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Why all the tornados and hurricaines.

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posted on Sep, 20 2004 @ 12:51 PM
Just a newbie note for you all. In layman's terms, take a look next time you are taking a bath. Look closely at the water going down the drain. Note that as the surface of the bathwater lowers, a tornado effect appears and increases. It gets bigger and then opens up as the last of the water dissappears. That is how tornados are made. Our atmosphere is dissappearing and the real surface of the planet, where the clouds are, is getting lower and lower, to the point that the coldness of space is touching the land. Another example would be a marshmallow on fire. Watch is as the flames slowly disappear. In clumps of flame, burning away the surface. That is what is happening to our planet. When you listen to the weather and they talk about the cold front, or depression, what is really happening is the cold of space is coming closer to the planet. Look at all the trees and see the leaves burning in the sun. Since our protective ozone layer is all but gone, nothing is left to protect us from the cold of space and the heat of the sun. Why do you think the difference between day and night temperatures are becoming greater? The moon goes from well over 200 degrees in the sun, to well below freezing at night.

But back to tornadoes and hurricaines. Stop blaiming it on El Nino. Blame it on corporate greed for cutting down trees that produce the oxygen needed to support the ozone layer. Stop driving cars that burn oxygen.

Anyways, I am done with my rant.

posted on Sep, 21 2004 @ 10:27 AM
Well, you did get one thing right in your rant.

You're a newbie.

As far as the rest of the stuff, well they should have taught you by now, the time you get to high school I'm sure they'll teach you about basic and simple physical science. Until then, it might be best not to talk about it so much.

posted on Sep, 21 2004 @ 10:29 AM

Originally posted by blackpanther1967

Stop blaiming it on El Nino.

When El Nino is " in season". There are less Hurricaines

posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 12:56 AM

Originally posted by blackpanther1967
In layman's terms...

... I think you're very confused. Let me help you out!

Earth's atmosphere, continually in motion, is about 800 km (500 miles) deep which protects it from harmful solar radiation and supports all living things.

It is made of air which is a mixture of O (21%), N (78%), CO2 (0.037%) and other gases in negligible amounts such as H, the noble gases, and O3. It also contains water vapor. These gases are densest at the Earth's surface and get less dense with increasing height. Around 90% of the atmosphere by weight lies in the lowest 15 km (9 miles) above the surface. Statistically, that may not sound very thick, but have you thought about how high 15 km (9 miles) up really is?

Air pressure is the weight of air resting on a given area of the Earth's surface. Air pressure (also called atmospheric pressure) is greatest at sea level, where the air is densest. On a mountain peak the air is less dense and the pressure is lower.

Low pressure also occurs when air is warm, expands, gets lighter and rises. High pressure occurs when air gets cold, contracts, becomes heavier (denser) and sinks (falls). Air flows from regions of high pressure (highs) to low pressure (lows) as it tries to equalize the difference between the two, known as the pressure gradient. This movement of air is wind. The greater the difference between the high and the low pressure, the greater the wind speed. The closer the isobars on a weather map are together, the stronger the winds.

Keep in mind that all these temperature changes and movement of air does not affect the thickness of the Earth's atmosphere; it merely affects the temperature and wind patters within the atmosphere.

About 70% of the Earth's surface is sea water and the ocean currents have a major influence on climate and weather. Surface currents are produced by the prevailing winds and follow the same general directions. They play a major role in transferring heat from the tropics to the polar regions. Land surfaces are poor conductors of heat; their temperature increases rapidly in sunshine and decreases equally quickly at night. The sea is different with little change of surface temperature from day to night except where it is exceptionally shallow. Because of this, the sea warms up and cools down more slowly than the land, creating temperature contrasts at different times of year.

On a larger scale the sea acts as a reservoir of heat from the summer, keeping coastal regions milder in the autumn than regions inland. In summer, it warms up slowly providing cooling sea breezes keeping temperatures near coasts below those inland. On a global scale, temperature contrasts are responsible for the effect known as continentality. The inland areas of continents tend to have a much greater temperature variation than coastal areas, where the influence of the sea produces a much smaller variation.

Also, tornadoes and hurricanes are completely natural, and certainly not induced by 'global warming', if it's even real (the jury's still out on that one). Their occurences in 2004 are no more or less dramatic than in any other year -- especially statistically speaking. Yes, it's been a busy hurricane season in the U.S., and the last U.S. hurricane season this busy was in 1886. Was that due to 'global warming' too?

In the words of my good friend, who has a B.S. in Geology, "Mother Earth can shake humanity off like a bad cold." This is not to say that local environments aren't affected by humanity's presence, but globally speaking, Earth has little to fear from human presence. We are every bit at the mercy of the Earth's climate -- and our ability to affect it, for good or bad, is indeed negligible in the end.

(adapted from ) Well, that should at least get you started in your studies... good luck!

[edit on 9/29/2004 by ThunderCloud]

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