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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #810 on: March 01, 2017, 04:55:27 pm »
Fox News Tucker Carlson    implodes as Bill Nye The Science Guy schooled him on climate change       


By Egberto Willies   

Tuesday Feb 28, 2017 ·  7:00 AM EST

Bill Nye, The Science Guy, kept his cool as his well-designed answers to Tucker Carlson's 'gotcha' questions caused the host to lose it.

Bill Nye came very prepared to confront one of Fox News' biggest blowhards. He kept his cool with circumspect answers that caused Carlson to flip out as seen in this excerpted video. After several minutes of setup and back and forth, Tucker Carlson asked Bill Nye a very specific question. Bill Nye's answer did not conform to the answer Carlson was expecting to give climate change deniers some plausibility.

"The Climate is always changing," Carlson said. "You've conceded that."

"I won't concede that," Bill Nye said. "I assert that."

"You have said that human activity increases the speed of that change," Carlson said. "And my point is, what would the climate look like right now without human activity. At what point would have warmed or cooled."

Nye's answer was excellent. Instead of going into the technical weeds which lose more than half the audience, he described it regarding today's natural events.

"It would look like it did in 1750," Nye replied. "Britain would not be well suited to growing grapes as it is today. French winemakers would not be buying land to the north as they are now. People who plan to run ski resorts would still be able to do in Europe. And the parasites..."

"You are using the language of politics," a flustered Carlson interjected. "You are not a scientist as you know. You are a popularizer. And that's fine. .. To the extent that you prevent people from having an honest conversation, you are doing a great disservice to science. Don't you think that."

"You asked how long it would be before, what the climate would be like if humans weren't involved right now," Nye asked. "Is that Right?"

"Yes," Tucker answered. "That is exactly right. At what point would it have changed. And I am saying you don;t actually know because it is unknowable. So why aren't you open to question."

"This is how long it takes you to interrupt me," Nye replied holding up a phone with a six-second timer on it. "It takes you quite a bit less than six seconds. So the climate would be like it was in 1750. And the economics would be that you could not grow wine-worthy grapes in Britain as you can today because the climate is changing. The use of pesticides in the Mid-West would not be increasing because the parasites are showing up sooner, or the pests are showing up sooner and hanging around longer. The forest in Wyoming would not be overwhelmed by pine bark beetles as it is because of climate change. That's how the world would be different if it weren't for humans."

"So much of this you don't know," an unhinged Carlson protested. "You pretend that you know. But you don't know. And you bully people who ask you questions."

Who is bullying who in this interview? Who is losing it?

"I really have to disagree with you," Nye calmly said. I spend a lot of time with this topic." 

Carlson then resorted to projecting.

"I am open-minded," Carlson said. "You are not. And we are out of time, unfortunately." 

Carlson got beaten at his own game. Nye took the lead in personalizing climate change first. He framed the results of climate change. Carlon was unable to segue into the false argument that climate change regulations hurt jobs and freedom. Nye would have refuted the jobs argument noting that the green energy sector is growing faster than the dirty energy sector. Bill Nye debated from the position of strength, science, and humanity. Carlson lost the discussion before he even started.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/02/28/1638509/-Fox-News-Tucker-Carlson-implodes-as-Bill-Nye-The-Science-Guy-schooled-him-on-climate-change

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« Reply #811 on: March 01, 2017, 05:40:32 pm »
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March 1, 2017

Greenpeace’s research team just received some new information about the specifics of the devastating EPA cuts we told you about this morning — and it’s not pretty.

Here’s what we found out Trump wants on the chopping block:


•ONE FIFTH of the total EPA budget could be cut.

•Critical climate change initiatives could receive  ZERO funding.

•Clean water grants for Alaska Native villages on the front lines of climate change could receive ZERO funding.

•Project funds for crucial community pollution projects like cleaning up abandoned industrial sites, tracking hazardous waste, and ensuring environmental justice — could be completely CUT.


These shocking proposed cuts come less than 24 hours after Trump’s joint address to Congress where he stated his administration wants to “promote clean air and clear water.” Trump's actions are completely opposite to what he’s saying. It’s impossible to protect our communities and the environment while at the same time slashing programs that protect public health. Millions of people around the country will be affected by these cuts, but especially the most vulnerable.

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« Reply #812 on: March 01, 2017, 05:56:48 pm »
Wed Mar 1, 2017 | 1:24pm EST

Thousands of soy trucks stranded on swamped Amazon highway in Brazil

By Gustavo Bonato | SAO PAULO

About 3,000 trucks carrying soy beans are backed up on a major road to port through the Amazon region that has become impassible due to swamps caused by heavy rainfall, highway police said on Wednesday.

