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To: DoughtyOne

In just the past 3-5 years it’s gone from global warming to global cooling to global warming several times! Finally the environmentalist wackos saw what was really happening and just started calling it “climate change.” Now, they can’t possibly be wrong anymore!


27 posted on 10/31/2008 4:51:55 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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Methane is produced by one type of organism on Earth: Archaea. They are bacteria-like microorganisms that live in the guts of bovines, humans, etc. and, crucially, in rice plants. The 150% increase in atmospheric methane levels in the last 250 years coincides with the booming population of Asia, and the massive increase in rice farming.

Methane is about 20X more efficient at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide is. Anyone who ignores the former and focuses on the latter is not seriously investigating human-related effect on climate.

28 posted on 10/31/2008 5:04:06 AM PDT by BushMeister ("We are a nation that has a government - not the other way around." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Future Snake Eater

LOL, I think you’re on to something there.

Here in Los Angeles we had what I consider a rather mild summer. That was pretty much ignored. Then they announced this was the hottest October in decades.

You know, how many tens of thousands of professional baseball games has there been? As many as there has been, it really quite amazing that not all that infrequently you’ll see someone set a record, or do something that hasn’t been done before. Some person could use those special instances to make the case that something was changing, and we needed to be aware of it.

That’s something like what is taking place with regard to the environment. There’s always going to be an anomaly somewhere. That’s life. It isn’t proof positive that something is amiss.

Climate change, one of a number of constants in life.


90 posted on 10/31/2008 11:40:57 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Our nation is uncomfortably close to having B.O. We need to use a Republican roll on by 11/04.)
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