- 30-04-2012, 00:45 #1
Go green - make the world hotter!Warning, this post contains some flash photography.
- 30-04-2012, 09:55 #2
ho ho ho! greeeen giant!...,"please note that this is not an endorsement of green valley products"..........anyway, I'm not too sure about the science involved, as warmer air will still rise, one would think the cooler air would momentarily counter balance the situation, though now I suspect it might have more to do with the proportion of warmer air... still I reckon wind farms are daft, as an island nation you'd think tidal energy would be a priority, if not just a more reliable/constant/predictable/efficient method?Who is your community leader?
- 30-04-2012, 10:08 #3
This is well known effect on the local albedo.
"It's a LOCAL concern, for LOCAL people"No one here gets out alive!
- 30-04-2012, 10:23 #4
So there you go, global warming IS happening, the science is settled.E-Tool counselling;
When E-Mailing isn't enough.
(Curtesy of Goldbricker).
- 30-04-2012, 10:25 #5PrinceAlbertGuest
Fan assisted oven - it's obvious innit.
- 30-04-2012, 11:10 #6
It's well know that the wings of a butterfy can be bad enough... I warned em but no...they thought that they knew better!
- 30-04-2012, 11:21 #7
A spokesman for the Texan oil companies said " We did not comission this report, nor did we eat that deliciously plump pigeon!"
Cynical...moi?!Spike Milligan, comedy genius:
"Are you going to come quietly, or do I have to use earplugs?"
"How long was I in the army? Five foot eleven."
"I have the body of an eighteen year old. I keep it in the fridge."
"I spent many years laughing at Harry Secombe's singing until somebody told me that it wasn't a joke."
- 30-04-2012, 11:43 #8
The Wail On Sunday 29 January put out a story that the Met Office had said that there had been no overall temperature rise since 1995 (Forget global warming - it's Cycle 25 we need to worry about (and if NASA scientists are right the Thames will be freezing over again) | Mail Online). The Met office then issued a statement refuting the Wail's article (Met Office in the Media: 29 January 2012 « Met Office News Blog) and maintained that global warming was still zooming ahead. But a counter-claim was put out on 31 January by The Observatory (Dr David Whitehouse: The Mail on Sunday, the Met Office and the Temperature Standstill) to the effect that increases in global temperatures since 1995 really were zero. NASA's GISS, a former avid supporter of AGW appears to support this last one.
Terminology plays a part in all this - Global Warming (GW) could be construed to be the same as Climate Change (which really is going on), but Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is the proposal/belief/religion that man has caused the all the warming, as supported by governments, the EU, the UN and Al Gore, all of whose knowledge drives from the Met Office. This is the nearest we have ever come to a proper debate on the subject and comprises loads of mud-slinging from either extreme. Which leaves you and me standing in the middle wondering WTF is going on. And in the meantime, these august organisations continue to spend our taxes protecting their respective positions.
As far as onshore wind turbines are concerned, all those involved in their advancement are ignoring one basic fact: that the wind does not blow all the time. Therefore, all wind farms need a back-up supply which, with oujr technology and financial resources, boils down to traditional coal-powered stations - another thing the government doesn't tell us. As a reader's comment in the Telegraph article said: remove all the subsidies and then see what support onshore wind farms really have. Crap, innit!
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- 30-04-2012, 11:49 #9
I do my bit for the environment.
While I may tool around in a gas guzzling penguin and Polar bear melting and puppy drowning 4x4, I usually have the air conditioning on so that should offset the global warming the engine is producing.Warning, this post contains some flash photography.
- 30-04-2012, 12:16 #10
They should put a few wind generators in the Houses of Parliament, there's enough hot air produced there.Qui cum canibus concumbunt cum pulicibus surgent.