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Global warming

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 33yrs • M
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Global warming
Can we bury this hoax and save the country from crippling taxes based on fraud? Thanks Mr. Gore first you made the internet then you made global warming. You have a bigger carbon footprint than a small village. People are DIEING from the extreme cold now. It's 20 degrees in florida and there was sleet outside earlier today. It's obviously a hoax and Im glad all you dumb shits that defended it finally see No the Science wasn't in and No the debate was Not over. The left lied to us and forced the entire scientific community to go along with their crazy notion that co2 yea what plants breath is dangerous and bad for the earth. Also that it is getting warmer. When It hasn't raised a degree on average in a decade in fact it seems that we are cooling. Florida crops are dieing from the extreme cold. Global warming would be a miracle for the farmers here. Global Warming was indoctrinated through our schools colleges and celebrities. Congrats on being the fools of the decade and the instrument of our economic destruction. Hats off to you apathetic pseudo intellectual assholes.

Yeah this has gotten so crazy people are paying out of guilt for their carbon footprint. Co2 remember they are giving plants what they breath and paying for it. REALLY?!?!?! That's the world we live in because of pseudo intellectual assholes that sit in coffee shops with their bold black rimmed glasses while they sit as effeminately as possible while reading some kind of mindless propaganda like the new-york times.


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"334jui8"
 33yrs • M
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpWa7VW-OME&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAo4rqqmkFA

LoL listen to them hahaha. I am a fan of Gibbs ability to spin things He's a badass mother fucker on that podium. But it's obvious he's full of shit.

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"334jui8"
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 32yrs • M •
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I didn't watch your video's but I did watch this one which may be of interest to you.

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=8904757

Even if global warming is real, which I don't think it is, this talks about that it would be really easy to fix!

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"I love to see people struggling for their purpose in life..."
 50yrs • M •
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Pole Reversal Destruction of the Earth
"Behold, the Lord will turn the earth upside down and many of the inhabitants shall be burned up and few men left" - Isaiah 24

The earth's magnetic field is what protects the earth and when it reverses there will be widespread destruction. Scientists have stated it is not a matter of if it will happen but when.

Nova's Magnetic Storm
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/magnetic/reversals.html

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""He who does not believe in the Son of God is condemned already" - John 3:18"
 33yrs • M
A CTL of 1 means that mutnuaq is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
yea but that's got nothing to do with global warming and has happened before hasn't it? Also I don't think everyone would die considering the last one happened 700 years ago as mentioned in that site when humans still existed along with lots of other mammals.

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"334jui8"
 32yrs • M •
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Honestly why do these people come to this site?? Go preach your nonsense elsewhere.

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"I love to see people struggling for their purpose in life..."
 39yrs • M •
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Hm . . ever notice that out in the woods, it actually gets colder than in the city? Wow, your right about it being cold down here in Florida this winter . . of course the orchards (fruit growers) had some real expensive smooch pots operating with the increased price of fuel.

Ya, some people don't believe in global warming but I think they just don't want to admit it.

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 42yrs • M •
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(Hope I get this right...)

There are some truths involved in the sphere of the debate, although I acknowledge some falsehoods have been found.

The one thing I wanted to mention is the ozone layer. Not necessarily for the global warming aspect, but more for the filtering of harmful UV radiation. I'm not sure if it was disputed that CFC's were partially responsible for helping to create 'holes' in the ozone layer. (Thankfully, I think the ozone layer can be slowly put back together...)

There are some things which are important for other reasons... (than global warming)

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"There is no negative one..."
 33yrs • M
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Wayback......where to begin....


Okay well for starters wtf do you mean by

" of course the orchards (fruit growers) had some real expensive smooch pots operating with the increased price of fuel"

Are you saying they deserve their plants to do because they use gas?

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"334jui8"
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 29yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that CrypticTruth is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
StratoShield

What is the StratoShield?
The StratoShield is one possible way to respond to a climate emergency in which greenhouse warming becomes intolerable. The StratoShield would reverse greenhouse warming by slightly reduc¬ing the amount of solar radiation that hits the Earth. The shield does this by increasing the amount of sulfur aerosols injected into the atmosphere by about 1%, a process that happens naturally whenever volcanoes erupt. The aerosols reflect incoming sunlight back into space. Although the change in sunlight would be imperceptible to human eyes-and probably beneficial for plants-it would have a substantial cooling effect for the part of the Earth under the shield.

