Re: World is 10 deg chillier: storing water in antarctica

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Fri Jan 26 2001 - 15:36:49 MST

> Spike Jones wrote:
> > Hey, Ive an idea. Many will agree that a rising sea is bad for those
> > who live near it on low ground. What if we were to intentionally
> > lower the sea level? ..Then we go ahead and let the earth warm up a bit,
> > making it more hospitable to those who have a lotta money.
> >
> "Ross A. Finlayson" wrote:
> ...
> Greenhouse gasses have the effect of trapping heat from the Sun on
> Earth. Combined with the heat of the processes that generate the
> greenhouse gasses, we get largescale environmental changes and also
> altered microclimates in urban and rural environments.
> Consider the changes in the weather in the last twenty years.

I *am* considering that Ross. My argument is that warming
the earth is a good thing. And adding CO2 to the air is
also a good thing. Most of the biomass on this planet would
agree with me on both points, altho they are not in a position
to voice an opinion. If we could warm the earth a little and
deal with the rising seas by pumping water upon the otherwise
useless Antarctica, we would turn Siberia into a more
livable place, as well as improving life in Northern Europe.
Raising the temp of the earth by an average of about 5C
would be overall a good deal for both humanity and the
plant kingdom. spike

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