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Environment disaster is perhaps the most singular evil the Illuminati and their political minions have yet come up with!
All to further enrich those who already control 98% of the world's resources!
Those who have brought the planet to these crises!
Those who need to be stripped of all their assets!
Arctic ice cap keeps melting under the effects of global warming
August 2008 saw second largest summer shrinkage
since satellite observations began 30 years ago
How much of the climate crisis is based on false statistics?
What is real and what is false?
From 1980 temperature has increased
more than any increase before
1900 to 1950 a burst of about 0.3 degrees
1950s to 1970s temperatures flat or showing slight cooling, heavy particle pollution, which has a cooling effect, masking heating effect of greenhouse gases
Largest increases of temperature recorded in past 30 years due to the increase of greenhouse gases, exacerbated by less particle pollution as a result of clean-air laws in the U.S. and other countries
Temperature anomalies 1850 to today.

From 1980 temperature has increased more than any increase before.

1900 to 1950 a burst of about 0.3 degrees.

1950s to 1970s temperatures flat or showing slight cooling, heavy particle pollution, which has a cooling effect, masking heating effect of greenhouse gases.

Largest increases of temperature recorded in past 30 years due to the increase of greenhouse gases, exacerbated by less particle pollution as a result of clean-air laws in the U.S. and other countries.

Forces of nature — changes in the output of the sun's energy and volcanic eruptions — and random variation explain changes in climate before industrial times.

Human factors taken into account — production of long-lasting, heat-trapping gases from burning fossil fuels — explain high recent temperature increase.

Graphs: © 2008 by The National Academy of Sciences of the USA
Graphs: © 2008 by The National Academy of Sciences of the USA
From 1980 temperature has increased dramatically
Forces of nature — changes in the output of the sun's energy and volcanic eruptions — and random variation explain changes in climate before industrial times
Human factors taken into account — production of long-lasting, heat-trapping gases from burning fossil fuels — explain high recent temperature increase
Temperature anomalies Northern Hemisphere 200 AD to today.

From 1980 temperature has increased more than any increase before.

1900 to 1950 a burst of about 0.3 degrees.

1950s to 1970s temperatures flat or showing slight cooling, heavy particle pollution, which has a cooling effect, masking heating effect of greenhouse gases.

Largest increases of temperature recorded in past 30 years due to the increase of greenhouse gases, exacerbated by less particle pollution as a result of clean-air laws in the U.S. and other countries.

Forces of nature — changes in the output of the sun's energy and volcanic eruptions — and random variation explain changes in climate before industrial times.

Human factors taken into account — production of long-lasting, heat-trapping gases from burning fossil fuels — explain high recent temperature increase.

Graphs: © 2008 by The National Academy of Sciences of the USA
Graphs: © 2008 by The National Academy of Sciences of the USA
Projected changes in global temperature.

Global average 1856 to 1999 and projection estimates to 2100

Global average temperatures in degrees centigrade.  IPCC Estimate.

