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Old 01-13-2005, 09:16 PM   #21
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Nobody fully understands our ecology, we only know so much about it. Global warming is a good theory that does explain a lot. However, we don't know for sure. Our climate goes in cycles. In 10000 years, we will be in another Ice Age, which it what it feels like outside right now. :P
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Old 01-13-2005, 11:22 PM   #22
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Global warming is in fact a true phenomenon. It occurs every 10000 years and is caused because the Earth'* orbit around the sun gets narrower. Although this is a long and slow process, it is regular. In fact, what some scientists argue is that they think that Mars is going through a global warming "cliche`" right now. They bring up the facts of traces of water and many other planetary features of Mars. So basically, if Mars could be a little farther from the sun, it would have been just like Earth.

But anyway...... another issue is proof. Scientists say that Earth has been through global warmings before. The last global warming was responsible for "removing" the ice from the Ice Age. Earth is getting closer to its next warming but it is not due for a looooong time. So just relax....

To tell you the truth, as you can see from the picture below, I could sure use some "warming".
Oh no doubt there are trends. What you are refering to cause glacial and interglacial (what we are in right now) cycles. It has to do with the shape of the earth'* rotation, the tilt of the earth on it'* axis, and something else I've currently forgotten. Now, this isn't to say there isn't any truth to the fact that there are holes in the ozone and that is probably causing more warming, but that is localized.

edit: sorry, this has basically been said but since I spent the past semester getting this stuff pounded in my head...I thought I'd say something.
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This is great!

It'* so much fun talking with science enthusiasts!
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This is great!

It'* so much fun talking with science enthusiasts!
Definatly. This is the only forum I am on that can have a mature, science discussion. I'm a bio major/ math minor...so yeah, I get into science in general, especially biology, but as I said, I spent last semester in Geology (must diversify science credits...ugh).
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Old 01-14-2005, 12:13 PM   #25
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This is great!

It'* so much fun talking with science enthusiasts!
Definatly. This is the only forum I am on that can have a mature, science discussion. I'm a bio major/ math minor...so yeah, I get into science in general, especially biology, but as I said, I spent last semester in Geology (must diversify science credits...ugh).
I'm taking a GEO and BIO class this semester to get some GenEds out of the way. I've always liked science. Very interesting stuff.
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This is great!

It'* so much fun talking with science enthusiasts!
Definatly. This is the only forum I am on that can have a mature, science discussion. I'm a bio major/ math minor...so yeah, I get into science in general, especially biology, but as I said, I spent last semester in Geology (must diversify science credits...ugh).
I'm taking a GEO and BIO class this semester to get some GenEds out of the way. I've always liked science. Very interesting stuff.
Hopefully, Sol, if your Geo class is a general overview you will get a chance to study the glacial features in Mich. That'* what I thought was most interesting in that class. You can't find a place in Mich that isn't affected by the previous glaciation, and it'* kinda cool to look around and know where the glaciers reached as they advanced...etc....
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Yea, it'* an overview class.
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A lot of people say " there isn't as much snow as there was when I was a kid." I say, "thats because you grew up in the 60s, which was the snowiest decade in the past 150 years." Trust me weather comes and goes in cycles. There are extremes. Thats what happens when you live on a continent away from marine influences.
i just turned 19, so i didnt grow up in the 60'*, and i sitll notice a big difference
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A lot of people say " there isn't as much snow as there was when I was a kid." I say, "thats because you grew up in the 60s, which was the snowiest decade in the past 150 years." Trust me weather comes and goes in cycles. There are extremes. Thats what happens when you live on a continent away from marine influences.
I've never said that!! Then again, I grew up in Central Texas. Might make a difference...
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