Jim brindley wrote:
Oh No!....not the all too common fun conversation turned into a veiled political rant!...
Weather & climate are not political - any more than it is pretty hard to predict into the future with a heck of a lot of accuracy on weather/climate or politics. I'm personally fascinated by how Earth's climate has changed over time and all the variables that are involved: atmospheric gas content & percentages, volcanic activity, orbit fluctuations, behavior of our star, continental drift, ocean temperature and currents, asteroid impact, the list is pretty long and very likely there are a few unknowns too.
We're a fascinating planet in that we're mostly covered by liquid water. This really keeps our diurnal temps in a relatively narrow range (whole planet anyway). Hard telling just how much sea level may rise with the current warming.
Steve Baran ï¿½ U2 160 ï¿½ Chattaroy, WA - USA ï¿½ USHPA# 16529 ï¿½ www.centeroflift.org