Thursday, November 01, 2007

Global Warming it really?

Dwight Hornbecker, the only geologist I've even known, had some very interesting facts about global warming. They sound kinda crazy, but I wonder if they are true. Here is what he told.

  • One volcanic eruption can contribute to global warming more than what humans can do in an year
  • The earth was actually warmer than what it is now.
Dwight went onto explain that there is evidence to support that, a few million years ago the earth was a lot more warmer than what it is today. Then came the ice age. And he maintains that we are still recovering from the ice age and earth is slowly returning back to it what it was. Not sure whom to believe. Is it Al Gore and his crew or Dwight?

All I know is that humans haven't really figured it out yet. We think we do and try to mess around with nature, but I don't think we are even close at guessing/figuring out the real situation.


Ke Jin said...

Discovery Channel has a video shows if a giant voclano (such as the Yellow Stone) eruptes, earth temperature will drop 100 degrees.

Back to few month ago, you asked how could one craft a SCA from any IoC container. Please see the articles that give detail discussion on this:

SCA as a DSM

And also:

SCA considered harmful

Rajith Attapattu said...

Ke Jin, I assume that is bcos it will leak the heat in the earths core to the atmosphere. Dwights comments are related to the gases spewed by a volcanic eruption. And he say that it is far more than what humans produce as green house gases.

Thanks a lot for the links.
I actually didn't ask how it is done, but rather said that it can be done easily and agree with your comments on infoQ. SCA Spring Component Implementation Specification attempts to do the same thing.

I am not really a big fan on SCA and if you notice my post was merely a reply to Dan. There was a lot of if's and but's in my post. The biggest if is that "If SCA becomes and standard and adopted by the masses". So far it doesn't look like it.