Mars seems to be affected by Global Warming

About: climate change hits mars-news-uk-timesonline

Must be all those little green men driving all those little red cars up there!
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The mechanism at work on Mars appears, however, to be different from that on Earth. One of the researchers, Lori Fenton, believes variations in radiation and temperature across the surface of the Red Planet are generating strong winds.

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to which one of  readers replies:
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Increased heat increases wind, Lori. Can't upset the leftist orthodoxy about global warming by suggesting that it may be caused by (ohmygod!) the sun!!!

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  1. global warming
  2. mars
  3. confusion

Comments


Mark de LA says
OTOH, maybe we should try to stop those winds on Mars so that those polar ice caps which might contain little microbes won't melt away & make an ocean.

Seth says
M 2007-04-30 08:50:31 7046
seth 2007-04-30 08:46:37 7046
PS, the funny part is the comment that you highlighted ... "Can't upset the leftist orthodoxy about global warming by suggesting that it may be caused by (ohmygod!) the sun!!!" ... "global warming" is about trapping the sun's heat ... not denying it.
Hmmm... but then it's also happening on Mars which has less atmosphere - must be all those invisable green little men poluting.

I found the article itself interesting.  To me it bolstered the global warming case becasue it showed that even with a sparse athmosphere you could get heat trapping effects.

But lot's of luck in finding the little green men driving around in SUV's

Mark de LA says
seth 2007-04-30 08:46:37 7046
PS, the funny part is the comment that you highlighted ... "Can't upset the leftist orthodoxy about global warming by suggesting that it may be caused by (ohmygod!) the sun!!!" ... "global warming" is about trapping the sun's heat ... not denying it.
Hmmm... but then it's also happening on Mars which has less atmosphere - must be all those invisable green little men poluting.


Mark de LA says
seth 2007-04-30 08:33:59 7046
M 2007-04-30 08:26:06 7046
seth 2007-04-30 08:13:38 7046
Muddled thinking is  funny 
Hmmmm... the source of all warmth on the Earth & Mars is the Sun.  (See the Discovery channel's programs on astronomy & particularly the one on the Sun if you went to public school!)  Go out to a beach some day & feel it.  Is that funny?
like we don't know that the primary source of heat in the Solar system comes from the sun

Apparently NOT!

Mark de LA says
source: ... I found the article itself interesting.  To me it bolstered the global warming case becasue it showed that even with a sparse athmosphere you could get heat trapping effects.

...You have to believe that that is what is happening & not just variations & changes in the Sun.  The Discovery Channel expose on the Sun is really fascinating.  The theory is just that, a theory - something invented to explain a phenomena.  Theories come & go just like the tooth fairy - soon to be replaced by a different one with a different generation looking at the phenomena. 
In the 70's the fear was a new ice age on this planet. Maybe the slight uptick in temperature in the last few years is due to volcanoes, maybe not.


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