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Old 09-30-02, 09:08 PM
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Sky may not be falling after all...

Scientists: Ozone Hole Has Shrunk, Split In 2
Warmer Temperatures Around Polar Wind Pattern Cited

POSTED: 6:44 p.m. EDT September 30, 2002
UPDATED: 6:58 p.m. EDT September 30, 2002

WASHINGTON -- The worrisome hole on the Earth's ozone layer over Antarctica is markedly smaller this year than in the past few years and has split in two, government scientists say.

The scientists credit the improvement to warmer-than-normal temperatures around the edge of the polar vortex -- the circular wind pattern that forms annually in the stratosphere over Antarctica.

The wind disturbed the stratosphere this year, causing the hole to split into two separate holes.


The so-called "hole" is actually an area of thinner-than-normal ozone.

This month it measured 6 million square miles, compared with about 9 million the past six Septembers.

It hasn't been that small since 1988. Last year, it was larger than the entire area of North America, according to researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA.

The ozone layer is considered vital to life because it blocks dangerous radiation coming from the sun.

Aerosols and other chemicals are blamed for the thinning
What the hell are we going to whine about now.
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Old 09-30-02, 09:12 PM
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Re: Sky may not be falling after all...

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What the hell are we going to whine about now.
Well there are the ice meteors for starters.

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Old 09-30-02, 09:21 PM
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Well there are the ice meteors for starters.
Hey, thanks, my life seems worthwhile now.
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Re: Sky may not be falling after all...

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What the hell are we going to whine about now.
asteroids!
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Re: Re: Sky may not be falling after all...

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asteroids!
oh, now that was a great game
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oh, now that was a great game
Agreed, but there's no way it could ever touch Frogger. No game could ever touch Frogger for that matter. These kids today with their X-Boxes and Gamecubes and PS2s. In my day, we had to walk butt naked through 40 miles of monotonous screens and jump over alligators and swing on vines and we called it a game, and when the sky fell it was a bunch of blue cubes, and that's the way we liked it.

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Agreed, but there's no way it could ever touch Frogger.
...and there's no way Frogger could even stand in the same league as Tempest.

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Moving to the Video Game forum.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Sky may not be falling after all...

Originally posted by sexy_overload
Agreed, but there's no way it could ever touch Frogger. No game could ever touch Frogger for that matter. These kids today with their X-Boxes and Gamecubes and PS2s. In my day, we had to walk butt naked through 40 miles of monotonous screens and jump over alligators and swing on vines and we called it a game, and when the sky fell it was a bunch of blue cubes, and that's the way we liked it.
i remember Frogger too
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sky may not be falling after all...

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...and there's no way Frogger could even stand in the same league as Tempest.

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Right on! Tempest was radical, dude.
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I can't believe this got moved to the Video Game Forum.
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