employment while still in FT. education in the years 1985 onward.
2 degrees passed with flying colours, still no job at all including the bottom of the heap.
Interlude: I got a job by hiding my degree qualifications & was taken on via high schiool qualifications as a trainee CAD/CAM draughtsman, spent the next 7 years with the production manager trying every possible means of ejecting me from the company (after leaving with savings into a vocational degree the prod man was sacked from the company as a result of heavy financial losses due to corruption , bullying, and loss of staff resulting from his errors.
1998-99: SELF FUNDED degree @ M.Sc level which left me with a 3rd degree passed with flying colours & no job as a result of the shutdown of the entire 1998-99 intake and absolute absence from PhD funding of anyone NOT from a Pivate fees paying boarding school.
I know my stuff & it is NOT neo conservative ideology.
have a nice day: Ag
What will the weather be two weeks from today in Indianapolis. I have a golf game planned.

“Ten foot tall and bulletproof”

Since: Oct 07

Raymond

#38 Oct 20, 2007
until we address the deforestation, which is the root cause of Global Warming, we are not going to affect a thing. It is caused by Man, but only because we have decreased the amount of CO2 that can be absorbed...but seldom do we hear about it because it is happening in Brazil and Indonesia both developing nations that can not be burdened economically to stop creating a disaterous athmosphere

“Small gov't.Low taxes, Freedom”

Since: Mar 07

Ronkonkoma

#39 Oct 20, 2007
Adrian Godsafe MSc wrote:
<quoted text>
Geology.
Happen to have got my degree in 1987 before the narrowing down of the subject to suit the narrowed minds of the private fee paying boarding scholars,(they are a bit like arrows on a target board, very pointed, & somewhat bad for your health but no use at all for researching a wide subject).
For climate modes refer to NASA & its atmospheric physics section referring to planetary atmospheres. The important bit for the weathermen & global temperatures per planet is the fact that condensation & precipitation tends to occur in the ascending part of the (belt) cells. Even more interesting is the fact that higher enegy atmosphered tend to produce monsoonal flows linking hot pools in the ascending part of the (belt) cell with the descending part. Monsoonal flow is rather important on earth too.
Just for good measure when you have looked @ the pretty pictures in the atmospheric physics site, remember that the Earth as a result of being mixed continet & Ocean is able to operate in 4 climate modes. A pure continetal planet with thin atmosphere can only operate in modes #1 & #4. A purely oceanic planet with thin atmosphere can operate in modes #1,#2, & #3. The reson for mode#4 on Earth @ present is because the Central American land bridge has cut off equatorial connectivity allowing an oceanic hot pool to form.
Once any disruption to a proper long lived mode#4 loop cell (such as the gulf stream) is removed, the mode (#4) runs until the heat is drained out of the hot pool.
Mode#4 became possible once the land bridge cut off connectivity between the Pacific & Atlantic ~2.2Ma. The interval from then to now is called the "Pleistocene", aka. "Quaternary". This period is characterised by ice ages caused by the very efficient cooling caused by mode #4 which runs from the equatorial (El Nino) hot pool to the polar stratosphere, which is bloody cold. Tends to snow like hell over the laurentide region as a result forming a big ice cap.
Once the hot pool runs out of heat, the mode #4 loop cell shuts down & mode #1 takes over which allows the equatorial ocean to heat up. This will trigger more mode#4 pulses & more ice until a timespan when clear pack ice develops in the N.Atlantic & the thermohaline circulation switches back on & disrupts any future mode#4 cell within a week of its initiation.
The gulf stream last switched ON about 30,000Bp. The Earth has been warming back to ambient ever since that date as a simple result of interglacial oceanic modes #1 to #3. The time period after ice @ the Laurentide ice cap & the simultaneous loss of the (Interglacial start time) Fennoscandian ice cap out has been called the "Holocene" since at least the time of Huxley.
Mode #4 becomes stable again once the Gulf stream switches OFF as a result of ice out in the Boreal ocean.
All man made CO2 input does is increase the rate of surface warming & the rate of change.
Feeling like gibbering yet?
have a nice day: Ag
Excellent!!! Truth, backed up by FACTS.

Oh, the Liberals will NEVER believe it.
MoHOMOhamed

UK

#40 Oct 20, 2007
Adrian Godsafe MSc wrote:
<quoted text>
1985-87 in the days when the intelligent were still awarded a full grant in the supposed belief that the people with degrees were employable material in the companies operating in the UK @ the time.
The result of foreign takeover of the industry & scrapping of the grant system 1986 became all to apparent when my LIFE was over in 1987.
1988-89: A government funded retraining degree to enable those whom were rejected from employment while still in higer education. Discovered non applicable to those whom had been ejected from employment while still in FT. education in the years 1985 onward.
2 degrees passed with flying colours, still no job at all including the bottom of the heap.
Interlude: I got a job by hiding my degree qualifications & was taken on via high schiool qualifications as a trainee CAD/CAM draughtsman, spent the next 7 years with the production manager trying every possible means of ejecting me from the company (after leaving with savings into a vocational degree the prod man was sacked from the company as a result of heavy financial losses due to corruption , bullying, and loss of staff resulting from his errors.
1998-99: SELF FUNDED degree @ M.Sc level which left me with a 3rd degree passed with flying colours & no job as a result of the shutdown of the entire 1998-99 intake and absolute absence from PhD funding of anyone NOT from a Pivate fees paying boarding school.
I know my stuff & it is NOT neo conservative ideology.
have a nice day: Ag
and I suppose Global warming and G Bush is to blame for all that?
Evan

High Point, NC

#41 Oct 20, 2007
Im angry at all the people who say the debate is over it is far from over
lastrep

Columbus, IN

#42 Oct 20, 2007
Evan wrote:
Im angry at all the people who say the debate is over it is far from over
If the debate was over we wouldn't be debating it.
If the debate were over, why are Al Gore and Michael Moore making documentaries designed to convince people it's real? If the debate were over, wouldn't Al Gore quit flying in those pollution causing massive airplanes that use fossil fuels? Wouldn't John Edwards move to a mobile home? Wouldn't John Mellencamp quit making commercials for those huge trucks that get ten miles a gallon? Wouldn't it be Colmes and Hannity?

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