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Ah, those Space Scientists. Will we never learn to heed their judicious advice? They are, after all, from Space. We ought not to treat their advice like some kind of blipping Space Junk. They've seen things that we can't even imagine. Why, I've heard tell that among the transpertene bageldwarves of nebulonic ion cloud 4 this global warming once was blamed on aluminum salts released from the jettisoning brythonic muscidate used to power their omnithropitors--which had grown much too large and really served no other purpose than conspicuous display of credit wealth--what poppycock! What codswallop! It was the sun! Our sun whose incredible warming properties warmed their gaseous bath. It was just that property that once lured the Space Scientists across lonely treks of very large interstellar travel, to pay homage to all-them joules.

But I digest, back to the space scientists! Observe their tin-foilly dealy-bobs? Could such alloys lie? I think not. Clearly, this warming is nothing but axotl of the ampheblem-sphere of the heliostrophic nidus. Consume and spew, my earthlings. We must be carbonized for the harvest... I mean, if carbon is good for the earth--you and ferns and high-end bike chassis are made of it--excess carbon is must be even better! Consume! Consume! Grow fat! The Space Scientists bid you fatten up. All is well. All is well. What alarums are these? All is well. All is well.

Brandon Patrick

Baton Rouge, LA

Oct 18 2007 - 12:32am

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What about Peak Oil ?

Peak Oil is the theory that we are almost at the point where supply won't keep up with demand.

This may sound like good news to environmentalists, but using tar sands and shale oil will release many times the pollution in mining and refining. Coal liquifaction is also being mentioned. Another very dirty fuel. And they will be developed--if not here, elsewhere.

All the studies I've seen say ethanol can't even come close to matching demand. Even if plants were scaled up immediately there wouldn't be enough corn to fill 20 percent of the demand.

No one seems to have joined the debate...

Michael McKinlay

Hercules, CA

Oct 7 2007 - 3:15am

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Mr Froelich,

You ask "Why is this garbage still being put out?" and ignorantly rant that space scientists have continually said that global warming is caused by the warming of the sun. In fact, there is one scientist who is maintaining this, and his theory has been discredited by his colleagues and peers. Are you going to follow one scientist and believe him categorically, or are you going to do some research and try and learn what is actually causing global warming? I am afraid I know the answer.

Steve Bremner

Manitou Springs, CO

Oct 6 2007 - 4:16pm

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Note that this article is based on the faulty "greenhouse gas" model, which does not explain why the icecaps of Mars are also melting, and heating has been detected on three other planets. Why is this garbage still being put out? The warming of the sun is the real problem, as space scientists have repeatedly said.

John D. Froelich

Upper Darby, PA

Oct 4 2007 - 11:03pm