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2001-10-16 11:47:12 AM
How's that possible? I thought we were all going to die from the ozone holes and global warming?
 
2001-10-16 11:48:58 AM
i guess you need to wear some strong sunscreen if you plan to visit new zealand any time soon
 
2001-10-16 11:49:28 AM
The funny part is that we don't know for sure if the hole in the ozone layer is supposed to be there. All scientists know is that the first time they looked they saw it. It could have been there since the beginning of time.
 
2001-10-16 11:49:57 AM
There's still a chance... The hole is smaller, but it may be around for a long time.

"NIWA says that since 1980 ultra-violet radiation levels in New Zealand have increased by between 10 and 12 percent."

Beware of the Giant Radioactive Sheep! Mutant Mutton!
 
2001-10-16 11:54:01 AM
So this means I can use my aersol spray filled with freon and styrofoam, right?
 
2001-10-16 11:54:03 AM
That rascally ozone layer hole!
 
2001-10-16 11:59:25 AM
I'm glad that there are others who realize that scientists have only been measuring this hole for the past 16 years and have absolutly no idea what it has done in the years before they found it.
 
2001-10-16 12:01:21 PM
Misleading article title.

Every year the hole forms, grows, occasionally moves, then fades.

Slightly positive news that it was smaller than last year...but of course last year it was bigger than some US states.

This thing is HUGE...it's just going away for the season...kinda like Baseball. However it has gotten ridiculously large since we first started tracking it...kinda like Baseball salaries.

I recommend you learn to like canadian bacon and hockey if we don't find alternative fuel sources.
 
2001-10-16 12:05:57 PM
w00t
 
2001-10-16 12:06:41 PM
Mmmm... the hole
 
2001-10-16 12:06:46 PM
a *smile* and beer of your choice, Hegemony Cricket.
 
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2001-10-16 12:09:48 PM
Whew, I'm safe to burn tires and styrofoam in my yard again.
 
2001-10-16 12:16:19 PM
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

-H. L. Mencken.
 
2001-10-16 12:19:34 PM
Of course it isn't growing any more; we have a Republican President now. Global warming only exists under a Democrat controlled power structure.
 
2001-10-16 12:21:16 PM
<Gunnery Sgt Hartman>

Well...No shiat

</Gunnery Sgt Hartman>
 
2001-10-16 12:22:33 PM
Cranky, I agree. Just think only 15-16 years of study on something that could be millions of years old. I do think scientist do need to continue to study it to learn more about it so we don't have this weird fear from our ignorance.

The sky is falling!
 
2001-10-16 12:29:03 PM
Antarctica used to be a rainforest.
 
2001-10-16 12:38:19 PM
It's just balding, crankier, and getting fatter.
 
2001-10-16 12:50:30 PM
What a farce. The ozone will continue to deplete as long as greenhouse gases are created.

Meanwhile, I had to check my pants for possible urine or defecation matter as I read Fb-'s comment regarding the tyres and styrofoam. Golly, that was funny.

-he who stacks pork
 
2001-10-16 01:05:18 PM
What a farce. The ozone will remain unaffected regardless of greenhouse gases being created.
 
2001-10-16 01:09:17 PM
One (1) volcano eruption emits more CFC's than the industrial world could in 20 years.

Millions(1,000,000+) of volcanos have erupted over the 5 billion year life span of the planet Earth. Many thousands (maybe millions?) since humans began walking the surface. Yet ozone still exists in great quantities in the upper atmosphere.

How arrogant for humans to assume that they could have such a devastating effect on the atmosphere with 30 years of hair spray. Idiots.
 
2001-10-16 01:12:58 PM
The real reason the hole in the ozone layer is smaller is that I started taking Beano.
 
2001-10-16 01:18:21 PM
One (1) volcano eruption emits more CFC's than the industrial world could in 20 years.

Millions(1,000,000+) of volcanos have erupted over the 5 billion year life span of the planet Earth. Many thousands (maybe millions?) since humans began walking the surface. Yet ozone still exists in great quantities in the upper atmosphere.

How arrogant for humans to assume that they could have such a devastating effect on the atmosphere with 30 years of hair spray. Idiots.

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Don't tell the liberals about the volcanos they will want more taxpayer dollars to research giant buttplugs for the tops of volcanos and members of GLAAD.
 
2001-10-16 01:23:49 PM
There was no ozone 3 billion years ago and now people are always biatching about a hole. Plain silly
 
2001-10-16 01:26:03 PM
Your right, better give our tax dollars to Republicans so they can bail out their airline friends.
 
2001-10-16 01:31:04 PM
"better give our tax dollars to Republicans so they can bail out their airline friends."

It was Al Gore they got a chummy with.
 
2001-10-16 01:34:12 PM
Pretnar: Source please?
 
2001-10-16 01:44:41 PM
Habeas, you prefer AmTrak?
 