Photo: Alaska Image Library
21st CENTURY CLIMATE BLUEPRINTS: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE RECENT HISTORY OF THE ATMOSPHERE
by ANDREW GLIKSON Earth and Paleoclimate scientist
June 24th, 2009
The Earth surface temperature reflects the net balance between incoming solar (shortwave) radiation and outgoing terrestrial (long wave) radiation (Kiehl and Trenberth, 1997 [1]).
The severe disturbance of the energy balance of the atmosphere ensuing from the emission of over 320 billion tons of carbon since 1750 threatens a shift in the state of the atmosphere/ocean system to ice free greenhouse Earth conditions.
Based on the recent Copenhagen Synthesis Report [2], climate change trends at the top range of IPCC 2007 projections [2], and the identification of tipping points in the recent history of the atmosphere/ocean system (i.e. at 14 - 11 and 8.2 thousand years-ago [3]), the scale and pace of 21st Century climate changes [4] require re-consideration of mitigation and adaptation strategies.
1.   The combined CO2 and methane level in the atmosphere is fast tracking toward a level of 500 ppm, which defines the approximate onset of the East Antarctic ice sheet [5], the upper climate range which allowed the development of habitats where large mammals flourished from about 40 and in particular 34 million years ago and of hominoids from about 7 million years ago [6].
Feedbacks from the carbon cycle, including release of methane from permafrost, polar sediments and bogs, and feedbacks from ice melt/warm water interaction dynamics, accelerate this process.
In view of the cumulative nature of CO2 in the atmosphere, at current growth rates of about 2 ppm per-year, rising above the combined CO2 + methane level of 450 ppm [7], the atmosphere/ocean system is fast tracking toward conditions similar to those of an ice-free Earth.
2.   The scale of such greenhouse event may, or may not, bear an analogy to the PETM (Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum) event about 55 million years ago [8], including release of large volumes of methane.   Recent methane release from Siberian permafrost, lakes and shallow sediments [9] are relevant to such scenario.
3.   Due to hysteresis (retardation of effect after cause), the effects of temperature rise, superposed ENSO (El Nino Southern Oscillation) cycles (Figure 2), melting of Greenland and the west Antarctic ice sheets [10], sea level rise [11], possible collapse of the North Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation [12], and potential tipping points (Figure 3), lag behind CO2 rise by as yet little-specified periods.
A shift of the climate system through a transitional stage is occurring at present and is associated with extreme weather events [13].
4.   With a mean global temperature rise of about 0.8 degrees C since 1750, plus a rise of about 0.5 degrees C masked by sulfur aerosols emitted by industry [14], plus temperature rise due to ice albedo loss and infrared absorption by water [10], in particular the Arctic Sea, global warming is potentially near 1.5 degrees C.
At this rate, conditions which existed on Earth about 2.8 million years ago (mid-Pliocene +2 to 3 degrees C; Sea level rise of 25+/-12 meters) [6] could be reached within time frames of a few decades.
5.   The unique nature of the "experiment" Homo sapiens is conducting with the atmosphere through the emission of 319 billion tons of carbon by 2007 [15] and the consequent extreme rise in atmospheric CO2 of about 2 ppm/year, two orders of magnitude faster than during the last glacial termination [16], counsels caution.
John Holdren, Obama's science advisor, compared global warming to “being in a car with bad brakes driving toward a cliff in the fog.”
Should humanity choose to undertake all possible mitigation and adaptation efforts in an attempt at slowing global warming down, or even reversing it, steps need to include:
A.   Urgent deep reductions in carbon emissions, on the scale of at least 5 percent of emissions per year, relative to 1990 (Anderson and Bows, 2008 [7]).
B.   Global reforestation efforts in semi-arid and drought-effected regions, among other providing employment to millions of people.
C.   Construction of long-range water conduits from flood-stricken to drought-stricken regions (an even more important task than designing Broadband networks…).
D.   Urgent development of atmospheric CO2 draw-down methods, including CO2-sequestering vegetation, soil carbon enrichment, sodium-based CO2 capture (a technology no more complex than space projects technologies and financially not more expensive than military expenditure).
E.   Rapid transition to clean energy (solar-thermal, hot-rock, hydrogen, wind, tide, photovoltaic) and transport systems (electric vehicles).
It is possible that, in order to gain time, some governments may opt for geo-engineering efforts, including stratospheric injection of sulfur aerosols (simulating volcanic eruptions) [17], likely over polar regions, meant to temporarily raise the Earth albedo while other measures are undertaken.
The alternative to urgent fast tracked mitigation efforts does not bear contemplation.
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by ANDREW GLIKSON,
Earth and Paleoclimate scientist
Australian National University
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I don’t know of an issue of a greater magnitude than the energy issue that humanity’s facing right now.
Oh my God, we’re having wars in, you know, Asia, killing millions of people over the hydrocarbons.
The issue is so multi-faceted, it’s so immense, that... Oh yes, this is being very carefully managed.
'Researchers have found that when humans simply think about the possibility of extra senses, new dendrites grow between their brain cells.
In other words, the simple awareness of extra senses, or dimensions, may allow us to grow brain connections to actually accommodate such an awareness.'
You see when people, and increasingly more and more of you humans, tell you that the Illuminati try to keep you dumbed down, there's reasoning behind those words.
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How much of this page and my comments based on false statistics?
How much is real?
From 1980 temperature has increased
more than any increase before
1900 to 1950 a burst of about 0.3 degrees
1950s to 1970s temperatures flat or showing slight cooling, heavy particle pollution, which has a cooling effect, masking heating effect of greenhouse gases
Largest increases of temperature recorded in past 30 years due to the increase of greenhouse gases, exacerbated by less particle pollution as a result of clean-air laws in the U.S. and other countries
 
It is silly to say climate change and environment devastation is not taking place on a massive scale
The world already is experiencing major changes
What can be done?
What has to be done now is to deal with a planet
with ultra high speed winds
sudden deserts
large scale extreme weather events
But there's still some ice about
Ice drifts away from the Ward Hunt ice shelf in northern Canada

Ward Hunt is the largest of the remnant ice shelves
Ice drifts away from the Ward Hunt ice shelf in northern Canada
Ward Hunt is the largest of the remnant ice shelves
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
Major ice-shelf loss for Canada
The ice shelves in Canada's High Arctic have lost a colossal area this year, scientists report.
The floating tongues of ice attached to Ellesmere Island, which have lasted for thousands of years, have seen almost a quarter of their cover break away.
One of them, the 50 sq km (20 sq miles) Markham shelf, has completely broken off to become floating sea-ice.
Researchers say warm air temperatures and reduced sea-ice conditions in the region have assisted the break-up.
"These substantial calving events underscore the rapidity of changes taking place in the Arctic," said Trent University's Dr Derek Mueller.
"These changes are irreversible under the present climate."
Ellesmere Island Ice Shelves 2008 and 2007 comparison.

Satellite images show the loss of the Markham Ice Shelf over the last year

Photo: BBC
Satellite images show the loss of the Markham Ice Shelf over the last year
Image composite: BBC
Melt water on ice shelf.

