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I HAVE been feeling a little short of breath on mountain paths lately, and it took me ages to light the barbecue last week. I wonder why? Perhaps it's something to do with a lack of exercise, an excess of beer, some damp charcoal... But wait, there is a much simpler explanation: these days, there isn't enough oxygen in the air.

So say many websites - sites that just happen, by wild coincidence, to sell solutions to this atmospheric catastrophe in the form of "liquid oxygen" supplements, personal oxygen generators, even oxygen-laden skin-creams.

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Surprisingly the concentration of atmospheric oxygen has declined in tandem with the rise in atmospheric CO2. Evidence of the CO2's origin.

I am not worried about this side of things though as O2 is far more plentiful than CO2.

Br Cornelius

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Surprisingly the concentration of atmospheric oxygen has declined in tandem with the rise in atmospheric CO2. Evidence of the CO2's origin.

I am not worried about this side of things though as O2 is far more plentiful than CO2.

Br Cornelius

Well, when I read it I experienced this "duh" effect... thought it would be good here to see how long before somebody screams that it cannot be true.

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I guess the smart-ass thing to say is that there's still lots of Oxygen (O) everywhere, it just doesn't pair up (O2) as much as it used to.

probably a right-wing conservative thing, same atoms should not wed!

I guess the easy thing to do would be to get an oxygen detector, 21% is optimum I think, too much higher than that and everything is too flammable.

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"Give these people eyre" - (said in best Total Recall Arnold-voice)

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^ lol

We could always use the hadron collider to make more O2 or just plant more trees

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Well its not really a surprise, is there anything left thats not getting worse? :unsure2::blink:

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I HAVE been feeling a little short of breath on mountain paths lately, and it took me ages to light the barbecue last week. I wonder why? Perhaps it's something to do with a lack of exercise, an excess of beer, some damp charcoal... But wait, there is a much simpler explanation: these days, there isn't enough oxygen in the air.

While it may be true, it does sound more like an excuse for his lack of exercising. :P

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People should stop being so greedy and selfish. There's no need for deep breaths or heavy breathing.

Breathe less and save our planet.

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Yea, Washington DC is using way more than their fair share!

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I guess the smart-ass thing to say is that there's still lots of Oxygen (O) everywhere, it just doesn't pair up (O2) as much as it used to.

probably a right-wing conservative thing, same atoms should not wed!

I guess the easy thing to do would be to get an oxygen detector, 21% is optimum I think, too much higher than that and everything is too flammable.

yeah flammable is bad, but this dumb scientist also have to consider oxygen comes from many things. Also, all these developments going up when no one can afford to buy a house is idiotic as well. The more trees you cut down the less oxygen produced. Also, another thing that can make oxygen hard to come by is very high humidity and heat levels. There's so much to take into effect so as far as the oxygen running out, that's a lie because the biggest oxygen producer on the planet is...you guesses it...WATER.

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Cutting down forests + increasing population. Doesn't take a genius to realize that the oxygen levels are decreasing...

Though we aren't anywhere near panic levels on this. If we get that far, what will happen is people will start to die off and nature will restore balance :P

Edited by Finity

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I guess the smart-ass thing to say is that there's still lots of Oxygen (O) everywhere, it just doesn't pair up (O2) as much as it used to.

probably a right-wing conservative thing, same atoms should not wed!

I guess the easy thing to do would be to get an oxygen detector, 21% is optimum I think, too much higher than that and everything is too flammable.

Oxygen is a diatomic molecule. There is no O floating around out there, only O2. It only breaks to O to form compounds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomic_molecule

http://www.uncp.edu/home/mcclurem/ptable/o.htm

Also, atoms cannot be created or destroyed. It is all still there, just in different states or compounds.

http://www.iun.edu/~cpanhd/C101webnotes/matter-and-energy/masscons.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_mass

Hope this sets some of the fears at ease!

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Maybe if we eliminate all of our politicians that will leave more oxygen for us to breath. Then we can start eliminating everyone that irritates us and that will leave even more.

Odie :gun:

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Maybe if we eliminate all of our politicians that will leave more oxygen for us to breath. Then we can start eliminating everyone that irritates us and that will leave even more.

Odie :gun:

Who gets to decide on who is "irritating"?

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Who gets to decide on who is "irritating"?

ME!

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ME!

I knew that, but just wanted confirmation.

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The day will come when the Japan 9.0 Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011 will look like a kitten compared to a Lion when Greenland ice weight is lifted enough. No one will want to be by the North Atlantic Ocean Coast Line that Day. Or large water ways that lead into the North Atlantic Ocean.

Read well and study on your own after you have read this.

