Skip to comments.Sunrise and Sunset could be affected by global warming.
Posted on 11/16/2007 11:23:52 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
(ZURICH, SWITZERLAND) - Rising temperatures due to global warming could affect the most basic unit of measurement known to man - time, disrupting solar calculations that can be predicted centuries into the future.
"The basic premise is as the earth's temperature rises, the atmosphere thickens, gaining mass which will exert a measurable pressure upon the planetary axis of rotation", says Dr. Heimel Van Ulderwert of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich.
Dr. Van Ulderwert presented his theory today in a report issued at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and cautions that "although the calculations are sound we won't know exactly the extent this effect could have on world economies".
"As the Earth's atmosphere thickens it will act as an automobile brake slowing the axis rotation; Modern time keeping will not be affected", referring to clocks, "but culturally, this could significantly affect societies that rely on predicted, exact sunrise and sunset times in ceremonial and religous activities" Dr. Van Ulderwert said.
Other activities that could be affected are hunting and fishing in European countries where sunrise/sunset times are used to regulate when game and certain fish can be taken. "If the sunrise or sunset is delayed by a few minutes there may be instances where fish or game taken could legitimately be within the allowable time by virtue of the sun being visible, but would be considered poaching as the sunset or sunrise time would be inaccurate on the published tables", said Chance Hollings of the EU Directorate-General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs office. "We will have to address these issues on a case by case basis as they happen", he added.
These ‘people’ are insane. My God what have we become as human beings if we are to fool ourselves into believing we can play the role of the almighty.
Yeah! That’s precisely the reason Venus stopped rotating! Uhhh, ... wait a minute. Venus is still rotating. My bad!
I’d unravel any riddle
For any individ’le
In trouble or in pain
With the thoughts i’d be a thinkin’
i could be another Lincoln
If i only had a brain
Oh, I would tell you why
The ocean’s near the shore
I could think of things I never thunk before
And then I’d sit and think some more
I would not be just a nuffin’
My head all full of stuffin’
My heart all full of pain
I would dance and i’d be merry
Life would be a ding-a-derry
If I only had a brain
have a better link? That goes to some architecture thing.
Ahh but Venus is rotating backwards.
How does the Earth’s mass increase in a closed system? It is true that the earth gains mass by collecting space dust with its gravity, but this is hardly due to global warming.
The scary thing in all this is the stupid people who eat every bit of the crap that is shoveled their way, and swear it was chocolate pudding.
Well, stop the world...
Mmm chocolate pudding!
“The basic premise is as the earth’s temperature rises, the atmosphere thickens, gaining mass which will exert a measurable pressure upon the planetary axis of rotation”, says Dr. Heimel Van Ulderwert of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich.
This guy must have one of those fake degrees. Either that, or he went to Antioch.
No, it’s Daylight Savings Time that causes Global Warming. The sun rises earlier and sets later so it gets hotter.
Pure, unalloyed B*llockanium.
You know, I don’t want to sound like a shill for global warming or anything but I have noticed that the days seem to have been getting shorter lately.
Engage warp drive.
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