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Tango0112 Jul 2017 10:13 p.m. PST

….the planet.

"A bleak article in New York magazine headlined "The Uninhabitable Earth" has created a storm among the climatorati. It describes how global warming will lead to famine, economic collapse and "a sun that cooks us".

The piece has provoked two main criticisms. The first is to say it isn't helpful, that frightening people leads to despair rather than action. Maybe, but that's a ludicrous criticism of any piece of reporting…."
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Armand

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2017 7:55 a.m. PST

Our time has come. Long live the fighters!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2017 8:39 a.m. PST

"A bleak article"

Lol. Aren't they all?

Dan

Tango0113 Jul 2017 10:50 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Armand

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse13 Jul 2017 12:47 p.m. PST

Yes sometime in the future our sun will end up cooking this planet.

Though it will have to go Supernova to do so.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2017 3:53 p.m. PST

"Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice."
--Robert Frost

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2017 7:57 p.m. PST

Interstellar was big on the baking earth plot device. So it's popular but it isn't science. Only science fiction.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2017 4:22 a.m. PST

Yes sometime in the future our sun will end up cooking this planet.

Though it will have to go Supernova to do so.

I know that science isn't the strong point with many that post here.

That's not what will happen. As the Sun continues to shine it will eventually depletes the core of hydrogen. All of it will be formed into helium. The loss of energy and mass will cause the helium core to contract and begin fusing into carbon. Also, the sun's surface will begin to expand and drop in temperature. It will become a red giant. As it swells, it will engulf all of the inner three planets. Earth will be a cinder long before that, however. Once the helium begins to run out, the Sun will contract into a brown dwarf, one with a compressed carbon core. In other words, a large diamond.

The Sun will not become a super nova. It is too small…..about an order of ten times too small.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2017 4:28 a.m. PST

Interstellar was big on the baking earth plot device. So it's popular but it isn't science. Only science fiction.

Yes it is science fiction. But to be fair the circumstances of the Earth were not due to the Sun baking it. It is from the greenhouse effect in lower climes.

In know some of you think that global warming will cause a lessening of winter and that the whole world will turn into a fun filled, always summer, Beach Boys song.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2017 7:36 a.m. PST

Always consider the source. In this day and age of fake news, that advice rings more true than ever.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2017 6:38 p.m. PST

Always consider the source.

Yes, thanks for that. Actually New Scientist is a pretty well respected science magazine……along the lines of Scientific American on this side of the Atlantic. But it's not a real refereed science journal, if that was your point.

In this day and age of fake news…….

Whatever.

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