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Old 05-03-2007, 08:23 PM   #1
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Did anyone see the Glenn Beck special on CNN last night refuting Al Gore's "theories"? What a great piece. As many of you know, I have a meteorological and climatological background--so I am on the fence with many of the proposed hypothoses that are floating around. I believe it is a normal cycle--with some human manipulation, but not as much as is feared.

I believe the sheeple need a "fear monger" conspiracy to be happy. Y2K, global warming, whatever.

I hope the Glenn Beck special is re-aired at some point--it was great info.
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:25 PM   #2
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:28 PM   #3
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I have read many points to both sides and agree that it may just be a natural cycle with the human stain pushing it along.

However, natural or not, can we afford a 1,2,5, or 10 degree rise in temp? Our food supply is reliant on the climate remaining stable. Any change cannot be good.
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:49 PM   #4
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When it comes down to those who oppose it (warning: major generalization coming up)--big business, and those who believe it--scientists, I trust the latter.

Even if it isn't true (the weather seems to be getting F-d up everywhere, but I'm no scientist myself), it wouldn't hurt to come up with alternative fuels to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

Edit: Positions on issues aside, Glenn Beck is annoying. CNN's attempt to have balanced reporting, maybe.


 
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:58 PM   #5
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I really don't get it, Its a natural process, what is their to argue about? The way I look at it is I will be long gone before any thing bad happens.

 
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:10 PM   #6
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4 742 232 000 is the projected population of Asia in 2025 which represents 60% of the worlds population. Right now their carbon footprint is rather modest compared to ours.

In 2005 there werew 795 million auto in the world fleet. Right now there are 3 cars to every 4 people in the US. Are we really ready of any thing approaching this in Asia? Can you imagine 3 Billion cars in Asia alone? That just one measure of carbon output.
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:19 PM   #7
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I could go on all day about this, and thanks to many of my weather/climate classes I have books and hundreds of articles and lots and lots of real scientific data.

 
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Quote:
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The way I look at it is I will be long gone before any thing bad happens.
There's a little something called "posterity"

 
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:21 PM   #9
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Quote:
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I could go on all day about this, and thanks to many of my weather/climate classes I have books and hundreds of articles and lots and lots of real scientific data.
So, what is it? Give us the condensed version.

 
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:25 PM   #10
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Quote:
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I could go on all day about this, and thanks to many of my weather/climate classes I have books and hundreds of articles and lots and lots of real scientific data.
Bring it on.
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