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Too Many SUVs on Jupiter?

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posted on May, 23 2008 @ 05:38 PM
According to some scientists, Jupiter is warming.

According to some scientists, Earth is warming.

According to some of some of the scientist that have determined the Earth is warming, it's warming due to the effects of humanity's industrialization.

I wonder what's causing Jupiter to warm up?

From NASA no less.

[edit on 5/23/2008 by darkbluesky]

posted on May, 24 2008 @ 06:52 PM
No one else wonders why Jupiter is warming?

posted on May, 25 2008 @ 01:24 AM
reply to post by darkbluesky

I'm not sure why you think what is happening there has any relationship to what is happening here. The two planets are completely different. Moreover, this warming trend was expected based on a 70 year climate change cycle theorized for Jupiter.

See for example, Jupiter's Spots Disappear Amid Major Climate Change

[edit on 25-5-2008 by loam]

posted on May, 25 2008 @ 01:48 AM
So if a company had a billion ton a year CO2 footprint on earth, and maintains a zero footprint on Jupiter, they can claim a half billion ton a year reduction in overall CO2 Footprint. Brilliant!

Do you know how much money this concept is worth to corporations system wide?

posted on May, 25 2008 @ 11:23 PM
No one has stated that the only way for a planet to warm up is to drive SUV's around (or produce carbon dioxide in some other way). After all, no one suggests that SUV's brought us out of the last Ice Age.

It's well accepted that there are non-human phenomena that periodically warm or cool our planet. Changes in the Sun's radiation output, variations in the Earth's orbit (Milankovitch cycles), increased or decreased volcanic activity are some of the primary factors.

The main concern now is really the rate of temperature change. For example, the earth warmed gradually by about .4 degrees C during the millenium from 1 A.D. to 1000 A.D. Then there was a similarly gradual cooling until about 1800 A.D. when the trend bottomed out and began to warm again. At around 1900 A.D. the warming trend really took off and the planet has warmed about .6 degrees C in the past century. (2000 Year Reconstructed Temperature Chart

That means that the average rate of temperature change in this last century is 1500% greater than it was during the first millenium A.D. Even worse, the more recent rate of temperature change since 1979 has been calculated to be about .25 degrees C over land and .13 degrees C in the oceans per decade. (Smith, Thomas M.; Reynolds, Richard W. (2005-05-15). "A Global Merged Land–Air–Sea Surface Temperature Reconstruction Based on Historical Observations (1880–1997). Journal of Climate 18 (12): 2021–2036. doi:10.1175/JCLI3362.1. ISSN 0894-8755. Retrieved on 2007-03-14.)

The earth may very well be in a natural warming trend, but even if so, there is every reason to believe that it is being greatly exascerbated by human activity. The dramatic increase in heating corresponds roughly with the start of the Industrial Revolution lending strong credence to the idea that greenhouse gasses are the principal factor.


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