it’s bad enough that we’re killing our planet . . .

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If another planet in our solar system was experiencing global warming concurrent with higher average temperatures on Earth, what might that indicate?

Earth is currently experiencing rapid warming, which the vast majority of climate scientists says is due to humans pumping huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Mars, too, appears to be enjoying more mild and balmy temperatures.

In 2005 data from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide “ice caps” near Mars’s south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row.

Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of the St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun.

“The long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars,” he said. Abdussamatov believes that changes in the sun’s heat output can account for almost all the climate changes we see on both planets.

Obviously, Abdussamatov is a tool of big oil, because the cause of Martian warming is the all-terrain vehicle that energy-wasting Americans carelessly sent to Mars to pollute their environment. It’s not enough that we’re destroying our planet, we’re now intent on destroying the entire galaxy.

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(ht: GR, who adds an important postscript.)

UPDATE:

Dave suggests an alternate explanation for the increase in Martian temperatures. The after-effects of war:

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32 Responses to “it’s bad enough that we’re killing our planet . . .”

  1. Liberrocky Says:

    Won’t any one think of the Martians!

  2. PD Quig Says:

    Obviously the Martian Green Party needs to ramp up their activities on the Red Planet to eradicate man-made greenhouse gases. The little green men have dropped the ball big time.

  3. Dave Says:

    You’ve forgotten about the devistation caused by the battle between Bugs Bunny and Marvin the Martian.

  4. Josh Says:

    Ummm, those are solar-powered vehicles. Sooo…no fossil fuels are burned on Mars. Nice try, though.

  5. EDH Says:

    Foolish earthlings!

    Mars is a Bizzarro World. Here, battery powered probe vehicles cause global warming, whereas they will be the savior of yours.

    As reparations for you reckless folly and scientific hubris, you need to purchase Martian carbon offsets paid for in hemogloben, and gold, deliver.

    As your observational comedian Jerry Seinfeld says, humanoid earthlings are a race that is led by four legged canine creatures whose solid waste you scoop into carbon polymer bags for disposal. From our observations, it appears much of your media does the same for Al Gore.

    Take us to your leader, er, Al Gore.

    Regards, Beldar Conehead.

  6. Blacque Jacques Shellacque Says:

    “Earth First! We’ll pave the other planets later.”

  7. Dave S. Says:

    “Earth is currently experiencing rapid warming, which the vast majority of climate scientists says is due to humans pumping huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.”

    Ever notice that whenever the MSM talks about AGW theory, they use more & stronger adjectives to describe the oh-so-huge “consensus” than they normally use? Not they they have an agenda or anything…

    Still, I agree with the previous posters – global warming on Mars is a result of backblast from an Illudium Q35 Explosive Space Modulator.

    (and yes, Dave of the solar rover, I know that’s just a cartoon.)

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  9. Steve Y. Says:

    The sun WARMING the planets? Nah, that’s too complicated. Must be all due to man-emitted carbon, which comprises 3 out of 10,000 atoms in earth’s atmosphere and zero in Mars’.

    Notice how Martian warming started when the evil GWB announced three years ago (January, 2004) that mankind was headed to Mars. Coincidence? I think not. It’s not enough that he ruined New Orleans and the entire planet Earth; he wants to ruin the entire solar system, too.

  10. rhodeymark Says:

    a result of backblast from an Illudium Q35 Explosive Space Modulator
    which spent the previous evening around an Aluminum 15.5G Chilled Lager Dispenser.

  11. rhodeymark Says:

    close italics!!!
    BTW – wasn’t it disingenous of Nat Geographic to say Mars has been experiencing warming for the last three summers? If they were talking Martian summers they should have said so (longer cycle obviously). The JPL link I added in the Gorepocrisy thread showed warming photos of Mars from 1999-2001.

  12. SWLiP Says:

    I think that Josh needs to switch on his sarcasm detector.

  13. Tully Says:

    Bob, I hadn’t seen your post until long after my own post went up. Guess it’s not just me who saw the obvious, and figured out who’s responsible!

  14. Bruce Says:

    Jupiter is warming too … despite no Bugs Bunny present (or Goracle).

    http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/060504_red_jr.html

    ” The latest images could provide evidence that Jupiter is in the midst of a global change that can modify temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit on different parts of the globe.

    The study was led jointly by Imke de Pater and Philip Marcus of University of California, Berkeley.

