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#1    LucidElement

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 05:59 AM

Ok, well im sure this has been said, but looking in the past pages i dont see anything recenetly SO im going to bring it up...

Every year it gets warmer and warmer. This summer its so hot im dreading August. Global Warming is basically all the poplution done to our ozone from factories, cars, literring, ect...

i just want to no what you guys think is going to happen?
what you guys think needs to be done to repair our ozone?

CAN YOU EVEN REPAIR THE OZONE?

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 12:34 PM

I am going to end up with beach front property for a little while as the poles melt.  grin2.gif

Here is an article on the causes of gobel warming.

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What Causes Global Warming?

There is general consensus in the scientific community that global warming is mainly caused by the burning of fossil fuels, which increases the levels of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. The United States is the world's largest producer of greenhouse gases that cause global warming, producing 25% of worldwide emissions.

According to the EPA, the main causes of U.S. Global Warming pollution are:

Electricity Generation: 33.9%
Transportation: 26.8%
Industry: 18.8%
Agriculture: 7.6%
Residential: 7.6%
Commercial: 4.7%
What Are Greenhouse Gases?
Some greenhouse gases occur naturally in the atmosphere, while others result from human activities. Naturally occurring greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone and water vapor. Certain human activities, however, add to the levels of most of these naturally occurring gases:

Carbon dioxide is released to the atmosphere when fossil fuels (oil, natural gas, and coal), wood and wood products and solid waste are burned.


Methane is emitted during the production and transport of coal, natural gas, and oil. Methane emissions also result from the decomposition of organic wastes in municipal solid waste landfills, and the raising of livestock.


Nitrous oxide is emitted during agricultural and industrial activities, as well as during combustion of solid waste and fossil fuels.
Very powerful man-made greenhouse gases that are not naturally occurring include hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), which are generated in a variety of industrial processes
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Posted 23 July 2006 - 04:01 PM

Global Warming is caused when greenhouse gases build up in the atmosphere. These gases trap heat (Infra-Red rays) from the sun and prevent it from leaving, meaning things heat up.

The Ozone Layer is our defense from Ultra-Violet rays which also come from the sun. When the Ozone Layer depletes, problems such as skin cancers arise; but it's completely seperate from Global Warming. thumbsup.gif

On the subject of the Ozone Layer, it can repair itself, it's already begun to in some parts where CFC (Chlorofluoro-carbons; ozone depleting gases) Emissions have lowered. It was said that the Ozone Layer could fully repair by 2050, I can't remember if that's still accepted or not.

About greenhouse gases; I don't think it's possible at all that the 'damage' could be repaired, mainly because pollutant emissions continue to rise, but I don't think it's as big a problem as people make it out to be.


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Posted 23 July 2006 - 04:04 PM

Other than a massive change over to alternative energies that includes use by nations like China, Lu, I do not see that anything else can really help.

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 04:36 PM

I just watched global warming on discovery channel with Tom Brokaw.....I feel sorry for the next 2 generations , and most of the animals on the planet....Very Scary....POlar bears allready lost 1 month of their "feeding" season , they may be first to go....It is a very depressing show , but should be seen by everyone......


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Posted 23 July 2006 - 05:43 PM

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I feel sorry for most of the animals on the planet....Very Scary....POlar bears allready lost 1 month of their "feeding" season , they may be first to go


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Posted 23 July 2006 - 05:53 PM

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Things will work out.


If you consider an artificial mass extinction as "working out."

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 05:54 PM

'Global Warming' is a general fact of the life of this planet. It has happened many times and it will continue to happen. The entire planet does not stay the exact same climate all over, all the time. It changes. And it doesn't really have anything to do with Human Beings and their effect on the Earth. It just is.

That been said, I do believe that we as a species have contributed to speeding up the process of climate change, and well it's pretty hard to ignore 200 years of pumping pollution into our skies. So yes, things are happening faster than they normally would but, well, the process would occur within time anyway. We are fortunate to have our planet, and she has been very good to us regardless of the horrible things we have done to her. But at the end of the day, it's not 'our' planet, we're just living on it. And the planet will not make exceptions for us, or anything living on it.
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Posted 23 July 2006 - 06:23 PM

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If you consider an artificial mass extinction as "working out."


No, I don't. You took my words out of context.

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 07:34 PM

If you want to quote Burnside how about trying the part relevent to what I said?

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That been said, I do believe that we as a species have contributed to speeding up the process of climate change ... So yes, things are happening faster than they normally would...


Most species can't keep up with a "natural" period of warming that occurs in a century when it should take ten or more.


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Posted 23 July 2006 - 07:59 PM

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If you want to quote Burnside how about trying the part relevent to what I said?


I wasn't quoting him in relation to what you said, just pointing out that I agree with him. But that's irrelevant.

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Most species can't keep up with a "natural" period of warming that occurs in a century when it should take ten or more.


I've seen lots of people say "Every thing is going to go extinct, it's the end of the world" and lots of other similar things so I jumped the gun with my usual when I said things will work out, I see now that I misintrepreted his post. (Thought I'd say this before we start debating with each other from completely different standing points). What I meant is that in the long run life will continue to flourish; but of course I agree that many different species will suffer severely.


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Posted 24 July 2006 - 02:13 PM

think the ozone "hole" is natural and don't buy into the CFC social engineering panic (just like DDT)... think they're part of the globalist agenda of control through fear.


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Posted 25 July 2006 - 12:22 AM

Can it Be Altered? Is there a way to fix or decrease the global warming>

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Posted 25 July 2006 - 03:36 AM

It's distrurbing what is happening.

In Northern Maine where I live, the weather is much different than it was 8-10 years ago...heck, it's different than it was 5 years ago.

The winters are warmer, we are getting less snow and seeing a lot more rain. Lots of rain the past few winters, times when we would normally have 4 feet of snow on the ground, and below zerop temps, we have been seeing NO snow, and temps in teens, and higher...we also have been getting snow later in the season.

The summers, though still very hot, are also very rainy. Some days, it's almost 100 degrees outside, then it pours buckets for a few days and the temp drops to in the upper 60's...


when I was a kid, I can remember winters when he had snow up the eves on the house...20 below zero weather and colder. And long, hot summers without a ton of rain.

Thats all done with now.




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Posted 25 July 2006 - 03:49 AM

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Ok, well im sure this has been said, but looking in the past pages i dont see anything recenetly SO im going to bring it up...

Every year it gets warmer and warmer. This summer its so hot im dreading August. Global Warming is basically all the poplution done to our ozone from factories, cars, literring, ect...

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CAN YOU EVEN REPAIR THE OZONE?
You can repair the ozone....they send some kinda chemical in a rocket into the hole we have created and well it repairs it until next time....but if the hole gets to large...it is hopeless to attempt repair....we should take consideration and stop while we can.


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