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Earth Day

Important day to help out mother Earth
or just another one of those "days"?
 
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Just another one of those Days I reckon..
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Another one of those days
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Pfft!

Haven't you noticed because of earth day, this morning already global warming has been reversed, the hole in the ozone layer has healed over, China have swapped coal for nuclear power, my car hasn't used a drop of diesel on its way to work and our chances with the opposite sex have increased almost 10-fold.

Another chance for middle-class folk to pretend they knit their own jumpers for a day while perpetuating the inevitable destruction of the earth.

The simple fact is there are too many people on the planet.
 
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The simple fact is there are too many people on the planet.
As soon as politicians and activists start saying this
instead of the "carbon-emissions" mantra, I might
start taking notice.
 
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Everyday should be earth day..

Every morning we get up and pull earth through our arse...
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(what did you expect )



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Everyday should be earth day..
Every morning we get up and pull earth through our arse...
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Everyday should be earth day..

Every morning we get up and pull earth through our arse...
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what the fcuk is earth day?
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Why not, it's good to be kind to loonies !
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Complete waste of time. The damage is already done.
 
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Christ it's up to 6.6 Billion.

Can everyone stop rutting for just a day?!


 
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Blow up China and India = 40% decrease in World population...
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Maybe the next Ice age will sove the population problem...
Prepare for new Ice Age, says scientist| April 23, 2008
Prepare for new Ice Age, says scientist | The Australian

SUNSPOT activity has not resumed after hitting an 11-year low in March last year, raising fears that - far from warming - the globe is about to return to an Ice Age.

Geophysicist Phil Chapman, the first Australian to become an astronaut with NASA, said pictures from the US Solar and Heliospheric Observatory showed there were currently no spots on the sun.

He said the world cooled quickly between January last year and January this year, by about 0.7C.

"This is the fastest temperature change in the instrumental record, and it puts us back to where we were in 1930," Dr Chapman writes in The Australian today.

"If the temperature does not soon recover, we will have to conclude that global warming isover."

The Bureau of Meteorology says temperatures in Australia have been warmer than the 1960-90 average since the late 1970s, barring a couple of cooler years, and are now 0.3C higher than the long-term average.

A sunspot is a region on the sun that is cooler than the rest and appears dark. Some scientists believe a strong solar magnetic field, when there is plenty of sunspot activity, protects the earth from cosmic rays, cutting cloud formation, but that when the field is weak - during low sunspot activity - the rays can penetrate into the lower atmosphere and cloud cover increases, cooling the surface.

But scientists from the US National Centre for Atmospheric Research published a report in 2006 that showed the sun had a negligible effect on climate change.

The researchers wrote in the journal Nature that the sun's brightness varied by only 0.07per cent over 11-year sunspot cycles, and that that was far too little to account for the rise in temperatures since the Industrial Revolution.

Dr Chapman proposes preventive, or delaying, moves to slow the cooling, such as bulldozing Siberian and Canadian snow to make it dirty and less reflective. "My guess is that the odds are now at least 50:50 that we will see significant cooling rather than warming in coming decades," he writes.



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Or if the Ice age does not reduce the problem , then the next super volcanoe eruption surely will

BBC - Science & Nature - Horizon - Supervolcanoes

Hidden deep beneath the Earth's surface lie one of the most destructive and yet least-understood natural phenomena in the world - supervolcanoes. Only a handful exist in the world but when one erupts it will be unlike any volcano we have ever witnessed. The explosion will be heard around the world. The sky will darken, black rain will fall, and the Earth will be plunged into the equivalent of a nuclear winter.

Normal volcanoes are formed by a column of magma - molten rock - rising from deep within the Earth, erupting on the surface, and hardening in layers down the sides. This forms the familiar cone shaped mountain we associate with volcanoes. Supervolcanoes, however, begin life when magma rises from the mantle to create a boiling reservoir in the Earth's crust. This chamber increases to an enormous size, building up colossal pressure until it finally erupts.