This is not a game or joke our Sun gives off a Solar Wind all day year round if you live in the State of Alaska you see it in the sky above what a sight it is going through our Earth’s Magnet Polls of the North and the South, North Poll. Its Called the Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis.

The day will come when you will be able to see it all over Earth as in the year 1859 Solar Flare, It was the largest in 500 years. Two Astronomer’s Hodgson and Carrington told the World that the Solar Flare made a Geomagnetic Storm reach Earth in hours not days. Back then it gave new meaning to Reach For The Skies from Telegraph Operators. For hours sparks flew from the key board. Even after the Batteries were disconnected. Nov 3 and 4, 2003 had a X40+ Class Solar Flare.

Our Sun’s UV Rays will get stronger as each passing day go’s by, read and i will tell you why.

The Great big forest have be striped from most of the Earth for Greed of Money by the Wicked. The trees our are Main Source of Oxygen on this Plant.

The Forest Trees scrubs the Pollution out of the air and makes Oxygen from the rain and dirt that it grows in.

The Forest Trees do more then just make Oxygen they stop Soil Erosion, just Look at the 1930 Dust Bowl. Greed by our Government taxes led farmers to clear cut all their Forest and farm all the land they were being Tax on. They had to farm it to pay for the Taxes. Why leave the Trees when food crop makes Money. This Did not Help the Depression that effected most all Worldwide. This year 2012 more then 100 million will suffer from Malnutrition and Dehydration. Many will die!

In the United States of America alone more than 45 Million Americans Received Food Stamps and that number is going up every day every year.

The Pollution and CO2 Carbon Dioxide go into the Tree Bark as a shield from most bugs so they do not eat the tree.

Less Forest less Oxygen this is why the moon. That has no Oxygen is very cold on the side with out Sun Light, And hot as ever on the side with Sun Light. Way too cold and too hot to live there. You would need at least 10 times the Energy we use on Earth to even live there and life on the Moon would be very short.

With no blank of Oxygen to lessen or reduce the Sun’s UV Rays and Solar Wind they are deadly there on our Moon. Every Mt. Climber and Aircraft Pilot knows the higher you go the thinner the Oxygen and colder it gets.

Just spend a night on a Mt. top above 13,000 feet with no Sun Light and you will see or should i say feel the cold stinging any of your exposed skin. If you are new to Mt. Climbing stay below 10,000Ft. The Astronauts and the Cosmonauts and Fighter Pilots that i have been with for years know this very well, and the Radiation Hazards to humans at High Altitudes.

Soon the Sun’s Solar Wind and UV rays will be way to strong for most to go out in the Sun Light for even a short time. The Geomagnetic Storm to come and the Bad Weather Storms well you have not seen nothing yet and the Sea Level is Rising the Oceans. Many Millions have been affected by Floods in China and Pakistan just last year. In 2005 Over a Thousand dead in New Orleans flood, and the list going on.

And there shall be famines, and pestilences, and Earthquakes, in divers places such as was not from the beginning of the Creation.

The last 30 years On Earth we have broke all high temp records and the temp it is still going up. All the Worlds Ice Glacier are melting at an Accelerating Rate. The Glaciers and Polar Ice Caps store more water than all the Fresh Water Lakes on Earth.

The Bad Weather Storms now are Babies compared to what is to come.

They will get even bigger and worse less Oxygen the more UV Rays to the Earth and more Water molecules will evaporate and go up into the Earth’s Atmosphere. Less Oxygen the colder with out sun light and hotter with it.

The Sky full of more water vapor molecules, more snow in the winter and more Flash Floods in the Summer. All earth will see way more fires and the Deserts are growing larger.

If every living person on Earth were to Plant A Tree Today we might have a chance.

The Earth’s Atmosphere Blanket surrounding it protects life on Earth as Our Lord and GOD will all that seek Him.

Then it is written when the tree is full it is harvest time. All the Earth will someday burn away.

This is all Foretold in the Bible Read it

and may our Lord Bless all that do so.

The Lord’s Little Helper

Paul Felix Schott

solardowork@yahoo.com

KI4-AEX

P.S.

2 Peter 3:10

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the Earth and its works will be burned up.

GOD Bless You and Your Love ones

Give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ every day.

Read

Luke 21:20-22

Matthew 24: 30-33

Micah 7:13

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People should stop being so greedy and selfish. There's no need for deep breaths or heavy breathing.

Breathe less and save our planet.

*Seeks in vain the like link*

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Am I the only one who immediately thought of Spaceballs?

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It's time to lay off the cheeseburgers, fries and beer - Oh! No! I'll starve!

Doug

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Surprisingly the concentration of atmospheric oxygen has declined in tandem with the rise in atmospheric CO2. Evidence of the CO2's origin.

