> wind farms. Huge wind farms. This one goes on for miles and miles. The bearings in them go so fast they lack profitability.
Isn't that just a problem of poor workmanship? Taking from the specific (ie a problem in your area) from the general does not make it true for all wind farms.
I'd put global warming deniers firmly in the wacko camp, there with all the "rapture" lot. Certain environmentalists are concerned that if wind turbines are on a migration path for birds they could cause major problems but so do domestic cats on the bird population too.
>>If the technology was to a point where they were logical - I would be behind them with bells on! It just isn't there yet.
In Denmark the technology is very logical, to the point that 20%!o(MISSING)f Danish power now comes from wind.
>The polar ice caps are coming back.
Where's that then? Jupiter? The Arctic ice cap is continuing to get thinner, glaciers worldwide are on the retreat.
>There has been growth in that area, they just are not putting it out to the general public.
Where? please name your sources for this. All ice caps are reducing in size except for East Antarctica.
>>I old enough to see where the climate changes in cycles. This is just a cycle. Prior to the past couple of years where it has been getting colder very quickly - in the past 100 years the increase in temperature was only .5 degrees on average. This has already been reversed by those two years.
A quote from those wackos
at the UK Meteorological Office:-
"Despite this fall, a look at global average temperatures reveals a different picture. It shows large variability in our climate year-on-year warmer some years, cooler in others - but what is very clear is an underlying rise over the longer term, almost certainly caused by man-made emissions of greenhouse gases.
"There are a number of natural factors contributing to this interannual variability, the single most important being the El Niño Southern Oscillation or ENSO.
"The global climate is currently being influenced by the cold phase of this oscillation, known as La Niña. The current La Niña began to develop in early 2007, having a significant cooling effect on the global average temperature. Despite this, 2007 was one of the ten warmest years since global records began in 1850 with a temperature some 0.4 °C above average. Indeed, the years 2001-2007 recorded an average of 0.44 °C above the 1961-90 average, which is 0.21 °C warmer than corresponding values for the years 1991-2000".
>>The methane report concerning the out put of carbon comes from the UN report. They blame cows more than cows for the increase in carbon.
Cars I think you mean. Well, transport is a significant contributor - over 20%!o(MISSING)f emissions, and over 90%!o(MISSING)f that is from road transport.
And I am sure what happens there is nothing compared to what I saw happening at Yellowstone in July. The carbon out put of the geysers is more than just a few wisps. It was coming out strong enough to almost knock you over! This has been going on without man's help unchanged.
Yes, but 5 billion extra people on the planet, make a difference, particularly if they aspire to western lifestyles. If whole geological layer of fossil fuels are burned in 300 years, it will make a difference.
>>Fossil fuels are not volatile
Well petroleum/gasoline and natural gas prices certainly have been.
>>actually there are some scientists who are now saying it may be a renewable resource.
That's new on me.
>>What makes the prices to bad are all of the bad regulations. (Note not all regulations are bad, but some are - like a $5,000 fine if you happen to drip any of the oil on the ground while pumping it out. It just came out of the ground and much of it is going to be sprayed on the top of roads, but if they spill so much as a cup of it they get fined $5,000 according to my friend who works in the industry.)
Well you would not it in your water supply would you?
>>Because of the costs of fines and unions who jack up the cost of labor due to separation of job duties, right now we have to have oil at $65 per barrel before they can make a profit getting it out of the ground.
unions? So it was the unions' fault it went over $100 a barrel last year? And I seem to remember that the oil companies have been doing rather well of late? (Exxon earned $1,300 a second
in 2007, according to CNN).
>>Many of those in the drilling industry are looking to go under right now.
Aye, but not Exxon then. Or BP. Or Shell.
>>It is also the restrictions on where they can drill. Have you ever seen a drill? They take up a very small spot of land. Land that can be reclaimed after wards very easily! So the ban on shale drilling and in the Rockies for years hurt us. Now they want to put that ban back in place. We have more oil in this country than they do in the middle east!
I think that explains why you want us to deny global warming then.