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Originally posted by Ittabena
reply to post by chrismicha77
Not according to NASA & Weather.Com:
Read Richard C. Hoagland's latest book, he is the NASA employee who proposed the plaque on Voyager. He referred to his former employer as Never A Straight Answer.
Or check out Jim Marrs book The rise Of The Fourth Reich.
Quoting propagandists, might as well quote FOX NEWS.
While the moon has no direct effect on the earth's weather, the moon's gravitational pull---a kind of magnetic tug from the moon to the earth---affects rising and falling tides and ocean currents, which in turn affect the shifting weather and climate patterns on the earth.
The moon's gravitational pull on the earth causes ocean tides to rise (slip onto land) and fall (slip away from land). According to the National Geographic's Moon Facts webpage, the moon's gravitational pull causes two conflicting tidal bulges, or swells, of water on the earth's oceans. One swell, the strongest, causes ocean waters to pull toward the moon. The other swell causes ocean waters to pull away from the moon. Both forces cause what we call high tides. As the earth rotates, these swells or water-forces move around with the earth's orbit.
The ocean tides caused by the moon affect ocean currents, which bring new temperatures and weather patterns onto the mainland. Oceans have two types of currents: surface currents and deep-flow currents. The wind causes most surface currents; deep flow currents are caused by a mix of heated waters (tropical or Pacific), cold waters (like Arctic), precipitation levels and evaporation.
According to NASA's Solar Exploration website, the moon's constant daily and monthly rhythms influence the earth's cycles. Tides as well as the stability of the earth's axis cause a relatively stable climate on earth.
Many people are surprised that the Moon is falling away from the Earth. They quite naturally expect that gravity would pull the Moon down to Earth. But the measurements of the distance to the Moon are not controversial. Nobody disputes that the Moon is escaping from the Earth. Even before Apollo 11, radar measurements showed that the Moon was getting farther away from the Earth. The Apollo 11 laser experiment just improved the accuracy of the measurement.
There is a good physical explanation that describes why the Moon falls away from the Earth. As the Moon orbits the Earth, it causes the ebb and flow of the tides. It requires work on the part of the Moon to lift the water to create a high tide. Most of this work is wasted because man fails to take advantage of it, except in Holland where there are some tide-driven hydroelectric plants.2 Man's failure to take good advantage of this work does not diminish the fact that the Moon is doing the work and must therefore be losing energy. (If the Moon could do work without losing energy, then we could use it to build a perpetual motion machine, which is impossible.)
In conclusion, the Moon does affect the Earth’s climate. It may even be fundamental to the maintaining and stabilisation of the seasons. There is also growing evidence that the Moon can influence generations of storms and rainfall, (although untangling this effect from the influence of Sun Spots is not universally accepted). Eventually energy loss by tidal forces will slow the length of the day to say 25 hours and the Moon’s distance from the Earth is also slowly increasing. Luckily any noticeable effects will take 10s of millions of years and way before then the next Ice Age will be far more of a problem for mankind.
Global Warming is a "hoax," a "conspiracy" that intends what?
Originally posted by Reflection
reply to post by deessell
Actually you're wrong. Many people are denying any environmental effects. Many believe the Earth is too big to be damaged by us puny humans.
Originally posted by Vexatious Vex
Huh, then I guess this is just a pretty colored video huh?
Originally posted by Floydshayvious
Man made or not - it doesnt give us a free ticket to not care about what we could be, adversely, adding to - like it's some go ahead to continue with all the status quos because all the human impact data isnt real or accurate. I dont know what to believe about climate change - I just know it IS changing, and I personally dont want to add to that problem in ANY degree. A man made global warming hoax is not a get out of jail free card.
Originally posted by R3KR
So now we are going to try and fix the planet because some people think its natural cycles are broken ? Seems like normal human behavior to me.