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Anonymous asked in EnvironmentGlobal Warming · 1 decade ago

Have you ever walked barefoot across a road during a hot summer day? Have you ever tried picking up a metal?

object laying in the sun at noon? Have you ever walked barefoot across a road at night? Well, we are paving over countless acres of land through roads and parking lots, we are continually building steel and brick buildings, asphalt covered roofs on homes, not to mention how much deforestation is going on. Are we slowly warming up nthe temperatures through this progress as it's called. Roads, parking lots, and buildings hold heat all night until the next day when the sun heats them up again, SuperMalls, huge city practically paved from end to end all over the world, replacing nice, cool, grassy meadows or forests. Has anyone ever considered this?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Interesting thought, something I never thought of before, makes sense though. I sure hope they come up with a better way.

    I myself would like it if we all had a way to get around without having to own our own cars; that seems like an expense that is now to high for most of us to afford.

    Diane

  • 1 decade ago

    Are you people retarted? First off, there have been many scientists in the past couple years who have proven that the sun goes into periods of brightness where its temperature increases and decreases periodically, therefore, the sun is currently in a cycle which is the reason that this so-called "global warming" is occuring. Of course all of this construction and paving is retaining heat...but the reason is because of the cycle that the sun goes through. You may not know this but 20 years ago, the same people who now claim that global warming is presently occuring, claimed that we would be going into an ice age by the year 2000. Well, in 20 years the suns temperature will obviously fluctuate and at some point will decrease causing less of the heat to be retained by the construction. But yes, I do agree that we should not go overboard with the construction, but then again there is the effect of over-population which causes all this construction...so thats another story. But most people if not everyone knows about the Live Earth concert which is trying to raise awareness that global warming is happening...but this really isn't the case, so in reality its just another gimmick from the Democrats to try to win votes from the ever-manipulative liberals who are always right about everything.

  • 5 years ago

    I always walk on or across hot roads during summer, and hotter is better!

    If it's a hot parking lot I've even started standing for a while a few times while crossing for maximum heat to the feet. If it's asphalt near sidewalk, I'll walk on the asphalt as much as possible and only go to the sidewalk when it burns too much, but then back on the asphalt once the feet just cooled down once again for maximum heat to the feet.

    I also recently started walking over and standing on metal plates, so standing on metal plates burns really quick and leaves the soles really stinging for several seconds after stepping off the plate. I just make sure the plate doesn't show Electrical or Traffic Signal or anything else that may give a major electric shock if it's not properly grounded.

    If so-called "global warming" does anything beneficial for barefooting then it makes the asphalt hotter at lower air temperatures due to additional humidity. That's just a better way to get used to even hotter heat even sooner, even if it requires cooling off the feet more frequently during extended hot walks, making it possible for tolerating even more burning hot heat with even hotter air temperatures and in dry heat.

    Therefore lways maximum heat to the feet as long as I don't actually blister, for greater heat tolerance the next time I go out barefoot. That means the feet need to be red, stinging, even better if it feel like a pulse in the soles, and the best if the feet feel hot even overnight... or it simply wasn't hot enough.

  • 1 decade ago

    I walked barefoot on the pavement last summer when temperatures hit 40C/104F for the first time in recorded history, which was warm but not too hot; this year we had some nice days in spring but now we have rain, wind and 60's... The global warming sure isn't only causing heat, the climate is going haywire but right now I would like to notice some of the *warming*!

    I don't think the pavement is the greatest problem trapping the heat, I've always learned the greatest problem were the exhaust from cars, the pollution from factories, the thinning ozone layer, and this didn't even come into it... but maybe in areas of warmer climate the asphalt trapping the heat is more serious than here. In a normal summer we only have a few days of 'heat' (relatively speaking -80's & 90's).

    • My area "peak heat" hours 2pm to about 3:30pm. 80 degrees F, blacktop just starts to burn soles. 90's blacktop burns enough maybe needing occasional shade. 100's longer blacktop walks even blister feet. I'm actually okay with smaller healable blisters towards the end of the day. Your feet may vary.

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  • 1 decade ago

    no walking across a paved road in summer when it is hot would be stupid. did you ever stop to consider that the huge body of water that we call the oceans might be having a effect on the temperature? after all it reflects heat back into the atmosphere? there is way more to th so called "global warming" than you, i , or any group of scientists will ever understand, other than people who have a reasonable capacity for thinking realize that the earths temperature is in a state of change all the time and we have no control over it at all.

  • 3DM
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    1 decade ago

    Factor in the "urban heat island" effect as part of the ride in global temperatures. Temperature stations that used to be rural are now in urban and suburban settings. Do you realize that one of the most common places for temperature stations is at airports? Used to be that we actually had valid reasons to monitor meteorological/climatic conditions. Monitoring immediate and longterm trends at airports seemed only natural for safe operation from day to day, year to year. What has happened to airflight after WWII? What typically happens around an airport that once was a landing field on the outskirts of town? You got it - commerce. Urbanization.

    So what do you do now? How can you relocate a station to an area that does not reflect falsely increased temperatures, but still retain continuity with previous direct measurements? Short answer: you can't. But instead of modelers telling you that they may be wrong seeing how they had to make a best guess adjustment, they just give you their findings, tell you that everyone agrees, and accept it on "good faith." Right.

    Either way, research is being done on the use of lighter colored aggregates in road use, although it's mostly from the angle of increased visibility. Understand that the lighter colors would lead to increased glare, driver fatigue from the increased light, and possibly decreased ability to retain the warmth necessary to keep roads clear of snow and ice.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, the global warming nuts haven't. What you are describing is the "urban heat island effect". This is a LOCAL effect surrounding cities. Unfortunately this effect has given rise to a false notion of rising global temperatures that throws off the computer models of the global warming alarmists.

  • 4 years ago

    Oh yes! Back in my 20s, there was a Hungarian restaurant we used to go to and they served cherry soup--yum! Never tried to make it myself. And now I have to be careful about how much fruit I eat (diabetic). Roommate of mine many years ago made avocado pear soup (guess they call avocados pears in some places). I would think you could probably make all kinds of fruit or melon soups, maybe not all with cream, they'd be sort of like aguas, except not sweetened. But then, why would I want to go to so much prep trouble if I can eat the fresh fruit, no fuss, no muss?

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. This is totally part of the 'problem'. More and more pavement does retain more and more heat, in more and more places around the globe. It is one small part of global warming.

  • 1 decade ago

    Multiply this and wallah you got a part of the equation there too. However, many buildings rooftops are being turned towards the green side too.

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