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Monday, April 30, 2007

Climate Change... on MARS?

What's that you say? There has been a 0.5C increase in the temperature of Mars since the 1970's? Funny, we've had a 0.6C increase over the same period! Weird... now hang on, could they, I don't know, perhaps be related somehow? Well, maybe they could... but since there's no evidence of little green men putting out more than their fair share of CO2, what could the common factor be?

Well, of course, one thing we do have in common is that pesky little celestial body known as "Sol", that has been on a farily active cycle over the last few decades. And since we're closer to it than Mars is, one would expect that it hasn't recieved as much of that extra solar output as we have... thus we're up by 0.6C, and it's only up by 0.5C overall.

Interesting. But of couse, I'm no scientist.

h/t to The Politic

pssst... don't let the eco-facists know... by the way, I think that's a great new nickname for them George.

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5 Comments:

  • At Mon Apr 30, 01:38:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Surecure said…

    Perhaps we should look at temperature differences on both Earth and Mars and map them out over top of each other. I imagine we'd probably see similar patterns.

    Them maybe we can talk like Al Gore in An Inconvenient Truth, "Do you think those two fit together? Most ridiculous thing I ever heard."

     
  • At Mon Apr 30, 01:39:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What insight! After all, there sure aren't any major differences between the two planets, so it's safe to make ridiculous conclusions based on the similarity of the numbers.

    I pray every night that Harper or Baird will decide to start spouting this garbage in the House. Oh please, oh please, oh please.

     
  • At Mon Apr 30, 02:11:00 PM EDT, Blogger Frank Cybulski said…

    What insight! After all, there sure aren't any major differences between the two planets, so it's safe to make ridiculous conclusions based on the similarity of the numbers.

    There are major differences - mainly that Mars is a controlled environment, with barely any atmosphere and absolutely no factors that could alter temperature. Except the Sun. Earth, however, has human intervention. If Earth's temperature alone were rising, there would be serious claims for such dismissal. As both planets have experienced a similar rise in temperature that could only be due to one factor (the Sun), this needs to be looked at.

    Don't say "major differences!" if you have absolutely no idea what they are. Go back to Grade 8 science, and maybe you'll learn something.

     
  • At Mon Apr 30, 08:24:00 PM EDT, Anonymous ryan;-P said…

    "...so it's safe to make ridiculous conclusions based on the similarity of the numbers"

    Umm isn't that exactly what Anthropogenic Global Warming advocates are doing? They compare the rise in the earths temperature to the rise in carbon dioxide emission, and completyly ignore the fact that the earth's atmosphere is a hypercomplex system that cannot be explained or predicted by simple cause and effect relationships.

     
  • At Tue May 01, 10:34:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Frank et.al.

    You guys don't know me, so I would be careful what you presume about me.

    There are major differences between Earth and Mars that make any facile comparison exactly that. For starters, do a little checking into planetary albedo and the Martian atmosphere, particularly the role of dust.

    You guys are talking, quite completely, out of your collective asses. As I have no more time to waste here, I bid you farewell.

     

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