Trucks have become bogged down on an unpaved section of the BR-163 highway in southern Pará state, running up loses of $400,000 a day for grain traders moving soy from Mato Grosso to northern ports, the main lobby for Brazil's soy business said.

Some vehicles have been pulled through with the help of heavy earthmoving equipment, but the bulk of the trucks cannot advance, according to the highway police in Santarém in Pará.

"Things are still critical. Work on the road has improved the situation somewhat, but the rain really complicates the work," highway police officer Bruno Bittencourt told Reuters.
 
Weather permitting, the national highway department DNIT expects to free the traffic flow of loaded trucks heading north on BR-163 by Friday with the help of Army engineers.

Southbound traffic heading for Mato Grosso has been moving forward since Tuesday on the swamped 37 km (23 mile) section, the DNIT said in a statement.

Thomson Reuters' Agriculture Weather Dashboard, however, forecast continued heavy rainfall in the area for the next two weeks.
 
The BR-163 highway, which the government says will be fully paved in Para state by next year, is a vital route for shipping out Mato Grosso soy through port terminals on the Tapajós River in Itaituba, in the Miritituba district.

Major grain companies Cargill, Bunge and Hidrovias do Brasil have terminals that load barges on the river for transshipment in ports down river near Belém.
 
But no soy has arrived in Miritituba since Feb. 18, according to Daniel Furlan Amaral, manager of Abiove, the lobby for companies that export and process soy in Brazil.

Also In Commodities

Oil slips after U.S. crude stocks build to record high


The trading companies declined to comment on the holdup.

(Reporting by Gustavo Bonato; Writing by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Alistair Bell)


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« Reply #813 on: March 01, 2017, 07:46:11 pm »
The Himalayan Glaciers Are Melting Faster Than Anywhere On Earth

Published on Sep 7, 2016
Melting Himalayas (2009): The consequences of glacial melt in the Himalayas could be disastrous.




Glacier melt in B.C. at 'shocking' levels
Published on Oct 21, 2015
Scientists say it's just a matter of time before a warming planet causes B.C.'s glaciers to melt away altogether.






ScienceCasts: No Turning Back - West Antarctic Glaciers in Irreversible Decline

Published on May 13, 2014

Visit http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/... for more. (IF Trump hasn't sabotaged them yet  >:(  :P)


Agelbert NOTE: NASA said the glaciers will be "history in a few hundred years".   




Ah, the wonders of wishful thinking.  ::)  TRY a few DECADES.
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« Reply #814 on: March 02, 2017, 11:20:06 pm »
Published on Sep 16, 2016
Prof J Kroth: Is America on the brink? - September 16, 2016

Prof. Jerry Kroth, a psychologist, looks at that question. What brings down an Empire?

Kroth looks at things slightly differently from financial pundits and stock market gurus. Instead of economics, he looks through the prism of social science. Which country produces over 80% of hard core p o r n in the world? Which country has the highest rate of r a p e? What is the truth behind horror films or reality shows such a Fear Factor?

For example, while Mr. Trump continues to claim that Climate Change is just Chinese propaganda, what toll is Climate Change, and its ensuing natural disasters since 1982, actually having on the US?

Using anthropologist, Jared Diamond and historian Arnold Toynbee's seven major factors leading to societal collapse, Kroth asks how the U.S. stacks up on those seven factors. The report card is awful, and the current situation foreboding to the extreme. Data comes from his new book, Implosion: delusion, denial, and the prospect of collapse More info at collectivepsych.com
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« Reply #815 on: March 03, 2017, 12:15:40 pm »

February 28, 2017 | Rona Fried | Climate Change

EPA To Be Decimated, As US Sets 2805 Record High Temperatures

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As the Trump Administration prepares to decimate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), scientific agencies are tying February’s warmth to climate change.

With record temperatures like the 99° seen in the EPA Administrator’s home state of Oklahoma, there have been 2,805 record highs this month across the US. For much of the winter, the Arctic has been 40° above normal and another huge glacier is breaking off Antarctica – if the whole thing goes it will add 2 feet of sea level rise. About half of the coral is dead in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and over 100 million trees have died in the US West.


And now we have a president and his cabinet who either deny the existence of climate change or don’t know if it’s caused by humans. “Leave it to the scientists” is often the new catch phrase – we couldn’t agree more!

