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Be Healthy AND Sexy With Global Warming!!
#1
By George, this is great news indeed! Of course, I was well aware, that an increase in temperature on planet earth, was an overal plus, but certainly not with this approach. 8)

I can enjoy this as well as the next person too. Let's hope that Global Warming continues to stick with us in the future, since the other alternative is far worse. Wink1


Quote:Global Warming will make you healthy and sexy
By James Lewis

In the spirit of the world campaign to save polar bears and buy carbon indulgences to assuage our collective guilt, it is vital to point out that published scientific studies also make a case for driving more, burning more coal, and breeding more flatulent cows. The reason: Global warming will make you happier, healthier and even sexier.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a recognized psychiatric disorder due to low levels of summer sunshine. SAD or the "winter blues" involves:

depression

fatigue

hypersomnolence (over-sleeping)

hyperphagia (overeating)

carbohydrate craving

weight gain

and loss of libido (sexual desire)


In other words, lack of sunshine can make you fat, miserable, sleepy and unsexy.

The predictable result is an increase in heart disease, suicide risk, poor sexual relationships, and general misery. Just a small rise in worldwide temperature could dramatically raise the world's level of happiness and even sexual desire. In a world of six billion people, tens of millions of sufferers might be rescued from SAD with only a small temperature rise.

Why do retirees move to Florida and Arizona? For the sunshine, of course. What will increase sunny days all over the planet? Global warming will!

It all comes down to hormones and sunshine. San Francisco is famous for its cold and foggy summers, as Mark Twain famously pointed out. During the California summer, people who drive a few miles from fogbound San Francisco to sunny Marin County often notice how much happier they feel all of a sudden. It's not imagination. It's the effect of bright sunlight on your mood.

There's more. The National Institutes of Health database lists almost 18,000 articles on the subject of light therapy (phototherapy). Not all of those articles cover natural sunlight, but many of them do. All we hear about is sun tanning and skin cancer --- but did you know that sunshine has favorable effects on certain cancers? Just this year two Dutch researchers published an article showing that


Quote:"sunlight also has a favourable effects; specifically, it may inhibit the development and progression of diseases of the bones, muscles and skin, of various malignancies (carcinoma of the prostate, breast, colon and ovary, non-Hodgkin lymphoma), and may prevent certain autoimmune diseases, particularly multiple sclerosis."

Sunlight has long been known to stimulate vitamin D synthesis in the skin, which is vital for healthy bones and to delay arthritis in aging. But there may be other pathways for these health effects.

There is a simple biological reason why humans need sunshine. Until 50 thousand years ago all of our ancestors lived in Africa, and even during the Ice Ages, the African continent remained warm and sunny. Humans did not migrate toward cold latitudes until we invented the technology to do so: fur clothing, solid shelters, the right kind of social organization, and perhaps hunting and fishing techniques something like the Eskimos use today, including the use of sharp flint spears.

Human ancestors are thought to have resembled today's San people, the Bushmen, who spend their days in very bright sunshine wearing little more than beach clothing.

We have only adapted to colder climes since the last Ice Age, about 10,000 years ago. That sounds like a long time, but it is only 400 generations: Not much time compared to the 200 million years of earlier mammalian evolution in Africa. Our closest primate relatives, the chimps, still share most of our physiology; our bodies have not changed nearly as much as our brains.

Our bodies are therefore well-adapted to a sunny climate, and that means that many of our body clocks are triggered by dawn and dusk. Sunlight in our natural African environment is many times brighter than the indoor lights we use today. So we are well-adapted to a high-intensity light-dark cycle. Artificial light cycles, jet-lag, shift work, all are believed to degrade our mental performance, to trigger sleepiness and cognitive impairments leading to road accidents, and increases in medical errors when hospital residents are forced into ever-changing work shifts.

Bodily processes that are supposed to occur in synch with each other go out of synch. Scientists are testing the hypothesis that a loss of bodily synchrony may play a role in Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, alcoholism, breast cancer, and of course insomnia.

