Date: Tue Mar 10 12:37:19 2009 Back to Contents ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Author: Doug Johnson

Subject: Re: Climate Change - Is it Controversial?

Post:


I agree with David Sturm, these kind of subjects should be continued
elsewhere.

...Doug J.

PS.. Dick, I really liked your comments below. Thanks!

On 3/10/09 5:10 AM, "Richard Berg" wrote:

> 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:
>>
>> Paul,
>>
>>
>>
>> the human race is in the process of performing a vast uncontrolled
>> experiment on it
>>
>>
>>
>> What is the VAST uncontrolled experiment? Such a vast earth and we
>> so little a people?
>>
>>
>>
>> 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,
>>
>>
>>
>> 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?
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm hoping to see good results too.
>>
>>
>>
>> Paul
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mar 9, 2009, at 1:57 PM, John Hubisz wrote:
>>
>>
>> Someone said,
>>
>>
>>
>> (Yes, it is cut and dry for the majority of scientists - but it is not so
>>
>> for the general public.)
>>
>>
>>
>> I responded,
>>
>>
>>
>> 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.
>>
>>
>>
>> And if the general public includes weathermen/meteorologists and economists
>> that adds to the group.
>>
>>
>>
>> John Hubisz
>>
>>
>> Bill Norwood wrote:
>>
>> 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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