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Is the Consumer Economy Consuming the Planet?

JMCC 2012/09/24 21:52:32
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  • Mike 2012/09/25 04:45:12
    Yes because...
    Mike
    +1
    we are not trying to reuse existing resources. we want to use up whats easy
  • ikeknight 2012/09/25 00:09:19
    Yes because...
    ikeknight
    +2
    We are consuming natural resources faster than it can break down and turned back into what we are consuming.
  • Red_Horse 2012/09/24 23:36:36
  • Azazyel's Dragon 2012/09/24 22:54:26
    Yes because...
    Azazyel's Dragon
    +3
    Yep!...just ask...

    Wall E
  • JMCC Azazyel... 2012/09/24 23:03:34
  • Azazyel... JMCC 2012/09/24 23:08:20
    Azazyel's Dragon
    +2
    Yep; Agent Smith is cool. But I don't think we're a virus. God made us to be seperate from His creation. We're here to take notice of the fruits of His labor, and utilize it's resources. I just don't think we should "utilize" to the point of...
    mars landscape
  • JMCC Azazyel... 2012/09/24 23:13:01
    JMCC
    +1
    Nature and God teach us if we listen, if we don't then it is time for a bit of

    wrath of god
  • Azazyel... JMCC 2012/09/24 23:14:09
    Azazyel's Dragon
    +1
    Good point, JM. I'm glad we're speaking the same...
    word language
  • JMCC Azazyel... 2012/09/24 23:19:18
    JMCC
    +1
    Indeed we do... Did you know that there is now a proven link between seismic events and global warming?
  • Azazyel... JMCC 2012/09/24 23:20:19
    Azazyel's Dragon
    That's scary. All this time I thought the U.S. government was behind it. Have you heard that theory?
  • JMCC Azazyel... 2012/09/24 23:30:57
    JMCC
    +1
    Yeah - science fantasy I suspect.

    The theory is sound and has now been confirmed in one of the worlds deep (1 mile) deep labs. The theory is that rock becomes more plastic (fluid) as a function of temperature and pressure.

    Under huge pressure even a tiny change in temperature can cause a big chance in plasticity. When you consider the ocean floor....ooops

    Mountains on the ocean bed have been observed to form and fall in just a two week period of observation....

    Equally as the ocean warms more methane is seen to be escaping from the seabed itself.

    Like any system - heat it and it becomes more active - just like a pan of water on a stove...

    The Chinese curse "May you live in interesting times" used to have little meaning to me, now I understand it completely.
  • Azazyel... JMCC 2012/09/24 23:32:35
    Azazyel's Dragon
    +1
    Crap! And the logic is sound. Oh boy...looks like we're in for on hell of a ...
    word ride
  • JMCC Azazyel... 2012/09/24 23:35:21
    JMCC
    +1
    Yup and they are triggered by the tidal forces on the earths crust by the action of the moon.
  • Azazyel... JMCC 2012/09/24 23:37:17
    Azazyel's Dragon
    I thought the moon was slowly getting farther away from the Earth...albeit veeeeeeeery slowly. So do we need to blow up the moon? ;-)
  • JMCC Azazyel... 2012/09/24 23:48:20
    JMCC
    +1
    I don't think that is possible, and yes it is still moving away, but it does have a very eccentric orbit which brings it closer to earth at period intervals.

    Here is a great piece of software from Fourmi Lab that is a graphic orrery and modelling tool that shows the passage of the moon over the earth with distances if you are interested.

    https://www.fourmilab.ch/home...

    Equally there is a distinct possibility that the moon has actually prevented the core from cooling (as mars' has done) because of the "friction" generated by the tidal action".
  • Azazyel... JMCC 2012/09/24 23:51:37
    Azazyel's Dragon
    +1
    Huh...I thought it was because we had a molten iron core that our "innards" stayed so hot. And that was because of a collision from another planet, which, after the debris settled, created the moon. At least that's what NatGeo said. ;-)
  • JMCC Azazyel... 2012/09/24 23:56:29
    JMCC
    +1
    The moon is a result from a collision quite correct. Mars also had a molten inner core and it is the same age as the earth - not too different in size either.

    But its core cooled causing it's magnetic field to fall and leaving it's atmosphere to be unprotected and vulnerable to the solar wind...

    It is far from proven, but it is thought that the tidal action of the moon has helped our core to remain warm,
  • Azazyel... JMCC 2012/09/24 23:59:09
    Azazyel's Dragon
    +1
    Huh...that's interesting. It would make sense though. NASA has seen that kind of gravitational action on many of Jupiter's moons. That's why many scientists believe Europa may have a "watery" core. Interesting.
  • JMCC Azazyel... 2012/09/25 00:05:14
    JMCC
    +1
    Precisely. This is the best piece of evidence to support a theory that is at least 40 years old.

    The first time I came across it in one Asimov's Foundation books, but it is an attractive theory.
  • Azazyel... JMCC 2012/09/25 00:09:09
    Azazyel's Dragon
    Well, I guess today you've won. But...
    preacher with bible
    ...we shall meet again, ye friend!
  • JMCC Azazyel... 2012/09/25 00:19:27
  • Azazyel... JMCC 2012/09/25 00:24:39
    Azazyel's Dragon
    +1
    LOL...Interesting. Kind of like...
    denying global warming cartoon
  • JMCC Azazyel... 2012/09/25 00:35:18
    JMCC
    +1
    Yep that would be about right...

    Just as the response to the energy crisis of the 70's was for Detroit to produce this with their biggest engine ever...

    cadillac el dorado
  • Azazyel... JMCC 2012/09/25 00:38:14
    Azazyel's Dragon
    I'm sorry, JM...I can't hear you over the roar of my...
    hummer
  • JMCC Azazyel... 2012/09/25 00:43:51
    JMCC
    +1
    I would like them to do the same for one of these...

  • Azazyel... JMCC 2012/09/25 00:50:11
    Azazyel's Dragon
    ??? What's that? What does "AU" stand for?
  • JMCC Azazyel... 2012/09/25 00:52:59
    JMCC
    +1
    African Union - it's a Mamba light APC - it was featured in

    district 9
  • Azazyel... JMCC 2012/09/25 00:57:15
    Azazyel's Dragon
    +1
    Man, I never did get to see that movie. My wife didn't want to go see it. Curse that woman!!!!
  • JMCC Azazyel... 2012/09/25 01:00:38
  • Red_Horse JMCC 2012/09/24 23:37:40
  • ikeknight Azazyel... 2012/09/25 00:06:41
    ikeknight
    +1
    I like that!
  • john Kills 2012/09/24 22:10:11
    Yes because...
    john Kills
    +2
    The key to success is manufacturing
  • ray 2012/09/24 22:06:45
    No because...
    ray
    +2
    nothing is ever consumed . Materials are merely moved from one location to another .
    All of it remains on the planet .

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