Good book DJ Droood.
Some real situations are about to hit home.
They hit my home about 20 years ago. I stopped commuting, localized, changed my career and all thanks to out-sourcing. My old trade skill job disappeared long ago.
Seeing the coming of this time clearly in my income, I had no choice. I watch now as the entire world sees this for the first time. Welcome to the club!
Out-sourcing relies on trade and that requires shipping everything. That is going to change as the free ride ends.
One of our biggest problems now is how people have lost the trade skills. Also the preoccupation with virtual games and such do nothing for our kids who would rather play an x-box than actually learn any trade.
I can understand the graphs mwyalchen,
But they can be made to show any number of things. What I see in the real mundane world now, is colder and colder. Much colder.
In 1990 the average temperatures were so warm that winter had all but completely stopped producing snow, with January and February temperatures in the 50s and 60s.
Now the winters are going back to a very real and cold cycle. Last summer had no real hot days, as they had been.
If CO2 held heat, we would all use it in our insulated windows. It simply does not. Remember all the theories about Ozone? We are on a skin covered liquid planet full of very hot stuff!
I think more simply, and those in Copenhagen would have done well to do the same. CO2 is bad pollution. But when we breach the pollution issue we then bring in the alternatives they hope to exploit.
Pollution being a real issue
, and not abstracted by conflicting views it might have gotten better press, moved us to do something.
Climategate is just that. Sadly the real ways to stop the problem are not popular with the big money and global exploiters in the world. For the moment our earth will cool, things will have to change and people need to get the reality check. Heating homes will go back the problem it was, and very expensive. Trotting across the ocean with all kinds of outsourced goods will become more expensive and impractical. Cheap junk made in sweat shops will be less and less appealing as people rise up and refuse no pay for long hours.
Banks have already found that printing money and playing games with it will come around. Though our national debt is growing, it is still less than many others.
Meanwhile I will watch, shaking my head, and finish the job by going solar.
I am already geothermal. And yes I do fully understand superheat values.
Just clean the air, that is simple enough for me.
However it isn't enough for the rest of the world, and it has become easy to point fingers, make broad claims and not take responsibility.
The real truth about how CO2 melts glaciers brings the truth back home, in a real big way.
I'll post this comprehensive set of essays here as well, because getting people to believe the problem is most of the task. http://novascience.wordpress.com/catego ... s-melting/
Drinking water, and ice melt are directly linked in some places. And those places are not where the fingers are pointed.
Some of the problem is natural, some of it man made, and some does migrate from one place to another.
The trouble seems most when the understanding is in question.
If scientists cannot make it clear, in real terms, then the argument fails.
Why and how do glaciers melt? And what direct impacts, factors and such are results and responsible?
What exactly must be done?
These essays are perhaps the best I have seen. And stopping pollution, directing energy resource, making progress all needs to be very comprehensive to each and every one of us.
More real answers need to be made in layman's terms, and the responsibility must be taken by each and every person on earth. Political taxing isn't going to do it. No one trusts a politician is why. For this all to work requires taking advantage of the vast and amazing interconnected communication we have. Only then will this problem be directly addressed.