How much aerosol would the StratoShield put into the stratosphere?
The reference system we're studying would inject 100,000 metric tons of sulfur dioxide a year into the stratosphere, which at a constant flow rate works out to only about 34 gallons (130 liters) a per minute. About 100 million tons of sulfur dioxide already rises into the stratosphere each year, about half from manmade sources (such as power plants) and half from natural processes (such as volcanoes) . One StratoShield installation would thus increase annual aerosol input to the atmosphere by about one part in 1,000. Scientific studies so far have concluded that a worldwide system (which would require a dozen or more StratoShield installations) would probably have to spread several million metric tons a year of sulfur dioxide throughout the stratosphere to reduce solar radiation hitting the entire planet by about 1.8% (4 W/m˛) globally. Climatologists believe that small reduction in sunlight would be adequate (if it occurred equally around the globe) to counter all of the warming caused by a doubling of CO₂ over preindustrial levels. A StratoShield placing 100,000 metric tons of aerosol a year into the upper atmosphere would be expected to reduce incoming solar radiation by less than half a watt per square meter, averaged over the globe. More research is needed to confirm these estimates.

What is the aerosol made of?
The aerosol would likely be made of sulfur dioxide (SO&#8322, a natural component of volcanic ash that is present in the air we all breathe every day. Another possibility is to use SO3 instead. Engineered aerosols, not found naturally in the atmosphere, could be more efficient at reflecting certain parts of the solar spectrum, but their benefits over SO₂ might not be worth the cost of development and production-or the uncertainties about their environmental effects. Science has produced a good understanding of both the global sulfur cycle (which includes volcanic ash) and the safety of sulfur dioxide at the very low concentrations required for geoengineering. A good deal more research would be required to establish the safety and environmental life cycle of customized aerosol particles.

Why not just use airplanes to disperse the aerosols?
Others have proposed this approach; we also gave it serious consideration. We concluded that airplanes may not be the best solution, for a number of reasons. Some existing military aircraft do fly high enough to reach the stratosphere, and in principle could be re-tasked to deliver sulfur-bearing aerosols in the event of a climate emergency-which would after all constitute a threat to international security. Calculations so far suggest the operating costs to use aircraft could be quite high, however, and if the required altitude for aerosol injection is beyond the bottom of the stratosphere (due to stratospheric wind patterns), the cost would go up dramatically.

A second concern with using military aircraft as delivery vehicles is the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that they would produce, exacerbating the very problem they were deployed to solve. If fighter jets were used, 167 jets would each have to make three flights a day, 250 days a year to deliver the amount of aerosol required, according to one recent study [Robock et al. 2009].

A related, more promising idea is to adjust the fuel mixture in commercial airplanes to generate the needed aerosols in their ex¬haust (rather than flying a cargo hold full of aerosols). Unfortunately, this option would reduce their fuel efficiency and is not likely to be accepted by stakeholders in commercial airplane operations.

Aren't there other ways of achieving the same effect?
There are many other ways of enhancing Earth's albedo to reduce average global insolation. I.V. has been collaborating with Professors John Latham and Stephen Salter on one very promising idea of theirs to increase marine cloud cover by spraying salty sea water into the air. The small droplets would serve to nucleate more clouds, which increases the albedo of that area. U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has advocated painting roofs white to increase their reflectivity. Our inventors have begun exploring ways to brighten ground cover such as asphalt by, for example, incorporating crushed glass into the mix.
Many of these ideas will no doubt prove ineffective or impractical for one reason or another when they are fully studied, but there does seem to be a wide array of options still to explore. It is an area ripe for invention.

What is the lifetime of the aerosols in the stratosphere?
The eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991 gave us an opportunity to learn many things about using sulfur-based aerosols to cool the Earth. The aerosols it spewed into the stratosphere remained there for an average of 1-2 years before falling down through the troposphere.

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""Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth" -oscar wilde"
Global warming
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