Global warming

Stephen A. Frye s.frye at VERIZON.NET
Wed Mar 22 18:03:29 MST 2006


Nice try, and excellent - as far as it goes.  But the warming trend, 
man-made, God-made, or just natural, has far more reaching effects than you 
mention here.  Some probably good, some not so good (for the short term).

At 01:19 AM 3/22/2006, you wrote:
>in the 70s that told us we were turning the earth into a deep freeze 
>Because we were putting too much pollution into the air.  Since the late 
>80s environmentalists have told us the earth is warming due to us putting 
>too much pollution in the air.
>
>Something they're neglecting is how adaptive the earth is.  A volcano out 
>in the Pacific blows up destroying everything and the island heals 
>itself.  One day a coconut washes up on shore and sprouts.  Some plant 
>material may wash up on shore that has some insects on it or maybe a 
>lizard or two.  Sooner or later birds fly over the island, are attracted 
>to the trees and land in them.  While the birds are there they deposit 
>seeds that came from whatever they ate at the last island they 
>visited.  This adds to the variety of plant life.  Eventually the island 
>is repopulated with a variety of plant and animal life.  The same sort of 
>thing happens all over the world.  In 1980 Mount St. Helens blew up and 
>laid waste to everything for miles.  Trees were laid down like they were 
>matchsticks.  Stuff is growing back.  Trees and other plants are 
>reclaiming the area.  Go there in the summer and among the dead trees 
>you'll see trees, grass and all sorts of other plant life.  Of course 
>animals follow in order to eat the plants.  Other animals follow them so 
>they can eat the animals that came to eat the plants.
>
> From what we've already learned about the factors that influence earth's 
> climate, it should be obvious to anyone that the earth will adapt to an 
> increase in global temperatures and everything will eventually balance out.
>
>They tell us increased levels of carbon dioxide will cause the earth to 
>get warmer.  More heat means a longer growing season.  This means more 
>food for us and the animals.  A warmer climate means we'll have more time 
>to grow crops.  It also means we'll be able to grow various crops in areas 
>we can't grow them now because the growing season currently isn't long enough.
>
>"Carbon Dioxide isn't pollution.  It's plant food." - Jim Quinn.  The bulk 
>of the plant comes from the carbon dioxide that it took in.  That carbon 
>was turned into the wood, leaves and the fruit or nut a particular tree 
>produces.  More carbon means more material for the plant to work 
>with.  Increased carbon dioxide in the air causes plants to grow 
>faster.  It also causes them to be more efficient with the water they 
>use.  This means a plant will be able to grow in areas where it is now too 
>dry for it.
>
>Increased heat will mean water evaporates from the oceans faster than it 
>does now.  This means more cloud cover and more rain.
>
>Let's tie all this together.  Plants growing longer each year will take 
>more co2 from the air.  As more water is available and plants are more 
>efficient in using it; they'll grow in more places. Growing faster and in 
>more places means plants will be able to take even more co2 from the 
>air.  Also added cloud cover means more heat from the sun will be 
>reflected back into space.
>
>All this extra plant growth will mean more food for all the animals. This 
>is bound to help all those animals threatened by man.  Just think how much 
>the hairy chested nutscratcher will be able to increase its range.
>
>Good night, sleep tight and don't let the bedbugs bite.
>
>--
>
>Sgt Schultz "You're a better cook than my wife."
>Louis LeBeau "Merci"
>Sgt Scultz "You're also better looking."

Stephen A. Frye
s.frye at verizon.net
steve at fryefamily.net 



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