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    New information surrounding global warming

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    Thanks for the article. Global warming = politics in my part of the country , so I will leave well enough alone.
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    This is good news. More plant decay in the Artic means more oil, which means cheaper gasoline, which means more SUV's on the road. Win-Win.
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    I don't see that as a Win-Win even if global warming wasn't true, you still have all the smog and whatnot.
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    New vehicles emit much less smog, than they did even just 5 years ago, so much so that the PTB here in British Columbia have closed all the smog testing stations. That being said, they haven't abolished the Carbon Tax yet

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    It's a real shame our politicians are so greedy for money, they bought into the scam that is "Climate Change". Used to be called"Global Warming" until the scientists realised the planet wasn't actually getting any warmer (to any great degree) Here in the UK they predicted we'd be having summers as hot as the Mediterranean, within years. Simply hasn't materialised (we've just had the coldest Spring for 50 yrs ) Yeah bring it on,,, Can't wait to be wearing shorts and a T shirt in December. (although I can't see that, unless I go abroad for Christmas)

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    Re: New information surrounding global warming

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/...m-the-sun.html

    Another interesting read... it at least points to their being other factors involved with climate change.

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    Anti-matter will probably kill us before global warming

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgalati4 View Post
    This is good news. More plant decay in the Artic means more oil, which means cheaper gasoline, which means more SUV's on the road. Win-Win.
    Sure, you just have to park up your SUV and wait a few million years for the big geological machine to cycle that biomass into oil and gas. So you might want to cue up a few tracks on the stereo, you've got a bit of a wait.

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    Here in the UK they predicted we'd be having summers as hot as the Mediterranean, within years.
    No they didn't. Numskull scandal rags like the Daily Fail make money running sensationalist headlines about climate change, but the science is a bit more reality-based.

    Can't wait to be wearing shorts and a T shirt in December.
    This is an oft-repeated and entirely ignorant sentiment. The atmosphere is a big machine that runs on heat. Adding more heat to it is like pressing the accelerator on a car. Increased global mean temps won't mean everywhere gets nicer weather, it means everywhere gets more weather. Sure, sometimes that weather will be nice, but sometimes it'll be bad. Global warming means bigger storms, more rain, more wind, etc, etc. Weather patterns will change, which means some places are getting warmer, some colder, and some a bit of both. It's not as simplistic as warm = sunny.

    There's no question the global mean temp is rising, and IMO the science is pretty sound regarding the cause. Unfortunately political interests have hijacked the discussion and muddied the waters, making this a bit of a dodgy topic. That's a shame, as it's an important phenomenon that we should be making clear, rational, evidence-based decisions about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malakbal View Post
    Anti-matter will probably kill us before global warming
    How so? There's not really enough of it about to pose any threat. One of the nice oddities about the universe, that.

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