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10 years 11 months ago #27883 by rob
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Makes you think?


Professor Ian Plimer could not have said it better!


If you've read his book you will agree, this is a good summary.



Okay, here's the bombshell. The volcanic eruption in Iceland, since its first spewing of volcanic ash has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet – all of you



Of course you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress – it’s that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow, and to synthesize into oxygen for us humans, and all animal life.




I know, it's very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of: driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kid's "The Green Revolution" science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of abroad, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 cents light bulbs with $10.00 light bulbs...well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days.




The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth's atmosphere in just four days - yes - FOUR DAYS ONLY by that volcano in Iceland, has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud any one time - EVERY DAY.




I don't really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in its entire YEARS on earth. Yes folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over one year – think about it.




Of course I shouldn't spoil this touchy-feely tree-hugging moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keep happening, despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.




And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud but the fact of the matter is that the bush fire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years. And it happens every year.



Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you on the basis of the bogus “human-caused” climate change scenario.




Hey, isn’t it interesting how they don’t mention “Global Warming” any more, but just “Climate Change” - you know why? It’s because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming bull artists got caught with their pants down.


And just keep in mind that you might yet have an Emissions Trading Scheme – that whopping new tax – imposed on you, that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer. It won’t stop any volcanoes from erupting, that’s for sure.


But hey, relax, give the world a hug and have a nice day!


PS: I wonder if Iceland is buying carbon offsets?





Rob

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10 years 11 months ago #382765 by sod
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:D :D:rolleyes:[8D][^][^]:eek: seems about right to us too, glad I've still got my V8 [^] and just don't care about global warming

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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10 years 11 months ago #382771 by DiDi
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Have seen this before and Oh so right! Just scares the bejeezers out of you as to what the real agenda is for our Government to buy into this garbage.

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10 years 11 months ago #382781 by toastiepie
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Nicely put :) The fact is, the "facts" are bogus.

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10 years 11 months ago #382787 by [email protected]
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I dont need to wonder why the goverments of the world backed this outrageous notion its all about tax i doubt they would support this if there wasnt cash involved. Humans have not been around long enough to be able to judge the cooling and heating of the planet.The best way to get what you want is preception people think you are trying to help them or the planet they will gladly give you their money and time.[;)]

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10 years 11 months ago #382795 by kaybe
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So Brad, does Ian Plimer explain why, if the planet is not warming, in recent years the Arctic ice field has been getting progressively smaller every year, the Antartic ice shelves breaking off, melting and not reforming, and the majority (not all, but most) of the world's glaciers shrinking?

Tomorrow is the day I will stop procrastinating.

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