Theos-World Re: Al Gore's speech
Dec 11, 2007 09:34 AM
by Konstantin Zaitzev
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "adelasie" wrote:
> Would you please tell more about your institute and what you study
> and where you are?
Our institute was initially a department of Earth Physics Institute.
In 1991 it became a separate institute. In previous years it was
occupied largely with nuclear tests and their influence, also with
international control over the tests.
Later the area widened to atmospheric electricity, microfine particles
in atmosphere, etc. Processes in Earth crust are also studied.
The institute is located in Moscow.
Unfortunately I didn't find any English pages on the site of the
institute http://idg.chph.ras.ru , yet they are on the personal site
of one of the researchers: http://spungin.chat.ru/indexe.htm
I haven't researches of my own and am rather a technical worker
participating in different researches.
> Are you saying that according to your scientific work, you
> conclude that Global Warming is not happening? Or are you
> saying it is not a threat to the environment? Could you tell us why?
It is apparently happening, at least in the last years in Moscow, but
we don't know the real causes. Also it may be local. There is still no
proofs that it is due human activity, as volcanoes and mires emit many
times more gases than all our industry. Another point is that, as some
researchers say, temperature on Mars undergoes the same dynamics as on
Earth, which lead us to conclusion that it's some extra-terrestial
factor, presumably the Sun activity, is influencing several planets at
>From the other side, dust from volcanoes (and also technical dust) can
lower the temperature significantly, as it was at Krakatoa eruption in
1880's and Tambora in 1815 when most of Europe and North America
experienced the famine (1816).
Secondly, we don't know whether global warming is treat to
environment. Some say that it leads to the widening of the deserts,
but this process is taking place for many thousands years already.
Several thousands years ago Sahara, Mongolia ans Saudy Arabia were
flourishing places. Nevertheless there were very cold periods in
Middle Ages and probably earlier. From the other side, the Carbonic
period was very warm, and in the same time very wet too.
The sea ice which will melt will not change the sea level what is
evident according the Archimed low, only the continental ice matters.
Yet we should not forget that at warming much water will be
transformed into the vapour. Moreover, that vapour may condense on the
mountain hights and feed the rivers. It is obvious that the less ice,
the more water is working in the system.
To conclude I would emphasize that we don't know anything for sure, so
too hasty efforts, for example, as spreading dust in the atmosphere
for cooling, or boosting the atomic energy, can do much harm.
The only good result of this warming campaign is that more people are
paying attention to enviromental problems than before and learn to be
less egoistic, so there is some good factor for the human evolution.
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