Re: NANFA-- Re:Off Topic- Mathematical Theory of Biology
Thu, 19 Dec 2002 15:36:41 -0600

Jeffery writes:

"Popular Science I believe just put out an interesting article about
various climate models for Earth which changed the orbit to various
degrees- one of them has a very elliptical orbit where Earth goes closer
to the sun than Venus and farther than Mars but still maintains
"Habitable" conditions because the oceans provide thermal mass (just
like the jugs and barrels in my greenhouse) to buffer the seasonal

To which I sez:

Depends on how you define "habitable conditions". It already gets hot
enough (and cold enough) here in Kansas at current apogee and perigee
distances (or is it aposol and perisol?).

Oceanic heat sinks or not, I don't really think this is going to work.

Steve Haslouer
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