Cancer researchers believe that
"Altered environmental conditions can disrupt circadian clock molecular coordination in peripheral organs including tumors and play a significant role in malignant progression."
Much remains to be found out about chronobiology, the effects of time cycles on the body. But a good rule of thumb is that going back to a natural sunlight cycle for our species is a sensible idea. Global warming will bring our daily cycle closer to the original light cycle of our ancestral world in Africa.

You can try to increase sun exposure by vacationing in Hawaii, or you can use special light treatments. Or you can take anti-depressants and get psychoanalyzed. But if you really want to help everybody, rich and poor alike, women, men and children, whites and blacks, Swedes and Africans, go for sunshine the year around.

If Global Warming predictions hold true, we will see an average increase of about 3 degrees F in the next hundred years. That doesn't sound like much, but if you live at high latitudes it means earlier spring and later winters. It might only mean a week or two of increased sunshine in Sweden, but among the suicidal Swedes, thousands of lives could be saved. Even a small increase in the global sum of human happiness might decrease violence and even warfare.

Peace through Global Warming may be only a century away.

Just think how a small increase in driving, eating beef, and drilling for oil could substantially increase human happiness. If all of us make a small effort, millions of people could live happier, healthier and sexier lives. Show you care!
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#2
I'm going to do my part. I will save mother earth by eating lean beef and consuming more energy. I feel good just thinking about it.

I can tell you from personal experience there is a correlation of depression with sunlight. When my depression was at its worse levels a few years ago my lifestyle was completly at night time and I slept during the day. This was shortly before I started college. Going outside during the day provided some relief.
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#3
The medieval warming period produced (maybe a bit warmer than the predicted GW) an over abundance of Swedes and other Norse who adopted the hobby of pillaging northern Europe in addition to settling Greenland and discovering NA. I wonder what will happen this time?
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jt Wrote:The medieval warming period produced (maybe a bit warmer than the predicted GW) an over abundance of Swedes and other Norse who adopted the hobby of pillaging northern Europe in addition to settling Greenland and discovering NA. I wonder what will happen this time?

Hard to tell. but one thing is certain: agricultural output will be greatly enhanced, due to rainfall patterns. Also, the Sahara will be much wetter as well. As I mentioned somewhere else, North Africa, during the Roman Empire was the largest agricultural and Olive producing areas within the Roman Empire. And we also know that during the initial Roman Empire, the Weather was also warm, akin to the Midieval Warming period. THis too is not mentioned by the Kooks.

Expect contitions to drastically improve. Humans ALWAYS do better in a warmer clime. Of course, if you are a Kook, who is a member of the Church of Environmentalism, then Anything is bad, short of going back to the stone age. Wink1 :lol:
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#5
jt,
United States will be replaced by Estados Unidos.

John,
let's hope you won't confuse Roman Empire and medieval warm period any further. So, the weather was warm around the Mediterranean, especially in North Africa in Roman times also. What an enligthening scientific achievment you produced! Speaking of kooks...
"You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits don't matter." Dick Cheney
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Quote:jt,
United States will be replaced by Estados Unidos.

No it will not because I'll run for congress on a death penalty for illegal aliens platform.
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quadrat Wrote:jt,
United States will be replaced by Estados Unidos.

John,
let's hope you won't confuse Roman Empire and medieval warm period any further. So, the weather was warm around the Mediterranean, especially in North Africa in Roman times also. What an enligthening scientific achievment you produced! Speaking of kooks...

:lol: :lol: Again, your shallow 'slip' is showing. It is virtually impossible for the North African temperature to increase, short of the entire planet cooking off(the global equalizing effect works well). However, the winters would be warmer, the rest of the northern and southern poles would be warmer, and this would lead to an increase in RAINFALL! That's correct: RAINFALL. A warmer planet will be the cause for more clouds and rainfall, thus stimulating growth in plants. That is why North Africa was a Real Breadbasket for Rome.

"Q", I don't mind a certain bit of clownishness, but you are going to have to clean up your act,.................soon. You are getting to be a real Bore at times, and this is one such example.

Please make a point of hesitating for just 30 seconds and consider what you are attempting to intellectually digest, BEFORE committing yourself to the keyboard, ok?
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#8
Five Ways To Stop Global Warming
Quote:Professor Roger Angel from Arizona - the designer of the world's largest telescope - is proposing to put a giant glass sunshade in space.

