Gosh, it’s all so confusing. I don’t know who to believe. The world’s climate scientists, with the largest supercomputers in the world, are all warning us of climate change/global warming and dire consequences from man’s activities. (I wonder if those computers run Windows?)
“Or should I believe the oil companies, the Koch brothers and the politicians and ‘experts’ they bought with ALEC or chamber of commerce funds, who claim it’s all just a big hoax? Man could never affect the climate, they all tell me.”
Stretch a condom over an apple. Not only will the apple not get pregnant or contract HIV, but you’ll have a pretty accurate model of the earth and it’s atmosphere. The condom represents roughly 8 miles high (42,000 feet). Man can only live comfortably up to about 2-3 miles, then the air gets too thin. I worked on Mr. Irazu, a semi-active volcano in Costa Rica, about 2 miles high, and was always short of breath.
Take three thin slices of apple skin, stack them on the apple. This represents about 240 miles, or the altitude of the “space” station, where the astronauts live and work!
(Apple=3”. Condom=0.003”. Skin=0.030”.)
So the Koch’s and those crazy tea pots are telling me man can’t affect a layer only one-third to one-fourth the thickness of the condom? On one hand we have lying crooks and other crooked liars, paid for what they say. Then there are the scientists, whose professional reputation (and future jobs) depends on getting it right. Who to trust? Time’s a’wasting.
How gullible are some people? No wonder the Nigerians make so much money here with their internet scams! I got one of their emails some years back. A friend did also. He wanted to use my fax machine to respond – he was literally shaking!