Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 20:05:22 GMT
From: "stephen" <>
Subject: Re: Octane ratings.....what's the truth?

"John" <> wrote in message > > "still me" <> blathered: > > > >>You know, growing up in the 1970s, I distinctly remember our 5th grade > >>teacher telling us about the huge upcoming environmental > >>cooling, "the coming ice age" and all that. > >> > >>So...for some reason, algore's alarmist rantings just don't get my > >>attention all that well. > > > > I don't give a squat about Al. I also know that the temperatures we > > are currently seeing are not historical highs if you look back before > > the "mini ice age" that started around 1200. However, there's a > > difference this time in that man does appear to be causing the issue. > > Where is the real, factual, documented evidence that man is causing the > warming? surely the 1st Q is whether it is going to happen - and the next is whether anything we can do makes a significant difference? if your house ends up under water, do you care whether it is caused by solar variations, earth axis wobble or greenhouse effect or whatever alternatives get offered? You still need a new house or flood protection...... and the ones who should be really upset are those already at or below current sea level? > > > Who knows how the Earth can deal with that. In addition, man has a lot > > more investments that will be devastated by the impending rise in sea > > levels. > > And why will the sea level rise? Melting glaciers? If that is the case > then why doesn't my capt&morgan spill out over the top of the glass as the > ice cubes melt? Isn't there something called displacement at work with the > ice? lots of cubic Km of ice in the Antartic, on Greenland and other polar land. AFAIR a chunk of the projected sea level rise is because as the average temp rises, the water already in the oceans expands with the temp change. > > > > > Regardless of the cause, it's a problem. Whether it's warming or > > cooling, dramatic climatic changes have and will continue to cause > > serious issues. If we can counter or at least temper man's effects > > that would be a good thing. > > I think the UN should order that all volcanoes be fitted with > scrubbers........ -- Regards - replace xyz with ntl

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