Professor Angel's sunshade will deflect a small percentage of the sun's rays back into space
By using the sunshade we might still get more healthy and sexy, but it wouldn't be that hot. (hot not synonymous to sexy here...)

The other ideas also sound interesting.
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Quote:Again, your shallow 'slip' is showing. It is virtually impossible for the North African temperature to increase, short of the entire planet cooking off(the global equalizing effect works well). However, the winters would be warmer, the rest of the northern and southern poles would be warmer, and this would lead to an increase in RAINFALL! That's correct: RAINFALL. A warmer planet will be the cause for more clouds and rainfall, thus stimulating growth in plants. That is why North Africa was a Real Breadbasket for Rome.
Sigh...One more statement of the self-made scientist John. It's likely the warming will produce more rain, but it is also likely it will fall less frequently but with greater intensity. Of no benefit to the vegetation if it's swept away by floods or long drougth periods.
It is unlikely, that dry areas will get more rainfall at all. The largest climatic pattern of the world is unlikely to be affected, the horizontal 'belts' around the globe (don't know the correct term). Around the equator and plus/minus 15 degrees south and north, it's wet. Then, on the southern and northern hemispheres, are dry belts of some 30 degrees, with the large deserts in them. Again some 30 degrees, the moderate climate zones of the North and South with more rainfall. We come to the polar regions, both dry.
Sahara and North Africa's coastal regions are not the same. The coast get's rain from the Atlantic or Mediterranean because in most places mountain chains stop and empty the clouds, they just can't pass into the Sahara.
"You know, Paul, Reagan proved that deficits don't matter." Dick Cheney
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#10
I think this thread is supposed to be 'funny', quad.

But I am not entirely sure, sometimes it's hard to tell when John is joking.
I sometimes wonder if he realises how amusing some of his comments are. S2
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
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#11
Actually, I am not anywhere as amusing as certain other members here, if you catch my drift.
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quadrat Wrote:
Quote:Again, your shallow 'slip' is showing. It is virtually impossible for the North African temperature to increase, short of the entire planet cooking off(the global equalizing effect works well). However, the winters would be warmer, the rest of the northern and southern poles would be warmer, and this would lead to an increase in RAINFALL! That's correct: RAINFALL. A warmer planet will be the cause for more clouds and rainfall, thus stimulating growth in plants. That is why North Africa was a Real Breadbasket for Rome.
Sigh...One more statement of the self-made scientist John. It's likely the warming will produce more rain, but it is also likely it will fall less frequently but with greater intensity. Of no benefit to the vegetation if it's swept away by floods or long drougth periods.
It is unlikely, that dry areas will get more rainfall at all. The largest climatic pattern of the world is unlikely to be affected, the horizontal 'belts' around the globe (don't know the correct term). Around the equator and plus/minus 15 degrees south and north, it's wet. Then, on the southern and northern hemispheres, are dry belts of some 30 degrees, with the large deserts in them. Again some 30 degrees, the moderate climate zones of the North and South with more rainfall. We come to the polar regions, both dry.
Sahara and North Africa's coastal regions are not the same. The coast get's rain from the Atlantic or Mediterranean because in most places mountain chains stop and empty the clouds, they just can't pass into the Sahara.

Ah, conjecture, such a firm footing to build your house upon.
S6


Anyway, I'm a HUGE proponent of warming up the earth. 65 million years ago the area I live in now was covered in tropical forests. Full of steaming, bubbling life. Unfortunately, I've spent the last month in the Arctic Circle and didn't have to leave my back door. I'd love to own beach front property without having to buy or sell what I already have. And who cares if the world floods from melting ice caps? There are too many pointless people populating the earth now anyway. A little spring cleaning is good for the soul. (facetious-ness off)

But I live for the sun and 90 degree weather, and don't eat alot, so I'm not too troubled by all the dire predictions of GW. Of course, I never read my horoscope either..... :-k
I was so tired of being upset
Always wanting something I never could get
Life's an illusion love is a dream
But I don't know what it is 'cos

Everybody's happy nowadays
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