Violent Weather and Global Warming
July 15th 2005
the Apollo 8
It is said that
if the earth was an apple, the thickness of our air envelope would
correspond with the thickness of an apple’s skin. The need for
pressurized airplane cabins illustrates the weakness of gravity to
hold gas and evaporated water just a few miles up from the surface.
It is logical to
ask if, “From the rarified margin of the air envelope, are we losing
to outer space the water we drink and the air we breathe?” The
answer is “Yes”. We have been doing so since the planet was formed.
And in fact, in a few billion or million years we could expect a
completely dry and desolate planet.
But luckily, for
now, ocean currents “slosh” about, and breezes whiz around all
influenced mostly by the tilted spin and seasons of the earth and
the constant pull by gravity on both water and air. Movement is
inescapable as warmer rising air and water, the low pressure areas,
are being filled by cooler neighboring higher pressures. Irregular
land masses above and below sea level impede and expedite the flow
of ocean and air currents to insure a tangled flux for our climate.
Earth is called
a water planet. As with a growing street mob, we must expect that
global warming will cause additional water particles to crowd each
others motions with growing force. Sure enough we have record
numbers and sizes of tornados, hurricanes, droughts, and flooding.
Maybe, with the pollution we create, we need an increasingly dynamic
mixture of unstable water and atmosphere to clean the air so as not
to choke to death on our own gas.
Freelance Writer and Educator
Keywords and Misspellings: Apolo gobal globle