February 18, 2007 9:25am CST
what do yout think about about what is happening with the weather today? i mean i see that there is something going terribliy wrong. it's not how it used to be when i was a kid. back then winter had snow and sub zero temperatures, at least where i live, and i never heard before about the orange trees freezing in california. belive me it is changing and it's changing for the worst. The question is: can we do anything about it? Or there is nothing we can do against mother nature's wrath?
• United States
18 Feb 07
Good morning Lardiel, I don't know how old you are, but I very distinctly remember the orange orchards freezing in California in the mid-1970s. And, I beleive that same year the Florida crops were also hit hard. The price of orange juice skyrocketed, and we started drinking 'Tang' instead of real juice. I have been engaged in a concerted effort to monitor the findings from both sides of this issue. And, although I've been a committed environmental steward since I was a child, I have to say that the evidence mounting against man's impact on climate shift is monumental, and far surpasses the arguments made by those who support the movment! There are a number of factors that support my conclusion. 1. History shows that the Earth's weather is cyclical in nature, both short-term cycles and long-term cycles. You'll hear mention of the worst storm in 50yrs or A Hundred Year storm. The Earth is in a constant state of change. From one second to the next there are magnanamous changes occurring. 2. The 2004 Pacific Rim Tsunami storm was so powerful, that seizmologist's, at the time, announced that it had shifted the Earth's axis. An axis shift will definitely alter weather patterns. Think of a bowl half filled with water. If you tip the bowl to one side as you swirl the water around, the movement of the water inside the bowl will follow the angle at which you are holding the bowl. 3. Astronomers and Astro-physicists have reported their findings that the surface temperatures of Mars seems to also have been shifting upwards. There are no humans, cattle, or cars on Mars. This would indicate that the temperature fluctuations have more to do with cosmology than greenhouse gas emissions. 4. Our sun's solar flare activity is at the highest since man has been able to monitor solar activity. When the sun emits flares, trememdous gamma radioactivity is emanated outward. This type of radiation will affect all celestial bodies in it's path for an unknown distance. I say unknown ... to me that is. I'm sure the physicists feel confident that they have some understanding of the half-life of cosmic gamma radiation. 5. Last in my synopsis: A few years back astro-physicists announced that, for the first time, they were able to monitor a super-nova in a nearby galaxy. A super-nova is the dying of a star. As the star implodes, the implosion is concurrent with an outward exerted force (vast gamma radiation) which has been radiating into it's own, and other nearby galaxies, including ours. Physicists report that there is a calculable amount of radiation that is moving through our solar system. They have hypothesized that it's this radiation that is repsonsible for the heightened solar flare activity of our own sun, causing a chemical reaction in the sun resulting in more radiation emitted outward. So there you have my two cents on the matter. I believe it far more prudent to alter the emphasis of global climate change to researching and experimenting with atmospheric alterations that can be manupilated to increase or decrease levels of protection from outside bombardment of cosmic radioactivity. Getting a bunch of people on-board to use more energy efficient household products, and cars is excellent environment stewardship. It may make people feel good about helpig the cause. However, I believe it futile with regard to our current global temperature variance. I will also add that I feel it's a bad policy to direct vast research resources to such a vain theory. Overall, man is pretty insignifant in the Universe. I find it oozes with vanity that we think we have the power to affect a cosmic body the size of the Earth with our cows and cars. I do not support the idea of chasing theory with policy and dictates, as long as it remains theory. Let those who are committed to the scientific model work through the theories, until it becomes provable. Then, if policy changes are called for, so be it! It's always good manners to leave a place in as good as, or a better condition then when we started using it. As such, I support ecological stewardship. So, let's keep recycling ... it helps us deal with our waste management issues. Let's continue to clean up our waters, lands, and air ... because it's good for us all, and good manners! But, let's not get hysterical, and demand drastic changes of ourselves, that will negatively impact the economy and our way of life, in the name of theory!
19 Feb 07
the thing is that , thow i agree everithing in the univers has a cycle, te weather has been changing faster than it ever did before. and i am not talking about the once in a hunderd year storm. and it's normal for the temperatures to rise. the sun is growing. but the thing is that it's not growing that fast. now don't take me wrong. i hate electric cars. i'm not an enviormentalist but i cannot deny the world is changing fast and we do have something to do with it. but not than much. i mean a cow, and this is a known fact, produces more toxic fumes in an year than a car. i am not saying stop using petrol. but the human kind has come far enough in it's evolution to be abe to make a differece.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
Good morning Lardiel, Thanks for responding to my previous post. This is a good topic, which should be discussed. So, please know that I appreciate your involvement. First, I do not understand what you mean about the "... sun growing ...". Perhaps you could expound on that thought? Second: The history of 'The Dustbowl' in America is extremely eye-openning with regard to short-term weather fluctuations. In a period of 10 years the Central Plains States went from bumper crops and normal rains, to devastating drought and dirt storms, then back to normal rains and bumper crops. Albeit, because of painstaking changes in agricultural practices, the mid-west farmers learned to adapt to the unpredictablity of weather patterns. The point is: one decade brought tremendous meteorological variance to a vast expanse of the nation; literally one extreme to the other, then back. Having said that, you're not alone is stating that weather variances are occurring with greater rapidity than previously experienced. However, history disproves the supposition.