    “The storm is growing in altitude,” de Pater said. “Before when they were just ovals they didn’t stick out above the clouds. Now they are rising.”

    This growth signals a temperature increase in that region, she said. “

  15. Jacob Says:

    “that energy-wasting Americans carelessly sent to Mars to pollute their environment.”

    The lousy imperialists.

  16. Bill Says:

    Think of the Martians????

    Think of the Martian children!!!

  17. Rick Says:

    close italics just wondering if I know how

  18. Rick Says:

    Now that I’ve solved the italics issue – on to global warming –

    GW seems to be another broken promise by a politician – it’s cold in Vancouver today for March 2 and there were a few snowflakes yesterday.

    lets get on with this global warming thing – at least by April

  19. brittney Says:

    *Now that I’ve solved the italics issue – on to global warming *

    hee

  20. DCE Says:

    Steve Y:

    Must be all due to man-emitted carbon, which comprises 3 out of 10,000 atoms in earth’s atmosphere and zero in Mars’.

    Actually the atmosphere on Mars is mostly carbon dioxide with traces of other gases. It is also quite thin, which is why Mars isn’t even warmer than it is now.

  21. Porkopolis Says:

    That little rover sure has quite a range…it’s also causing global warming on Jupiter and Saturn as well.

  22. twalsh Says:

    Earlier in the story it says the sun might be to blame for global warming “according to one scientist’s controversial theory”.

    So the fact that the sun can affect the Earth’s temperature is now a “controversial theory” to the media? Classic.

  23. mike Says:

    Good Lord, not one of you got as far as page 2 of the linked article, in which actual climate scientists explain why Abdussamatov’s pronuncement makes no sense.

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  26. ajay Says:

    So let me get this right:

    ALMOST ALL THE CLIMATOLOGISTS IN THE WORLD FOR THE LAST DECADE: Human activity is a significant cause of climate change.
    BOB: You are wrong. I, Bob, know better than all of you.
    ONE ECCENTRIC RUSSIAN: I agree with Bob!

    That’s some balance of forces you’ve got there, Bob.

  27. Steve Y. Says:

    DCE, thanks for the correction. Clicking around the web showed the composition of Martian atmosphere to be

    Carbon Dioxide (CO2):95.32%
    Nitrogen (N2): 2.7%
    Argon (Ar): 1.6%
    Oxygen (O2): 0.13%
    Water (H2O): 0.03%
    Neon (Ne): 0.00025 %

  28. paul Says:

    “Good Lord, not one of you got as far as page 2 of the linked article, in which actual climate scientists explain why Abdussamatov’s pronuncement makes no sense.”

    Check out Amato(the debunker on page 2) and you find that he is an assitant researcher at UWM in meteorology…

    let’s see…astronomer discussing astronomy v. assistant researcher in meteorology…

    with the latter discounting a field of science he is not even in…we need Al Gore to moderate this debate.

  29. Joe the Inquisitor Says:

    Dear ajay,
    Love your “logic”- I used the same overwhelming, compelling line with that Galileo upstart.
    Just wish he’d knuckled under the way you believe Bob is supposed to…
    Joe t.I.

  30. Rick Reevea Says:

    It occurs to me that, when God was handing out planets, the human species got the wrong one. We should have been assigned Mercury.

    Man, I bet the species that mistakenly got Mercury are still bitter.

  31. constant skeptic Says:

    “let’s see…astronomer discussing astronomy v. assistant researcher in meteorology…”

    Kevin Edward Trenberth (born Nov.8, 1944)
    CURRENT OCCUPATION:
    Atmospheric Scientist; Senior scientist.
    Head, Climate Analysis Section, National Center for Atmospheric Research
    EDUCATION:
    B.Sc.HONS. (First Class):1966, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Sc.D.: 1972, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    *You can check out the rest of his extensive and impressive Curriculum Vitae here: http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cas/trenberth-cv.html
    **And you can read his position on global climate change here:
    http://democrats.science.house.gov/Media/File/Commdocs/hearings/2007/full/08feb/trenberth_testimony.pdf
    ***I realize that the “D” word (democrats) is in the link, but trust me, this guy knows what he’s talking about,and it is evident from his presentation that he has absolutely no political ties, just earnest scientific interest. If anyone has anything to say about global warming, they should read this, and I say this as a skeptic of absolutely everything, and one who will continue to do so.

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