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$25 Million Prize for fixing climate
« on: February 9, 2007 11:14 pm CST »
This is important malarkey.


LONDON - British tycoon Sir Richard Branson on Friday announced a $25
million prize for a way to extract a billion tons or more of carbon
dioxide from the atmosphere each year.

The Virgin Group chairman was joined by former Vice President Al Gore
and other leading environmentalists as he announced the Virgin Earth
Challenge prize.

Branson compared it to the competition launched in 1675 to devise a
method of estimating longitude accurately. It was 60 years before
English clock maker John Harrison discovered an accurate method and
received his prize from King George III.

"The Earth cannot wait 60 years. We need everybody capable of
discovering an answer to put their minds to it today," Branson said.

Gore said the planet had a "fever" that had to be taken seriously.

"Up until now, what has not been asked seriously on a systematic basis
is, is there some way that some of that extra carbon dioxide may be
scavenged effectively out of the atmosphere? And no one knows the answer
to that," Gore said.

A landmark report last week </id> by the world’s leading
climate scientists and government officials warned that global warming
will continue for centuries, creating a far different planet in 100
years, and that it is "very likely" that manmade emissions of carbon
dioxide and other greenhouse cases are the reason.

**How the contest works**
Entries will be evaluated by Branson and Gore, as well as NASA climate
scientist James Hansen; James Lovelock, who devised the Gaia theory of
Earth's ecosystems; British environmentalist Sir Crispin Tickell; and
Australian paleontologist Tim Flannery.

The winner will have to come up with a way of removing one billion tons
of carbon gases a year from the atmosphere for 10 years — with $5
million of the prize being paid at the start and the remaining $20
million at the end.

If no winner is identified after five years the judges can decide to
extend the contest.

"This is the world’s first deliberate attempt at planetary engineering,"
Flannery said via videolink from Sydney. "We are at the last moment.
Once we reach the tipping point it will have been taken out of our hands."
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2007 12:34 pm CST »
Wow, that's amazing. I hope it all goes well.
Good article,  thanks. :D
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2007 03:54 pm CST »
Spambots are posting real articles now?
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2007 04:58 pm CST »
Ive been trying to solve this issue for some time now. My lab has 9 scientist but we yet to find a solution
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2007 09:16 am CST »
I'm going to have to vote for Global Warming is a Retarded Theory.
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2007 09:28 am CST »
I think the earth is just evolving.
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2007 07:42 pm CST »
Global warming is just a bunch of hype...
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2007 07:47 pm CST »
well I think that scientist know more than everyone here about this.
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2007 08:52 pm CST »
vge
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2007 09:37 pm CST »
That doesn't mean we can't talk about it.  I'm sure that somebody on earth knows more about any topic than you, but that doesn't mean you're totally unqualified to even discuss any given topic.
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2007 12:23 am CST »
I thought I read somewhere that some company was offering some millions of dollars to prove this recent report on global warming (http://www.ipcc.ch/SPM2feb07.pdf) wrong. Can't recall a link, though.
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2007 11:33 am CST »
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u ... 363818.ece

read that then tell me what you hippy earth lovers have to say
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2007 12:14 pm CST »
Yes, yes, and whenever it thunders, it's because angels are bowling.
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2007 09:09 pm CST »
Yeah!  And when there is a crescent moon it's god's toenail falling from heaven!



But seriously though..  global warming is some serious malarkey.

NOT!  I'll be dead way before any of it affects me even if it IS a serious thread.
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2007 09:29 pm CST »
"Global Warming" was created as a way for people to combat capitalism after the end of the cold war.  Believe it or not, Al Gore was a member of the anti-capitalist movement.  He does anything in his power to hurt America.  Because of the lies and slander he has posted, Ford, an American company, went from the top of the market to near the bottom.  This has caused a substancial loss in jobs in America.  Not to mention the fact that statistics say that in the past 20 years, the average temperature of the Earth has decreased by 0.1 degrees centigrade.  Also the fact that every UN report leaves out the Midevil Warming Period.  Also the fact that the 1997 Kyoto accords exclude China and India, which are not capitalist yet have substancially higher CO2 emmisions than the U.S.
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