'Long meltwater lakes' were imaged on the Markham shelf in 2005
Melt water on ice shelf
'Long meltwater lakes' were imaged on the Markham shelf in 2005
Scientists reported in July that substantial slabs of ice had calved from Ward Hunt Ice Shelf, the largest of the Ellesmere shelves.
Similar changes have been seen in the other four shelves.
As well as the complete breakaway of the Markham, the Serson shelf lost two sections totalling an estimated 122 sq km (47 sq miles), and the break-up of the Ward Hunt has continued.
Cold remnants
The shelves themselves are merely remnants of a much larger feature that was once bounded to Ellesmere Island and covered almost 10,000 sq km (3,500 sq miles).
Over the past 100 years, this expanse of ice has retreated by 90%, and at the start of this summer season covered just under 1,000 sq km (400 sq miles).
Much of the area was lost during a warm period in the 1930s and 1940s.
Temperatures in the Arctic are now even higher than they were then, and a period of renewed ice shelf break-up has ensued since 2002.
Unlike much of the floating sea-ice which comes and goes, the shelves contain ice that is up to 4,500 years old.
A rapid sea-ice retreat is being experienced across the Arctic again this year, affecting both the ice attached to the coast and floating in the open ocean.
The floating sea-ice, which would normally keep the shelves hemmed in, has shrunk to just under five million sq km, the second lowest extent recorded since the era of satellite measurement began about 30 years ago.
"Reduced sea-ice conditions and unusually high air temperatures have facilitated the ice shelf losses this summer," said Dr Luke Copland from the University of Ottawa.
"And extensive new cracks across remaining parts of the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf mean that it will continue to disintegrate in the coming years."
Loss of ice in the Arctic, and in particular the extensive sea-ice, has global implications.
The "white parasol" at the top of the planet reflects energy from the Sun straight back out into space, helping to cool the Earth.
Further loss of Arctic ice will see radiation absorbed by darker seawater and snow-free land, potentially warming the Earth's climate at an even faster rate than current observational data indicates.
MMVIII
Lungs — the black spots are areas of growing cancer
Melanoma
In 1930 melanoma was rare, with a lifetime risk of just one in 1,500 people. Since then, it has grown exponentially, with a lifetime risk in the United States of 1 in 250 in 1980, 1 in 120 in 1987, 1 in 75 by 2000 and 1 in 32 today (Swetter 2007).
The black cells of melanoma will strike an estimated 59,940 in the United States in 2007 and kill a projected 8,110 (American Cancer Society 2006).
Worldwide it annually strikes an estimated 132,000 people with an estimated 48,000 deaths (Lucas: W.H.O. 2006).
...In 2006, the nation's most successful class-action law firm, Lerach, Coughlin, Stoia, Geller, Rudman & Robbins LLP, filed a class action lawsuit against leading sunscreen producers (including Schering-Plough, makers of Coppertone, Sun Pharmaceuticals, producers of Banana Boat, Tanning Research Laboratories, (Hawaiian Tropic), Neutrogena Corp. and Johnson & Johnson (Neutrogena), and Chattem Inc. (Bullfrog).
Samuel Rudman, a partner, claimed, 'Sunscreen is the Snake Oil of the 21st Century and these companies that market it are Fortune 500 Snake Oil salesmen.'
'False claims such as ‘sunblock’ ‘waterproof’ and ‘all-day protection’ should be removed from these products immediately,' he said.
Australia and New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand have the highest melanoma rates on the planet (one in 25 will get melanoma in Aussieland) and as a result have taken dramatic public health measures to fight the disease.
They have a "No Hat, No Play" rule.
Every child must wear a hat to play outside.
Recess times are often scheduled outside the 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. time frame.
Soccer games, played without hats under the high sun in the U.S. are delayed till a safer time Down Under.
Children have begun wearing neck-to-knee swimsuits on beaches and at pools.
Lifeguards are directed to set an example by wearing sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts, zinc oxide, and sunscreen as well as sitting in the shade.
Many pools and playgrounds are now covered by expansive tents or newly planted trees (Gies et al. 1998).
There is an error in the below article 'Melanoma, Baseball Caps and Sunscreen.'   The writer Brian Mckenna provides details of supposed chlorofluorocarbons reduction with the heading 'We addressed Ozone, we can do it with sunscreens'
We have not stopped the depletion of ozone.
This fallacy is perpetuated both by mainstream media and by such internet outlets such as 'Counterpunch' and is now accepted by the populace, even by scientists who never bother to check for correct data.
Chlorofluorocarbons is merely one of the causes of ozone depletion.
Chlorofluorocarbon spreading into the atmosphere has not been eliminated.
See below: How ozone is made and destroyed
Counterpunch — Melanoma, Baseball Caps and Sunscreen
 
