Techniguy 07-01-2006

Isn’t it amazing that after hundreds of millions of years of global disasters like asteroid and meteor strikes, super-volcanoes, and continental shifts, ideal living conditions still exist on this planet? Not really, because there is a reason for that. The Earth’s ecology is a perfectly balanced system that always seeks equilibrium.

Think of it as a swinging pendulum. When it swings too far in one direction, it’s pulled back in the other direction, always seeking that perfect balance. No matter what nature or man does to effect it, the ecology will always compensate to return to it’s natural balance. Some things, such as global thermonuclear war just might take a little longer but eventually, the Earth‘s ecosystem will correct for that too.

But if you take a snapshot of the ecology at any given time and mix it with Kyoto politics as Al Gore has done, then it’s relatively easy to develop a doomsday scenario to convince people they are killing the planet by driving their cars and contributing to industrial pollution. Gore’s answer, a combination of science fiction and return to the stone age.

But instead of only looking at a just one frame of the ecology, we should be looking at the whole movie. Carbon dioxide has been identified as the temperature regulating factor in the atmosphere. Not enough CO2 and the global mean temperature of the planet cools. Too much CO2 and we get the “greenhouse effect” and the planet warms. Global warming advocates ignore the following facts, but we won’t. Let’s consider what really happens starting with today’s conditions.

This is just one example of how the Earth maintains it's ecological balance, there are, of course others. The Earth has safety valves as well for more serious situations such as cataclysmic events like super-volcanoes and major asteroid strikes. These events can fill the atmosphere with excessive amounts of CO2, sulfur dioxide, and a variety of smoke particles which can form a blanket over the earth and block out the sun.

The Earth’s heat is held in and the planet warms the oceans which causes frozen methane hydrochloride to thaw and be released from the bottom of the oceans. This, in turn, gets into the atmosphere causing excessive rain which washes out the air of the pollutants. It also washes out the CO2 which, when the skies clear, leaves no greenhouse gasses at all and the Earth plunges into an ice age. Over time, volcanoes replace the CO2 and the earth again begins to warm, always seeking that perfect balance.

Sir Isaac Newton told us in his third law of physics that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This is not just hyperbole, but a universal law that applies to the Earth’s ecology as much as it does to rocket physics. Can man really have any serious effect on the powerful forces of nature that control the Earth’s weather? I doubt it. The Earth will go through it’s warming and cooling cycles as always, with or without Al Gore or man’s influence.

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