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Of Butterflies and Climate Change

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A little butterfly can make difference!

The Chaos Theory claims that the wings of a butterfly could alter, or even cause, a typhoon.

Another field of application in the Chaos Theory is Population Growth. Which is, of course, of supreme interest for human society.

This is only a theory and can’t be proven in a laboratory. But just because it is a theory does not necessarily mean that it is not true.

Once, in the times of Geocentrism, it was be believed that the earth is flat and the sun is revolving around it. We now know this is not true, earth revolves around the sun.

If the Chaos theory is only approximately  right, a changing climate might be explained by the laws of the chaos theory.

On the other hand no fancy theory is needed to understand that a multitude of human influences might cause more then a butterfly.

A butterfly might cause, or alter, a typhoon and 7 billion people might just cause a Global Warming!

Everyone of us has to ask a simple question, if the wings of a butterfly could have such an impact, what could be the ramifications of a man working with a steam hammer?

Another question would be, if the wings of a butterfly could have such an effect, what could be the effect if this kind of butterfly becomes extinct?

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  2. Proud Christian

    OH GOD.. OH GOD .. OH LORD
    what is this ??
    this is horrible.

    “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” — Genesis 1:1

    God Forgive you for your Sins.

  3. Andrew

    Developed countries consume the lion’s share of fossil fuels. The United States, for example, contains just five percent of world population, yet contributes a quarter of total CO2 output. But while population growth is stagnant or dropping in most developed countries (except for the U.S., due to immigration), it is rising rapidly in quickly industrializing developing nations.

    Tast-growing developing countries (like China and India) will contribute more than half of global CO2 emissions by 2050, leading some to wonder if all of the efforts being made to curb U.S. emissions will be erased by other countries’ adoption of our long held over-consumptive ways.

  4. Larry L

    No doubt human population growth is a major contributor to global warming, given that humans use fossil fuels to power their increasingly mechanized lifestyles. More people means more demand for oil, gas, coal and other fuels mined or drilled from below the Earth’s surface that, when burned, spew enough carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere to trap warm air inside like a greenhouse.

  5. Kerry J.

    Climate change is real. The science is compelling. And the longer we wait, the harder the problem will be to solve.

    Love your site Max, keep up the good writing.

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  7. Steve Dental

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