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GURGLETROUSERS



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:52 pm    Post subject: A bit of an odd week! Reply with quote

Two events this week that those who eat, sleep, and drink little but political ideology and bias may have ignored. (Can't understand why on a windsurfing forum, a subject they seem oblivious to? Big fish in a small pond displaying their original (Googled) thoughts perhaps?)

1) A large asteroid dubbed 'The Rock', after the Rock of Gibraltar whose size it equalled, while 'clocking on' at over 73,000 m.p.h. passed within a mere one million miles of earth yesterday. Had it struck, it would have been as powerful and destructive as over 1,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs!

2) A massive ice berg, 150 feet high, (bigger than that which sank the Titanic) , grounded in the shallows off the coast of Newfoundland over Easter weekend. That area is known as Ice Berg Alley. This one was probably in the region of 10,000 years old before breaking away. 'It's the biggest one I've ever seen around here' warbled a delighted mayor (A tourist attraction.)

But a note of caution before the inevitable and intemporate claims of proof positive of coming global warming armageddon. The largest berg EVER recorded was found in 1882 in Baffin Island. That links in with Admiralty records of exploration around the area, at that period, which suggest another of the Arctic cyclic warming episodes.

But hey, history is bunk! (To those who believe it began the day they were born!)
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MalibuGuru



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every dollar we spend on global warming should be diverted to a natural disaster defense fund. Asteroids, comets, geological upheaval, tsunamis, and even UFOS, are a few of the thousands of scenarios that could eventually end us.....Did I mention EMP? Natural or man made.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wait till Yellowstone erupts again if you think any of those scenarios are bad! It's only a matter of time.

No amount of money could prepare us for surviving such an event. Perhaps the human race will go the way of the dinosaurs one day.

Although it is impossible to say with 100% certainty weather or not human activity is causing global warming no one can prove that it isn't!
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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"weather or not" , that is pretty comical ;*)

-Craig

slinky wrote:
Just wait till Yellowstone erupts again if you think any of those scenarios are bad! It's only a matter of time.

No amount of money could prepare us for surviving such an event. Perhaps the human race will go the way of the dinosaurs one day.

Although it is impossible to say with 100% certainty weather or not human activity is causing global warming no one can prove that it isn't!
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mac



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The earth survives a direct hit by an asteroid--one hit the Yucatán peninsula the largest of many: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130214-biggest-asteroid-impacts-meteorites-space-2012da14/

As for magnitude and context--the oceans are absorbing the equivalent of 5 Hiroshima bombs per second.

http://e360.yale.edu/features/how_long_can_oceans_continue_to_absorb_earths_excess_heat
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mac wrote:
The earth survives a direct hit by an asteroid--one hit the Yucatán peninsula the largest of many: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130214-biggest-asteroid-impacts-meteorites-space-2012da14/

As for magnitude and context--the oceans are absorbing the equivalent of 5 Hiroshima bombs per second.

http://e360.yale.edu/features/how_long_can_oceans_continue_to_absorb_earths_excess_heat
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Damn, and we just gained control of the weather!"
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mat-ty



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mac wrote:
The earth survives a direct hit by an asteroid--one hit the Yucatán peninsula the largest of many: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130214-biggest-asteroid-impacts-meteorites-space-2012da14/

As for magnitude and context--the oceans are absorbing the equivalent of 5 Hiroshima bombs per second.

http://e360.yale.edu/features/how_long_can_oceans_continue_to_absorb_earths_excess_heat


5 Hiroshima bombs a second???????? that's 157,680,000 per year.

This is why no one believes these freaks. They over exaggerate EVERYTHING!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mat-ty wrote:
mac wrote:
The earth survives a direct hit by an asteroid--one hit the Yucatán peninsula the largest of many: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130214-biggest-asteroid-impacts-meteorites-space-2012da14/

As for magnitude and context--the oceans are absorbing the equivalent of 5 Hiroshima bombs per second.

http://e360.yale.edu/features/how_long_can_oceans_continue_to_absorb_earths_excess_heat


5 Hiroshima bombs a second???????? that's 157,680,000 per year.

This is why no one believes these freaks. They over exaggerate EVERYTHING!!


Ignorance personified. Math scares him
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MalibuGuru



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The energy is spread widely.

I wonder what the sun's energy output effecting earth is on a daily basis. Probably thousands of Hiroshima's
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