Occam’s razor would tell us the SUV, wouldn’t it?

Byline: | Category: Environment | Posted at: Monday, 30 April 2007

Another report of global warming . . . from Mars

Scientists from Nasa say that Mars has warmed by about 0.5C since the 1970s. This is similar to the warming experienced on Earth over approximately the same period.

Since there is no known life on Mars it suggests rapid changes in planetary climates could be natural phenomena.

The mechanism at work on Mars appears, however, to be different from that on Earth.

I would suggest a review of Occam’s Razor as a starting point before postulating how two adjacent planets in the same solar system might be warming concurrently.  One commonality between the red planet and Earth is the increase in  the number of SUVs on both planets.  I can’t think of anything else similar between the planets, can you?

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4 Responses to “Occam’s razor would tell us the SUV, wouldn’t it?”

  1. Mack Says:

    Sigh, I left this on the wrong thread…

    Bob, you know, for me, global warming has been moved to the back burner. (No pun intended)

    Peak Oil scares the hell out me. If nature has a grand plan, it may include the safety valve of limiting how much oil there is to tap from her. If the numerous energy insiders are right, we are probably the most vulnerable country on the planet. Our entire infrastructure is dependent on cheap oil, and that, my friend, is a thing of the past. You would be well served to research this, and report back to your readers.

  2. Katherine Coble Says:

    “If the numerous energy insiders are right, we are probably the most vulnerable country on the planet.”

    China.

    Trust me. They’ve got 4 times as many mouths to feed and no alternative fuel infrastructure.

  3. Mack Says:

    They don’t have a population so far removed from non-fuel based living. I’ll email you, cause I’m in a hurry.

  4. Tman Says:

    Mack,

    Peak Oil is a stupid thing to worry about. We have plenty of oil, even in our own country, and if we need to get our own we can and will. I would prefer we didn’t buy our oil from thugs like Chavez, but he’s going to sell it to someone regardless. Economies such as ours are flexible when it comes to changes in pricing structures. For instance, when gas prices skyrocketed 40 years ago, people started buying more fuel efficient cars from the Japanese. Same thing happened with the move to hybrid cars in the last few years.

    We will adapt as we need to. Panic is unnecessary.