Another angle on Global Warming

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Shrek, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. Shrek

    Shrek Singletree Moderator Staff Member

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    Northern Minnesota had a killing frost last week, millions in crop loses.
     

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    If it's too hot it's Global Warming
    If it's too cold it's Global Warming
    If it's to windy it's global warming
    If it's too wet it's global warming
    If it's too dry it's Global Warming
    If my feet stink it's Global Warming
    If the price of gas goes uo it's Global Warming
    If people have nothing to female dog about it's Global Warming


    It's the weather GET USED TO IT BEING DIFFERENT ALL THE TIME.


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  4. Shrek

    Shrek Singletree Moderator Staff Member

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    mikell,
    Thats my thoughts ever since seeing the documentary narrated by Leonard Nimoy suggesting that our current environment is only a glitch in the normal planetary cycle :)
     
  5. Besides, The Earth is more self-regulating than many give it credit for. As an Example:

    Increased CO2 (greenhouse gas) --> Increased Plant Growth --> Increased CO2 Consumption --> Decreased CO2 (greenhouse gas)
     
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  7. YuccaFlatsRanch

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    Bush and the Republican Party will be held responsible for the poles shifting you know. Kerry would have done it too, but would have done it better, in a way that would have benefitted the middle class and penalized the rich.
     
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    Of course they would be, they are to blame for everything that goes wrong in the world, but nothing that goes right.
     
  9. AngieM2

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    I had a thought on this today while going to lunch and looking at the blacktop pavement where I work.

    The grass is green, the trees and almost all vegetation is also. The pavement is usually black. Why can't we figure out a way to make it green also, then it will reflect rather than absorb the heat, similar to vegetation?

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  10. RAC

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    No no no, Al Gore did it.... he invented the Internet, you know....LOL
     
  11. YuccaFlatsRanch

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    Green grass, leaves etc do not reflect heat and sunlight - they absorb it and convert the energy into sugars and starches. White and silver reflect the heat and light. White reflects the most over the longest time as a silver usually tarnishes to grey.
     
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    Let's start mixing chlorphyl in with our asphalt. That way the roads can produce sugars and starches. Forget about the "kreb's cycle."

    Oh wait, I forgot everyone is starting a lowcarb diet.
     
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    Blame it on the Kelly's :haha:

    shame, shame, on the name, blame it on the Kelly's
     
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    Well I guess global warming is true it was 82 at 5 AM this morning. last night was the first night I ran the AC all night this year of course last week I used the furnace. Will be camping tonight so I hope it cools a little.

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    What gets me is to hear someone say, "the end of the ice age". Ice ages come and go, do they not? If yes, then we are at a certain part of that cycle. No one has hit the 'off-switch on the coming and going of ice-ages.

    Note: This observation does not mean that I like smog :waa:
     
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    Green leaves do refect heat and light. The reflected green light (green wavelength) allows you to see them as green. Only a small percentage of sunlight get absorbed to make sugars and starches.
     
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    National Geographic had a huge layout on the Green House Effect this month and it's the first of a four part series. Don't know if you can look at it on-line. It was interesting reading.

    brural
     
  18. YuccaFlatsRanch

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    Charles you are right about the green light being reflected, but then doesn't everything reflect light - some things reflect more than others. For many reasons green plants seem to cause more of a cooling effect rather than storing heat the way pavement does. Could be why its most often about 4-5 degrees cooler out here in the country than in the big city. I hate the city.