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Last updated on August 6th, 2017 at 06:31 am
There might be something to this global warming crap after all:
Scientists have taken the temperature of Earth’s innards, more than a thousand miles beneath the surface, and found that the mercury there soars to about 6,650 degrees Fahrenheit.
No wonder poor little Sarah Bishop’s feet are all blistered. The earth isn’t warm; it’s freakin’ hot!
From their measurements, the scientists estimate that about one-third of the heat that radiates from Earth’s surface into the atmosphere – estimated to be 42 terawatts a year – comes from our planet’s core.
Damn fool planet is trying to kill itself. Next on its heat-o-ramic hit list: the innocent Himalayas.
- That wicked witch Gaia was right. She’s melting!Posted by Some0Seppo on 2007 04 01 at 10:32 AM • permalink
- Benson, the Yahoo! yahoo who “improved” the report inserted the “per year”. The original report at livescience.com, reads as follows:
Combined with a past study that estimated heat loss in an area beneath the Pacific Ocean, the research team suggests Earth’s total heat loss at the core-mantle boundary is about 7.5 to 15 terawatts, much higher than previous estimates. Global energy use by humans is about 13 terawatts.
From their measurements, the scientists estimate that about one-third of the heat that radiates from Earth’s surface into the atmosphere—estimated to be 42 terawatts—comes from our planet’s core.
- #5: thanks Ernie, you’re right – the article does seem to have been “edited” for “clarity” by yahoo.Posted by benson swears a lot on 2007 04 01 at 11:05 AM • permalink
- If Sarah wants to lose those troublesome tootsies, maybe she can walk the Arctic next winter in February to prove how global warming is killing polar bears like Liv Arnesen?
P.S. I thought terrawatts was the place in California where black ice comes from.Posted by andycanuck on 2007 04 01 at 03:44 PM • permalink
- Apologies to Benson, but well, wait a minute. According to the ever reliable wikipedia, the gross consumption of electrical power worldwide was 1.7 terawatts in 2001 (a year noted for shark attacks, along the east coast of america). And the earth is just leaking 42 TW a year?
Let’s just dig a bill hole through, say, Saudi Arabia (the oil is chump change), and plug in!
SUVs on the house, fellows.
- The woman’s an idiot. ‘Scientists’ and ‘fahrenheit’ don’t go in the same sentence. All scientists, even US ones, state temperatures in celsius.Posted by walterplinge on 2007 04 01 at 05:53 PM • permalink
- So Sarah took more than two months to walk a bit over 1000 km? That’s a bit slack. Let’s say 65 days, that means about 16 km per day.
I did the Global Corporate Challenge two years ago, and that involved wearing a pedometer and walking as much each day as possible over a couple of months. Because I was walking to and from work, I was clocking up over 20km most days.
I did not get blisters.
I did not wear my shoes out (I am wearing them now).
My clothes did not ball up under the armpits, but then again, I did wash daily.
So I managed to walk further than she did each day, and still hold down a job that required 10 hours or so in the office per day.
Part of the trick to avoiding blisters is to wear properly fitted shoes, and to do a bit of prior preparation to toughen the feet. Prior preparation prevents piss poor performance.
Typical leftie hysteria. Woman walks 1000km at a pathetic daily rate and gets blisters. I would not call this an achievement of any note.Posted by mr creosote on 2007 04 01 at 06:28 PM • permalink
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a watt is a joule per second. you can’t have “terawatts per year”, rates of change notwithstanding