Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Deurne, the Netherlands
Re: IT'S 42 DEGREES C (107 fahrenheit)
In the 1860s -so just after the industrial revolution when CO2 production was booming- it was already discovered that a fairly small amount of CO2 would retain as much heat as a log of wood. But the so-called scientists back then wavered off that discovery -to the frustration of the guy who'd discovered it- and started speculating about a frigging new ice age -yes already in the 1870s- for which there wasn't a shred of scientific proof whatsoever. So 'science' has known about global warming for a century and a half and just ignored it to go chasing ghosts. It was simply too inconvenient to claim all the good things that had brought 'prosperity' (at least to the rich and 'civilized', 'thinking' class) were bad for the planet...just look at how long it took them to tackle acid rain, of which the cause was plainly obvious. (Oil companies are still selling leaded fuels in Africa...not with some less environmentally damaging additive, but LEADED fuel. )
At this moment, we're increasingly producing a gas that likes to retain heat which as a result of combustion is already hot when it hits the atmosphere, we cut down all the trees that could absorb the gas -and couldn't keep up anyway-, produce even more CO2, destroy the layer of gas that bounces off the solar rays that will now heat the Earth's surface and then WONDER why it's getting warmer outside and why it won't cool down.
Logically, because of the Earth's gravitational field, our atmosphere is functioning like a pressure vessel, so all the gas that's produced will increase that pressure, causing the temperature to rise. It's not like our atmosphere will expand significantly when so much mass/gravity is keeping it together like it is now.
These things are so OBVIOUS that scientists feel they MUST DISAGREE for the sake of science. Those scientists aren't denying the process, they're denying its scale.
Recently NASA has observed on polar caps on another planet (Mars?) that the sun's output must have increased. This will also accelerate the global warming effects.