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3324 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Oct 2002 at 3:33 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-10-02 11:15:30 AM  
But what about Leon?
2002-10-02 12:00:17 PM  
Rumor has it that Leon's getting LLLLLAAAAAARRRRRGER
2002-10-02 03:54:29 PM  
hhhhmmm... wonder how the environmental retards are gonna spin this one.... buh bye kayto treaty... what a stoopid treaty anyhow...
2002-10-02 03:55:31 PM  
Global warming was bad because it was creating this hole in the ozone... which was inevitably gonna get larger... until it's now shrunk by 1/3... due to warmer temperatures...

Any wacko environmentalist wanna pop off with a NEW unsupported theory to explain this? I'll wait.
2002-10-02 03:55:31 PM  
Good, I would like year round 80 degree temperatures in the Chicago area.
2002-10-02 03:55:48 PM  
*ring ring*
-Hi, this is God.
-Hey, didn't you just call an hour ago?
2002-10-02 03:59:17 PM  

actually it was LEROY!!!
2002-10-02 04:00:49 PM  
I guess they finally got those methane producing cattle out of Antarctica...oh wait...
2002-10-02 04:01:29 PM  
nah... its more like...

*earth pulls shirt onto head*

I am Earthholio!!!

Do you have any Ozone for my *ozone*holio?


WOO!!! AHHHhhhaahhahhhhahhhahhhahhahHHHHHHAAHHAHHhhahhahhhh
2002-10-02 04:03:28 PM  
Damnit, my plan is failing... Must use more hair spray..if only the 80s would return.
2002-10-02 04:05:54 PM  
I guess we tore earth a new one.

Plus, as temperatures increase, ocean evaporation increases, thus increasing Atmospheric disturbances, which increases lightning, which produces ozone, which decreases the hole.

2002-10-02 04:07:15 PM  
deja vu day
2002-10-02 04:07:52 PM  
the USA split them and is currently moving the second towards the Middle East.

cause we can do that.
2002-10-02 04:07:52 PM  
Ever since we have had a satellite that is capable of detecting the ozone, there has been an ozone hole. How do we know that it hasn't always been there?
Ever since this satellite has been looking at the ozone hole it has fluctuated in size rather dramatically.
Ever since we have had a satellite that can measure atmospheric temperatures globally, it has actually grown a bit cooler(I said globally, not in the U.S.)!
Can you guess how these groups get funded? Yes, create a potential disaster and a need to study it.
Follow the money!
2002-10-02 04:07:52 PM  
"Damnit, my plan is failing... Must use more hair spray..if only the 80s would return."

just move to jersey. mega amounts of hair spray has never gone out of style in that state.
2002-10-02 04:08:34 PM  
this is not really a repeat..because it is still getting smaller.
2002-10-02 04:10:37 PM  
Coming from a place that when I was growing up was 20 degrees on a HOT day in the summer was bad enough. But when I go back there now it's 30 for most of it. I don't know about you, but WARM = BAD.

Besides, now that the ozone is bettering itself we can get out the aerosol cans of hairspray again.
2002-10-02 04:10:50 PM  
Nah. It's just getting ready to create two giant holes instead of one.
2002-10-02 04:15:30 PM  
Maybe the "wacko environmentalists" will explain that the ozone layer are and always have been two separate problems. Atmospheric ozone depletion was caused by CFC's. This destroyed ozone, allowing more UV radiation to reach the surface.

Global warming, and entirely separate and much more serious problem, involves a human caused increase in green house gases, such as carbon dioxide, in the atmosphere. This decreases the heat being radiated into space, increases surface temperature, causes the volume of the oceans to expand, and disrupts climate patterns.

Ironically, the ozone hole was acting as a drag on global warming and we can expect it to acclerate when the hole heals itself.
The ban on CFC's and its positive effect is strong evidence that international treaties like Kyoto can work to ameliorate
environmental problems.
2002-10-02 04:15:30 PM  
With it split into two it looks like a butt crack now. It this Earth's way of mooning the aliens and/or tree huggers?