Published on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 by the Los Angeles Times
A Climate Threat From Flat TVs, Microchips
A synthetic chemical widely used in the manufacture of computers and flat-screen televisions is a potent greenhouse gas, with 17,000 times the global warming effect of carbon dioxide, but its measure in the atmosphere has never been taken, nor is it regulated by international treaty.
by Margot Roosevelt
The chemical, nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), could be considered the “missing greenhouse gas,” atmospheric chemists Michael J. Prather and Juno Hsu of UC Irvine wrote in a paper released June 26 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
“With the surge in flat-panel displays, the market for NF3 has exploded.”
The rapid growth in production alarms some climate scientists.
Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) in atmosphere has life of 550 years
In the atmosphere it has a life of 550 years, according to calculations by Prather and Hsu.
When the Kyoto Protocol, the 1997 international global warming treaty, was negotiated to control the rapid rise of planet-warming gases, NF3 was a niche product used in modest amounts in the semiconductor industry.
At the time, computer chip manufacturers used perfluorocarbons to clean the vacuum chambers where integrated circuits were made.
But about two-thirds of the PFCs escaped into the atmosphere, contributing to the greenhouse effect, a warming of the Earth’s surface.
Reacting to environmental concerns, the industry sought a substitute — and estimated that NF3, though it had greater potential for global warming, was less likely to escape into the air.
“We moved into manufacturing NF3 for environmental reasons,” said Corning F. Painter, vice president of global electronics for Air Products in Allentown, Pa., the world’s leading producer.
The company received a 2002 Climate Protection Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for its transition.
“We are having a hard enough time controlling carbon dioxide and methane — we shouldn’t be creating a new problem.”
Charles E. Kolb Jr.
IPCC scientist Massachusetts-based Aerodyne Research Inc.
We are not controlling:
Carbon dioxide
Methane
HCFC-22 refrigerant chemicals
Or any of the other human produced agents that deplete ozone
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Last year, it announced a major production expansion at its U.S. and Korean plants.
About three-quarters of the chemical is now used to manufacture computer microchips; the rest is used to make liquid crystal display panels on flat-screen televisions, Painter said.
Overall, world production of NF3 is likely to reach 8,000 tons a year by 2010, Painter said.
That is the equivalent of more than 130 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.
By comparison, according to the UC Irvine paper, a major coal-fired power plant producing 3,600 megawatts of electricity emits as much as 25 million metric tons of carbon dioxide a year.
Air Products officials say that about 2% of NF3 is emitted during manufacturing and that much of that is burned off before reaching the atmosphere.
But Prather, a leading author of the influential reports of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, cited a study showing that even “under ideal conditions,” more than 3% may be emitted.
And, he added, “a slippery gas” such as NF3 could easily leak out undetected during manufacture, transport, application or disposal.
“We don’t know if 1% is getting out or 20% is getting out. . . . But once you let the genie out of the bottle, you can’t get it back in.”
Prather said UC Irvine researchers were working on a method to measure concentrations of the gas in the atmosphere so that industry emissions estimates would not be the only source of information.
Atmospheric scientists not connected with the paper said the authors had raised a significant issue for future climate negotiations.
“NF3 lives a very long time in the atmosphere,” said Charles E. Kolb Jr., an IPCC scientist with Massachusetts-based Aerodyne Research Inc.
“We are having a hard enough time controlling carbon dioxide and methane — we shouldn’t be creating a new problem.”
Another climate scientist, V. (Ram) Ramanathan of UC San Diego, noted the potency and long life of NF3, adding:
“This paper raises new awareness of this molecule. We need to know how much of these super-greenhouse gases are up there.”
The Kyoto Protocol covered six greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, PFCs and sulfur hexafluoride.
California, citing the danger of water shortages, wildfires and other effects of climate change, last month adopted a draft plan to control global warming emissions statewide, including several synthetic greenhouse gases but not NF3.
“The larger issue is the chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons,” said state air resources board spokesman Stanley Young.
“Enough material [is] stored in old refrigerators, air conditioners and insulating foams to equal over 600 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in California alone.”
Copyright 2008 Los Angeles Times
Relieving stress
Obviously we need refrigeration
Just not that which will be the cause of our children to not exist
Global weather, environment and climate change

Refrigerators and televisions are lined up to be destroyed during an anti-stress session or 'Destruction Therapy' before town's fiestas in Castejon, northern Spain, June 21, 2008.

The therapy was aimed to relieve stress at the workplace and this was the first time the general public had participated, the events organizers, Stop Stress Navarra said.

A synthetic chemical widely used in the manufacture of computers and flat-screen televisions is a potent greenhouse gas, with 17,000 times the global warming effect of carbon dioxide, but its measure in the atmosphere has never been taken, nor is it regulated by international treaty.

Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) in atmosphere has life of 550 years

The thin ozone belt in the stratosphere protects human, animal and plant life from ultraviolet rays sent from the sun.

UVA, UVB, and UVC rays if not stopped in their maximum intensity from reaching Earth by stratosphere ozone would mean Humans will not be able to step outside without huge special clothing screening all the body.

All animal life will die if not kept indoors and never allowed outside.

Most plant life will not be able to grow, including all plants that provide food that humans and animals eat.

Picture: REUTERS/Vincent West
Global weather, environment and climate change

A participant destroys refrigerators, cars and televisions with sledge-hammers during an anti-stress session or 'Destruction Therapy' before town's fiestas in Castejon, northern Spain, June 21, 2008.