2001-10-16 01:48:03 PM
well some how the ozone hole stop growing, now only if there was a way to keep Pamela Anderson's from growning
 
2001-10-16 01:48:48 PM
This is not a lie. I was in Wellington New Zealand 3 years ago and I still have tan lines on my feet from the Sun down there. If anyone goes use lots of sun screen and avoid beer if it will impare your ability to get out of the sun...
 
2001-10-16 01:49:30 PM
Here ya go: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=24623
Lemme sum up for you:
Clinton formed The White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security and put Gore in charge.
The Commission submitted 20 recommendations to strengthen aviation security.
Airline industry jumped on Gore.
Gore backed off: "I want to make it very clear that it is not the intent of this administration or of the commission to create a hardship for the air transportation industry or to cause inconvenience to the traveling public."
Commission never took any action.
The next day after Gore's comments, the Democratic National Committee received a $40,000 contribution from TWA.
From the Boston Globe:
"By the time of the presidential election, other airlines had poured large donations into Democratic Party committees: $265,000 from American Airlines, $120,000 from Delta Air Lines, $115,000 from United Air Lines, $87,000 from Northwest Airlines, according to an analysis done for the Globe by the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks donations. In all, the airlines gave the Democratic Party $585,000 in the election's closing weeks. Over the preceding 10-week period, the airlines gave the Democrats less than half that sum."

Good enough?
 
2001-10-16 01:58:30 PM
The reson they cliamed all of this was the fact that the freon in airconditioners the patened was up so they need to say it was bad so they could sell us more "enviromentlly safe" shiat. Follow the money my friend... follow the money. the hole was there and will always be there but when someone wants something to sell they will use anything to make there case.
 
2001-10-16 01:59:20 PM
youhou , so we can continue to pollute again !!!
 
2001-10-16 02:15:37 PM
I live in New Zealand now and also spent 30 yrs in Australia where In my younger days I used to work outside most of the time....The sun is definetly more intense here now and if you are considering coming here, I would put the ozone depletion on your list of downsides.
 
2001-10-16 02:15:59 PM
Prentar: Duly noted, they all suck.
 
2001-10-16 02:25:13 PM
What about the orgone layer?
 
2001-10-16 02:25:46 PM
Wasn't there a wise man that once said "Isn't there anything nuclear power can't do?"
 
2001-10-16 02:29:59 PM
.....the hole in my underwear is still getting larger :(
 
2001-10-16 02:32:27 PM
Habeas: Quite in agreement here.
 
2001-10-16 02:38:24 PM
Well, Boorite, <hawkwind>I got an orgone accumulator, and it makes me feel greater, so I'll see you sometime later when I'm through with my accumulator.</hawkwind>
 
2001-10-16 02:51:14 PM
New Zealand has the hole because that's where all the sheep are right? 85% of all greenhouse gasses are created by livestock... Sheep farmers aren't doing their job of pluggin' those holes.
*Whatchu lookin' at boy?!*
 
2001-10-16 03:23:03 PM
Do you really think that sheep farts are causing more ozone depletion than cars and cloroflourocarbons etc......
 
2001-10-16 03:25:49 PM
Livestock is responsible for about 15% actually.
http://www.sciencefriday.com/pages/1997/Dec/hour1_120597.html
 
2001-10-16 03:47:04 PM
It's the damn vegetarians and vegans fault, they aren't eating their fair share of the meat.
 
2001-10-16 03:48:57 PM
stupid livestock
 
2001-10-16 03:50:11 PM
I think this is all a government conspiracy to cover the existance of extraterrestrial beings
 
2001-10-16 04:08:27 PM
Or to put it in simpler terms, down here in the south (NZ) if I go out on a nice sunny day with no sunscreen I can reliably expect to start getting sunburnt after about 15 minutes..
 
2001-10-16 04:16:04 PM
It's only because there is no ozone left. It's just on giant layer of hydrofluorocarbons.
 
2001-10-16 04:23:25 PM
Leopold Porkstacker
What a farce. The ozone will continue to deplete as long as greenhouse gases are created.


Ok lets get this straight: Pollution is bad, nobody is saying it isn't. But the simple fact is that there is not enough scientific evidence to prove that the whole in the ozone layer is caused or even effected by greenhouse gasses.

Again, I repeat, pollution is bad but there is no proof that it causes the hole in the ozone. Show me proof otherwise and we can talk (and tree hugger websites are not proof, I want scientific studies and lots of data).
 
2001-10-16 04:29:41 PM
Ozhead
I live in New Zealand now and also spent 30 yrs in Australia where In my younger days I used to work outside most of the time....The sun is definetly more intense here now and if you are considering coming here, I would put the ozone depletion on your list of downsides.


Hrmmm so because the sun feels stronger in New Zealand than in Australia it has to be ozone's fault. Makes sense to me, it couldn't have anything to do with geography and weather patterns, it has to be the ozone. I guess its ozone that explains the large differences in climate in the San Francisco bay area, where you can move 10 miles in one direction nad see a 9 degree temperature difference, or go from perfectly clear skies to overcast. It doesn't have anything to do with geography and weather patters there either.
 
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