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The real cure for global warming
Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | July 1, 2007 | VIN SUPRYNOWICZ

Posted on 07/02/2007 12:29:21 PM PDT by Turret Gunner A20

There are some who, lacking the ecstatic thrill of any other faith-based religion, wish to believe that the Earth is in the early stages of an unprecedented climatic change which will see temperatures soar, the polar ice caps melt, rising sea levels flood our coastal cities -- general devastation on the biblical model -- all because we insist on driving petroleum-fueled private automobiles and using electricity generated by burning coal.

Burning that stuff releases into the atmosphere large amounts of carbon dioxide, you see, a "greenhouse gas" that contributes to the ongoing warming of the planet.

Now, this is almost entirely fantastic nonsense. ...most of the CO? in the atmosphere comes from volcanoes and the natural processes of the oceans, not from man-made sources.

How about examining the historical record for the approximately 200 years for which we have reliable weather data? Look to see if there was a period when the weather cooled down, all of a sudden, and what caused it.

***SNIP***

Google "Year Without a Summer." From April 5 to 15, 1815, Mount Tambora on the island of Sumbawa in the Dutch East Indies (modern-day Indonesia) blew up, ejecting 40 cubic kilometers of volcanic ash (more than twice as much as the 1883 explosion of Krakatoa) into the upper atmosphere.

***SNIP

That stuff stayed up there, in the jet stream, for more than a year.

(Excerpt) Read more at lvrj.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: climatechange; environment; globalwarming; pollution; volcanoes
Clearly, if anyone believes Earth is warming catastrophically and that we need to do something, the onlyproven solution is to start throwing as much crap into the atmosphere as we possibly can, right now.
1 posted on 07/02/2007 12:29:23 PM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Isn’t that what AlGore is doing, shovelling, uh, used food just as fast as he can? :)


2 posted on 07/02/2007 12:31:13 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Nuke Iran!


3 posted on 07/02/2007 12:32:02 PM PDT by claudiustg (You know it. I know it.)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Houston, Texas

Current temp: 77F
Normal Avg temp: 94F

Obviously, we like global “warming” here is this region of normally oppressive heat.


4 posted on 07/02/2007 12:34:21 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Just an errant, but recurring thought--what do you suppose Algore's IQ is? The picture is well captioned.

vaudine

5 posted on 07/02/2007 12:35:12 PM PDT by vaudine (RO)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Look for them to want to start throwing virgins into volcanos as part of their global warming religion. They will have to use conservative virgins of course, there aren’t any liberal ones.


6 posted on 07/02/2007 12:36:10 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
If warming continues at the present rate, the most significant impact is likely to be a small increase in the amount of previously frozen ground on which people could grow wheat.

LOL! Vin's kewl.

7 posted on 07/02/2007 12:41:06 PM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: vaudine

>> Just an errant, but recurring thought—what do you suppose Algore’s IQ is?

I’d say the same as the summer tempurature in Houston ... somewhere between 77 and 94.

H


8 posted on 07/02/2007 12:42:58 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor
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To: Turret Gunner A20

send algore to the sun with water?


9 posted on 07/02/2007 12:45:51 PM PDT by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk)
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To: Hemorrhage

>> I’d say the same as the summer tempurature in Houston ... somewhere between 77 and 94.

And I certainly have noted the irony in failing to correctly spell the word “temperature” in the same sentence where I am insulting someone’s IQ ...

... doesn’t bode well for my IQ ... or my timing, for that matter.

H


10 posted on 07/02/2007 12:47:24 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor
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To: Turret Gunner A20
Lawrence Solomon's "The Deniers" (a series of articles on the view of scientists who have been labelled "Global Warming Deniers"):

Other References:


11 posted on 07/02/2007 12:48:05 PM PDT by sourcery (Anthropogenic Global Warming: A convenient lie designed to establish socialism by fear and deception)
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To: Hemorrhage
... doesn’t bode well for my IQ ... or my timing, for that matter.

Hey, when you're hot, you're hot...

12 posted on 07/02/2007 12:49:47 PM PDT by sourcery (Anthropogenic Global Warming: A convenient lie designed to establish socialism by fear and deception)
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To: sourcery

As the great philosopher Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks ... A League of Their Own) stated ...

“Anything worth doin’ is worth doin’ right.”

H


13 posted on 07/02/2007 12:53:26 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor
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To: Graybeard58
Look for them to want to start throwing virgins into volcanoes as part of their global warming religion...

The global warming religion is all about imposing a tax on American workers - justified by our use of electricity, driving SUVs, etc - to support the UN, which will in turn use it to support tin pot dictators and failing socialist nations.

They're simply setting up the guilt justification for the coming taxation, in hopes that we won't take up arms to stop their plan.

14 posted on 07/02/2007 1:02:18 PM PDT by Texas Jack
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To: Turret Gunner A20

Love this article!


15 posted on 07/02/2007 1:11:36 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Turret Gunner A20

LMAO @ algore,,,,what a buffoon, I’m in Boston and it was cold here this morning,,,JULY 2 and it was COLD, go figure, not sure WHERE global warming is happening, but, it’s not on THIS side of the planet............


