It alters ecology of alpine landscapes, study finds
Changes in vegetation patterns; i.e. conifers taking over traditional aspen
stands, have more to do with the snow pack levels than the dust.
O yea it is only caused by man they know the difference between dust caused by
the wind in un touched areas and dust by OHV give me a break I am sure they have
collected all kinds of data from the 1600, 1700, and 1800 to measure against.
This is bull I am sure paid for through grants from enviornmentalist
organizations. Most of the scientist started with we are going to do a study to
prove that man should not be allowed to enter public lands. O and ATV's driving
up a road is more harmful than an enviornmentalist driving there subaru. what
is amazing is that somebody is dumb enough to belive this junk science. Must
throw out common sense to belive most of the current enviornmentalist junk.
Is anybody really buying this???
LETS TAX ATV OWNERS MORE BECAUSE THEY ARE THE CAUSE OF ALL THE WORLDS WEATHER
This study is pure fantasy. Did the "scientists" actually do any measurements
when they prepared their paper? In case you haven't noticed, there is still
show in them thare hills. That is more than a full month later than 5 years ago
when the snow was gone by the end of May. Maybe the dust in Utah is making the
snow last longer. But why bother actually doing any science when you can write
a computer model to prove you point.One more thing, earlier in the
winter Colorado was complaining because Utah ski hills were getting all the snow
and Colorado was not - so the statement that Colorado had near record snow
levels is an outright lie.But maybe the dust from ATVs is affecting
the jet stream too.
Standing up and CLAPPING loud for Stevo!!!!!! Also I wonder how much dust these
prehistoric animals kicked up while on earth and also the early "cowboys" when
they was cattle herding? Just a thought.
So CO2 is a problem?.....easy solution! Kill a liberal, save the planet from
yo mrmr, I own a dirt bike!
Society would be much better off without rednecks and their ATVs.
I have to correct myself...the last few years has been an isolated event (not
just this year).
CO2 has nothing to do with air pollution. Fighting sulfates, nitrates, and
particulates is much easier and less expensive than removing CO2 from
sources.The story about dust is hypothetical--read it again.
Dust can have a big impact, but let's not jump to conclusions. My dad, born in
1909, used to talk about the big dust clouds that hung over the Bear River range
as a result of the overgrazing of the 1880-1930s era. The mountains recovered
nicely from that. Dust of even greater magnitude is found evidenced in the huge
post glacial loess deposits we see all over the west. This was the kind of
thing that may have caused the post glacial mamalian extinction of the mammoth,
camel, short faced bear, giant ground sloth etc. The usefulness of this recent
study will depend on how well it is tied or related to these much larger
geologically recent dust events for comparison. Trying to use this study to
bolster questionable global warming theories would be folly.
This year has been an isolate event to SW Colorado. The term global warming
should not be used, more like a regional cyclic event that likely happens
several times a century. The dry SW is experience a lagging affect of the recent
drought. There was a drought in the 1930s, a drought in the 1960s, and another
drought in the early 2000s. I wouldn't be surprised if similar occurrences were
reported over the course of 3-4 years during the later part of those droughts.
Re Thinkin Man: You aren't thinking too deeply. The earth's climate has been
changing throughout earth's history. It has been 10,000 since the last ice age
and the earth is still in a warming cycle. That is undeniable. You may argue
the extent as to which man is having on climate change, but climate change, like
it or not, is a very real thing. I'm guessing that you are a 'scientific
conservative' who believes that everything is fine while the house around you is
burning down because of the fear that it might cost you something. The
real motivation behind climate change debate is money rather than scientific
evidence. Personally, I don't mind spending the money to clean up our sources
of energy just to make it so I can breathe far fewer toxins that overhang our
cities. Whether climate change is man-made, naturally caused, or little of
both, having clean air is worth it to me, besides look at all the money that can
be made by spawning a whole new industry. China is even jumping on that
bandwagon, while we sit around and bicker amongst ourselves.
so, desert dust is only created by man and their ATV's?! What about drought and
the aftermath of wild fires? Can't have nature playing a part in their theories
now, can we!!
RE:stevo! | 8:10 a.m. June 30, 2009, sounds like you might be a little bitter
because you cant afford a ATV!!!! Our government has laid out specific areas we,
the ATVers can ride, and BTW not all of us ride like crazy people!!!! and we
stay on approved roads!
How much does the atv crowd tearing up the top soil in the desert have to do
with this? Entire landscapes have been laid to waste by these machines.
Note that the dust was "simulated," and this is all what-if scaremongering about
hypothetical "climate change."