Warming-Finally Some Good News
Driving home from Lowe's
Home Improvement the other day I was listening to WCHL's local news.
Like so many other times, I didn't have my notepad with me, so I
don't have all the facts, but I remember enough to pass it on to
It seems like Duke University
is finally emerging from it's dark period following the Lacrosse
team misunderstanding.(Do you realize that had the Lacrosse thing
come out during basketball season then it would never have even
made the news- Those boys need to following Karl Rove's lead as
to when to have news releases released for the best marketing advantages!).
A tree, similar
to the ones that were used in the Duke University experiment.
We drove to Duke
Univeristy but couldn't see any 150 foot tall greenhouses
that could house these trees, leading us to wonder if the
experiment really occurred.
A named professor(who's
name I didn't write down) ran a little experiment to investigate
the effects of global warming on trees. He put a bunch of trees
in a green house(the best way to reproduce 'the green house effect'
is by setting up a green house!), and pumped it full of massive
quantities of CO2 and CO1(if we leave out the '1', Carbon Monoxide
may be confused with Colorado or Company or something else).
We're not sure how much
CO2 and Carbon Monoxide he pumped in and we're not sure for how
long he let it sit there but we can certainly find out if anyone
is interested.(Let us know and we'll tell you where you can search
for it on Google....and speaking of Google.....just for fun, why
don't you go to Google, put in "Failure" and see what
comes up! On August 28, the number one listing was the worst president
the country has ever seen.)
The Green House(replicating
the Green House effect) has now completely saturated the trees with
Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide. If it were you or I sitting
in a car in the garage, we'd be in pretty bad shape, especially
after a couple of weeks. You would expect the trees to have similar
disastrous results, wouldn't you?
The (mad?) scientist
continued to torment the trees but taking the green house and filling
it with frozen air(if only we could do this to the White House!).
Remember he ran the same experiment with trees that he didn't treat
with massive quantities of Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide. The
The trees that were exposed
to massive amounts of CO2 and Carbon Monoxide were able to sustain
freezing better than the trees that weren't. So.... to put it in
As global warming continues,
temperatures will rise, but trees will be able to handle increasingly
cooler weather as the temperature continues to rise.
Now, that's useful information
that was well worth the funding!