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post #21 of 56 Old 01-16-2009, 09:38 AM
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Global Warming isn't realistic?? It certainly feels & looks that way to me.
Tyyrlyn...tell me why you think that. I'm interested!!
I think that might wind up getting a little overly political and inflammatory for this board. If you really wanna hear it PM me.

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post #22 of 56 Old 01-17-2009, 12:42 AM
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Yes, you're right. It's a hot topic, no pun intended.

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post #23 of 56 Old 01-23-2009, 05:10 PM
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Personally I don't think the world will just randomly end. I also don't think that anything environmental will cause the end of the world in MY lifetime. If you look at the world in the grand scheme of things, it seems unlikely that anything that drastic will happen in one human's lifetime.

I'm more worried about humans themselves. Ya know, nuclear bombs, biological warfare, etc. Now that could wipe out the world in short order.

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post #24 of 56 Old 01-28-2009, 07:44 PM
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There are plenty of cosmological events that could pretty much instantly destroy the planet. Of course, a comet or asteroid could wipe out all life. However, those events could be foreseen and possibly even changed. Something like a gamma ray burst, though, we'd never see coming and would instantly annihilate all life on the planet (if not the entire planet itself).

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There are plenty of cosmological events that could pretty much instantly destroy the planet. Of course, a comet or asteroid could wipe out all life. However, those events could be foreseen and possibly even changed. Something like a gamma ray burst, though, we'd never see coming and would instantly annihilate all life on the planet (if not the entire planet itself).

i beleive an astroid is bound to hit in like 2036 or something like that, IMO way more realistic of ending the world then the 2012 hype. They say scientist are planning ways to slightly alter its path now.
heres a link (i didnt read this, just googled and it was the first or one of the first to come up)
Predicting Apophis' Earth Encounters in 2029 and 2036
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post #26 of 56 Old 01-29-2009, 08:45 AM
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Last I heard Apophis is going to miss us, not by much, it'll be close, but it's not going to be a hit. The uncertainty about the 2036 approach will be cleared up sometime around 2013 and even then all it means is if you take the extreme end of the margin of uncertainty and apply it in one direction Apophis might hit earth. Even then the odds of it hitting the earth are extremely low. What Apophis really should be is a warning that we need better tracking for objects like this lest we not spot the next one in time.

GRB's are dangerous, the big danger from one is that if we were hit by the beam it would fry the ozone layer and the surface of the earth would be bathed in x-rays. Enough x-rays that survival would be unlikely for anything. There's some speculation that at least one of the major extinctions might have been due to a GRB, with the Permian/Triassic extinction even being a good candidate due to the severity. They don't have enough power to vaporize a planet though, not unless our sun was the culprit. It won't though because its not massive enough to collapse into a neutron star when it dies, and there's no other neutron star anywhere near us that might collide with the even then. Of course all that could change when our galaxy collides with Andromedra and the stellar mix up happens, assuming our sun isn't one of the unlucky stars that gets cast off into deep space. Of course it's all moot since the swelling of the sun into a red giant just before it dies would pretty much mean that all life on earth would be ended anyways. Something to worry about in about 4,500 million years.

No, if anything happens to the human race it'll be at our own hand in my opinion. Nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, biological weapons, we've got some great ways to kill ourselves.

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post #27 of 56 Old 01-29-2009, 04:50 PM
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Why is it that when I read the aforementioned posts by iamntbatman, tyyrlym & onefish2fish it makes me feel like kicking myself?? I'm not sure that cutting science class to go down to the beach to surf was the smartest thing to do. Who would have thought that belonging to the fishforum was going to increase my knowledge of world science and my desire to learn more? Pretty cool stuff.

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post #28 of 56 Old 01-29-2009, 11:13 PM
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...i was one of those kids that cut class too


i really wish i didnt.
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post #29 of 56 Old 01-29-2009, 11:38 PM
I hated science. lol But this discussion is pretty interesting.
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