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Mankind would benefit greatly from Global Warming
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, November 25 2012 @ 01:14 AM EST
I am glad I took a sip of my drink after and not before I read that. You should
have flagged up a C&C.

Tufty

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The Globe would benefit greatly from Warming Mankind
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, November 25 2012 @ 02:54 AM EST
You're right, of course life will go on at higher temperatures than now.
The difficulties for current human society will be can they adapt quickly
enough to the changes in sealevel and the location of arable areas
and food species.

The other problem is that we live in a "me, now" society which
cannot contemplate the possibility of another medieval period
where life will be primitive and harsh for several hundred years
before the ancient knowledge is retrieved and translated into
the modern tongues.

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Mankind would benefit greatly from Global Warming
Authored by: PJ on Sunday, November 25 2012 @ 04:59 AM EST
huh?

You should substantiate such an opinion.

View the video in the link first, and then
substantiate.

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Mankind would benefit greatly from Global Warming
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, November 25 2012 @ 07:00 AM EST
The term Global Warming is a political football and one which has morphed into
Climate Change for reasons of unbiased clarity which can deal with alterations
to the planet's weather system which include heat waves or a new freeze,
depending what is studied.

In the back of the Niven, Pournelle, Barnes novel, "Fallen Angels"
written in the early 90's about an ice age in our time, albeit on a parallel or
future Earth, there are plenty of real references to support their premise of a
coming ice age.

Recently a study in Sweden found that peat bogs were expanding and sequestering
carbon, something that previously happened during the "Little Ice Age"
when mankind presumably avoided a full on ice age by burning trees to keep warm
in such quantities it changed the climate back the other way. Antarctic ice
cores also record these events.

Scientists like to be paid and what better way than to go with the currently
accepted views and terms used by politicians and educators, although to take a
period of 50 years for comparisons, which is generally regarded as half a major
Sun spot cycle, cannot give believable results.

At Cape Grim off Tasmania, where there is some of the World's cleanest air, the
CSIRO (of WiFi patent fame) have been measuring various air gases since 1976.
http://www.csiro.au/greenhouse-gases/

That's only 36 years but the chart animation can be scary if not seen as being
only one third of a 100 year cycle and probably not the first part either as the
relevant cycle start point may have been around 1898 and according to some
Antarctic data analysts, we may be in a one in 3000 year cycle.

We have so little recorded scientific data, it is impossible to make a
prediction one way or the other in Brisbane, Australia.

It's a lot easier to read about the intricacies and changes in American Law on
this great site. Thanks PJ.

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Mankind would benefit greatly from Global Warming
Authored by: cjk fossman on Sunday, November 25 2012 @ 11:17 AM EST
It's going really great so far, isn't it?

I'm sure the people of New Jersey affected by hurricane Sandy
would agree.

And then there were the wildfires this summer in the western
US, not to mention the heat deaths in the Midwest.

And let's not forget the tornadoes in the southeastern US
last spring.

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Me and global warming
Authored by: YurtGuppy on Monday, November 26 2012 @ 02:14 PM EST

You don't care what I think about global warming.

But here it is: I don't think there is political will or power, short of
someone starting WW3, to stop the current trajectory of carbon-based energy
consumption. Some quick invention of alternative energy might come to pass.
But even big inventions take 20-30 years to propagate.

The 5-10 year window is toast (IMHO)

Then the real question is what should I do about it, my family and I. (No more
coast guard rescues in Banda Aceh if the problem is in Tampa.) The guy is
talking Mad Max territory. So I need to know something about subsistence
living. I need to know how to use firearms, how to grow food, how to hunt.

In the happy incident that these folks are mistaken, it won't have cost me
anything to gain these skills.

Stay healthy. Be physically fit. Do something toward learning independent
living skills.

---
a small fish in an even smaller pond

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