Re: global warming true or false?
Well done Derek!!! Spoken like a true ostrich!! Now will you please get your head out of the sand honey??
I wasn't actually going to get involved but unfortunately the ex-scientist in me couldn't resist. Derek dear, people like you encourage exploitation and misuse of the world and consequently the environment. Now, this may offend you but I guess I can afford that privilege because...well because I can!
You have been on the defensive since you graced this site with your presence. I have nothing to do with this site other than being a mostly passive observer. However, I have read your charming tirade but I must admit that I am beginning to wonder whether you are indeed "reading" all that you are reading. Obviously the world does go through "seasonal" changes (yes, I know what that means so please don't trouble yourself with an explanation). However, the fact still remains that as humans we are doing the world irreparable damage. This damage may be "seasonal" but even you with your scholarly and peer-reviewed information from junkscience dot com etc etc cannot dispute this alarming and important information. Yes, there is evidence to suggest that the ozone hole is beginning to repair itself. However, not knowing your age I cannot judge how well acqunaited you are with the various campaigns that were designed to give the ozone hole a chance "to get better." Maybe, and this is just going out on a limb, the fact that as a planet, we have changed many of our ozone-layer depleting activities...... would suggest that yes the ozone hole is making an effort to repair itself. Besides, why take risks when either way we can benefit?? If we believe that the world is being damaged and we take care we will still have the world in better shape regardless of whether the ozone can take care of itself or the world is going through "seasonal" changes.
If this has offended you then please PM me. I don't think the rest of the international public should be privvy to your verbal tantrums. I don't mind reading them alone with a big bag of popcorn and a large coke.....for entertainment value!
PS Thank you for brightening my Saturday morning! I'm beginning to shake off this summer cold and it's all thanks to your learned comments.