The therapy was aimed to relieve stress at the workplace and this was the first time the general public had participated, the events organizers, Stop Stress Navarra said.

A synthetic chemical widely used in the manufacture of computers and flat-screen televisions is a potent greenhouse gas, with 17,000 times the global warming effect of carbon dioxide, but its measure in the atmosphere has never been taken, nor is it regulated by international treaty.

Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) in atmosphere has life of 550 years

The thin ozone belt in the stratosphere protects human, animal and plant life from ultraviolet rays sent from the sun.

UVA, UVB, and UVC rays if not stopped in their maximum intensity from reaching Earth by stratosphere ozone would mean Humans will not be able to step outside without huge special clothing screening all the body.

All animal life will die if not kept indoors and never allowed outside.

Most plant life will not be able to grow, including all plants that provide food that humans and animals eat. 

Picture: REUTERS/Vincent West

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Refrigerators and televisions are lined up to be destroyed during an anti-stress session or "Destruction Therapy" before town's fiestas in Castejon, northern Spain, June 21, 2008.
The therapy was aimed to relieve stress at the workplace and this was the first time the general public had participated, the events organizers, Stop Stress Navarra said.
A synthetic chemical widely used in the manufacture of computers and flat-screen televisions is a potent greenhouse gas, with 17,000 times the global warming effect of carbon dioxide, but its measure in the atmosphere has never been taken, nor is it regulated by international treaty.
Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) in atmosphere has life of 550 years.
The thin ozone belt in the stratosphere protects human, animal and plant life from ultraviolet rays sent from the sun.
UVA, UVB, and UVC rays if not stopped in their maximum intensity from reaching Earth by stratosphere ozone would mean Humans will not be able to step outside without huge special clothing screening all the body.
All animal life will die if not kept indoors and never allowed outside.
Most plant life will not be able to grow, including all plants that provide food that humans and animals eat.
(right)
A participant destroys refrigerators, cars and televisions with sledge-hammers during an anti-stress session or 'Destruction Therapy' before town's fiestas in Castejon, northern Spain, June 21, 2008.
Photos: REUTERS/Vincent West
 
Hey we've been telling you to destroy your television for a long time
Now another reason to do it
Never watch television again
Not until those secret ruling elite running the show have been vanquished and shipped to a caged island for the rest of their human existance
And they will be
Global weather, environment and climate change

A participant destroys a television with a sledge-hammer during an anti-stress session or 'Destruction Therapy' before the town's fiestas in Castejon, northern Spain, June 21, 2008.

The therapy was aimed to relieve stress at the workplace and this was the first time the general public had participated, the events organizers, Stop Stress Navarra said.

A synthetic chemical widely used in the manufacture of computers and flat-screen televisions is a potent greenhouse gas, with 17,000 times the global warming effect of carbon dioxide, but its measure in the atmosphere has never been taken, nor is it regulated by international treaty.

Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) in atmosphere has life of 550 years

The thin ozone belt in the stratosphere protects human, animal and plant life from ultraviolet rays sent from the sun.

UVA, UVB, and UVC rays if not stopped in their maximum intensity from reaching Earth by stratosphere ozone would mean Humans will not be able to step outside without huge special clothing screening all the body.

All animal life will die if not kept indoors and never allowed outside.

Most plant life will not be able to grow, including all plants that provide food that humans and animals eat. 

Picture: REUTERS/Vincent West

A participant destroys a television with a sledge-hammer during an anti-stress session or 'Destruction Therapy' before the town's fiestas in Castejon, northern Spain, June 21, 2008.
The therapy was aimed to relieve stress at the workplace and this was the first time the general public had participated, the events organizers, Stop Stress Navarra said.
A synthetic chemical widely used in the manufacture of computers and flat-screen televisions is a potent greenhouse gas, with 17,000 times the global warming effect of carbon dioxide, but its measure in the atmosphere has never been taken, nor is it regulated by international treaty.
Nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) in atmosphere has life of 550 years.
The thin ozone belt in the stratosphere protects human, animal and plant life from ultraviolet rays sent from the sun.
UVA, UVB, and UVC rays if not stopped in their maximum intensity from reaching Earth by stratosphere ozone would mean Humans will not be able to step outside without huge special clothing screening all the body.
All animal life will die if not kept indoors and never allowed outside.
Most plant life will not be able to grow, including all plants that provide food that humans and animals eat.
Photos: REUTERS/Vincent West
 
