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Originally posted by blamethegreys
Originally posted by sabbathcrazy
While I do agree that we are not the MAIN reason for climate change, but SUV's, well cars in general create A TON OF HEAT!. Your engine heats up all that metal shimmering off the sun, heats up. The black tops and roof tops heat up. Then you have tall buildings. I do not think Co2 is the cause for this heat, but the world is just like a computer case, it has things inside of it witch are hot and cause the air inside to get hot. The earth would most likely be cooler if the ground was not covered in cement and metal.
The heat delivered to the Earth by the Sun would be absorbed into the geosphere's energy system, regardless if it hit the top of a car or a leafy plant. In fact, using your premise it could be argued that the cars are reducing temperature, since all the car rooftops are increasing the Earth's albedo!
Not to offend, but to educate: The global warming argument is that increased CO2 adds another "blanket" over the Earth which brings us slightly closer to a closed system. Science primer HERE
Originally posted by evil12day
reply to post by wcitizen
that's because we're supposed to pretend the nuclear usage and threat doesn't exist and/or isn't a problem therefore isn't worth adding to their calculations.
Haven't you heard? According to our leaders and media there's nothing to be afraid of. Using nuclear power is PERFECTLY SAFE, hence why we need to keep tabs on reactor temperature and make sure nothing comes in direct contact with radiation---COUGH---NOPE perfectly safe.