Just don’t cut those scientists out of the budget! And stop deleting the words “climate change” from federal websites like the State Department, EPA and Energy Department.

Read our article, It’s a First in 4 Million Years, Antarctica Reaches 400 ppm

Meanwhile, At the Vatican



http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/epa-decimated-us-sets-2805-record-high-temperatures/







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« Reply #816 on: March 03, 2017, 04:04:52 pm »
'Shell knew': oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger





Published on Feb 28, 2017

In 1991, Shell produced a public documentary on global warming called Climate of Concern.

It warned that trends in global temperatures raised serious risks of famines, floods and climate refugees. But in the quarter century since, Shell has continued to invest heavily in fossil fuels.

• Shell’s 1991 warning: climate changing ‘at faster rate than at any time since end of ice age’https://www.theguardian.com/environme...

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« Reply #817 on: March 05, 2017, 04:07:48 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: What does Fermi’s Paradox have to do with Human Caused Catastrophic climate Change?

Well, it's a long story.  8) For an appropriately informative explanation, please watch this short video, and then watch the absolutely outstanding, hard hitting, fact filled video titled, "The Cross of the Moment".   

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The Fermi Paradox  Published on May 6, 2015

The universe is unbelievably big – trillions of stars and even more planets. Soo… there just has to be life out there, right? But where is it? Why don’t we see any aliens? Where are they? And more importantly, what does this tell us about our own fate in this gigantic and scary universe?




Climate Documentary: The Cross  of the Moment


Published on Sep 18, 2016

The Cross of the Moment attempts to connect the dots between Fermi’s Paradox, climate change, capitalism, and collapse. Interviews with top scientists and public intellectuals are woven together into a narrative that is challenging, exhausting, and often depressing as it refuses to accept the easy answers posited by other overly-simplistic climate change documentaries.

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« Reply #818 on: March 06, 2017, 05:42:47 pm »
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"The earth is speaking now, but man won't listen." -- Darryl "Grey Eagle" Brown, a spiritual leader of the Choctaw tribe, June 12, 2016

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“Those of us who spend our days trawling . . .the scientific literature on climate change are becoming increasingly gloomy about the future of human civilization. We are well past the time of niceties, of avoiding the dire nature of what is unfolding, and politely trying not to scare the public.”   -- Elizabeth Hanna, of the Australian National University, on that country's record heat wave and wildfire epidemic

Emotional health becoming a worldwide casualty of climate change

"A sense of despair": The mental health cost of unchecked climate change

CBSNews.com, Feb. 27, 2017

Climate change is taking an obvious physical toll on earth: from depleted farmland to the rise of toxic pollution to the degradation of long-stable ecosystems to the disappearance of biodiversity and endangered species.

But looking beyond the physical, experts are also trying to sound the alarm about the quieter, more insidious effects of climate change: namely, that global warming is threatening the emotional health of humans worldwide.

“We see a sense of despair that sets in as inevitably Mother Nature, who we think of as our nurturing force, tells us we’re not going to be able to survive the conditions she’s set for us,” Dr. Lise Van Susteran, a practicing psychiatrist and expert on the dangers of climate change on mental health, told CBS News.

Dr. Van Susteran presented on this topic earlier this month at the Climate and Health Meeeting in Atlanta, a conference that looked at climate change through the lens of public health. Former Vice President Al Gore organized the meeting when, days before President Trump’s inauguration, a long-planned Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) summit on the topic was abruptly cancelled.

Extreme weather, extreme trauma, extreme aggression

Study after study shows that climate change has led to an increased burden of psychological disease and injury worldwide, particularly in developing countries.

What’s behind this link? For starters, climate change has normalized extreme weather events. These events, including floods, tornadoes, fires, drought, and sea level rise, are known to trigger mental health problems including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, the abuse of alcohol and drugs, and more.

Extreme weather has a particularly disturbing link to increased aggression. In 2013, researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley found that even slight spikes in temperature and precipitation have increased the risk of personal violence and social upheaval throughout human history.

The researchers found that just one standard-deviation shift in heat or rainfall increases the risk of a riot, civil war or ethnic conflict by an average of about 14 percent. A similarly sized uptick in heat or rain triggers a 4 percent increase in person-on-person violence like r a p e, murder and assault.

With projections that the Earth may warm between three and four degrees Fahrenheit by 2050, the researchers warned that climate change is almost certainly the precursor to more human conflict in the near future.

