Sunday, July 22, 2007

Man-made global cooling undermining man-made global warming

It keeps getting weirder.

Man-made global cooling is undermining man-made global warming.

According to the Wall Street Journal, bad air is making its way from China to California. Plumes of airborne microscopic particles (aka aerosols) are wafting their way across the Pacific containing so many cooling sulfate particles that they may be "masking half of the effect of global warming".

According to the article, "As China and other countries eliminate their sulfate emissions, however, world temperatures may heat up even faster than predicted."

The truth is, our climate system is incredibly complex, and, the more we learn about the complex interactions between the oceans and the atmosphere, the more we marvel at creation and the wonderful planet on which we live. I believe that God has placed within the planet many intricate clean-up and restorative mechanisms to help ensure that the planet remains habitable.

Of course this does not mean that we should intentionally pollute, or be careless about the environment.

But it does mean that we can get on with enjoying life, and not worrying unduly about whether the planet can sustain another trip by us to the supermarket.

And that's the way the Ball bounces.

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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"