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10:32 pm: So...can I drive my car and run my refrigerator more now?

Here's an article from USA Today, of all places, on how Old Farmer's Almanac, using the same methods they've always used (which are often reliable) are predicting cooling over the next 50 years.

So, my question is this: assuming this should turn out to be true, can we use all these methods that everyone insists make the world warmer to keep it from getting too cold?





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From:kokorognosis
Date:November 20th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
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Nope. Because the cooling is a symptom of global warming. Notice that it's called "climate change" after it was announced earlier this year that the mean global temperature went down 1 degree Celsius in the past twenty years.

According to a coworker, it's getting colder because it got hot enough to damage the polar ice caps in such a way that too much ice has broken off and is now cooling the oceanic currents. And it's only gonna get worse. Woo. *twirls finger*
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From:annafirtree
Date:November 20th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
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No. If people are wrong about the world getting warmer (period), then they are also wrong about the world getting warmer because of car-driving and refrigerators. So regardless of the effect on *temperature*, all we can really say for sure that we are doing (by driving and using fridges, etc.) is that we are using and making toxins. And then we can evaluate that effect against others in our life (such as being able to keep meat longer, or make it to work).
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