>K'Breel was deposed and executed after his repeated failures in repelling the Terran aggressor. We don't speak of him. All hail mighty G'Ranee, Supreme Leader for Life!
LATE-BREAKING NEWS FROM THE COUNCIL: VICTORY! The Council of Elders has confirmed the blueworlders' resumption of aggression upon our noble red sands. K'Breel, Speaker for the Council of Elders, addressed the planet thusly: OKAY. Okay, so I'm K'Breel (even though anyone on Slashdot can assume the mantle merely by declaring themselves Speaker for the Council), and I'm late, but I'm merely chronologically late, not as in the Late Second Adjunctant to the Council Formerly Known As G'Ranee.
But domestic politics is beneath us tonight -- just take a glance at the blue world beneath us for a look at how bad that can get -- and let us focus on what's important: over the past sol or so, our Planetary Defense Force has been so good at pre-emptively distracting the blueworlders with tasks like landing comets, grabbing their prospective mates by their genitals, low-planetary orbit missions, and just general tribal infighting that we haven't had to shoot down any robotic invaders in quite some time. But when the opportunity presents itself, we take advantage of it, and so, we did. Hence the trivial elimination of yet another putative invader from elsewhere. We'd do it every day, except that the blueworlders lack the gelsacular fortitude to send us more targets. Now as to gelsacular fortitude, on to Second Adjunctant G'Ranee...
When a junior reporter pointed out that the destroyed invader was merely a technology demonstrator built on the cheap to see if a landing was possible, and that the blueworlders' actual payload was safely in orbit, K'Breel had the reporter's gelsacs launched into orbit alongside those of G'Ranee for a closer look.
Seeing as how industrialization in it's entirety has failed to have been shown to appreciably affect global temperature changes...
I don't see the failure. CO2 levels are directly connected to temperature changes. So if we find the cause for the changing CO2 levels, we have the cause for the temperature changes. And CO2 levels have changed in the last 100 years. Just go to a library and take a 100 year old book about the atmosphere, and you will find that there are measurements of about 270 ppm CO2. Then take a measurement yourself, and you will get about 400 ppm CO2 today. So we have a 130 ppm increase of CO2 levels within 120 years. Now you could go and calculate how many tons of CO2 130 ppm represent.
Lets do some back-of-the-envelope calculations:
See, how our estimation of carbon usage and increased CO2 fit nicely? And we know that CO2 levels and Earth surface temperatures are closely correlated. So we have a direct correlation between industrialization and temperature increase.
As in certain cults it is possible to kill a process if you know its true name. -- Ken Thompson and Dennis M. Ritchie