Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 63

Thread: Weather

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Beans
    1,204

    Weather

    Pollution and weather are linked together in such a way that pollution produces both direct and indirect changes in weather and environment. Pollution is the addition of harmful substances to the environment so that there are disastrous effects on health, the ecosystem and natural resources. Pollution and weather is a matter of concern because if pollution is not controlled, there will be extremely serious problems of weather conditions.
    Question is has the weather changed much where you live?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Rayong, Thailand.
    Beans
    141
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: Weather

    I've lived here in Perth, Western Australia. Latitude 31° 60'S - Longitude 115° 50' E for 43 years and one day, and season for season, on the whole, as much as I'd like to rave on about the devastation of global warming and all that, it's still much the same as it always was.

    I'm also right on the coast, so we generally get strong, fresh, afternoon sea breezes that keep the air breathable too, so this little part of the world is not a good example of the negative effects of pollution. Maybe further inland by 15-20 miles things are less friendly to asthmatics, but the weather hasn't really changed at all over the past 43 years and a day. Not over a roughly averaged anecdotal estimate anyway.
    Meteorologists might beg to differ.
    The code is free but the data is priceless.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: Weather

    cult ideology of global warming or global cooling?

    http://www.usatoday.com/weather/news...-almanac_N.htm
    farmers almanac predicted cooling trend in 2008
    and to run for decades as does this weather scientist in the UK

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkzNm...layer_embedded

    http://weatheraction.com/

    both of these cooling people make the claim it is the solar cycle which makes it cold or warm
    DUBLIN, N.H. — The Old Farmer's Almanac is going further out on a limb than usual this year, not only forecasting a cooler winter, but looking ahead decades to suggest we are in for global cooling, not warming.

    Based on the same time-honored, complex calculations it uses to predict weather, the Almanac hits the newsstands on Tuesday saying a study of solar activity and corresponding records on ocean temperatures and climate point to a cooler, not warmer, climate, for perhaps the next half century.

    "We at the Almanac are among those who believe that sunspot cycles and their effects on oceans correlate with climate changes," writes meteorologist and climatologist Joseph D'Aleo. "Studying these and other factor suggests that cold, not warm, climate may be our future."

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Beans
    1,204

    Re: Weather

    The principal forms of air pollution that affect weather are numerous. Acid rain is a form of pollution which is produced when sulfur dioxide and the oxides of nitrogen get absorbed by rain. The resulting rain badly disturbs the acidity of soil and water bodies. It breaks down carbonate rocks and marble buildings. It can destroy the life of fish in streams and rivers. Pollution also leads to global warming and reduction of the ozone layer. As a result of this there will be a rise in the sea level, extreme weather conditions and extinction of several species.
    Choloroflurocarbon, a byproduct of air pollution does a lot of damage to the ozone layer. The other effects of air pollution on weather are haze and smog. The alarmingly high levels of particulate pollutants like smoke and sulfur dioxide obstruct normal vision and pose a serious threat to human health.

    Pollution and weather are topics which are discussed in relation to one another because they are quite inseparable.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Beans
    1,204

    Re: Weather

    posted twice
    Last edited by Gremlinzzz; December 29th, 2010 at 04:27 PM. Reason: posted twice

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: Weather

    pollutants like smoke and sulfur dioxide
    these pollutants cause cooling not warming due to less solar light coming thru.

    Are you worried about the island tipping over and also global warming?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: Weather

    http://www.wired.com/science/planete...urrentPage=all

    lets pump a bunch of sulfur dioxide into the air and lower the sunlight coming in to cause what??

    ok,
    global cooling, but if we are already entering a cooling trend this will make it really cold.
    less sunlight and cold short growing season means less energy for food plants, for people and animals, less food for ocean animals.
    All this means death for billions and perhaps wipe out extinction events.

    When big volcanoes erupt, gases they release cause cooling like sulfur compounds and ash, this blocks sunlight, the world enters a cool phase, and harvests suffer and people and animals suffer.

    End goal for some may be get rid of peaking issues, like peak oil, peak c02, peak food, peak people. So perhaps in these geo engineering mindsets, it gets down to getting rid of peak people and all the problems go away.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Beans
    148

    Re: Weather

    Unfortunately, I don't believe anyone can say just what is or isn't happening to the climate because of pollution. The matter is too complex to be grasped even by climate scientists. Therefore, I tend to mistrust people who claim to possess clear-cut answers.

    That said, the weather here has clearly changed in the last few decades, for whatever reason. Summers and winters have gotten more intense. Also, I do believe that it's better to be safe than sorry, so I tend to give the environmentalist explanation the benefit of the doubt.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    spain
    Beans
    47
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Weather

    we just have to watch tv to know the weather is crazy

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Indiana
    Beans
    1,935
    Distro
    Hardy Heron (Ubuntu Development)

    Re: Weather

    It's worth it because of all of the benefits we get from what causes the pollution.
    Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. - Dr. Seuss

Page 1 of 7 123 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •