No second chance: can Earth explode as a result of Global Warming?

@polachicago (19143)
United States
January 6, 2007 9:16pm CST
Consequences of global warming are far more serious than previously imagined. These consequences relate to the newly discovered properties of the "inner core" of our planet. The process of overheating of the inner core reactor has already begun - polar oceans have become warmer and polar caps have begun to melt. We are not the first "civilization" on Earth to be wiped out due to the lack of understanding of Nature. Are we to be the LAST one?
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34 responses
• United States
7 Jan 07
The ice caps are melting due to an increase in the atmospheric temperature caused by the build up of green house gases which trap infrared energy from the sun close to the surface from the Earth and prevent it from being reflected back out into space. I have never heard any theory before that tries to say that the Earth's core, either inner core or outer mantel layer, are heating up and causing the ice caps to melt. For the core to heat up it would require the input of more energy than is there. And there is no "reaction" taking place. It is super heated molten metal, mainly iron, under pressure that is swirling and generating a magnetic field that protects the Earth from high energy cosmic radiation. Do you have any references to peer reviewed reputable scientific publications to support your claim about the heating up of the Earth's inner core? But in general good discussion that raises a lot of concerns about the changing weather patterns and the future of civilization as a result. I give you a + for actually bringing up a legit topic of discussion.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Yes I do have references, based on DR Chalko work. Dr Thomas J. Chalko MSc, PhD email: tjc@sci-e-research.com Fax: +61 3 8660 2708 945 Gunyah Rd, Mt Best, Vic 3960, Australia www.nujournal.net/core.pdf
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• United States
7 Jan 07
I've skimmed the paper and it actually looks like a rather interesting theory. Its a bit off the beaten path of theories in the field from my own reading, however since most of it in the field is theory there is no reason for a non-expert such as myself to presume to know "what makes the world go round." Thank you for giving me the link to this article and I'll hopefully have more time to read it in detail soon.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
9 Jan 07
take your time
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@mythmoh (3994)
• United States
7 Jan 07
even there was no feeling of winter in most part of america due to global warming.in the history of 100 years this is the first time that newyork has not witnessed even one day of snow fall in winter.do you know the reason--it is because of one of the consequence of global warming.hope we wont be the last one.but we should aware of its effect.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
7 Jan 07
same in Chicago
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7 Jan 07
Similar thing was in Moscow this winter. Moscoviets are using to having quite low temperatures quite early into the winter but this year it has been much warmer.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I know about weather in Moscow...it could be very arctic..
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@emisle (3824)
• Ireland
7 Jan 07
hmmm, i don't see how the inner core could be heating up, inless increased water temps and land temps won't have the same cooling effects. But I'm a lot more worried about the change in climatic conditions. Increased flooding, more drought, change in vegetation patterns, more unpredictable weather and so on. I would not want to be around in 100 years time.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I am not sure about next 10 years...
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• United Arab Emirates
7 Jan 07
well every thing this is world is in a balance......and once that balanace is no more balance something or the other will happen some bad neways u can find ur answer here http://nujournal.net/core.pdf
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I put this link on my first respond...thanks
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@shogun49 (437)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I am not a scientist but here is what I found on the http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/fcons.asp Consequences of Global Warming Unless we act now, our children will inherit a hotter world, dirtier air and water, more severe floods and droughts, and more wildfires. Plus The latest scientific data confirm that the earth's climate is rapidly changing. Global temperatures increased by about 1 degree Fahrenheit over the course of the last century, and will likely rise even more rapidly in coming decades. The cause? A thickening layer of carbon dioxide pollution, mostly from power plants and automobiles, that traps heat in the atmosphere. Scientists say that unless global warming emissions are reduced, average U.S. temperatures could rise another 3 to 9 degrees by the end of the century -- with far-reaching effects. Sea levels will rise, flooding coastal areas. Heat waves will be more frequent and more intense. Droughts and wildfires will occur more often. Disease-carrying mosquitoes will expand their range. And species will be pushed to extinction. As this page shows, many of these changes have already begun.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I have yet to really see much polution coming out of a power plant for they try to keep it contained and flitered thur something like airducts and circutlate it around to put out more power I see more polution out of oilplants the fire to burn it off have you seen them?
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@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
29 May 07
yes I read that polar ice is melting rapidly, I think about 3 times faster if not mistaken. I don't think we will be the last one though. Humans have survived the worst millions of years ago, and at the time we didn't have advanced technology at all. Surely someone knows how to use technology to our advantge whenever necessary. I might not survive, anyone located close to the pole might not, but humanity will. I'm more concerned about animals and plants right now.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
29 May 07
Without plants, we are not able to survive...and are we going to built new Noah Ark?
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@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
29 May 07
sure we can do that, but this time it will be space ship. Certain amount of people, animals and plants will leave the earth until it's good time to return. surely someone can build this, and what about cryogenic tubes? I know it's only movies, but why can't we make it reality?
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
30 May 07
don't you think that Noah ark was in space before?
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@jgeorge (132)
• India
7 Jan 07
no the earth wont explode as the immense pressure in the core is reduced through frequent earthquakes and lava erruptions
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
7 Jan 07
It is not as simple as you think...
