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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:35 AM
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Gov't: Effect of Greenhouse Gases Rising
WASHINGTON - The effect of greenhouse gases on the Earth's atmosphere has increased 20 percent since 1990, a new government index says.

The Annual Greenhouse Gas Index was released Tuesday by the Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory in Boulder, Colo.

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The Earth's average temperature increased about 1 degree Fahrenheit during the 20th century. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that continuing increases could have serious effects on crops, glaciers, the spread of disease, rising sea levels and other changes.

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The index was set to a reading of 1 as of 1990 and the lab said it is currently 1.20, indicating an increase of 20 percent.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050927/ap_on_sc/greenhouse...

How long till the Greenland glaciers crash into the Atlantic?
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The Animator Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:49 AM
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1. If you could geta hummer to run on Greenhouse gas...
But how would W steal our atmosphere?
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Mr_Jefferson_24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:53 AM
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2. Karl explains to Dubya about global warming...
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:17 AM
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3. The world's largest and most effective polluter award goes
to.... you guessed it. The Military.

http://www.cdi.org/adm/610 /
President DWIGHT EISENHOWER (18 January, 1953):

"The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying

to defend from without."

>>For decades the military haphazardly dumped a witch's brew of toxic chemicals into the air, ground and water. Now the problem is creeping beyond the fences of military bases, both in the United States and at American bases in foreign countries. The environmental consequences of assembling and maintaining huge standing armed forces are literally surfacing. Cold war fears that "the Russians are coming" have been replaced by fears that toxic waste from the nearby military base may find its way into our drinking water.<<

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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:28 AM
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4. Tell me about it - I had a friend who worked on anuke carrier in the Navy
He said those things dump pollution like you wouldn't believe - not to mention all the other ships of the battle group also dumping all their trash and waste overboard.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:25 PM
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5. Which would make us part of the axis of evil that is destroying the
very planet that the Neoclowns are supposed to be protecting.
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:04 PM
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6. You are correct.
The military sucks up non-renewable resources like crazy and pollutes even more. I loathe to think of those decommissioned plutonium processing plants around the country. And the way those Navy ships toss all their trash and human/medical waste overboard is just disgusting. They spill oil, jet fuel, and who knows what else into the sea. They weight down the trash so it supposedly goes to the bottom, but it doesn't always work out that way.

My friend who worked on the Nuke carrier told me about how they went to Marmaris, Turkey so they held in the sewage for the couple of days they were anchored. As soon as they got underway they pumped out the sewage pipes - he said their was a brown "shit slick" for miles behind them in the turqoise waters. :puke:
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