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    Well, global warming is certainly a fact - even the Bush administration finally admited to it. Not a knock on them, they were just mostly skeptical until recent data emerged.

    There's some talk that the permafrost layer in Siberia may thaw soon.

    Greenland glaciers are disapearing.

    Well, at least we have time to prepare - not like a suprise asteroid!
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    I'm really enjoying it right now

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    temps have been more or les normal here....unpredictible as all heck....typical Montana weather..........we have been warming up for over the last 100 years and will prolly continue to do so and would be doing it even if man was not on the planet.......you do realize the last major ice age was only 10,000 years ago and there was a mini one that we just started coming out of that lasted several hundred years with it coming to an end roughly 100 years ago..............does man affect the world? sure mainly through habitat destruction, do we have a significant effect on the weather? unlikely, solar radiation accounts for more energy hitting the earth in one day than we could ever hope to compete with by putting "greenhouse gases" into the air in 100 years........tis simple energy figures......
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    I have to disagree with you a little. The greenhouse gases don't heat up the earth. Like you said, solar energy almost 100% controls our weather. The greenhouse gases traps solar heat that would have been deflected into outer space.

    The oceans only have to heat up a few degrees for us to have some really bad effects. El nino is proof of that.

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    that may be true Ozzy but the bad effects are only a problem for us and us alone. the rest of the natural world has been through swings before and will weather them just fine, sure some specilized species may die off but it is the normal course of things. in the actual large scheme of things we cant screw things up enough to be absolutly devistating for anything but our species. when we are gone nature will continue on with out so much as a second thought about us. i cant stand ppl screaming that we are screwing up nature cause we arent other than in localized incidents. any b*tching about us sending the world down the toilet is purly selfish cause in the end its our own skin that we care about not some endandgered mouse on some remote African mountain top.

    species adapt ands survive, heck in some of the largest cities in India with populations in excess of 8 million leopards are still considered very real threats taking on average between 1 and 2 ppl a month even in the most urban of areas. infact man killing off the tigers and lions in india and the lion in Africa has caused a boon in leopard populations.........specialists die out, generalists take over tis the way its been for the last 4.whatever billion years.........we are just the latest cause of mass extinction instead of an asteroid. i highly doubt we as a species have more than baout another 2000 years at the top of the food chain than we will for all intents and purposes be wiped out, dont think we are smart enough to survive much past that
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    I agree with you there. There was a song years ago that said "We are bringing Mother Nature to her knees"
    Everytime I heard that song I use to always think, that was wrong, Mother Nature will bring us to our knees.

    I believe that is exactly what you're saying.

    It's true that the Earth will go on after we are gone. It may not be the same, but in on form or another it will go on. Even if we have a full nuclear war, some life will go on and evolve.

    With all that being said, it's still a problem for us and some other species. It's something that needs to stopped one way or another, for our own sake.

    2000 years? You are giving us WAY more credit than I would.

    I think we can count the years we have left in decades, and centuries if we're lucky.




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    I want to be around for the end of the world. Sure it's selfish of me but what a way to die. I want to be partying when I go, celebrating my life and all my friends lives.

    Rave to the grave!

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    nah i think we will last longer than that though i wouldnt be surprised if i see a major plague in my life time. figure weve got 2K left, maybe not everywhere but i bet there will be a few major population centers up close to that. a full blown nuclear war wont wipe out even close to everything. places in South America, Austailia, Asia and Africa are still way to sparsely populated to take a direct hit and without a direct hit species get a chance to adapt, and thats all nature needs. there have been several extinctions in the past that wiped out 90% of the species. doubt we could hit 50% if we tried. gives us to much credit. not saying its "right" we are wiping out species left and right just saying its pretty inevitible and in the grand scheme of things means little.
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