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"Space tourism to accelerate climate change"

Scientists predict that soot from commercial space flight will change global temperatures.

"The findings, reported in a paper in press in Geophysical Research Letters1, suggest that emissions from 1,000 private rocket launches a year would persist high in the stratosphere, potentially altering global atmospheric circulation and distributions of ozone. The simulations show that the changes to Earth's climate could increase polar surface temperatures by 1 ?C, and reduce polar sea ice by 5?15%. "

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Just more speculation !!!!


http://www.nature.com/news/2010/101022/full/news.2010.558.html

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Hypothesis

Mike, That's how science works. There's a hypothesis, which is then tested to see if it holds up. Glad you read the paper. Cheers, Darin

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We have to come together to take care of the space commons,

Doesn't sound like they are waiting to see if the hypotheses holds up.

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I have a hypothesis

It's that the increase of scientist in any field results in an increase of hypotheses requiring or desiring increased funding for those making the hypotheses.

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Just more speculation !!!!

They speculate they're right and you speculate they're wrong?

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