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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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Framing Climate Destabilization

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Thursday. 12 Replies

The words we use and the images they evoke shape public comprehension of Catastrophic Climate Destabilization's immanence. Here are a few terms from the past few days. It's a tiny…Continue

Tags: communicating climate science, Climate Destabilization, framing

Odd results of Climate Change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 29. 57 Replies

Take an amusing quiz to learn about unexpected effects of Climate Change. After each multiple choice question, you see if you were right (and the right answer if you weren't).…Continue

Tags: odd effects of Climate Change

Bomb Cyclone Coming

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 29, 2015. 0 Replies

A bomb cyclone is a weather system so severe it causes damage similar to a bomb blast. Anthropocene Era weather keeps teaching us new terms, to label unprecedented weather events. The same weather…Continue

Tags: weird weather, bomb cyclone, climate destabilization

Arctic Death Spiral

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 10, 2015. 7 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 Gerald Payne on May 16, 2015 at 5:22pm

If we don't recognise the negative effects of our 'profit at any price' philosophy we wont have a civilization worth shutting down.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on May 16, 2015 at 5:14pm

Gerald, you didn't answer my question.  Are you proposing that we shut down civilization?

 

Comment by Gerald Payne on May 16, 2015 at 4:30pm

Are there any oil wells disrupting your natural local habitat Donald? You talk about the need for practical exploitation of potential oil reserves but it seems to me you have an enthusiasm for exploitation only in area's that  are outside your comfort zone. Unbelievable as it may seem the arctic is a designated nature reserve for the world community, not a jump in jump out rape of peoples heritage.

Comment by Donald L. Engel on May 16, 2015 at 4:03pm

Gerald, are you proposing that we just shut down civilization?  Whether we like it or not, we still need fuel for transportation, energy and heat.  We are trying to find new, more futuristic methods for doing all of that, but until we invent those new methods, we still have to maintain what we have.  To do that, we need to maintain a supply of oil, and to do that we have to drill more oil wells. 

I like wild life as much as you do, and living in the woods, as we are doing, we are surrounded by everything from shrews, to elk, bear, coyotes, racoons, cougars, and bobcats.

And I still like to drive my car into town, and that requires oil..

Comment by Gerald Payne on May 16, 2015 at 3:34pm

We must beware of drawing lines in the sand, for or against being a simple matter of ticking a box. A little insight is worth more than every predetermined idea ever imagined.

Comment by Gerald Payne on May 16, 2015 at 3:20pm

Do we stand by, in the name of progress, and ignore the decimation of our wildlife.!!!!!!!!!!! By what criterion do we measure progress? It's not as clear cut as it appears. Maybe we should sit back and take a long hard look.

Comment by Gerald Payne on May 16, 2015 at 3:03pm

I'm  well aware of that Donald. Don't you consider arctic exploitation a danger to wildlife?

Comment by Donald L. Engel on May 16, 2015 at 11:51am

They aren't drilling in Seattle.  They are parking the rig there until the Arctic thaws a little more.

Comment by Gerald Payne on May 16, 2015 at 6:09am

Support the Mayor of Seattle 'NO TO SHELL'

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/shell_drilling_loc/?tjDnijb

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 20, 2015 at 7:43pm
 

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