a reply to: Rezlooper
Well, instead of just "claiming" I am wrong prove it.
You see, first of all the largest emission of methane comes from rice fields, and cattle, among others. As people, we need both to be able to feed
the population of the world, and despite the fact that methane levels have been increasing due in part to an increase in rice paddies and cattle, the
levels of methane in the atmosphere have remained stable for over 10 years and hadn't increased for the most part. There was an increase in methane
that planetary scientists attributed to "Earth's natural cycle" and not beause of man-made activity.
August 14, 2009
MIT Team Says "Global Warming Part of Earth's Natural Cycle" -A Galaxy Poll
A team of MIT scientists recorded a nearly simultaneous world-wide increase in methane levels -the first increase in ten years. What baffles the team
is that this data contradicts theories stating humans are the primary source of increase in greenhouse gas. It takes about one full year for gases
generated in the highly industrial northern hemisphere to cycle through and reach the southern hemisphere. Since all worldwide levels rose
simultaneously throughout the same year, however, it is probable that this may be part of a natural cycle - and not the direct result of man's
MIT's Matthew Rigby and Ronald Prinn, the TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science,
state that this imbalance has resulted in several million metric tons of additional methane in the atmosphere. Methane is produced by wetlands, rice
paddies, cattle, and the gas and coal industries, and is destroyed by reaction with the hydroxyl free radical (OH), often referred to as the
This shows we do not understand all the variables that affect the levels of methane gas in the atmosphere.
Then there is the fact that the "climate does changes", just because it does it is no excuse to try to tamper with it. The Earth is going through a
natural cycle which is causing physical changes. Not only on the climate but also changes on Earth's magnetic field, alongside increases in seismic
and magmatic events which include an increased activity of underwater volcanoes. This increased activity are heating many ocean areas of the world
and have even been melting the ice in large areas of the Antarctic. Despite claims that "the melting has been caused by anthropogenic CO2", we know
that this underground melting is being done by volcanoes, and not because of CO2.
The entire solar system has been encountering new areas of our universe which has been affecting not only Earth, but our sun, and every planet and
moon with an atmosphere. This new region of space the solar system has been encountering seems to be the primary cause behind all these changes we
have been seeing happening not only on Earth, but the entire Solar System.
As humans we have no say on these "natural changes", we can only adapt to them.
Sooner or later people are going to realize this, and unfortunately it seems that this realization will happen when it is too late because too many
people are trying to blame these changes on mankind instead of accepting that as humans we do not control everything.
You need to understand that there is a difference between the actual toxins which are very detrimental to the environment, and which do affect
ecosystems. However gases like methane and CO2 are building blocks and byproducts of life on Earth.
Are you suggesting that we stop planting rice paddies, and stop altogether the production of meat and other sources of proteis? Even if meat was
"sanctioned and banned" like "some" people want, we as humans and as a CARBON based lifeform need some source of protein. Hence we would need a
substitute for "meat" which would have to be other food staples such as beans, and guess what is a natural byproduct from consumption of beans? CO2
People need to understand this. As a lifeform on this planet, and just like all other lifeforms on this planet there are essential building blocks
that sustain life on Earth. We can't influence, and much less stop the natural changes that Earth is undergoing, so the only other solution would
be to pretty much cull not only human population but other lifeforms on Earth as well...
People like you don't seem to realize that your opinions are being controlled by people who think, without any actual proof, that Earth should have
less humans in it... Heck, some of these people, and unfortunately many of them are either powerful, or very influencial, want to reduce the
population on Earth simply because they like "control". These people get high on controlling others, and they will use any, and every excuse to
implement policies that would allow them to have more control over every aspect of human life.
Earth is a planet that has life, and CO2 and methane will always exist on a planet where all lifeforms are CARBON based.
Do tell me, even "IF" you were able to control all life on this planet, how would you control the natural changes such as the increased magmatic and
seismic activity occurring under our oceans which are warming many ocean areas and are in fact melting glaciers? You simply "can't"... Hence the
only real solution is "adaptation", instead of trying to "control" the natural processes that occur on Earth.
edit on 21-8-2014 by ElectricUniverse because: (no reason given)