Published on Friday, July 11, 2008 by Agence France Presse
Antarctic Ice Shelf ‘Hanging by Thread’: European Scientists
Images taken by its Envisat remote-sensing satellite show that Wilkins Ice Shelf is “hanging by its last thread” to Charcot Island, one of the plate’s key anchors to the Antarctic peninsula, ESA said in a press release.
PARIS — New evidence has emerged that a large plate of floating ice shelf attached to Antarctica is breaking up, in a troubling sign of global warming, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Thursday.
“Since the connection to the island… helps stabilise the ice shelf, it is likely the breakup of the bridge will put the remainder of the ice shelf at risk,” it said.
Wilkins Ice Shelf had been stable for most of the last century, covering around 16,000 square kilometres (6,000 square miles), or about the size of Northern Ireland, before it began to retreat in the 1990s.
Since then several large areas have broken away, and two big breakoffs this year left only a narrow ice bridge about 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles) wide to connect the shelf to Charcot and nearby Latady Island.
The latest images, taken by Envisat’s radar, say fractures have now opened up in this bridge and adjacent areas of the plate are disintegrating, creating large icebergs.
Scientists are puzzled and concerned by the event, ESA added.
The Antarctic peninsula — the tongue of land that juts northward from the white continent towards South America — has had one of the highest rates of warming anywhere in the world in recent decades.
But this latest stage of the breakup occurred during the Southern Hemisphere’s winter, when atmospheric temperatures are at their lowest.
One idea is that warmer water from the Southern Ocean is reaching the underside of the ice shelf and thinning it rapidly from underneath.
“Wilkins Ice Shelf is the most recent in a long, and growing, list of ice shelves on the Antarctic Peninsula that are responding to the rapid warming that has occurred in this area over the last fifty years,” researcher David Vaughan of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) said.
“Current events are showing that we were being too conservative, when we made the prediction in the early 1990s that Wilkins Ice Shelf would be lost within 30 years. The truth is, it is going more quickly than we guessed.”
In the past three decades, six Antarctic ice shelves have collapsed completely — Prince Gustav Channel, Larsen Inlet, Larsen A, Larsen B, Wordie, Muller and the Jones Ice Shelf.
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Wilkins Ice Shelf from British Antarctic Survey Twin Otter.

New evidence a large plate of floating ice shelf attached to Antarctica is breaking up.

Wilkins Ice Shelf is “hanging by its last thread” to Charcot Island, one of the plate’s key anchors to the Antarctic peninsula.

Since the connection to the island helps stabilise the ice shelf, it is likely the breakup of the bridge will put the remainder of the ice shelf at risk.

Wilkins Ice Shelf had been stable for most of the last century, covering around 16,000 square kilometres (6,000 square miles) before it began to retreat in the 1990s.

Since then several large areas have broken away, and two big breakoffs this year left only a narrow ice bridge about 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles) wide to connect the shelf to Charcot and nearby Latady Island.

The Antarctic peninsula — the tongue of land that juts northward from the white continent towards South America — has had one of the highest rates of warming anywhere in the world in recent decades.

Warmer water from the Southern Ocean is likely reaching the underside of the ice shelf and thinning it rapidly from underneath.

Wilkins Ice Shelf is the most recent in a long, and growing, list of ice shelves on the Antarctic Peninsula that are responding to the rapid warming that has occurred in this area over the last fifty years.

In past 30 years six Antarctic ice shelves have collapsed completely — Prince Gustav Channel, Larsen Inlet, Larsen A, Larsen B, Wordie, Muller and the Jones Ice Shelf.

Photo: www.antarctica.ac.uk/
Wilkins Ice Shelf 2007 and 2008
Image: British Antarctic Survey
www.antarctica.ac.uk/
Thwaites Glacier melting from geothermal heat not climate change effects
As an ice layer moves it creates friction; heat from the friction melts an undersurface of water
Geothermal heat contributed significantly to melting of the underside of the glacier might be a key factor in allowing the ice sheet to slide affecting the ice sheet’s stability and its contribution to future sea level rise.
Glaciologists refer to moving ice as a glacier if slides alongside a mountain or rock valle, or slides over rock or a sediment base
Smaller glaciers often join progressively larger glaciers, forming a network similar to a river tributary system
Ice streams flow through ice, through adjacent more stable ice
Glaciologists call this movement of ice internal deformation
ICE TONGUES AND ICE SHELVES
Largest shelf is Ross Ice Shelf on New Zealand side of Antarctica
 
Saturday, 2 February 2008
An Epoch in the making
By Roland Pease
BBC Radio Science Unit
Global weather, environment and climate change

Epoch in the making.

We may be witnessing a transformation of the Earth as profound as the end of the age of the dinosaurs, and entering a geological period as distinctive as the Jurassic - and the reason is that we are causing it.

