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    I didn't notice your comment here before I replied to the other one.

    Now I understand that you were saying that global warming is a bad thing in the Polar Regions.

    That was in response to A Siegel talking about solar energy providing hot water for humans making sense because it reduces fossil fuel usage. This of course also contributes to reducing future global warming, which helps the whole planet especially the Polar Regions.

    I agree that non sequiturs can make for funny jokes, but keep in mind that the set-up can be crucial.

    One aspect of the joke that renders it confusing is the reference to the poles.  Because solar energy we don't capture and use any place heats up water, it is a problem of global climate change everywhere, not merely the Polar Regions.

    As a side note, the recent data indicating a larger temperature increase in the higher altitude polar temperatures actually seems to indicate that direct solar heating of the Artic Ocean might not be the larger part of the mechanism behind the diminished sea ice cover.  Probably a lot more to sort out about this though.

    Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends - Lewis Mumford

    by RonRaunikar on Sat Jan 12, 2008 at 05:56:45 PM PST

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