Thursday, September 14, 2006

Our reading today... an article emailed to us by eldest son, Luke.

The article ( worth a read, btw) is about Al Gore and the film "An Inconvenient Truth". About global warming and the greenhouse theory.

But is global warming caused by industry and CO2 emissions?

Apparently, Mars is also suffering global warming. Some scientists feel it is increased solar activity that is causing the temperature to rise on Mars - and that it is this increased solar activity and not the greenhouse theory that is the cause of the temperature rise on Earth.

Very interesting.

But, as son Greg, second eldest , said in email - "I'd rather believe it was Martian industry. " lol!

Imagine the science fiction novel we could write about that!


Cindy said...

Neat, Leonie.. just read your comments to Stephen. We have often kicked around here the Global Warming card often played by liberals and wondered how much truth there was to it. In my mind, it is very 'convienent' for politians to pull out because it is so unprovable and available to cast blame on anything you don't like.

I also appreciate your timing as I am looking for ideas of things to throw at the boys about astronmy/space. Great start- tell Luke thanks.. and loved Greg's comment. :)

Leonie said...

It is an interesting article, isn't it? I figured you wouldn't read much from "The Australian" anyway. :-)

It is so much fun when older kids start to do the strewing, too.