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    Outsourced Program Manager Jorge - SHOPiMAR's Avatar
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    'Earth Hour' an Entire Earth initiative
    SYDNEY (AFP) - Twenty-six major cities around the world are expected to turn off the lights on major landmarks, plunging millions of people into darkness to raise awareness about global warming, organisers said

    http://green.yahoo.com/news/afp/2008...earthhour.html

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    And using candles (which give off emissions), lanterns, glow necklaces (at bars and such), etc. I wonder how much emissions were giving off to produce the necklaces?

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    that's pretty cool - thanks for sharing the article!

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    Thanks for the reminder. I live in Georgia and I'm hoping to get a good view of Atlanta and see the lights go out. Even the World of Coke will be participating.

    http://atlanta.daybooknetwork.com/st...ratlanta.shtml

    http://promomagazine.com/news/coke_s...rth_hour_0328/

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    YESSSS time to start advertising my eco-friendly stuff!

    As for the idea, hopefully it'll help make people realize that drastic energy usage cutbacks would SUCK IMMENSELY, and help spur some sensible ideas for better energy sources, instead of blind demands to lower usage!

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    While no cities from China or India are involved this year,
    Heck no! Their factories have to run 24/7 in order to meet the demand spike for the stuff Nakedgamer mentioned!

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    And using candles (which give off emissions), lanterns, glow necklaces (at bars and such), etc. I wonder how much emissions were giving off to produce the necklaces?
    It's just for PR, it's not supposed to lower emissions directly.

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    and now i'm sure many were confused too, lol
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    Symbol over substance... A common theme..

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    and now i'm sure many were confused too, lol
    I thought one of their new algos blew a fuse, while top listing some of the "fat affiliate sites with mfa pages" they prefer , over the regular "thin affiliate sites with product pages" they like to put on supplemental hell hole.

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    I suspect the major city nearest us (a very "green" place) will be participating.
    Sorry, all our lights will be on full and I may light up a few extras just for good measure.
    I'm prepared for your casternation!



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    Take a look at Google.

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    Oops I forgot to turn off the lights.

    Oh well, there's always next year.

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    OK, can someone explain this math to me?

    The various statistics I have seen all say that over the last 200 years, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has gone from around 280 parts per million (.028%) to 380 parts per million (.038%). So the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased 100 parts per million over the last 200 years (.01% more of the atmosphere now composed of CO2).

    Other statistics I have seen says this 100 parts per million increase in the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is responsible for causing the earth's average temperature to increase by 1 (one) degree fahrenheit over the last 200 years. (National Geographic as one example stated this explicitly in an article last year). It is assumed by Al Gore and friends that this increase is 100% caused by human activity and 100% responsible for the change in the earth's average temperature. So....

    If we worked really hard and increased the amount of CO2 800 times more than we already have then 8% (800 x .01% = 8%) of the atmosphere would be composed of CO2 and the earth's average temperature would increase by 800 degrees (800 x 1 degree fahrenheit). This would make the earth about the same temperature as Venus.

    Venus has a much denser atmosphere (atmospheric density increases temperature) and is about 30% closer to the sun (which means Venus receives much more warmth from the sun), and CO2 makes up around 90% of its atmosphere. So why is the effect of CO2 on earth at least 11 times greater (8% / 90%) than its effect on Venus even without adjusting for differences in atmospheric density and distance from the sun? And yes, Venus is covered in clouds which reflects a lot of the sun's energy, but not THAT much.

    Yes, adding CO2 is not a good thing to be doing. However, before I start jumping on the bandwagon about how we are causing global warming at an alarming rate, someone needs to explain to me why the math doesn't add up. Where is the error in my math?

    I'm serious! I am willing and ready to admit I'm wrong, but at this point I just can't get the math to match all the warnings from the pundits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cagles Mill
    I just can't get the math to match all the warnings from the pundits.
    Bravo! Too bad more people aren't questioning rather than blindly accepting the PROPAGANDA. See junkscience.com



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    Nice idea - probably started by the same people that brought us the whole y2k scare.

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    Global warming exists due to all the hot air from politicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cagles Mill
    I just can't get the math to match all the warnings from the pundits.
    I see the problem. You used math and science. If you used politics instead, it would all make perfect sense.
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    wait we were all supposed to turn off our lights? and i thought someone was being romantic....
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    Did they not know it's March Madness? I was watching basketball.

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    Did Al Gore shut off his lights tonight?

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    This year alone the earth cooled down over one full degree below what it supposedly went up due to gorebal warming. The sun is now going into a ten years sun-spot cycle which occurs about every century and puts the world into a mini ice age. I'm going to invest in sweaters and hats not sun tan lotion.
    http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/...html?id=332289

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    If worse come to worse, if and or then, when that happen, by then Mars would be habitable again and we can all go back to Mars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heyder
    This year alone the earth cooled down over one full degree below what it supposedly went up due to gorebal warming
    We have had one snow shower after another over the past three days with high temps at 40 degrees and below. And we're at 200 ft above sea level here in SW Washington state. This and the last winter have averaged significantly lower than normal temperatures. Of course this is just my little corner of the world, but I've been hearing similar reports from elsewhere.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    Did they not know it's March Madness? I was watching basketball.
    Ditto. I had to watch my Bruins. Go UCLA!
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    I remember earth day, now earth hour, maybe we should have an earth minute, where the whole planet holds it's breath...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey
    I see the problem. You used math and science. If you used politics instead, it would all make perfect sense.
    Yup

    Has anyone else read Michael Crichtons book, State of Fear? It came out about a year or more ago - very interesting stuff about how global warming is "just" big business. Worth the read, definitely. A good story, too.
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