Whenever you burn conventional fuel, you create carbon dioxide. [....] The carbon dioxide is invisible, it is transparent, you can’t smell it, it is not dangerous to health, so why should one worry about it?

    Carbon dioxide has a strange property. It transmits visible light but it absorbs the infrared radiation which is emitted from the earth. Its presence in the atmosphere causes a greenhouse effect [....] It has been calculated that a temperature rise corresponding to a 10 per cent increase in carbon dioxide will be sufficient to melt the icecap and submerge New York. All the coastal cities would be covered, and since a considerable percentage of the human race lives in coastal regions, I think that this chemical contamination is more serious than most people tend to believe.


Meanwhile, in Russia, they're citing Alexander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin:

    That year the season was belated

    and autumn lingered, long and slow;

    expecting winter, nature waited --

    only in January the snow,

    night of the second, started flaking.

"It's cyclical". "It's just nature".

posted by rrrrr: 387 days ago