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Climate Concerns

The "CLIMATE CONCERNS" group is dedicated to discussion regarding the topic of the ever present and serious issue of changes to our climate due to the introduction into the atmosphere of human induced effects which prove harmful to the environment and which eventually may prove destructive to our planet. 

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Drought and Heat from East Africa into Asia

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo 16 hours ago. 1 Reply

Heat emergencies, water emergencies, and food shortages are manifesting in countries from East Africa through India, into Asia. Indian Ocean heat is partly responsible.…Continue

Tags: food emergencies, drought, Heat Emergencies, 2016

Future Sea Level Rise: Top 10 Countries In Danger

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Apr 27. 6 Replies

"Published on Jul 30, 2015These are the top 10 countries threatened by the 6-meter sea level rise we are almost guaranteed to see in the not-too-distant future, according to the projected pace of…Continue

Tags: warming, ice, melt, global, rise

Arctic Death Spiral

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 23. 9 Replies

Considering that the volume of Arctic Summer sea ice in 2012 is 75% lower than in 1979, some scientists are calling the Arctic melt a death spiral. If you only look at surface area decline, as …Continue

Tags: Arctic ice melt, Arctic Sea Ice volume, Arctic Death Spiral

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Comment by Daniel W on September 30, 2012 at 11:32am

Ruth, that's a great table.  It really shows the impact of some of our choices.  Cars and homes are such a big deal, it makes some of the other choices seem minor.  But it all adds up.

I like to think about some of the other side of it too - getting some carbon credits.  Planting trees.  Changing lawns to trees shrubs and xeroscapes.  Painting the roof white.  Moving closer to work.

I would multiply the "one vegetarian meal per week" by 21, so it's 3 meals daily, 7 days a week.  But that's just me.  It would make it >8,000 pounds, if the math translates (breakfast is different from supper).   Also, eat home prepared vs. driving somewhere to eat.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 30, 2012 at 10:46am

Table of CO2 Impacts

The table at this site helps you to compare CO2 production from routine choices.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 26, 2012 at 12:53am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 26, 2012 at 12:21am

Air pollution doesn't stay in the air.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 25, 2012 at 8:16am

Jesse Ventura 2016!

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 25, 2012 at 8:14am

Big wigs like murdoch got stakte in not giving a rats ass about the planet.. i've worked with a polluter or two. .they're usually corporate CEO closet freaks that claim to be catholic or .. megh... just dumb.
never were allowed to go after their dreams ended up machines to the big machine up in the temple(s) pfffft

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 25, 2012 at 8:13am

Maybe.. green energy education classes the norm? that'd be something..
aaaand.. yeah it's the corporate mind-numbing buy buy look like this metrosexual's rule kinda mantra weighing down folks imho..
so kneejerk w/their trends.. megh..

anyhow. maybe 'climate adapting; adaptations' is more the trend?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 24, 2012 at 7:49pm

Here's a Facebook page with images from the Global Frackdown.

Egypt is a new target, according to Desmoblog.

...shale gas industry wildcatters see the country as a new possible home for fracking, as covered in a Sept. 19 blog post published by the Egyptian Initiative on Personal Rights (EIPR). Royal Dutch Shell and Apache have expressed interest in extracting Egypt's shale deposits.

“Fracking threatens Egypt's drinking water, but Shell and Apache's drilling is mired in secrecy. Egyptians have a right to know how their resources are managed and how that impacts their environment and life," said Reem Labib, Environmental Justice Researcher at EIPR.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 24, 2012 at 6:19pm

Comment by Steph S. on September 23, 2012 at 11:36pm
I will check the Global Frackdown site later on and see how it went.
That movie looks interesting - I will check out that website about the documentary.
 

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