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Asteroids, Polar Bear Cannibalism Lead to Global Warming, or, uh, Something Bad

Doug3370 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 7:35 PM
The most important thing affecting the earth's temperature is the sun. But the sun is basically constant. Next most important is the greenhouse gas "water vapor". This is highly variable, but it doesn't DRIVE anything because it varies back and forth. Water vapor concentrations go back and forth. Next, but important because it's changing systematically, is CO2. Because we have a one-way trend, we have a one-way path to higher temperatures. In any given day, or week, or year, temperatures go back and forth, but over the course of a century, they end up higher. There will be intervals of time where it gets cooler, but there will be more where it gets warmer. We don't have to act RIGHT NOW, but sooner is better than later.

The most pathetic part of the whole episode was that I knew that I would find it is soon as I saw the headlines and read the stories.

“A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday,” reported Reuters, “sending fireballs crashing to earth which shattered windows and damaged buildings, injuring more than 500 people. People heading to work in Chelyabinsk heard what sounded like an explosion, saw a bright light and then felt a shockwave, according to a Reuters correspondent in the industrial city 950 miles east of Moscow.”

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