Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Global Warming
(09-12-2015, 10:50 AM)Leicester Exile Wrote: Perhaps it's my age but I still find it hard to believe that man is the cause of the current period of climate change - when the climate has always changed over the thousands of years. Carbon dioxide is absorbed by trees that then produce oxygen so could a lot of the problem be caused by the devastation of rain forests especially in south america?
You praise the met office - is this not the organisation that keeps trying to tell us that the seasons change on the 1st ofMarch,June,September and December instead of at the equinox and soltice?

And who would it be that is causing the devastation of the rain forests? Oh yes, that would be us. The forests are cut down - or indeed just burnt - to clear land on which to grow soya or palm oil as cash crops. Some people get rich. Some forests disappear for good.

There are very credible explanations for why it is more likely than not that we are the major contributor to global warming this time around. Nobody can be sure but to believe the contrary is backing a very long odds outsider.
Reply
Doubts are fine LE, its just the total denial of it which I think is wrong.

Reply
Yes of course man is at fault for the gloforest devastation and if that was said to be the main cause of climate change I would be more inclined to believe it.
LE - aka John
Reply
And global warming is slowing down plant regrowth in the rain forest and its predicted that it could eventually release more carbon into the atmosphere than it absorbs.

Reply
(09-12-2015, 10:50 AM)Leicester Exile Wrote: Perhaps it's my age but I still find it hard to believe that man is the cause of the current period of climate change - when the climate has always changed over the thousands of years. Carbon dioxide is absorbed by trees that then produce oxygen so could a lot of the problem be caused by the devastation of rain forests especially in south america?
You praise the met office - is this not the organisation that keeps trying to tell us that the seasons change on the 1st ofMarch,June,September and December instead of at the equinox and soltice?

Meteorological seasons are defined as three monthly periods to make statistical analysis much easier. I do some work using seasonal statistics and it would be a nightmare if I had to use astronomical seasons! In the astronomical calendar, seasons begin on a different date each year and also have different lengths so it would make year-to-year analysis very difficult, which is why meteorological seasons were introduced.
Proud to be a Bear
Reply
(10-12-2015, 01:11 AM)Exiled Bear Wrote:
(09-12-2015, 10:50 AM)Leicester Exile Wrote: Perhaps it's my age but I still find it hard to believe that man is the cause of the current period of climate change - when the climate has always changed over the thousands of years. Carbon dioxide is absorbed by trees that then produce oxygen so could a lot of the problem be caused by the devastation of rain forests especially in south america?
You praise the met office - is this not the organisation that keeps trying to tell us that the seasons change on the 1st ofMarch,June,September and December instead of at the equinox and soltice?

Meteorological seasons are defined as three monthly periods to make statistical analysis much easier. I do some work using seasonal statistics and it would be a nightmare if I had to use astronomical seasons! In the astronomical calendar, seasons begin on a different date each year and also have different lengths so it would make year-to-year analysis very difficult, which is why meteorological seasons were introduced.

Makes sense I suppose - don't forget it's a leap year next year which means an extra day of winter. I think the extra day should be in June so we get an extra day of cricket :-)
LE - aka John
Reply
(10-12-2015, 09:33 AM)Leicester Exile Wrote:
(10-12-2015, 01:11 AM)Exiled Bear Wrote:
(09-12-2015, 10:50 AM)Leicester Exile Wrote: Perhaps it's my age but I still find it hard to believe that man is the cause of the current period of climate change - when the climate has always changed over the thousands of years. Carbon dioxide is absorbed by trees that then produce oxygen so could a lot of the problem be caused by the devastation of rain forests especially in south america?
You praise the met office - is this not the organisation that keeps trying to tell us that the seasons change on the 1st ofMarch,June,September and December instead of at the equinox and soltice?

Meteorological seasons are defined as three monthly periods to make statistical analysis much easier. I do some work using seasonal statistics and it would be a nightmare if I had to use astronomical seasons! In the astronomical calendar, seasons begin on a different date each year and also have different lengths so it would make year-to-year analysis very difficult, which is why meteorological seasons were introduced.

Makes sense I suppose - don't forget it's a leap year next year which means an extra day of winter. I think the extra day should be in June so we get an extra day of cricket :-)
An extra day in June sounds like a great idea - but I've just checked and there are no trains or buses scheduled for 31 June so how would we get to the cricket?
Keep up-to-date with County Cricket at http://deepextracover.com/
Reply
[-] The following 1 user Likes Terry's post:
Leicester Exile
Cheer up, everyone. From today the days start getting longer and the cricket season gets nearer.
LE - aka John
Reply
Being from Leicester one would would think you would be enjoying the football season.

Reply
Sorry Paul, once a Bluenose always a Bluenose.
LE - aka John
Reply
The excellent news was that in the UK some parts of the country celebrated the equinox with temperatures of 17 degrees..... warmer than the Summer equinox!

Excellent..... all this warmer weather means we use less heating which is good for the environment and saves us money. Have utility bills gone down to reflect the low oil and gas prices by the way?

Flooding is miserable and can put life at risk... But it is nothing new. Some parts of the country have had 200 percent of average uk rainfall.... But also many less than 'normal' (parts of East Anglia etc.) https://metofficenews.files.wordpress.co...c-2015.gif

Anyway.... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/articl...asses.html
Reply
Has anyone else thought that these storms causing all this flooding have only taken place since they gave them stupid names
LE - aka John
Reply
The names are excellent. ... they focus the mind on the fact its winter. .... ;-)
Reply
(29-12-2015, 06:34 PM)Warleybear Wrote: The excellent news was that in the UK some parts of the country celebrated the equinox with temperatures of 17 degrees..... warmer than the Summer equinox!

Excellent..... all this warmer weather means we use less heating which is good for the environment and saves us money. Have utility bills gone down to reflect the low oil and gas prices by the way?

Flooding is miserable and can put life at risk... But it is nothing new. Some parts of the country have had 200 percent of average uk rainfall.... But also many less than 'normal' (parts of East Anglia etc.) https://metofficenews.files.wordpress.co...c-2015.gif

Anyway.... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/articl...asses.html

Yes they have but you have to look around. I've reduced my energy bills by half.

Reply
I've got those new smart metres installed.... It was eye watering when the fifteen gu10 fifty watt bulbs went on in the kitchen..... Quickly changed them for 5w LEDs. Excellent!

Anyway... Must look round.... Haven't swapped in a while and that was a real chore :-(
Reply
http://www.uswitch.com/gas-electricity/

Reply
[-] The following 1 user Likes Paul's post:
Warleybear
Thanks.... It will prompt me into action :-)
Reply
I'm sure that global warming is in some way responsible for this:
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/...ins-london
Keep up-to-date with County Cricket at http://deepextracover.com/
Reply
Absolutely - the sun was never this low when I was a kid :-)
LE - aka John
Reply
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35531143
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)