16 posted on 07/02/2007 1:20:59 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (HEY JORGE, SHUT UP AND BUILD THE BLEEPING FENCE, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.)
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To: Graybeard58
They will have to use conservative virgins of course, there aren’t any liberal ones.

There are a few.

17 posted on 07/02/2007 1:26:25 PM PDT by magslinger (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors. And miss. R.A.Heinlein)
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To: magslinger

I do believe you’re right! Perhaps that’s the reason why he’s trying so hard to screw us all ;’}


18 posted on 07/02/2007 1:33:21 PM PDT by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: rockabyebaby

LMAO @ algore,,,,what a buffoon, I’m in Boston and it was cold here this morning,,,JULY 2 and it was COLD, go figure, not sure WHERE global warming is happening, but, it’s not on THIS side of the planet............

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I find it amusing that for the past several summers I have seen people on television talking about the “unusually” hot weather every time the temp goes up to what is normal in summer. I swear every summer here in normally sweltering South Carolina is cooler than the last one. It is now 4:50 P.M. and the temp is around 75 which is about twenty degrees lower than I would have expected. Give me more of this “global warming”. Twenty five or thirty years ago the hunters were grumbling because they couldn’t sit on a deer stand in the fall without wiping sweat.


19 posted on 07/02/2007 1:53:58 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Does anybody still believe this is a free country?)
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To: claudiustg
Nuke Iran!

This would kill two birds with one stone.....

20 posted on 07/02/2007 1:56:50 PM PDT by Coffee_drinker (The best defense is a strong pre-emptive strike.)
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To: avacado

Ditto here in central Texas, where it’s currently 84 degrees, and we received 6 inches of snow Easter weekend.


21 posted on 07/02/2007 2:09:21 PM PDT by Tex Pete
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To: rockrr

No, he’s just trying to prove Dean Wormer was wrong about him, he can go through life “fat, drunk and stupid.”


22 posted on 07/02/2007 2:13:40 PM PDT by magslinger (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors. And miss. R.A.Heinlein)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
most of the CO? in the atmosphere comes from volcanoes and the natural processes of the oceans, not from man-made sources.

Man's contribution of CO2 dwarfs vocanoes, I think by a 10 to 1 factor. Some skeptics have admitted their error on this.

23 posted on 07/02/2007 6:27:58 PM PDT by secretagent
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To: avacado

Can you believe it is July 2 in Houston? Of course I have mold growing on everything I have from all the rain, but it’s not hot!


24 posted on 07/02/2007 6:47:50 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Turret Gunner A20

The answer i a government program mandating that everything be painted white. Each spring you will be required to spray paint all new foliage and grass white. White roof’s, white cars, white houses and bald heads. It’s a left wing albedo thing.


25 posted on 07/02/2007 6:54:30 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: secretagent
Man's contribution of CO2 dwarfs vocanoes, I think by a 10 to 1 factor

Source, please?

26 posted on 07/02/2007 7:21:02 PM PDT by Don W ("Well Done" is far better to hear than "Well Said". (Samuel Clemens))
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To: Don W

“Present-day carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from subaerial and submarine volcanoes are uncertain at the present time. Gerlach (1991) estimated a total global release of 3-4 x 10E12 mol/yr from volcanoes. This is a conservative estimate. Man-made (anthropogenic) CO2 emissions overwhelm this estimate by at least 150 times.”

http://volcano.und.edu/vwdocs/Gases/man.html


27 posted on 07/02/2007 7:35:27 PM PDT by secretagent
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To: Don W

“Volcanic eruptions can enhance global warming by adding CO2 to the atmosphere. However, a far greater amount of CO2 is contributed to the atmosphere by human activities each year than by volcanic eruptions. Volcanoes contribute about 110 million tons/year, whereas other sources contribute about 10 billion tons/year. The small amount of global warming caused by eruption-generated greenhouse gases is offset by the far greater amount of global cooling caused by eruption-generated particles in the stratosphere (the haze effect). Greenhouse warming of the earth has been particularly evident since 1980. Without the cooling influence of such eruptions as El Chichon (1982) and Mt. Pinatubo (1991), described below, greenhouse warming would have been more pronounced.”

http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/climate_effects.html


28 posted on 07/02/2007 7:38:05 PM PDT by secretagent
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To: secretagent
Yeah, but over 100 years, CO2 has increased from only about .027% (1/37th of 1%) to .036% (1/27th of 1%) of the total atmosphere and human contribution is about 0.008% (1/125th of 1%).

Water vapor, a greenhouse gas fluctuates much more than 0.008% (1/125th of 1%).

29 posted on 07/03/2007 5:04:55 AM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado

How much effect does water vapor have compared to CO2? And has it increased, accounting for the increase in global temperatures?

Does water vapor reflect energy back into space, acting sometimes as a global cooler?

If an increase in water vapor increases global warming, does the warming generate more water vapor, yielding a positive feedback loop? If so, what counters the loop?

How many degrees would the earth’s temperature drop if all the CO2 disappeared from the atmosphere? How many degrees increase if CO2 doubled, trebled, or quadrupled?

I don’t know the answers.


30 posted on 07/03/2007 9:15:39 AM PDT by secretagent
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