Writing in the house journal of the Geological Society of America, GSA Today, Britain's leading stratigraphers (experts in marking geological time) say it is already possible to identify a host of geological indicators that will be recognisable millions of years into the future as marking the start of a new epoch — the Anthropocene.
We may be witnessing a transformation of the Earth as profound as the end of the age of the dinosaurs, and entering a geological period as distinctive as the Jurassic — and the reason is that we are causing it.
Writing in the house journal of the Geological Society of America, GSA Today, Britain's leading stratigraphers (experts in marking geological time) say it is already possible to identify a host of geological indicators that will be recognisable millions of years into the future as marking the start of a new epoch — the Anthropocene.
Geologists have long divided the Earth's history into distinct epochs, periods and eras — with names as familiar as the Triassic or the Carboniferous.
Transitions between them can be easily recognised, with sharp changes in the fossil record, or in the chemistry of the rocks of the time.
Sometimes the boundaries mark extreme violence.
The end of the Cretaceous Period 65 million years ago, and with it the dinosaurs, and the beginning of the Tertiary (the 'third' age of geology) came with the impact of a huge asteroid.
A force of nature
Sediments around the world from that time carry a tell-tale layer tinged with iridium, a metal more common in space than it is on the Earth's surface.
There can also be soot — the result of global wildfires that followed the catastrophe.   The fossil record either side of the boundary is quite distinct.
Plate tectonics, the slow movement of the continents, has also created dramatic changes, as huge mountain ranges are built or ocean basins are cut off or opened up.
New periods are created as the Earth system passes through a new threshold.
But the new epoch has not been shaped by these relentless forces of the deep Earth or the violence of extraterrestrial impacts.   Instead, say the scientists, it has been moulded by a single species — man — so that it should be called the Anthropocene, the time of man.
"It's extraordinary how a single species could have such an effect on the whole planet," says Leicester University's Dr Jan Zalasiewicz, who heads the Stratigraphic Commission of the Geological Society, the team that penned the new report.
"Human activity exceeds natural processes in many ways.
It's extraordinary how a single species could have such an effect on the whole planet
Dr Jan Zalasiewicz, Leicester University
"For example, humans emit more CO2 than do volcanoes by quite a long way; humans move more material across the surface of the Earth than do rivers, landslides and floods."
'Blink of an eye'
Bringing an academic rigour to a concept that has been circulating since 2000 when it was first proposed by Nobel Laureate and ozone expert Paul Crutzen, the researchers ask whether there is a worldwide signature that could be recognised long into the future as marking the start of this new epoch.
"What we're asking is what the record in the rocks of the human species is going to look like," says co-author Dr Andy Gale, from the University of Portsmouth.
"It's fascinating thinking what record future geologists will see of human activity.
"For one thing, there will be a hell of a lot of concrete.   And the disruption to the Earth's surface, stripped for farming and mining, causing a vast increase in the amount of mud and sand sediment going into the oceans."
"There are other signals," adds Dr Zalasiewicz.   "The oceans are acidifying right now.   If they acidify much further, coral reefs will stop growing.   And so reef limestone will stop being produced.   And that will be another very obvious sign in future strata."
Huge changes will occur in the fossil record.   Not just because of the mass extinction we are causing, but because of the huge number of human remains that will become melded into future rock layers.
Many of these geological changes stretch out over generations of human history — frustrating attempts to pinpoint the kind of "golden spike" the geologists would like.   But even a thousand human generations would be but the blink of an eye in the deep geological record.
"In many rock successions a thousand years can be a millimetre or two," explains Andy Gale.
"So geologically speaking, this series of events is proceeding very fast.   I don't think the changes are going to be subtle at all — these signs would be very conspicuous"
Future geologists
Epochs come lowest in the order of geological timescale.   By current definitions, we're in the Holocene epoch ("wholly recent") that started at the end of the last ice age.   The larger timescales — the periods and eras — are driven by more powerful forces.
The question the geologists are asking is just how big a change we are wreaking on the planet.
You could say the Anthropocene started 200 years ago with the industrial revolution, or 5,000 years ago when sediments started accumulating the first signals of metalwork.   But equally interesting is when it will end.
"If humans stop, it won't be that the effects stop.   The effects will ramify through the system for a considerable time.   If the impacts are big enough, you make whole groups of creatures extinct.   And then the future life comes from the survivors, so life changes? and the Earth changes."
This happened when the dinosaurs were wiped out, heralding a new period of Earth history.   The comparison is irresistible to the report's authors, including Dr Mark Williams of Leicester University: "We are clearly changing the planet at an exponential rate.   And it's possible we could be starting a new geological period and this could be the Anthropocene Period."
Unfortunately to find out, we may need to wait tens if not hundreds of millions of years.
MMVIII
 
No to Soya farms destroying the Amazon
Downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina
Peasants, unemployed workers and people of indigenous descent protest against deforestation, the pollution of the environment, and demanded lands
Organic farming because it is healthy, good for the environment and less cruel to animals
Christians who believe the Bible demands an organic or natural approach to agriculture
 
Organic farm
Thursday, 24 January 2008
Brazil sees record deforestation
Aerial view of deforestation in Brazil, picture by Greenpeace

The Amazon has long been known as the 'lungs of the world'
The Amazon has long been known as the "lungs of the world"
The Brazilian government has announced a record rate of deforestation in the Amazon, months after celebrating its success in achieving a reduction.
In the last five months of 2007, 3,000 sq km (1,250 sq miles) were lost.
Gilberto Camara, whose National Institute of Space Research provides satellite imaging of the Amazon, said the figure was unprecedented.
"We've never before detected such a high deforestation rate at this time of year," he said.
His concern, outlined during a press conference in Brasilia on Wednesday, was echoed by Environment Minister Marina Silva.
Soya expensive
Ms Silva said the rise in the price of commodities such as soya could have influenced the rate of forest clearing, as more and more farmers saw the Amazon as a source of cheap land.
"The economic reality of these states indicate that these activities impact, without a shadow of a doubt, on the forest," she said.
The state of Mato Grosso was the worst affected, contributing more than half the total area of forest stripped, or 1,786 sq km (700 sq miles).
President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva is expected to attend an emergency meeting on the issue.
The rise in deforestation will be an embarrassment for the Brazilian president, who last year said his government's efforts to control illegal logging and introduce better certification of land ownership had helped reduce forest clearance significantly.
Even as he celebrated the success, though, environmentalists were warning that the rate was rising again.
The situation may also be worse than reported, with the environment ministry saying the preliminary assessment of the amount of forest cleared could double as more detailed satellite images are analysed.
MMVIII
 
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Coal bosses shut down Environment website
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The mining industry has enormous impacts on the environment and on local communities.

