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  • FLFlatLander

    10/24/2021 6:26 AM

    Those windmills never were and never will be an environmentally viable option to any delusion of saving anything. Cool vid, ignorant premise.

    The initial image from the cooling towers? Yeah, that is steam not smoke. Oh, until we figure out who melted the glaciers that created the Rocky Mountains and the rest of the geology in the US, well, I am just not going to worry about it.

  • FLFlatLander

    10/24/2021 9:52 AM

    There seems to be more evidence that the Gulf of Mexico may just be a crater as well. I have been to Meteor Crater (AZ) and that, itself would have altered the atmosphere for a long LONG time. Krakatoa cooled the earth for a bit (or so they claim).
  • FLFlatLander

    10/24/2021 9:48 AM

    The Matterhorn in Switzerland was carved away by glacial erosion. Zmutt Glacier occupies the large cirque on the west face of the mountain, and to the far left, a hanging glacier clings precariously to the side of the peak. —Credit: Photograph by Harry Fielding Reid. 1894. Zmutt Glacier: From the Glacier Photograph Collection. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

    About 85 percent of what is now Illinois was covered by glaciers at least once during the Pleistocene Epoch (1.6 million to 10,000 years ago) of the Cenozoic Era. The glacial periods affecting Illinois are known as the pre-Illinoian, Illinoian and Wisconsinian. Only the extreme northwestern and extreme southern parts of the state along with Calhoun County and parts of Pike, Jersey, Monroe and Randolph counties were not glaciated. No one is sure what caused this ice age. It could have been due to a cyclic pattern of factors relating to the earth's orbit and tilt on its axis; shifts in the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean; reversals in the earth's magnetic field; volcanic activity; galactic dust clouds; or other reasons. The evidence does show that the glaciation occurred as the result of abrupt climatic changes, not gradual ones. Ice sheets began to grow from regions near the North Pole at this time when the summers were about 7 to 13 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than those of today, and the winter snows did not completely melt.

    And, from National Geographic...,

    A glacier is a huge mass of ice that moves slowly over land. The term “glacier” comes from the French word glace (glah-SAY), which means ice. Glaciers are often called “rivers of ice.”

    Glaciers fall into two groups: alpine glaciers and ice sheets.

    Alpine glaciers form on mountainsides and move downward through valleys. Sometimes, alpine glaciers create or deepen valleys by pushing dirt, soil, and other materials out of their way. Alpine glaciers are found in high mountains of every continent except Australia (although there are many in New Zealand). The Gorner Glacier in Switzerland and the Furtwangler Glacier in Tanzania are both typical alpine glaciers. Alpine glaciers are also called valley glaciers or mountain glaciers.

    Ice sheets, unlike alpine glaciers, are not limited to mountainous areas. They form broad domes and spread out from their centers in all directions. As ice sheets spread, they cover everything around them with a thick blanket of ice, including valleys, plains, and even entire mountains. The largest ice sheets, called continental glaciers, spread over vast areas. Today, continental glaciers cover most of Antarctica and the island of Greenland.

    Massive ice sheets covered much of North America and Europe during the Pleistocene time period. This was the last glacial period, also known as the Ice Age. Ice sheets reached their greatest size about 18,000 years ago. As the ancient glaciers spread, they carved and changed the Earth’s surface, creating many of the landscapes that exist today. During the Pleistocene Ice Age, nearly one-third of the Earth’s land was covered by glaciers. Today, about one-tenth of the Earth’s land is covered by glacial ice.

  • Losifer

    10/24/2021 11:49 AM

    What’s your point?
    First off, you start out claiming (ridiculously) that the Rockies were formed by glacial movement, which is absolutely wrong.
    Glacial periods occurred well before the massive increase in greenhouse gasses directly related to post Industrial Age activity. That has no bearing on other causes of climatic change. That’s simply a disjunction fallacy.
    Anthropocentric climate change is occurring in spite of and in addition to anything else happening, whether volcanic, solar, or cosmic.

  • FLFlatLander

    10/24/2021 12:54 PM

    Nope, still dont care. My cars do and will have Twin Turbo V8's, my bike, made by (slave) Chinese Labor will have coal-powered shifting (AXS) and I will not fret. Do what you want if it will make you feel better. So many in the US have so many mental illnesses, could be gender dysphoria or the delusion that recycling residential waste helps a thing. Continue on...Just don't try to propagate your false "reality" on the rest of us.

    BYW, with out the Glaciers the Rockies certainly would -not- be what they are today. Please, do not let reality get into the way of your dogmatic ignorance and fear mongering.

  • chainrxn

    10/24/2021 2:10 PM

    @FLFlatLander, I'm not sure what point you're trying to make about glacial retreat or its connection to the creation of the Rockies (other than acknowledging that there have been colder climates in the States' past that we don't fully understand), but either way it sounds like you're skeptical of wind power, which is totally fine.

    While it's not the most effective form of renewable energy, nor the one with the least environmental impact, wind power is still viable and will only continue to improve as we develop the technology and explore effective locations for it's placement. There'll be places and situations where wind will be more effective than solar, solar more effective than geothermal, ect, but in the long run these forms of energy will help us become more energy independent and secure, both as a nation and as a species.

    In terms of their efficacy, I'm sure I don't need to tell you, as someone who not only benefits from and enjoys twin-turbo V8's and AXS tech, that the technology that allows us to access and utilize these renewable resources will only get better with time if we make the conscious effort to develop them- thankfully neither of us are still rolling around in Model T's or those SR Suntour mechs of the past. We both love the technologically advanced toys that decades of hard work and ward-won resources have given us, but if we want our kids, or grandkids, to enjoy the same benefits, it's going to take more than a "still don't care" attitude.

    Honestly though, it's disheartening to me to see you conflate gender dysphoria, the attempt to recycle household waste, and a nebulous sort of glacial activity as an attempt to propagate "false" realities, or fear-monger, on someone who may not believe in them. To be frank, the first is a bit of a dog-whistle, and as someone who has close friends who identify as a gender other than the one they were born with, it's as real to me as the crack in my old Cannondale. But don't just take my word for it, if you have the opportunity to ask someone, respectfully, about their experience with it I bet you'll find some interesting things to talk about.

    I guess my overall point is that making attempts to improve not only our technology but the way we inhabit the world and treat each other is infinitely better than throwing up our hands and playing with our toys just because we don't have a magic bullet solution. At the very least we can keep an open mind towards the future, and each other, as we try and figure out how to make the world a better place for future generations, rather than just ourselves.

    Anyways, that's enough from me on a Sunday afternoon, I'm going to go ride my bike. Hope y'all who're reading this are having a good day!

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