Date: Tue Mar 10 08:09:28 2009

Author: Richard Berg

Subject: Re: Climate Change - Is it Controversial?

Post:

According to a document that I have seen with the reference: Unstoppable
Global Warming every 1500 years, co-authored by Dr. S. Fred Singer, "man
generates about 3 billion tons of CO2 annually while plants absorb 75
billion tons of CO2 annually." The 72 billion tons of CO2 absorbed by
plants from natural sources constitute less than about 0.01% of the 39,000
billion tons of CO2 stored in the oceans. I believe that, according to
the laws of chemical equilibrium, this CO2 is continually being absorbed
an emitted by the oceans. Why are we worrying about the 3 billion tons
produced by man?

It seems to me that we need to sort of get a grip on reality and worry
about the things that really affect the environment that we can actually
do something about without further significant destruction of our economy.

Dick

On Mon, 9 Mar 2009, Bernard Cleyet wrote:

> What is the ratio of anthro-CO2 and other sourced CO2? And IF there is
> a delicate balance, what effect even a sl. increase?
> bc thinks controlled in that we have the past to compare -- ice cores
> etc.
>
>
> On 2009, Mar 09, , at 19:20, Richard Heckathorn wrote:
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> Paul,
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> the human race is in the process of performing a vast uncontrolled
> experiment on it
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> What is the VAST uncontrolled experiment? Such a vast earth and we
> so little a people?
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>
> Dick
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> Physics is learning how to communicate with ones environment so
> that it will talk back.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of Paul Nord
> Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 4:24 PM
> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Cc: Paul Nord
> Subject: Re: [tap-l] Climate Change - Is it Controversial?
>
>
>
> John,
>
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> Can we agree that the earth is a large poorly-understood system?
> And do we agree that the human race is in the process of
> performing a vast uncontrolled experiment on it?
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>
>
> I'm hoping to see good results too.
>
>
>
> Paul
>
>
>
> On Mar 9, 2009, at 1:57 PM, John Hubisz wrote:
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> Someone said,
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> (Yes, it is cut and dry for the majority of scientists - but it is not so
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> for the general public.)
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> I responded,
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> That is not true. There are at least 32,000 scientists (9000 physicists) who do not think that it is "cut and dry" and more are joining them as as scientists retire and finish out grants.
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> And if the general public includes weathermen/meteorologists and economists that adds to the group.
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>
> John Hubisz
>
>
> Bill Norwood wrote:
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> Hi Taplers,
>
> I thought there was no remaining question
> that we are threatened by climate change
> that will do major physical and economic damage
> if we don?t change our ways.
>
> But these guys, involved in the March 8-10, New York,
> International Conference on Climate Change,
> including some physicists, don?t think so.
>
> http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2175921/posts
>
> Anybody got insight?
>
> Thanks, Bill Norwood, U of MD at College Park
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