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    A view of global warming you might have missed...

    Jerry Pournelle has an a opinion, and an interesting one.

    http://www.jerrypournelle.com/view/view479.html#Monday

    And he bases it on real science:

    http://newsbusters.org/node/13698

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    Re: A view of global warming you might have missed...

    Given his past contributions, I'm more likely to believe Freeman Dyson than the climate experts.

    Chip H.

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    Re: A view of global warming you might have missed...

    I want a Dyson Sphere.

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    Re: A view of global warming you might have missed...

    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    Given his past contributions, I'm more likely to believe Freeman Dyson than the climate experts.

    Chip H.
    Here's an important point. Very few of the "scientists" widely quoted are climatologists or meteorologists.

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    Re: A view of global warming you might have missed...

    I had to explain to a friend who Dyson is, and what a Dyson sphere means today.

    Take a sphere of radius 93 million miles. What is it's surface area, compared to a sphere the size of the Earth?

    He still didn't get it.

    I asked him if he'd read Niven's "Ringworld", and he hadn't. The boy's education is sadly lacking -- he thinks the first Ring-shaped world was in the Halo videogame.
    {sigh}

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    Re: A view of global warming you might have missed...

    I wish someone would make a movie of Ringworld. Or better, a SciFi Channel miniseries, since the story is too long for a movie.

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