I been hearing how if the Arctic Ice cap melts that there will be 3 feet of water in London and Miami. That really sounds like bullshit to me. The oceans are huge! But I just read some interesting things about Antarctica; how it contains 90% of the ice on earth which dwarfs the arctic ice cap; why it stays so much colder down there because there are no other land masses close by and elevation; and how huge chunks are falling off it the size of Connecticut.
They say if it melts the oceans will rise 16 feet! That sounds like bullshit too, but I ain't so great with numbers
Who is to say that this would be due to Global Warming? Who is to say it is not? Who is to say we can't have a perfectly good planet without either Ice Cap for a while, albeit without Adele's Penguins and Polar Bears?
Who is against advancing energy technology as a profitable industry that reduces greenhouse gasses, just on the basis that we can, and that we will because its cleaner, cheaper or more efficient?
Who wants to open their windows and turn on the A/C?
Who wants to pour a hot chocolate on the perennially frozen Lake Vostok?
Who really wants to go to Antarctica and paint Gang Graffiti on the Ross Ice shelf?
I sometimes imagine how primitive we might look to an advanced being from Outer Space; we are still digging rocks out of the earth and setting them afire for energy, and drilling holes in the crust to extract one of the messiest and most dangerous substances in the world and pushing it around through pipes and over seas risking spill and fire and explosion. There may be better technologies to work on and discover if we want.
But I'm not really trying to say anything here, except that its always sunny in Philly, and it never rains in northern California.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Posted by bulletholes at 9:44 AM