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Anthropogenic global warming?

Postby kotoreru » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:27 pm

I thought I may as well make good on my word and create this topic (so as not to diverge from a previous one).

Anthropogenic global warming - do you believe Man has caused global warming?
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Postby mith » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:44 pm

How about, how much of global warming is "man" responsible for?

Personally, I blame the termites and cow farts.
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Postby kotoreru » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:38 pm

Not too sure about termites, but surely Man is indirectly responsible for the cow farts?
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Postby mith » Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:12 am

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Postby kotoreru » Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:03 pm

"The largest emissions should occur in tropical areas disturbed by human activities."

Hmm...
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Postby robertkernodle » Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:53 pm

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Oops, ... I was late on this one, by not reading down the topic list far enough to see this topic started,... so ignore my encouragement in the "promising ideas of biology" topic.

Cow farts and termites, of course, are methane producers. Cows (to use this fun, fun word again)... fart... as the unavoidable consequence of digesting and utilizing what they eat.

Humankind, of course, demands lots and lots of meat for eating, which requires raising lots and lots of cows, doing lots and lots of f**ting (am I banned yet moderator?,... I DID try to moderate my use of this term, you see).

So, if methane proves to be a greater issue than CO2, ... and humankind demands greater methane producers for our diet, then, YES, (in this sense) humankind might be responsible (in small part) for an overall global effect caused (in part) by methane.

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Postby MrMistery » Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:24 pm

It is no doubt that humans are responsible for at least part of this climate changing. The question is, does the planet have what it takes to keep its state of equilibrium in spite of what man is doing?
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Postby robertkernodle » Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:24 pm

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I dunno, ...Mr. Mistery,

I think there IS doubt that humankind causes a significant portion of global warming.

Again, I do NOT condone the crap we pour into our atmosphere, but the scary thing is that the Earth's atmosphere can hold even more of our crap before we can call it truly a global effect.

Frankly, it might be best to leave public opinion where it is, in order to disuade further dumping of crap into our atmosphere. It seems that we have to have our very species survival threatened, in order to give a yawning damn about changing our habits.

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Postby Locus » Tue May 01, 2007 11:06 am

I am steal at the doubt that warring exist...
apart from humans I listen that sun activity is increasing at the last time, and cycles of the climat may be...
By the deadline, temperature at the Antarctida is decrease instead of increasing...
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Postby kotoreru » Tue May 01, 2007 12:34 pm

Ah, you're referring to the fact that roughly every 10,000 years the Earth orbits that much closer to Sol and the star itself becomes warmer?

Ah yes and the natural background global temperature cycles. We are just coming out of an 'ice age' are we not?

Personally I'm not so sure. Those arguments sound to me like a good excuse... as Robert Kernodle says: it's not ok to just dump CO2 into the atmosphere because we're not responsible.
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Postby Locus » Tue May 01, 2007 9:39 pm

kotoreru wrote:Ah, you're referring to the fact that roughly every 10,000 years the Earth orbits that much closer to Sol and the star itself becomes warmer?

Each 10000 years become more closer? Listen qaute strange... Wich reasone for this? Simple enormos energy recured for such flucrtuations... I listen another think - that Sun become more active periodicaly, and there is global warming at the Mars to.
kotoreru wrote:Personally I'm not so sure. Those arguments sound to me like a good excuse... as Robert Kernodle says: it's not ok to just dump CO2 into the atmosphere because we're not responsible.

I am not so shure to! I simply think that it is not one reasone for warming, and it is not happend simply, like sometimes some people (...) want to discribe...
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Postby robertkernodle » Tue May 01, 2007 10:26 pm

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I would like to see a more official report, but take a look at this:

solar system changes

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