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Inwe Ringil 11-11-2005 09:43 PM

Myth Busters
The first myth I'm going to reveal as a fake is Global Warming.

We have all heard of it and have been told that the earth is heading toward another Ice Age because of all the Carbon Dioxide that factories create. NOT SO!!! Even if we shut down all the factories there would still be aot of carbon dioxide in the astrosphere because there are more people on this earth than there ever has been.
With out carbon dioxide there would be no greenhouse effect and if there wasn't any greenhouse effect the earths average temperture would be -100 degrees F. instead of +50 degrees F.
Some scientist set up a poll fp atmospheric scientists to answer. These are the results:

17% of atmospheric scientists say that Global Warming is a problem
30% of atmospheric scientists say that there isn't enough data to tell
50% of atmospheric scientists say that Global Warming isn't a problem

Now for a quote from Dr. Jay L. Wile (the guy who wrote my science book):

"If the data seems to indicate that no Global Warming has occured, and if the majority of scientists in the field say that Global Warming isn't a problem, then why does the media seem to say the exact opposite? I have no idea."

So Global Warming is NOT a problem and there isn't too MUCH carbon dioxide in the air.

That is the end of debunking this particular myth, but there are plenty more to be debunked.

Oblivion 11-30-2005 10:00 PM

:huh: are you so sure about that?

JEM 11-30-2005 10:53 PM

I am not sure about that. I believe that the survey you are citing is based on a limited sample to prove the author of your textbook's point. Also, factories are not the only problem: us breathing, volcanoes erupting, and cars driving also contribute to this problem. What are you talking about with the average temperatures being higher without the greenhouse effect? The greenhouse effect keeps warm heat in that "bounced off the earth." You are right in your point that too much CO2 is not the only problem contributing to global warming, but it does have a HUGE impact.

~swissmochafudge~ 12-01-2005 08:42 AM

:blink: :push:

Actually, globle warming is a huge problem. Okay...so the world isn't going to blow up in our faces TOMORROW but give it 50 years and:

a) Our land mass will have grown massivly (I'm just typing this up from my own knowledge so I can't give you an actually % RIGHT now but it is a surprisingly big amount.) Lake's, sea's other masses of water are shirnking at an unbelievable rate.

b)The average earth temperature will also rise, quicker than you would expect.

c) Our ozone layer is growing thinner because of the disgusting amount of carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases, pullution that is being expelled from manmade artifacts. Be it factories, cars, tractors, your heating system, etc.

d) Because our ozone layer is growing thiner and thinner this is causing all sorts of health problems. Skin cancer, being a large one. Asthma, obesity...another.

THIS IS A HUGE PROBLEM! You really have to think or your future generations when you make simple choices wether or not to bike or take the car (I know...that example is really overused!), use aerosal spray cans, eat organic food, etc etc etc etc....This is a massive problem, and the more we do about it the better.

Isis 12-01-2005 03:38 PM


Our land mass will have grown massivly
That's the one point where you're wrong: Land masses will actually shrink a little bit. Despite the heat making more evaporation of water [shrinking of lakes, desertification, etc.], the extra heat will balance this out by melting the polar ice caps. The ice caps are currently shrinking; if this accelerates the sea could rise 100-200 feet, putting a lot of the world's major cities underwater.
New York, Tokyo, Sydney, LA ... basically anything on the coastline? Gone.

JEM 12-01-2005 05:24 PM

As a science geek, I know that part of what Isis just said is true. The coastline is expected to rise about 300 feet if all the ice caps in the antartic melt. This will not flood all the cities like it did in water world, but still will have a large effect.

~swissmochafudge~ 12-01-2005 05:49 PM

Oh that DOES make sense!

Way to go science buffs :bigsmile: So then in say...150 years...the land mass WILL actually grow, being that all the polar ice caps have been melted away...right?

Oblivion 12-01-2005 08:03 PM

are you serious? the coastlines will be gone! this may sound stupid, but does that mean the Bahamas would sink like Atlantis, because i have family there:unsure:

~swissmochafudge~ 12-02-2005 08:04 AM

Ingwe Rigil:

I'm still crunching up my face in concentration trying to find a myth I can bust...just FYI. :bigsmile:


Inwe Ringil 12-02-2005 09:40 PM

Yes, I'm sure about this. Global warming is like the hole in the ozone layer and second hand smoke, a myth. The goverment ussually makes decisions about what to tell people without consulting scientists who speciallize in the matter. Like when they made cars that had really good milage, they didn't consult anyone, it resulted in DEATH. So they had to get rid of the those cars. Carbon Dioxide whould still be increasing even if we didn't have cars or factorys because the human population keeps growing.

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