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Old 01-24-2013, 05:48 PM   #15
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Diesels are hardly "Clean" They dump tons of particulate matter into the air and modern diesels now require expensive emission cleaning systems. Look up "Diesel Smog Check".
The soot from my "dirty" 30 year old diesel is just carbon. Ugly, but fairly harmless. That soot is far better for your health than gasoline emissions. Diesels are also far better on fuel than anything else out there.

That same 30 year old Blazer with a 6.2 pulls 21mpg pulling my Scamp.
My 2011 Chevrolet 2500 (4.8 v8 gas) van gets 10 empty.
My 2012 Chevrolet 3500 box truck (6.0 gas) gets 7 empty.

Double the fuel economy, longer engine life. Even if it burns "dirty"- it is still cleaner as a whole.

Carbon sure beats the crap out of whats in a Prius battery pack.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:39 PM   #16
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Apparently soot is not so harmless.
Soot Pollution - the Number Two Contributor to Climate Change? | The Energy Collective

Coal seems to be the real problem here.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:44 PM   #17
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And the mumber one contributor to climate change is the Sun.....
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:03 PM   #18
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And the mumber one contributor to climate change is the Sun.....


Now where is that sun when you need it- its cold!
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Yea, truth is I am quite skeptical of the whole climate change thing, not sure why I posted that. I just read it recently.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:26 PM   #20
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Let me get some popcorn!!! This is gonna be good!!!
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:08 PM   #21
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poured a cold one and have filled the popcorn bowl
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:23 PM   #23
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I'm convinced that climate change is real, because our climate keeps changing daily! One day it's in the 60s, then it goes to the 30s, then it's back to the 50s... LOL

Beyond that, I'm not too concerned. If it really gets too warm, maybe the Canadians will let us move in with them.
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I'll bite. You're talking about weather, which is what we had today, and it does change daily. Climate is the overview. I can't be bothered ( especially with this topic ) to look up the source to ensure my stats are accurate, but I recall a recent CBC report that average temp in Canada was 3.2 C higher than two decades ago. Of course, it was -40 C in Winnipeg at the time of the report ( which was the story people cared about ).
And, then you can argue if climate change is man-made or just a natural cycle. What I know is that one side or the other will be right, and that they won't get that much satisfaction when they are proven correct.
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Export facts

You can get your data from the entertainment media (news division)... or you try the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Don't forget to compare exports to total production. Happy number-crunching! Oh, yes, a helpful hint: diesel and fuel oil (such as used for home heating systems, etc) are lumped together under Distillate Fuel Oil.

Personally, I think aliens from space land at night and tweak the price dials on the fuel pumps. It explains why they all move almost - but not quite - together, it makes as much sense as most of the theories I read here, like all good conspiracy theories it's much more difficult to arrange than the truth, and it's much more amusing to imagine.
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[QUOTE=Mike Magee;358388Beyond that, I'm not too concerned. If it really gets too warm, maybe the Canadians will let us move in with them.[/QUOTE]

LOL just make sure who ever you make arrangements with doesnt live on the water front. We have already had usual high water winter tides.

Not to flame the issue but if a movie called Chasing Ice appears in any ones area it is worth seeing even if you are a climate change skeptic. The photography on its own makes it a worth while see.
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Well, this thread will never be closed by the moderators at this rate. Not that I was trolling, but I did expect a bit of a contentious debate.
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Contentious debate? Here? Naw, we save that for big issues... like what can vehicle X tow.
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