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Thread: Questions regarding Global Warming and Human Intellect

  1. #1 Questions regarding Global Warming and Human Intellect 
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    From a purely objective view (however improbable it may be to achieve such a status), is mankind really as ignorant as what is being seen in today's media?

    What I am trying to ask here is: Why have we suddenly decided to deny the concrete fact that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction? Newton knew this, and thus, he taught the world giving us one of the fundamental laws of the universe.

    In the case of the latter question, I am of course referring to the obvious effects human industrialization has had on the environment. Quite simply, I would like some insight, from any and all, into how we can be so against the idea that, "Yes; our actions DO affect our environment?"


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    I'm a little torn on the issue, but it wouldn't make scientific sense to be able to release an incredible amount of stored hydrocarbons without increasing the planet's overall CO2 content.

    Nobody can dispute that the oil fields contained a lot of oil when we started, and now that massive reserve is dwindling.

    So the question: Is the sum total of all underground oil a large enough amount to impact the CO2 content of the atmosphere if it were all released?


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    Time Lord
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    "Yes"...

    however I suspect warming mostly caused by decreased albedo we've been pushing for centuries, by our sequestering the aerosols necessary for cloud formation. We began to really drive this in a big way (agriculturally) in parallel with increased air pollution, which masked it. Since we regulated pollution to discourage the wanton dumping of aerosols (e.g. inefficient coal and firewood heating), the mask is coming off.

    So yeah, it's our doing, but paradoxically we're trapped and what we're doing now to reduce warming will make it worse. And we can't allow natural forest fires or a return of the dustbowl. In fact we're preparing to "green" even sandy deserts, to supply clean-burning biofuels. These efforts combined are suicidal.
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