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    I am sitting in a sheltered spot here in Auckland. The atmospheric temperature out of the sun is 70F (about 19C). My old fashioned thermometer shows that in direct line with the Sun shows a temp of 102F (about 35C). Considering that this is one month before the shortest day, I think it remarkable to have such a temperature at this time of the year.

    Does this mean Earth has moved slightly closer to the Sun and know one has thought that this might be the reason of our supposed worldly temperature rise?

    My personal belief, and has been for sometime, is that the earthly temperature rise has nothing to do with the supposed interference by mankind. It is just a natural phenomenon that has plagued us for eons.

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    It has been cyclical since the beginning. I think we are moving into a warming cycle.

    However, that said, we are certainly not helping Mother Nature with what we are doing to our planet.

    But then, we are just a species that will end up extinct in the larger outlook!

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    Temperature and seasons have nothing to do with how close to the sun we are, to make a noticeable difference we would have to move a long way. The amount we move in our orbit has nothing to do with it. Summer is hotter because the days are longer and the sun is more directly overhead due to the tilt of the earth, that's it.

    Climate change is indeed natural but to suppose 7+ billion people cutting down all the worlds forests and spewing millions of tons of pollution into the air does not have an effect is a bit of a stretch. Look around all the farmland in clean green NZ and imagine what it was like when it was all ancient forest, and we are one of the better countries comparatively.
    Magnify that by every country in the world.
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    Global Warming/Climate Change is the biggest Con Job since the Y2K Bug.

    These are the guys who saved the planet by substituting Paper Bags with Plastic Bags.

    Now look.
    Global Warming is Mann made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Global Warming/Climate Change is the biggest Con Job since the Y2K Bug.

    These are the guys who saved the planet by substituting Paper Bags with Plastic Bags.

    Now look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    The Oracle has spoken all hail the Oracle, writer of words, offerer of meaningless drivel and offerer of facts never.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Global Warming/Climate Change is the biggest Con Job since the Y2K Bug....
    You shoot yourself in the foot B.M. when you bring Y2K into the argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decibel View Post
    You shoot yourself in the foot B.M. when you bring Y2K into the argument.
    Why? It was another "Con Job" that came to nothing.
    Global Warming is Mann made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Why? It was another "Con Job" that came to nothing.
    Please explain what the Y2K Bug actually referred to. Many people in the computer industry do know, its the people who dont actually know who make such comments like "it was a con job" Sure a big disaster didn't happen but there were certain events that were sorted before hand. BUT not all.
    A nuclear energy facility in Ishikawa, Japan, had some of its radiation equipment fail,
    So What actually were the tech industry worried about?? (I Know, as do just about every tech) -- Do you ????
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    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Why? It was another "Con Job" that came to nothing.
    I agree .
    Just like safety belts in cars. They made us all wear safety belts. Then what happened.....nothing
    They had this scam that we should put oil in in car engines. Then nothing happened, what a scam.


    Of course you didnt see any Y2K issues, because it was fixed & tested before then.

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