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Comment Re:Global warming. (Score 3, Interesting) 168

And your credibility dropped to zero by conflating water with pollution. Here's one of the first results when I googled man-made chemicals. I've previously read that there over 100,000 man-made chemicals released into the environment. If you know of a better word than chemical to use, BTW, please let me know. Here's an overview of the current mass extinction event, started about 10,000 years ago when man really started getting down to wiping out animals, burning forrests for agriculture, etc. It's a selective list. Here's a list of man-made extinctions, or at least the documented ones. Googling is hard, but thankfully I was here to do it for you.

Comment Re:Global warming. (Score 2) 168

Granted there's no model of the earth that includes everything, other than the earth itself. There have been many studies of the effects of deforrestation, pollution, food supply, et al however. And there are more and more interdisciplinary studies using systems theory and complexity theory. Science is itself the study of everything. It's only its practioners who are divided into specialties by their own choice.

Comment Re:Global warming. (Score 3, Insightful) 168

Also, there's more going on that just CO2 levels and gradual heating. We're cutting down forrests, polluting the air and water with hundreds of thousands of chemicals, killing off life in the largest mass extinction since the dinosaurs died, paving over and building on top of ecosystems with reckless abandon, ad nauseum. In short, we're changing the environment in many ways at once, not just increasing levels of greenhouse gases. Climate Change seems more descriptive to me than Global Warming.

Comment Re:A little extra weight savings (Score 1) 521

While we're neing pedantic, Dictionary.com's defintion of rust is:

a: the reddish brittle coating formed on iron especially when chemically attacked by moist air and composed essentially of hydrated ferric oxide

b: a comparable coating produced on a metal other than iron by corrosion

So yeah, alimunium rusts but it's not iron oxide. (Though I love someone else's joke about how Ford will find a way to turn aluminum into iron oxide. Classic.)

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