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  •  not only that: (none)
    The upcomming use of nuclear weapons against Iran will take care of global warming via the "nuclear winter" scenario.
    Given their track record, I am sure that bushco will carefully calculate the yields to balance things out nicely.
    •  you know what -- that's an interesting thought. (none)
      what would happen if we did something to... block the arctic sky?  like, we could build some kind of shield, either out of particles in the sky (environmentally risky?) or even build a big sail that would orbit over the icecaps or important areas that needed to be cooled to stabilize the climate.

      big, but like, apollo big?  

      i'm thinking that if we don't get a solution to this problem as like, THE campaign issue in 2008, we are definitely beyond fucked.

      Mr. Gore, please... please stand up.

    •  Disproven (none)
      Climatologists now dismiss the nuclear winter scenario, which was popular a few decades ago.  The assumption was that if all the thousands of nuclear weapons the US and the Soviet bloc and China had were detonated, enough dust would be kicked up to shroud the earth and reflect the sun's heat away.  

      Dropping atomic bombs on Iran would not even begin to produce enough dust to change climate trends.  Compared to a big volcano, like Pinataubo, an atomic bomb is a tiny firecracker.

      Furthermore, the stupidity of using even a small nuclear weapon against people in the Middle East is so enormous that I believe that the military would refuse to deliver the weapon to the target and that Bush would be deposed.

      We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. -Albert Einstein

      by Plan9 on Sun Jan 29, 2006 at 09:22:21 AM PST

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