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Global cooling is ...
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Myth – a load of hot air! 1 (50%)
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Global Cooling: Myth or Reality?
Topic Started: Feb 6 2015, 06:06 AM (94 Views)
Stormaen
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"We all know global cooling is a myth," barks bystander Richard Cranium, "It's just a conspiracy put out there by energy firms and governments to make us pay more! If 'global cooling' is real, how come summers are still hot? See! There's no proof, they're just freezing the books!"

Professor Sienna Tist sighs, lowering her glasses and rubbing the bridge of her nose, "Global cooling is not a myth, it's proven science. All the evidence suggests our world is cooling gradually. Glaciers are growing, snowfalls are coming earlier and lasting longer. Ground temperatures are already between 0.5°C and 1.5°C cooler than they were a century ago."

The arguments are continuing to, ironically, heat up...


So, we're currently building a space elevator here in Canada which leads me to assume – rightly or wrongly – that we're entering the 'post-modern technology' (PMT) role-playing genre.

With that in mind, given we're likely to be most of the way towards a post-industrial environment, perhaps instead of global warming, Planet Canada could suffer from global cooling. This could either be 1) a natural cooling or 2) normalising of a previous global warming phase.

It's a little different from the norm, I feel. So what say you, Canada?
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Almonaster
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I was envisaging us as a somewhat colder planet than Earth to start with. The effects of industrialisation would be similar, so we should see a little warming, which might be more acceptable here. We do have a lot of ice-covered land. If that melts, we could have problems with sea-level rises. On the other hand, if people are being all green and non-carbon we might be seeing a natural ice-age? Interesting idea, anyway.
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Stormaen
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Likewise, industry make me lean toward global warming but then, given we're at the technological stage to develop a space elevator, I'm thinking we're probably post-modern tech which could well mean the world absorbing and locking away more CO2 than we're producing by industry.

Plus I thoug it might be interesting to play a different angle. Rather than governments worrying about rising sea levels, they could be facing a dilemma of falling sea levels and encroaching ice sheets.

Still, something to dwell on! :P
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