Local and regional effects of coal mining in NSW include conversion of vast swathes of land into desolate wastelands; habitat loss and species extinction; cracked river beds; waterways polluted with salt and sediment; air, noise, and visual pollution resulting in negative health impacts on local communities; exploitative workplace practices; displacement of alternative industries, and more.

And because over 90% of NSW's electricity is generated from coal, and Newcastle is the world's biggest coal export port, the global impacts of the NSW mining are far greater still.


Photo: www.miningnsw.com.au/
The mining industry has enormous impacts on the environment and on local communities.
Local and regional effects of coal mining in NSW include conversion of vast swathes of land into desolate wastelands:
Habitat loss and species extinction.
Cracked river beds.
Waterways polluted with salt and sediment.
Air, noise, and visual pollution resulting in negative health impacts on local communities.
Exploitative workplace practices.
Displacement of alternative industries, and more.
And because over 90% of NSW's electricity is generated from coal, and Newcastle is the world's biggest coal export port, the global impacts of the NSW mining are far greater still.
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Tons of toothpicks

Big Trees as Natural Monuments

Big Trees as Curiosities

Big Trees as Recreation

Big Trees as Cathedrals of Nature

Endangered Big Trees

From Sacred Symbol to Industrial Stumpage

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Don't let them tell you it's all due to the Sun heating up, folks.
The simple truth is that 90% of the coming problems with global warming will be due to the stratosphere COOLING.
The stratosphere, above the troposphere where our atmosphere and planes fly, is heated by rays from Earth reflecting heat from the sun back into the stratosphere.
This heat is necessary to create Ozone.
Ozone is destroyed when the Stratosphere cools, in Northern and Austral winters.
Ozone holes are produced with this cooling.
The sun's increasing heat is modifying global warming, but it is helping us.
It's rays have to pass through the stratosphere, a slight increase of heating in the process.
But the stratosphere is cooling.
Why?
Global Warming Gasses!!
The stratosphere is cooling because heat rays reflected heating from Earth are not getting to it.
Gasses sent up from Earth are forming a barrier to heat rays getting to the stratosphere.
So the rays reflect back, which makes everything below, including your back-yard, warmer.
All the oceans.
The Arctic.
And less ozone to protect us, swirling in the stratosphere.

Don't let business conglomerates deceive you
It's your planet
Garden Grows Greener — 2017
Garden Grows Greener — 2015-2016
1987: ‘Global Warming’ Causes Sea Levels to Fall — 2016: ‘Global Warming’ Causes Slowdown In Sea Level Rise
Over the last eight months, global temperatures over land have cooled a record 1.2 C.
In the first week of October 2016, snow records across Canada and the US Rocky mountains saw 4x eclipses of previous records that stood for 100 years.
Studies suggest the Sun is headed for a period of extremely low activity
       Global cooling: Record Over Last Eight Months      
       Queenland snow July 2015       
     Diminishing solar activity may bring new Ice Age by 2030      
     All other things being equal, lower temperatures for much of the Earth.      
Garden Grows Greener — 2012-2013
Garden Grows Greener — 2010-2011
According to the Gulf Rescue Alliance, an organization composed of scientists, medical professionals and seafood industry professionals, among others, the Gulf of Mexico disaster cannot be simplified to the damage already caused by the oil spill.   It is worse, much worse.
Why Is Damning New Evidence About Monsanto's Most Widely Used Herbicide Being Silenced?
Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has increased almost sixfold, new data suggests.
Gulf documentary reporter — It's really weird down here!
MP3 audio report download
Sea turtles nest in record numbers, but many eggs don't hatch
Garden Grows Greener — 2006-2007
Oct. 9, 2006 the total column ozone had plunged to 93 DU
The coal industry has spent a lot of money promoting a technology called 'carbon capture and storage'
Unemployment can be eliminated if governments established youth corps where people can work to tackle the environment
People of all ages can clean up the mess the world has caused if governments would direct their energies towards this rather than police and military expenditure
       From Papal Indulgences to Carbon Credits       
     Carbon trafficking is powered by elite to retain control      
       DNA reveals Greenland's lush past     
Part II — Garden Grows Greener
Why did you cut the trees grandma
I don’t know of an issue of a greater magnitude than the energy issue that humanity’s facing right now.
Oh my God, we’re having wars in, you know, Asia, killing millions of people over the hydrocarbons.
The issue is so multi-faceted, it’s so immense, that... Oh yes, this is being very carefully managed.
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