With the spectaular arora borialis last night I think the ozone count went up a bit. Ya I know borialis is Northern Hemisphere butt I can't see the Southern one from my house and besides I can't remember what it's name is and I'm too lazy to look it up on Google. Some thing like arora nostradamus/farkeramous/austrolis... whatever...
2002-10-02 04:15:51 PM  
The ozone hole is getting smaller and you just know some environmentalists will somehow interpret that as BAD news.
2002-10-02 04:21:09 PM  
Rush says the ozone hole and global warming don't exist.

Just sayin'.

2002-10-02 04:22:23 PM  
Tarpond: 20 degrees is hot? I hope you're talking about Celsius degrees.
2002-10-02 04:23:22 PM  

Indeed you are correct. I refer you to Ogmia at 04:15:30
2002-10-02 04:23:40 PM  
Amazing. Of all the comments so far, it look like Ogmia is the only person who has even the slightest understanding of this phenomena and its relationship with global warming (or lack thereof).

The other amazing thing is that nobody has made a lubrication joke yet.
2002-10-02 04:23:58 PM  
Uh, no, it's good news. Maybe all the laws that the enviros put in place are working.
2002-10-02 04:24:30 PM  
I told the ozone i would beat it up in a JC penny bathroom...
2002-10-02 04:25:22 PM  
Opps, I meant to say ozone depletion and global warming are completely different problems. I skipped a few words in the previous post.
2002-10-02 04:28:16 PM  
No cheerful slut and Alternate, this is what environmentalists have predicted all along and is the intended result of CFC reduction treaties.

It's an unfurtunate side effect that global warming will increase, but its worth it.
2002-10-02 04:28:25 PM  

Poison says "DO your part for the ozone layer: use more hairspray ! And oh yea, talk dirty to me !"

[image from too old to be available]

2002-10-02 04:32:19 PM  
BruiserX: Plus, as temperatures increase, ocean evaporation increases, thus increasing Atmospheric disturbances, which increases lightning, which produces ozone, which decreases the hole.

Therefore, global warming is good. I knew SUVs would be our salvation!
2002-10-02 04:34:08 PM  
Maybe Kyoto might work. However

1) No hard, objective scientific evidence indicates a abnormal rise in Earth temperate. Indeed, Earths temperature has been fluctuating for centuries. Evidence shows that the temperature has been higher in past centuries than it is now and it was a good thing. Longer growing seasons, cultivatable land at higher latitudes, et al. The Earth cooled off and is now warming again. Who says this isn't the way it should be?

2) Kyoto will not work since most of the heaviest per capita polluter (China, Russia and India, I'm talking about you) are exempt.
2002-10-02 04:40:34 PM  
ahhhh nothing like a giant hole....
2002-10-02 04:43:22 PM  
Two seperate problems. Ozone hole-lack of ozone. Global warming-increased green house emmissions.

Warming may fix the ozone hole, but global warming causes other problems?
2002-10-02 04:44:13 PM  
What I said about Kyoto was that international treaties can help to solve problems. I haven't researched it enough to say if I personally agree with it or not, but I will say that the vast majority of scientists and world governments seem to accept the science behind it.

The point I'm trying to make is that global warming and the ozone hole are completely different problems, with different causes and remedies. They are only relate in that the ozone slightly slows down global warming.
2002-10-02 04:47:47 PM  
ozone hole slightly slows down... Damn, I'm just not editing well today
2002-10-02 04:51:18 PM  
True story: My son's teacher told the kids at school that the red moon of '00 was caused by human pollution. She then told the kids their parents shouldn't drive SUVS.

I sent a note to school with the NASA website referenced and some cultural references. The red moon is caused by the sun reflecting through the earth's atmosphere. This has been happening for millions of years and in primitive cultures they used to throw children into cenotes (Aztecs) and burn witches at the stake (British) and drown albino children in the sea (Hawaii.)

