Sunday, July 3, 2016

The good news is the ozone layer is healing

MIT News:  “We can now be confident that the things we’ve done have put the planet on a path to heal,” says lead author Susan Solomon, the Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Science at MIT. “Which is pretty good for us, isn’t it? Aren’t we amazing humans, that we did something that created a situation that we decided collectively, as a world, ‘Let’s get rid of these molecules’? We got rid of them, and now we’re seeing the planet respond.”

6 comments:

Leland said...

And the sun is hitting a minimum, how the f did we do that?

ricpic said...

Little pipsqueak humans can neither destroy nor heal Mother Earth.

ndspinelli said...

ricpic, People, but particularly liberal people, have an inflated ego as to our influence on a host of issues.

Rhythm and Balls said...

Too bad you can't do that with the atmosphere.

Rhythm and Balls said...

Oberkapo ricpic said:

Little pipsqueak humans can neither destroy nor heal Mother Earth.

And the earth said:

This, this, and this.

The "Earth" is simply a rock orbiting the sun. There is nothing magically eternal about the life that we're blessed to have existing on it, but that doesn't mean it makes any sense to do it. We can kill it all off, as Oberkapo ricpic et al might like to do, and it will still go on being a rock orbiting the sun. But only a pipsqueak like him and his fellow travelers believe that this won't dramatically impact our own quality of life. And only a pipsqueak denialist believes that humans can't do such a thing.

The capacity to end the planet through thermonuclear war and these ostriches actually believe we can't kill off life by other means. I guess once the oceans have been gutted of sea life to the point of only carrying jellyfish as an edible food source, then he'll say it's ok to believe in the power of human destructiveness.

Methadras said...

The planet is on a path to healing. Do you hear that folks? The erf is healing itself. Amazing. So no matter what those rascally and craven republican do to poison our air and water, good democrats everywhere fight them to heal the erf because without democrats, why, we would all cease to be.