Monday, September 26, 2005

NASA's Griffin: 'Humans Will Colonize the Solar System'





But the goal isn't just scientific exploration . . . it's also about extending the range of human habitat out from Earth into the solar system as we go forward in time. . . . In the long run a single-planet species will not survive. We have ample evidence of that . . . [Species have] been wiped out in mass extinctions on an average of every 30 million years.


Meanwhile . . .

Apocalypse Now





Floods, storms, and droughts. Melting polar ice, shrinking glaciers, oceans turning to acid. Scientists from the fields of glaciology, biology, meteorology, oceanography, and ecology reported seeing a dramatic rise over the last 50 years of all the indicators of climate change: increase in average world temperatures, extreme weather events, in the levels of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, and in the level of the oceans.


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Quite a few climate "skeptics", fossil fuel executives, and members of the Bush administration are still denying that there is such a thing as human-caused global warming. Many of them claim that the sun has just grown hotter. However, a warmer sun would have heated the stratosphere as well. In contrast, the stratosphere is cooling -- suggesting a blanket of greenhouse gases that prevents the earth’s heat from radiating back into space.

5 comments:

W.M. Bear said...

In contrast, the stratosphere is cooling -- suggesting a blanket of greenhouse gases that prevents the earth’s heat from radiating back into space.

And a blanket of Whitehouse gases that prevents the mainstream media from radiating anything intelligent on the subject.

Ken said...

Ohh, Really! Mayhap I am wrong. Hope not. Gettin' tired of that. :-)

Mac said...

Ken--

"Space weather" is in its infancy. I wouldn't be surprised if the sun does in fact play a quiet role in global warming. However, Occam's Razor -- and lots of research -- suggest we're doing just fine at raising the Earth's temperature all by ourselves.

WMB--

Those Whitehouse gases are the worst...

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