As far as I've read about it, yes the O2 levels have gotten down because of O2 sources have diminished a lot and also because of all the combustion of fossile fuels. Less oxygen, more carbon dioxide. Although, I also read that it's nothing to really worry about (for now).

I HAVE been feeling a little short of breath on mountain paths lately

There is less oxygen in higher altitude to begin with as far as I know.

yeah flammable is bad, but this dumb scientist also have to consider oxygen comes from many things. Also, all these developments going up when no one can afford to buy a house is idiotic as well. The more trees you cut down the less oxygen produced. Also, another thing that can make oxygen hard to come by is very high humidity and heat levels. There's so much to take into effect so as far as the oxygen running out, that's a lie because the biggest oxygen producer on the planet is...you guesses it...WATER.

For someone that is calling him a dumb scientist, you should check on what you say. The biggest oxygen source is not water. The biggest oxygen source is photosynthesis. Yes, there are some photosynthetic organisms in water but they aren't called "water" and as far as I know they produce a little less oxygen that terrestrial photosynthetic entities.

I guess the smart-ass thing to say is that there's still lots of Oxygen (O) everywhere, it just doesn't pair up (O2) as much as it used to.

No, as already said.

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Surprisingly the concentration of atmospheric oxygen has declined in tandem with the rise in atmospheric CO2. Evidence of the CO2's origin.

I am not worried about this side of things though as O2 is far more plentiful than CO2.

Br Cornelius

I've been re-thinking some of my past posts.

In the past I have supported cap-and-trade - that is, until I discovered that IT'S NOT WORKING. Japan, a country that has made major efforts to reach it's Kyoto greenhouse goals, failed to reach it's target by about 15%. Nobody else came that close.

Why doesn't it work?

One reason: governments issue fake carbon credits to special interests - credits that aren't backed by genuine conservation measures. That's like counterfeit money - nothing backs it, so it's worthless.

Another reason: exemptions in the laws. Some industries simply don't have to go by the same laws as everybody else. I'm beginning to think that governments aren't up to the job of limiting greenhouse gases. Anybody want to start a thread on what might actually work?

Doug

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The day will come when the Japan 9.0 Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011 will look like a kitten compared to a Lion when Greenland ice weight is lifted enough. No one will want to be by the North Atlantic Ocean Coast Line that Day. Or large water ways that lead into the North Atlantic Ocean.

Read well and study on your own after you have read this.

This is not a game or joke our Sun gives off a Solar Wind all day year round if you live in the State of Alaska you see it in the sky above what a sight it is going through our Earth’s Magnet Polls of the North and the South, North Poll. Its Called the Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis.

The day will come when you will be able to see it all over Earth as in the year 1859 Solar Flare, It was the largest in 500 years. Two Astronomer’s Hodgson and Carrington told the World that the Solar Flare made a Geomagnetic Storm reach Earth in hours not days. Back then it gave new meaning to Reach For The Skies from Telegraph Operators. For hours sparks flew from the key board. Even after the Batteries were disconnected. Nov 3 and 4, 2003 had a X40+ Class Solar Flare.

Our Sun’s UV Rays will get stronger as each passing day go’s by, read and i will tell you why.

The Great big forest have be striped from most of the Earth for Greed of Money by the Wicked. The trees our are Main Source of Oxygen on this Plant.

The Forest Trees scrubs the Pollution out of the air and makes Oxygen from the rain and dirt that it grows in.

The Forest Trees do more then just make Oxygen they stop Soil Erosion, just Look at the 1930 Dust Bowl. Greed by our Government taxes led farmers to clear cut all their Forest and farm all the land they were being Tax on. They had to farm it to pay for the Taxes. Why leave the Trees when food crop makes Money. This Did not Help the Depression that effected most all Worldwide. This year 2012 more then 100 million will suffer from Malnutrition and Dehydration. Many will die!

In the United States of America alone more than 45 Million Americans Received Food Stamps and that number is going up every day every year.

The Pollution and CO2 Carbon Dioxide go into the Tree Bark as a shield from most bugs so they do not eat the tree.

Less Forest less Oxygen this is why the moon. That has no Oxygen is very cold on the side with out Sun Light, And hot as ever on the side with Sun Light. Way too cold and too hot to live there. You would need at least 10 times the Energy we use on Earth to even live there and life on the Moon would be very short.

With no blank of Oxygen to lessen or reduce the Sun’s UV Rays and Solar Wind they are deadly there on our Moon. Every Mt. Climber and Aircraft Pilot knows the higher you go the thinner the Oxygen and colder it gets.

Just spend a night on a Mt. top above 13,000 feet with no Sun Light and you will see or should i say feel the cold stinging any of your exposed skin. If you are new to Mt. Climbing stay below 10,000Ft. The Astronauts and the Cosmonauts and Fighter Pilots that i have been with for years know this very well, and the Radiation Hazards to humans at High Altitudes.

