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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Fred Bloggs, Mar 26, 2006.

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  1. Ken Smith

    Ken Smith Guest

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    A 10-member House delegation did recently travel to Antarctica, Australia
    and New Zealand to meet with scientists studying climate change.

    Some politicians decided that they wanted a vacation in Australia and New
    Zealand. If they just wanted to see melting ice, I am sure there was an
    ice machine and a warm room handy. Why should this worry us?
  2. Fred Bloggs

    Fred Bloggs Guest

    Mankind in general is pathetically powerless to reverse the gargantuan
    forces of nature, so why would anyone in their right mind buy into
    consideration of the lowest of the low, politicians? Expect to see a
    major re-ordering of priorities within the next few years, as the
    industrialized nations face imminent catastrophic collapse of their
    civil infrastructure.
  3. "They" want us to all freak out, much like the Chicken Little and
    Boogeyman stories they told us when we were kids, so that they can
    intimidate us into following their orders.

    This, notwithstanding that the Global Warming has progressed to the point
    where the polar ice-melt has reached the point of positive feedback, i.e.,
    every time a glacier melts, it exposes dark soil, lowering the albedo of
    Planet Earth, increasing the amount of energy accumulated from insolation,
    further warming the glaciers and ice caps, exposing more dark land to
    accrue energy -

    I heard some guy on edjamacaitional teevee say that we've already passed
    the point of no return. The "global warming", the melting of the ice caps,
    the increase of sea level depth by 5 or 10 meters or whatever, is
    inevitable, no matter _what_ humans do. Even if all human activity was
    stopped, and we all died and didn't need to decompose, it wouldn't change
    the fact that the ice caps are melting regardless.

    So, I say we should eat, drink, and be merry! Oh, yeah, might as well
    ****, too, since the population explosion doesn't make any difference
    either. ;-)

    Good Luck!
    Elect Me President in 2008! I will:
    A. Fire the IRS, and abolish the income tax
    B. Legalize drugs
    C. Stand down all military actions by the US that don't involve actual
    military aggression against US territory
    D. Declare World Peace I.
  4. Ian Stirling

    Ian Stirling Guest

    It's actually not.
    The numbers on amount of plastic reflective film you need on orbit to
    act as a sunshade is not very huge.
    Nor is the amount of rockets that'd be needed to launch it.
    It's a big number - but cheaper than many wars.
  5. Fred Bloggs

    Fred Bloggs Guest

    As in .
    The problem with this is that the biological balance has already been
    tipped towards a new equilibrium point not conducive to life support of
    anywhere near the present population. Among other things, this means
    the required insolation reduction is much greater than the estimate and
    itself not conducive to a habitable environment, possibly exacerbating
    the problem in those heavily populated areas destined to become colder.
  6. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Oh please. What's this, The End of Times, The Rapture, The Apocalypse?
    Or, more sectarian, The Sky Is Falling? From sea level rising a few
    cm? Riots in the streets from the weather changing around some, as bad
    as, maybe, it always did?

    How do we know that global warming (oops, excuse me, "climate change")
    isn't a good thing overall?

    I'd go on, but this is really too silly to parody. Back to installing
    light fixtures. CF's, of course, so as to be kind to Mother Earth.

  7. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Gosh, our new building (42 feet above sea level) will soon be
    beachfront property! I'll see babes in bikinis from my office!

  8. Fred Bloggs

    Fred Bloggs Guest

    You are going to die a painful death as a result of it- assuming the
    marauding bands of food scavengers do not get you first. The "babes" on
    the beach will be floating corpses- probably covered with buboes.
  9. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Wow, now you've got me really, really scared. I can stop worrying
    about bird flu and balding and AOE/3 now.

  10. frenchy

    frenchy Guest

    96.5 % of CO2 is made by nature. Let's torch the planet.
  11. I suspect the percentage is higher than that, for the last billion
    years or so. The planet makes all the CO2, except for that which
    arrives from outer space.

    I don't know about you, but I am all natural. So unless you are
    supernatural or unnatural, the planet made both of us.
  12. Ken Smith

    Ken Smith Guest

    Oh come on now John! You know AOE-3 will have a cure for all three
    problems, most likely involving the clever use of LM555s.
  13. Ken Smith

    Ken Smith Guest

    That simply isn't true anymore. It is now well within man's ability to
    totally screw things up for ourselves.
  14. Ken Smith

    Ken Smith Guest

    63% of all statistics are just made up on the spot to support an argument.
  15. Sjouke Burry

    Sjouke Burry Guest

    Like this 63% one -)-)-)
  16. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Guest

    Obviously! The *proper* statistic is 92%!

    Which just goes to show, 76% of all people making that statement get the
    number wrong... ;o)

  17. Fred Bartoli

    Fred Bartoli Guest

    What? JF's a guest writer in AoE3?
  18. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    I'm in Whittier, at about 150' elevation, so I'll still have some walk
    to the beach. ;-)

  19. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    There are 10 kinds of people in the world:
    Those who know binary, and those who don't.

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