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Everything Else / Re: Shooting Down Nuclear Missiles
« on: October 12, 2008, 09:29:23 am »

The missiles won't explode, but they will scatter their nuclear material... which is much less dangerous than the explosion, but still radioactive.


Aye, the main concern of nuclear warfare isn't radiation, but smoke from fires that could drastically alter the climate. Being able to intercept a missile and at least divert its course from hitting a sizable city is the goal.

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Everything Else / Re: Abrupt Global Warming Looming Perilously Close
« on: October 10, 2008, 05:54:46 pm »
Bamboo can actually grow in a lot of places. In fact, the Southeast of North America was once covered by bamboo.

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Everything Else / Re: Abrupt Global Warming Looming Perilously Close
« on: October 08, 2008, 04:56:51 pm »
Thankfully, functioning prototypes have been developed that are capable of removing CO2 from the atmosphere.

I think I've heard of those... they're called trees, right?

They are potentially canceled by the albedo effect. The technology I am proposing would not have that problem.

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Everything Else / Re: Abrupt Global Warming Looming Perilously Close
« on: October 08, 2008, 02:15:56 pm »
At this point, the focus should be one establishing technologies to remove carbon dioxide from the environment. We are past the point in which simply cutting back on emissions will do anything. Thankfully, functioning prototypes have been developed that are capable of removing CO2 from the atmosphere. The next move will be to refine it and work on sequestration. 

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Everything Else / Re: Abrupt Global Warming Looming Perilously Close
« on: October 06, 2008, 06:21:52 pm »
There is also a distinct possibility that the trend might reverse and we could go into another ice age, especially since we are long overdue.

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Everything Else / Re: Abrupt Global Warming Looming Perilously Close
« on: October 05, 2008, 12:29:50 pm »
So I'm not going to get an answer about the poles?

You have ignored all of the evidence I have presented thus far, sir. I have no desire to continue debating a point that has been well-established by science. This is not something we can ignore. Once it occurs, it will threaten civilization as we know it. Unfortunately, with the looming financial crisis and peak oil, I am not so sure civilization will survive.

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Everything Else / Re: Abrupt Global Warming Looming Perilously Close
« on: October 05, 2008, 12:23:24 pm »
What do the rest of you think of this disturbing development? Has it altered your perception of the future?

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Everything Else / Re: Abrupt Global Warming Looming Perilously Close
« on: October 05, 2008, 12:13:22 pm »
yes, but did sea levels rise?

I think that because salt saves water from evaporating, and the melting usually floats above for a while, that most would evaporate.

The ones on land might be a problem, mentioned earlier, but it's still going into the sun's contact none the less.

As we know, that time period was tropic, meaning more rain.

Sea levels didn't rise, more rain happened.

The last time it occurred, the poles became sub-tropical. Can you imagine the devastation this would wreck upon societies if such an abrupt change in global temperatures occurred? All of the problems of gradual global warming would occur at once, giving very little time to adapt. This would be catastrophic.

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Everything Else / Re: Religion
« on: October 05, 2008, 12:04:03 pm »
Atheist here.

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Everything Else / Re: Abrupt Global Warming Looming Perilously Close
« on: October 05, 2008, 12:02:19 pm »
Robert: Trees won't save us from this. Carbon sinks are balanced with natural carbon sources, but we are not a natural carbon source and there is nothing to balance human impact. Furthermore, the world cannot balance methane emissions from hydrates. Each time one has abruptly released methane, temperatures skyrocketed. Look up the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum and the Permian-Triassic Extinction Event.

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Everything Else / Re: Abrupt Global Warming Looming Perilously Close
« on: October 05, 2008, 10:42:41 am »
I'm simply not that worried on methane because herds of animals have always been producing it and there sizes have always been big, yet life continued on.

It is a relatively small amount compared to the amount of methane trapped under the permafrost. I am talking about 1,500 gigatonnes of it just in the Arctic, if not more.

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Everything Else / Re: Abrupt Global Warming Looming Perilously Close
« on: October 05, 2008, 09:11:25 am »
Unfortunately, it wouldn't matter if enough of it were released at once to escape to the atmosphere, which is what it is being discussed in the article. This is something to be taken seriously. It could destroy civilization as we know it.

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Everything Else / Re: Abrupt Global Warming Looming Perilously Close
« on: October 05, 2008, 09:00:11 am »
Robert: You are ignoring the point of the article I posted. A sudden release of the methane stored under the permafrost -would- cause a dramatic shift in global temperatures very rapidly. At that point, CO2 becomes largely irrelevant in its impact on global temperatures.

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Everything Else / Re: Abrupt Global Warming Looming Perilously Close
« on: October 04, 2008, 08:18:59 pm »
The link has been fixed,

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Everything Else / Abrupt Global Warming Looming Perilously Close
« on: October 04, 2008, 08:16:03 pm »
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/exclusive-the-methane-time-bomb-938932.html

Methane trapped under the permafrost in the Arctic could be released rapidly into the atmosphere, the effect of which would be equivalent to doubling the atmospheric concentration of CO2. This could send global temperatures skyrocketing 5 C or more rapidly.

ps; long time lurker here.

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