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    As bad as pollution is, could it have a use. It of course can cause increases in global temperature (but very minute) and smells really bad. However what if this pollution comes to use one day. What if this increase in temperature is preventing another ice age. Maybe some asteroid will impact earth in the future and the reason why we survive is because the polluted atmosphere broke it up.

    As much as this is sounding like a bunch of crap, does pollution have an upside?


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    Well, I guess it causes people to get sick and die, so maybe that is a solution to over-population. However, I think it would be smarter to clean it up than to leave it like it is.


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    Global warming can improve some climates. In the Netherlands the summers are getting a lot warmer recently, and dryer as well (bad for farmers though). And as some regions are getting dryer, others will recieve more much needed rain. Unfortunately it seems that on the whole poor countries will be harder hit by global warming then richer countries.
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    asteriod? saved by pollution? you have been watching to much simpson.
    I say pollute as much as we want, of course i dont have anything against cleaning shit up. Becuase if we die, it wont take long before the planet is back to normal, or animals have adepted to the new enviorment. maybe a few galactic month or so
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    like in the netherlands also germany(right next to it) is abruptly having hot summers and mild winters. A winter in the 1950's would be like in the alps.

    i also have heard that the netherlands would be gone and that the ocean would be where now colonge is (right infront of my house, pollution is cool =D)

    a question:
    how hot can earth get though pollution?(consiquences)
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    Unfortunately if the sea rises 90metres or so through all the earth's ice melting, the Dutch will find themselves spending most of the summer filling sand-bags.... :wink:


    With the right goverment legislation I'm sure we could get the average surface temperature up to around 150 deg celcius, maybe even hotter..
    by which time Holland will have increased from it's present size, as the oceans boil away to thicken the atmosphere and retain even more heat...
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    theres also the slight upside of pollution causing rain. The whole raining on the weekends in the suburbs thing. Well not much of an upside
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    Speaking of pollution, I see you are indoors again CC, cloud pollution?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    Speaking of pollution, I see you are indoors again CC, cloud pollution?

    i know. its bl**dy annoying, got a different astronomy magazine today. Usually get "sky at night", but this one "astronomy now" is pretty good. using this time to study the star charts but its a pain to not be able to go outside and compare them

    13th november saturns gonna pass within 2degrees from cresent moon but its at 4am on the sunday morning so think i'll have to get an early night before hand
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    Quote Originally Posted by captaincaveman
    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    Speaking of pollution, I see you are indoors again CC, cloud pollution?

    i know. its bl**dy annoying, got a different astronomy magazine today. Usually get "sky at night", but this one "astronomy now" is pretty good. using this time to study the star charts but its a pain to not be able to go outside and compare them

    13th november saturns gonna pass within 2degrees from cresent moon but its at 4am on the sunday morning so think i'll have to get an early night before hand
    Forget it, to far away....

    Also remember those stunningly beautiful pictures of what your scope can do... with a £4000-00 'chilled' camera on a 1 hour time exposure...
    Don't expect to see much colour with your own eyes, as your eyes can't see colour at those low levels... when looking at stars, interstellar gas, other galaxies, Color visible on Mars and Jupiter but anything else...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    Quote Originally Posted by captaincaveman
    Quote Originally Posted by Megabrain
    Speaking of pollution, I see you are indoors again CC, cloud pollution?

    i know. its bl**dy annoying, got a different astronomy magazine today. Usually get "sky at night", but this one "astronomy now" is pretty good. using this time to study the star charts but its a pain to not be able to go outside and compare them

    13th november saturns gonna pass within 2degrees from cresent moon but its at 4am on the sunday morning so think i'll have to get an early night before hand
    Forget it, to far away....

    Also remember those stunningly beautiful pictures of what your scope can do... with a £4000-00 'chilled' camera on a 1 hour time exposure...
    Don't expect to see much colour with your own eyes, as your eyes can't see colour at those low levels... when looking at stars, interstellar gas, other galaxies, Color visible on Mars and Jupiter but anything else...
    yeah, these are what im sort of expecting

    saturn



    jupiter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaugree
    As bad as pollution is, could it have a use. It of course can cause increases in global temperature (but very minute) and smells really bad. However what if this pollution comes to use one day. What if this increase in temperature is preventing another ice age. Maybe some asteroid will impact earth in the future and the reason why we survive is because the polluted atmosphere broke it up.

    As much as this is sounding like a bunch of crap, does pollution have an upside?
    down with pollution! id so rather have an ice age, good smell, and asteroids any day of the week than pollution
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    Pollution, unfortunately for some, does not have an upside.
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    w00t! again i get to post the "who killed the electric car"
    youtube video!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsJAl...elated&search=

    and

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCFFq...related&search
    this could have stopped polution

    about how the world could of have been saved.(its interresting)

    nice pictures there captaincaveman
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