Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: A refresher on Global Cooling. errrr Global Warming
kvining - 4/4/2006 11:25 PM
I don't agree with the article, not on political, but strictly scientific grounds. 'Global cooling' was based on the science of the time, and were inferences being drawn from the geological data of the time, which suggests, and still does BTW, that the Earth is heading into another Ice Age, and that the natural state of the Earth is Ice Age, with warm spells being the exception, not the rule. They simply did not have the same inputs - Chinese and Indian industrialization were none existent, and the amount of carbon waste the US produces was probably not even imagined, and they had no sophisticated space-based measurement and photography equipment. Based on the data they had, this was their best guess. Most scientists still agree that this is the long term future of the planet - like all heated objects, over time the Earth is going to cool. But the question at hand is whether or not global warming is going to occur at a rate greater than the ecosystems can handle. As I stated in the above posts, if it is occuring, it will become obvious to all, because the planet's natural heat sinks will begin to produce more energy - meaning more typhoons, cyclones, tornados and hurricanes. I've just got finished reading another interesting study on how it now seems that "Tornado Alley", which used to be situated over Oklahoma and Kansas, is moving east, due to global warming. Just sit back and watch - if we start having severe tornados in East Texas,Tennesee and Arkansas while having much fewer in Kansas and Oklahoma, and more powerful hurricanes in the Gulf and more devasting cyclones in the shallow Bay of Bengal adjacent to Bangladesh, it is going to be hard to ignore global warming as the probable cause. Last year was definitely a win for the global warming proponents, because all those things occurred.
Ahem, as I was saying.
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