Soon the Sun’s Solar Wind and UV rays will be way to strong for most to go out in the Sun Light for even a short time. The Geomagnetic Storm to come and the Bad Weather Storms well you have not seen nothing yet and the Sea Level is Rising the Oceans. Many Millions have been affected by Floods in China and Pakistan just last year. In 2005 Over a Thousand dead in New Orleans flood, and the list going on.

And there shall be famines, and pestilences, and Earthquakes, in divers places such as was not from the beginning of the Creation.

The last 30 years On Earth we have broke all high temp records and the temp it is still going up. All the Worlds Ice Glacier are melting at an Accelerating Rate. The Glaciers and Polar Ice Caps store more water than all the Fresh Water Lakes on Earth.

The Bad Weather Storms now are Babies compared to what is to come.

They will get even bigger and worse less Oxygen the more UV Rays to the Earth and more Water molecules will evaporate and go up into the Earth’s Atmosphere. Less Oxygen the colder with out sun light and hotter with it.

The Sky full of more water vapor molecules, more snow in the winter and more Flash Floods in the Summer. All earth will see way more fires and the Deserts are growing larger.

If every living person on Earth were to Plant A Tree Today we might have a chance.

The Earth’s Atmosphere Blanket surrounding it protects life on Earth as Our Lord and GOD will all that seek Him.

Then it is written when the tree is full it is harvest time. All the Earth will someday burn away.

This is all Foretold in the Bible Read it

and may our Lord Bless all that do so.

The Lord’s Little Helper

Paul Felix Schott

solardowork@yahoo.com

KI4-AEX

P.S.

2 Peter 3:10

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the Earth and its works will be burned up.

GOD Bless You and Your Love ones

Give thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ every day.

Read

Luke 21:20-22

Matthew 24: 30-33

Micah 7:13

I would advise everyone not to take the bible as a valid scientific work concerning climate change. I am not necessarly dismissing everything you said but everything concerning climate change should be (in my humble opinion) checked upon the 4th IPCC Report.

No harm intended.

Peace to you as well my friend.

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The Bad Weather Storms now are Babies compared to what is to come.

There have been some monster storms in the past. The winter of 1886 killed tens of thousands of cattle across the northern Great Plains. 7000 died in the Cherokee Strip alone. Ranchers whose herds had thousands of cattle a year earlier were reduced to scavenging bones to sell for fertilizer. Hundreds just packed up and moved east, abandoning their land. At that time, the old soddy houses were being replaced by new clapboard houses made of wood. The wood houses weren't well insulated. Whole families froze to death in them, while the poor folks who couldn't afford a nice house, survived in their old soddies. The temperature reached 46 below zero (F) in Wichita with 18 inches of snow. There's a newspaper article from Hopkinsville, KY that reported 100 degrees below (If you believe that, I'd like to talk to you about this bridge I own in New York.), but there are believable rewports of 40 below from that area. Remember the movie "Monte Walsh"? It's about two cowboys trying to survive the disaster. Remember Rusell's painting "The Last of 5000"? That's the storm. The American livestock industry never recovered. The US government realized that open range wouldn't work and abandoned the policy. It was the end of an era.

Fimbul Winter isn't just a Norse legend. It really happened. In 535 to 537 AD. For three winters and two summers the frost giants made war. There was no summer in Gottland; snow fell all year round for two-and-a-half years! Remember Beowulf? King Hrothgar was a historic king who led a Viking raid on the Rhine in 517. Beowulf's climactic battle was on the ice of Lake Vanern in 539. The story encompasses this storm.

In Ulster, Eochiad MacErc was king. He drowned in a vat of wine on Halloween night in 535 just as Fimbul Winter was getting started. They say he was cursed by a witch. What a Halloween story! And it's true.

In Constantinople, Justianian was emperor. His boy general, Belisarius, was in southern Italy, pushing northward for an assault on Rome. The Franks, driven south in search of food, crossed the Alps in 536, forcing the Romans to shift troops northward, leaving them exposed to Belisarius' army. And the rest, they say, is history.

And what about King Arthur? In Powys and Gwynedd in 535 the Saxon Advance had been stopped and 20 years of relative peace had followed. Fimbul Winter is the setting of the fictional quest for the Holy Graille, three years during which Arthur's knights pursued the Graille and the kingdom languished. There are a few problems with the historical aspects of Arthur's story, but the setting is right.

The Annals of Ulster, 536.3: "Failure of bread." This storm brought starvation and death to northern Europe. It was followed by 30 years of drought. More than any other event, it was the cause of the Dark Ages.

And it could happen again. So some of the storms you're predicting will be truly monstrous.

Doug

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