The teacher was furious at me, of course. Then again, I see no difference between her, the religious environmentalist, and the Aztecs who sacrificed children to appease the gods. The Kyoto treaty is just another way of throwing virgins into a volcano. It is just as scientifically based and will do just as much good.

Hey, if we throw an SUV into a volcano would the enviros be happy? I'd buy pay per view, especially if they hooked up explosives to the gas tank...
2002-10-02 05:04:27 PM  
When it closes up, can I have my freon back? Huffing Sharpies just ain't cuttin' it.
2002-10-02 05:07:30 PM  
Wow Frazetta_chick, you challenged the Hive Mind and lived to tell about it. Consider yourself lucky.
2002-10-02 05:11:42 PM  
The ozone hole is simply dividing into smaller ozone holes. Then smaller and smaller ones. Pretty soon they'll be pocket-sized. Then you can have a hole in your pocket.

Oh, how very clever, and witty of me.
2002-10-02 05:16:27 PM  

DO you honestly think that man has had that much effect on the atmosphere of the Earth?

Ozone holes have been around since the Earth was formed. They have fluctuated in size continually for billions of years. We are NOT that significant.
2002-10-02 05:19:32 PM  
Ozone layer is shrinking and the ice caps are growing.

Told you liberals were stupid liars.


What's the next lie? Can't wait. Bet it's a doooozy!

The moon really is made of cheese!!
2002-10-02 05:22:07 PM  
But how big are its feet?
2002-10-02 05:30:12 PM  
But how big are its feet?

To stamp out flaming ducks!

(Wait... wrong punchline. Dammit.)
2002-10-02 05:31:20 PM  

The sky is warming! The sky is warming! The sky is w-


The sky is freezing! The sky is freezing! The sky is freezing!

Fact: Environmental scientists are simply guessing. Whoever guesses closest to what ACTUALLY happens will be deemed the smartest. That is, until proven wrong by the next lucky guesser/happenstance.

In the meantime, I'll continue to enjoy the coolest summer I can remember since I moved to Dallas 20 years ago. Go figure.

2002-10-02 05:34:38 PM  
We are NOT that significant.

We just as a species are not all that significant, except there is over 4 billion of us now, and if you can grasps numbers very well that is a significant increase in population for any species, more so for the larger mamalian types. 4 billion people taking a shiat in one day is pretty signigicant. Nevermind the fact that we have jets, houses, blacktop, buildings, electricity, exhaust, cement, irrigation. Yes we are significant. Have you ever seen a nuclear blasts, people have the ability to make things that are bigger than themselves. So just because you suffer from some kind of low self-esteem, don't make it global.
2002-10-02 05:52:09 PM  
Four worldmaps show land-use changes since 1700
2002-10-02 05:55:48 PM  
Okay, Ped-antic, how big is its duck?
2002-10-02 05:55:58 PM  
Nkosika: You don't understand... the Earth is so big and we are so small! It's not like we are powerful enough to wipe out entire species, remove entire forests, and mass pro-create to the point of plague.

Stop spreading your conspriacy theories you pinko commie tree farking fag! We, the non-tree huggers, are wise to your global conspiracy to control the media, moon, oceans, and possibly the catholic church. We must stop you goddamn conspiracy theorists who are bent on a one-earth government via complex mind control devices to make us believe we can effect things opposed to everything being static.

On a side note, anyone ever notice how 99% of the time when someone says "we are NOT that important" it is usually followed up by "remember: we are God's chosen people."
2002-10-02 06:01:40 PM  
Ozone hole shrinking? Wow. Can't wait till the bleeding heart, tree hugging, enviromentalist wacko liberals find some other piece of junk science to shape our lives around.

(I apoligize in advance for any spelling errors in the previous statement.)
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