Unfortunately, the original link in there was to premium subscription articles. So, I took the liberty of Googling some Mars geography. There are a variety of temperatures listed for Mars based on either chemistry equations or direct sampling from space vehicles. Sources are here:
I was going to approach this following a highly delicate and sensitive scientific method. However, the OmniNerd budget did not see fit to provide me with the necessary space research provisions (damn you Will) so I will resort to Plan B. I will eyeball some high temperatures, average temperatures and low temperatures from data gained in a Google search. Then I will use the Google calculator to determine the Fahrenheit differential from a rise in 0.65 degrees Celsisus. Therefore, Google will tell us whether it is global warming or sol warming which is indicative of our coming radioactive mutation and extinction.
Encyclopedia Britannica Surface Temperature
NASA Goddard Flight Center
Mars Rover Readings
This rigorous and highly detailed study seems to indicate that temperatures on Mars are averaging 1.1 degree warmer Fahrenheit. According to Earth Policy, the NASA Goddard folks show Earth’s temperatures rose from an average of 14.01 Celsius in the 1970s to 14.60 in 2004 (this equates to 57.21 and 58.28 Fahrenheit). Since the rise in Earth’s temperature is 1.07 Fahrenheit over thirty years and Mars shows a 1.2 Fahrenheit rise in temperature, NASA and Google clearly confirm that the solar system is warming up. Mars clearly doesn’t have any greenhouse gas pollution and has a thinner atmosphere and is almost 50 million miles further away from the sun.
I suppose now that we’re all doomed galactically, this is the time to ask yourself – is Pascal’s Wager or the Atheist Wager accurate? Now that’s and inconvenient truth.
Right. All apparently sound, logically, but it just seems way too convenient for all of us. If there is nothing we can do about it, we might as well go all the way and pollute, pollute, pollute. I don’t buy the argument that our Earth will regenerate itself no matter what.
Let’s forget about Al Gore and his high publicity stunt, and take a step back. Why do people in Tokyo feel compelled to purchase oxygen? Or why do some children get cancer if they live near highways ?
Is it because of some inter-galactic force (aka radiation)? Why don’t we just forget the highly polarized political environment, accept that maybe some liberal potheads might have a point though, and stop babying the awful US car makers.
If damage to the economy is the most powerful argument one has to make when it comes to why the United States failed to lead the way in environmental policies on the global level, take a look at GM, Ford, etc. They failed big, even without the stringent, environmental friendly laws in place.
And you know what? People around the world might appreciate it when the United States forces China to do something about the pollution they create in the process of making cheap stuff the Americans used to make themselves before they started complaining that ‘dirty Mexicans’ took all their jobs. They will certainly like it more when US becomes the global environmental nazi (as opposed to the global policeman chasing quagmires around the Globe every other decade in a quest to stop the next domino effect).
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