Saturday, September 22, 2007

I'd Offer a Penny for Your Thoughts if I Could...

I would be interested in the thoughts of anyone who would care to comment on the subject of Global Warming.

1) Do you think Global Warming is really happening?

2) If so, is it caused by man's activities?

3) If so, is there anything we can do to stop it?

4) If so, do you expect catastrophic results?

5) Do you think Global Warming is just a racket made up by Al Gore and other crazies?

6) Do you know what the Kyoto Protocol is?

7) Should the U.S. sign the Kyoto Protocol?

8) Are bio-fuels better than fossil fuels?

Just curious. Any comments would be appreciated.

8 comments:

bigwhitehat said...

1. The Earth goes through warming and cooling cycles. Geology bears this fact out. As for warming right now, who knows. We just don't have enough data to answer that.

2. Man could not change the weather if he tried his best. Creation is that big and we are that small.

3,4. Pretty much answered by 1&2.

5. There is a cacophonous racket.

6. Yes.

7. Never.

8. Show me the data. If biofuels do better on smog causing emissions, they would be better for urban use. Cleaner fuels are especially needed in smoggy hole in the ground cities like El Paso, Phoenix and Los Angeles.

DAKOTARANGER said...

1) There's a cooling and warming and cooling cycles. In the 1970's even NASA was claiming that we headed for global cooling.

2) No

3) Nuclear winter.

4) I'm working on a Bug out bag in case of normal disasters from tornados or blizzards

5)yes

6) yes

7) Never

8) No. E-85 is horribly inefficet, plus the increased use of this fuel has lead to a corn shortage in Mexico.

Also, a hydrocarbon is a hydrocarbon. If you listen to those that believe in global warming they complain about the methane that cattle produce, but want to prevent hunting of all animals...the thing is ALL herbavores are going to produce methane, but I digress.

The only bio-fuel that shows any real promise is biodiesal, but only as a way to conserve oil.

9) -40 winters in No Dak make me pray for global warming every winter...
10) Until North Dakota is a tropical region like during the Crustatious period I'm not going to worry. A thousand years ago Greenland was capible of sustaining farming.

11) I've posted my doubts about global warming through the years on Dakotaranger

Sandy Kessler said...

I beleive Global Warming is caused by many factors and yes some of man's activities. I'm studying the fuels and the Kyoto Protocol which must be somewhat unequal. We will not suffer in our lifetime, but our grandchildren assuredly will per the scientific minds. I have certainly seen a shift in weather patterns in my 64 years.I agree with the blogger on smog issue. I lived around Jersey- Philadelphia area and it was horrific and the weather changed about every third year when the smog became heavier, as the plants moved, the weather improved??

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

1) Do you think Global Warming is really happening?

Maybe.

2) If so, is it caused by man's activities?

Only partially.

3) If so, is there anything we can do to stop it?

Probably not.

4) If so, do you expect catastrophic results?

No.

5) Do you think Global Warming is just a racket made up by Al Gore and other crazies?

Yes.

6) Do you know what the Kyoto Protocol is?

Yes.

7) Should the U.S. sign the Kyoto Protocol?

No.

8) Are bio-fuels better than fossil fuels?

No.

The Hermit said...

Global warming is certainly real. It's part of a natural cycle the earth goes through, though human activity has certainly accelerated the process. We can slow it down some by cutting carbon emmissions, but we can't stop it. Long term I think it will certainly have major impact on people, but in a gradual manner, not "the day after tomorrow" type of scenario. No, I think a lot of people really believe what they are touting as global warming. Yes, I am aware of the Kyoto protocols. No, we should not have signed them because they did not have any binding effect on "emerging nations". Bio fuels come with their own set of disadvantages, but fossil fuels are finite. They won't last forever (or even through our life times perhaps) at an affordable price. So we better come up with something.

Incognito said...

1. Yes, for now.. the climate changes are cyclical... we could in a few centuries go through another mini- ice age

2.No and possibly... mostly no.. it would occur anyway, although we do need to be careful about how we trash our planet.

3. Who knows... I'd say you can't control mother nature, yet again, I think I read somewhere where they were creating rain clouds... soo...

4. Not catastrophic.. but again, who knows.. mother nature can be catastrophic.. earth's tectonic plates shifted centuries ago and we had no control over that.. nor did we create that.

5. yes, for the most part.

6. Yes.

7. No, not in our best interests.

8. Not sure. Though L.A. is so much better now with the emission controls, since I lived there decades ago.

KurtP said...

1- Wouldn't be suprised.
2- I doubt it.
3- If we could shoot all our neclear waste into the sun, it *might* cool it down a little.

4-No.
5-Ya gotta follow the money.
6-Yep, I can smell a scam a mile away ;-)

7- No, I like living in a first-world country.
8- Not untill I have enough stock to make me believe it.

WomanHonorThyself said...

all of the above!..well said! Heh

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