Global Warming: "Learn the science."
I want to preface this with I'm not choosing sides. I believe the jury is still out. But I've observed a few things that point to one simple principle of physics.
1) In the Cub Scouts, I learned that if you bend the corners up on a business card so it will hold about a teaspoon of water, you can hold the card over a candle and the water will boil before the card burns.
2) In Physical Science class, we dropped ice into a test tube and held it in place with a coil of wire. Then added water to the top of the test tube (the ice can't float to the top). Then, holding the water end of the test tube over a bunsen burner, the water will boil before the ice melts.
3) When I bought my water bed (a very long time ago), the salesperson lit a cigarette and placed it on the bare water mattress. The cigarette went out before it left a mark on the mattress.
All these things demonstrate water's affinity to absorb heat. We live on a water planet. If my Father (with his Mensa-class I.Q.) is correct, the damage has already been done and we're all screwed anyway. The problem with assuming the position of "learn the science" is, WHICH science? Up to now, the science is all theory and the scientific community is still divided. Which is what I said earlier when I brought up global warming.
If this message board wants to continue discussing global conditions, how about:
The hole in the ozone?
Why Chinese men are snapping and hacking kindergarteners to death?
Reptiles dying off in record numbers?
I'm leaning toward the hypothesis that the human infestation of this planet has thrown this tiny ecosphere out of balance it has started a purge process. No matter what we do to screw it up, nature will always seek a balanced equilibrium. Just ask a dinosaur.
IMHO - Anyone that doesn't believe these are the end times is just plain naiive.
Just needed to vent. Have a nice day.
Edited by Old Guy, 16 May 2010 - 11:06 AM.
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