The last supervolcano to erupt was Toba 74,000 years ago in Sumatra. Ten thousand times bigger than Mt St Helens, it created a global catastrophe dramatically affecting life on Earth. Scientists know that another one is due - they just don't know when... or where.

It is little known that lying underneath one of America's areas of outstanding natural beauty - Yellowstone Park - is one of the largest supervolcanoes in the world. Scientists have revealed that it has been on a regular eruption cycle of 600,000 years. The last eruption was 640,000 years ago... so the next is overdue.

And the sleeping giant is breathing: volcanologists have been tracking the movement of magma under the park and have calculated that in parts of Yellowstone the ground has risen over seventy centimetres this century. Is this just the harmless movement of lava, flowing from one part of the reservoir to another? Or does it presage something much more sinister, a pressurised build-up of molten lava?

Scientists have very few answers, but they do know that the impact of a Yellowstone eruption is terrifying to comprehend. Huge areas of the USA would be destroyed, the US economy would probably collapse, and thousands might die.

And it would devastate the planet. Climatologists now know that Toba blasted so much ash and sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere that it blocked out the sun, causing the Earth's temperature to plummet. Some geneticists now believe that this had a catastrophic effect on human life, possibly reducing the population on Earth to just a few thousand people. Mankind was pushed to the edge of extinction... and it could happen again.
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Unless we get hit by a large Comet .....
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Or we blow the world up using Nuclear weopons
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The end is nigh



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Unless we get hit by a large Comet .....
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Or we blow the world up using Nuclear weopons


We used to have visiting speakers in the sixth form at school
and I always remember a particularly rabid anti-nuclear
(power & weapons) speaker talking about the destructive force
of nuclear energy.

Young Nev: But wouldn't a comet hitting the Earth be more destructive?

Speaker: That ridiculous, something like that will never happen.


Well that was me told!
 
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Mine isn't

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Maybe the next Ice age will sove the population problem...
Prepare for new Ice Age, says scientist| April 23, 2008
Prepare for new Ice Age, says scientist | The Australian

SUNSPOT activity has not resumed after hitting an 11-year low in March last year, raising fears that - far from warming - the globe is about to return to an Ice Age.

Geophysicist Phil Chapman, the first Australian to become an astronaut with NASA, said pictures from the US Solar and Heliospheric Observatory showed there were currently no spots on the sun.

He said the world cooled quickly between January last year and January this year, by about 0.7C.

"This is the fastest temperature change in the instrumental record, and it puts us back to where we were in 1930," Dr Chapman writes in The Australian today.

"If the temperature does not soon recover, we will have to conclude that global warming isover."

The Bureau of Meteorology says temperatures in Australia have been warmer than the 1960-90 average since the late 1970s, barring a couple of cooler years, and are now 0.3C higher than the long-term average.

A sunspot is a region on the sun that is cooler than the rest and appears dark. Some scientists believe a strong solar magnetic field, when there is plenty of sunspot activity, protects the earth from cosmic rays, cutting cloud formation, but that when the field is weak - during low sunspot activity - the rays can penetrate into the lower atmosphere and cloud cover increases, cooling the surface.

But scientists from the US National Centre for Atmospheric Research published a report in 2006 that showed the sun had a negligible effect on climate change.

The researchers wrote in the journal Nature that the sun's brightness varied by only 0.07per cent over 11-year sunspot cycles, and that that was far too little to account for the rise in temperatures since the Industrial Revolution.

Dr Chapman proposes preventive, or delaying, moves to slow the cooling, such as bulldozing Siberian and Canadian snow to make it dirty and less reflective. "My guess is that the odds are now at least 50:50 that we will see significant cooling rather than warming in coming decades," he writes.
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Mine isn't

Bloodly hell Nev that ruined my joke





Here, try again:


The End is Nigh!!!!
 
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