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• Portugal
7 Jan 07
yes is simple, the earth won't explode because the global warming. There isn't any logic on that, the effects of global warming can only damadge the surfice, not the inside of earth or the core. with the increase of warm the ice in the poles will melt and the water level in the ocean will rise, taking some places became underwater like many asian islands, bangladesh, netherlands will also became under water. however with this changes the water and wind corrents will change, and associate with the some gases(SO4, NO3, NH4, OC, EC, CFC) release to the atmosphere will destroy the ozono barrier and as a consequence the air will escape to the universe and the uv rays will burn all the living things.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
9 Jan 07
please check my link and information about DR Chalko research....it is about earth core...
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
7 Jan 07
where do you get these Ideas? we wont be the last nor will our grand kids takes alot of time for all this to happen and (globle warming has been around what like 20 years?
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I read a lot about. Read my first respond. You will see link to Dr Chalko article. I am hopping we are not the last one...
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• India
1 Jun 07
But there is sudden surge of heat all over now. Last 20 years it was moving in a slow pace. People never act at right time for the sole reason that they do not want to get disturbed from their present comfort living. It is not you alone that do not believe this but there are so many other. Maybe this is a right thing too. Enjoy the life to its full length and not to worry about anything. The nature will take its own course.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I dont know where you live but our temps in summer are way in the 100s like today to be 104. and this is first day of triple digets. and it is like this all the time every year . BUt I still think they need to stop building and pouring cement and blacktops for that really adds to the heat every where let people buy what is already built
@vhmehta (621)
• United States
8 Jan 07
The earth will be wiped out but I think it will take years to happen... But certainly it has started.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
10 Jan 07
agree :(
• India
1 Jun 07
I think it could happen in only 15 or 20 years from now, since I am view that people will not take any action to combact global warming.
@alienstar (5139)
• India
14 Feb 07
Yes, it's a fact and awareness is still not there and that is strange and what you have said here is absolutely right an dmany are shouting since years that something has to be done and no body seems to have taken enough attention to this and this time it has increased and in coming years it might reach to an extent that we might be in a helpless position for sure....
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
14 Feb 07
Absolutly helpless position...
• United States
9 Jan 07
No, I'm so sick of the doom and gloomers having their say on why the earth's temperatures are weird now. The truth is, earth has temperature cycles just like everything else. People cried apocalypse after the hurricanes last year, but now there were none in America this year. People cried foul with the warm winters in some places, but what about the extra COLD winter here in San Diego, where it's reached as low as 28 degrees fahrenheit? It's just not as serious as the doom and gloomists make it out to be.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Global warming is not about warm, it is about extreme. Cold in California is all about this extreme.
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@Mecboy (1052)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Earth Won't Explode, Look At venus shes hotter than earth. it didn't explode. The temperature might not be suitable for life here on earth. All we can do is wait, and hope god or mother nature does something.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
8 Jan 07
venus has different structure..
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@clover779 (699)
• Portugal
7 Jan 07
No way, earth will never explode. Otherwise Mercury, Venus or Mars would also explode...
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
8 Jan 07
mars has different structure...
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@Metallion (2231)
• United States
7 Jan 07
No, if you notice a lot of those "the world is ending documentaries" created by the environmentalists even admit it could still be thousands of years before anything significant as that happen.
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
8 Jan 07
wrong, it is created by university after years of study...
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@MrNiceGuy (4148)
• United States
7 Jan 07
So the heat on the surface of the earth is supposed to influence the volcanic, molten rock core of the earth miles and miles under the surface of the earth? I don't buy it. Is this from some news source or did you make it up?
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
9 Jan 07
did you read all resopnses? check it out. I wrote the name , an address, phone and web link to Dr Chalko... I did not make it up...
@MrNiceGuy (4148)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Yeah, like I said... First, that website is where you get your science from??? Secondly, its absurd. Like I said, the heat on Earth keeps the heat from in the Earth from escaping? That doesn't make sense. Wouldn't it just get hotter on the surface? Sounds dumb.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Sounds dumb? this is what they say years ago about Einstein.. thank you.... If you have PHD and you are doing your research to prove your teory, my head down..
@easegiri (70)
• India
1 Jun 07
Till now I never thought of earth's heating up from the inner core. So there is the double attack. People of this world are not only prone to the heat of the atmosphere but also the heat that is generated by the earth. Now the question is can trees and plant survive this heat from inner core? Imagine if they don't and what will people do for their food. A new thought and concept for me to go about in my future articles, thanks.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
1 Jun 07
it has nothing to do with plants...
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
14 Feb 07
Sure it can. Anybody remember what happened to the planet Krypton? It exploded. Who says it won't happen here too? If the earth takes a notion to explode, just what exactly does anyone think we could possibly do about it? This whole Global Warming because of man is a thing for comic books and science fiction.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
29 May 07
could happen...
• India
11 Jan 07
nono,i think it may not be that much harmful yaar..
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
11 Jan 07
Well. Look at the weather.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I don't think the earth is going to explode, it'll get warmer but not explode. Hopefully we aren't the last one here.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
10 Jan 07
Based on Dr Chalko work, may explode. I hope not.
7 Jan 07
Whatever the process / causes for global warming, this is already damaging the poorest countries in the world such as African countries where the droughts of the last 3 - 4 years have left many people starving (and these people do not believe the situation can improve int eh future). Let's hope the scientists will find "clean" renewable sources of energy in the near future.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
9 Jan 07
yes, hope so..