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Old 06-24-2008, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Default what is the ideal temperature of earth?

we hear all about global warming, but what is the correct temperature? do we need to be cooler, do we need to be warmer? it seems that everyone has an opinion, but I have yet to hear anyone tell us what the correct temperature is. what's up with that?
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Well, that is the crux of the matter, isn't it.

Nobody knows what the optimal temperature is. Not likely to find out - ever.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Ask Al Gore maybe he will give the same answer twice. By the way NASA claims the Earth has actually cooled 2/10 of a degree over the last 10 years. Pretty sure unlike Al they would actually know.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Your mind
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Obviously no objective "ideal temperature" exists, just as it really probably doesn't matter to anything else in the universe whether there's life on Earth or not, but for our own subjective experience/s an ideal temperature would probably be one where we don't have too many people being flooded out of low-lying cities we've already built, or extra world hunger resulting from crops being harder to grow, or the world being covered with ice, or things like that.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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if no ideal temperature exists, why the hell are we spending so much tax money trying to get it to that point? if we don't know where the temperature belongs, why spend tax dollar studying it?
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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There's a temperature range that's ideal for US in our current state.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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what is the range? if someone can't tell me the ideal temperature for the globe, they shouldn't complain about global warming. it's a joke. as you can see in my other threads, global warming is a fact. we orbit around a star. the earth is going to warm no matter what. but what is a good temp?
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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I like a nice steady 75 degrees and low humidity.............
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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haha, you have no idea how much I agree with you!

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I like a nice steady 75 degrees and low humidity.............
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:45 PM
 
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What? We don't know? I thought this was all figured out? Hey, don't we have a consensus somewhere by people smarter than us?
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