posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 09:31 AM
Originally posted by Kidfinger
Two days ago, it was warm enough to be outside without a jacket on. Today, its about 25 degrees and we have a winter weather advisory for much of
Kentucky, as well as Indiana. I would say things are getting pretty screwy around here.
That's actually common and not "screwy" at all. In fact that's the norm (for much of the US). If it stayed warm all the time or cold all the time
then that'd be screwy, but temperture swings like that are how we come up with what's average.
Here, we have a very warm start to January. It even hit 70! But the weather corrected itself (like it tends to do) and it has been much colder the
past couple of weeks. When January is through the avg. temp for January will be **get this** normal
Whether it takes years or a couple days, the weather seems to always have this way of making up for what it did or did not do. That would happen
whether humans were here or not. Big temperature swings would happen whether humans were here or not.
If every human on earth were gathered together at one place and had a jar of some sort of greenhouse gas (pick one). And at once everyone on earth
opened their jar......the damage done would still be much less than an average volcanic erupution.
I also did a paper on this issue (unfortunately I don't have it)...
What's funny is that, had the invention and increase use of cars, coal and electrical plants, and every thing else that spews out not so healthy
emmissions...had these been invented and used during a cycle of global cooling we'd be at this moment talking about how these things are cooling the
earth, but since it coincided with a warming cycle, they're causing global warming. Always us though (despite us being just specks on this planet),
never the earth's fault.
On a smaller scale (such as big cities) there is warming...but that's basic science. If I cover a small ball with both my hands, wouldn't the ball
be warmer than if it were on the outside of my hands?