Global warming is a particularly corrosive force in some farming economies where overheating, unpredictable weather, new invasive species, and land losses are sinking communities into extreme poverty and creating a breeding ground for violent conflict. 

For millions, the effects of climate change are so severe that leaving home is the only option for survival. Thirty-two million people fled their homes because of extreme weather in 2012 alone, according to the United Nations.

Escaping hazards ranging from mudslides to drought, climate refugees add more stress to an already dire refugee situation worldwide. According to the UN, the world is currently witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.

As climate refugees become more and more common, refugee laws lag behind: none of the existing international or regional refugees law mechanisms specifically addresses climate refugees, the UN says.

Problems can affect anyone, anywhere

Climate change is triggering mental health problems beyond just developing countries and conflict zones.

In cities, babies who are exposed in the uterus to higher levels of urban air pollutants (known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) are more likely to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression down the line, Columbia University researchers found in 2012. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are the chemicals come from burning fossil fuels.

“Climate anxiety” can cripple individuals regardless of their geography, privilege, or vulnerability to the effects of climate change, Dr. Van Susteran said. Joining with other mental health professionals, she is one of the founders behind the Climate Psych Alliance, a new coalition trying to raise awareness about the links between climate change and clinical trauma.

“You can see how desperate, angry, despairing people are,” she said. “It’s a legitimate response to what people see as inaction, intentional inaction... Whether we know it or not, whether you accept it or not, everyone experiences climate anxiety.”

Seen through a certain lens, inaction on global warming meets the criteria of child abuse for future generations, she said.

“When children believe their parents didn’t do something right, or did something wrong, they spend a whole lifetime feeling abandoned. What in the world are future generations going to think or feel when they know that action could have been taken?”

Climate change: the hidden catalyst

In the age of an unstable climate, the link between natural disasters and psychological trauma is “under-examined, underestimated and not adequately monitored,” Italian researchers assessed in a January study in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. That research gap is particularly worrisome in Africa, German researchers said in a paper published last year.

Climate change is often the hidden catalyst — the fuel behind war, displacement and collapsed economies that doesn’t make it into the headlines.

Syria’s civil war, for instance, is most frequently framed as an entrenched political conflict. Closer examination shows that’s far from the full story: in fact, the country’s six-year conflict is rooted in a devastating drought. Earnings depleted and Syrian farmers moved to overcrowded cities, where political corruption and public health crises helped foment bloody revolution.

Climate change carries enormous political risk for the 21st century, Dr. Van Susteran warned.

“In times of peril and scarcity, people regress,” she said. “They turn to what they perceive as strong leaders to protect them, and are willing to give up their freedoms and values in exchange for perceived security.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/despair-mental-health-trauma-cost-unchecked-climate-change/

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« Reply #819 on: March 09, 2017, 05:08:22 pm »
Trump  Files Motion to Delay Kids' Historic Climate Lawsuit

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Further, the Trump administration asked for expedited review of both motions, arguing the plaintiffs' Jan. 24 letter requesting the government to retain records relating to climate change and communications between the government and the fossil fuel industry was overly burdensome.



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"This request for appeal is an attempt to cover up the federal government's long-running collusion with the fossil fuel industry," Alex Loznak, 20-year-old plaintiff and Columbia University student, said. "My generation cannot wait for the truth to be revealed. These documents must be uncovered with all deliberate speed, so that our trial can force federal action on climate change."

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« Reply #820 on: March 10, 2017, 02:29:38 pm »
 

Scott Pruitt is 200 Years Behind the Science. We’re Totally Sure He’s Merely Ignorant, and Not A Complete Liar.
 
 Yesterday morning on CNBC, EPA Administrator and fossil fuel industry errand-boy Scott Pruitt denied the fact that carbon dioxide is the primary driver of climate change.
 
 Scientists beg to differ. By which we mean “plainly contradict, mock and ridicule.”
 
Here are some examples of what they have to say, in order of serious to snarky:
 
Noah Diffenbaugh (): “To deny that reality not only is a denial of scientific evidence but it also threatens the safety and security of Americans who face increasing odds of extreme events like the California drought, the flooding from Superstorm Sandy, and the heat wave that decimated crops in the mid-west in 2012.”
 
Ben Santer (): “Mr. Pruitt is wrong… We can’t afford to reject this clear and compelling scientific evidence when we make public policy. Embracing ignorance is not an option.”
 
Kevin Trenberth (): “Pruitt has demonstrated that he is unqualified to run the EPA or any agency. There is no doubt whatsoever that the planet is warming and it is primarily due to increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from burning of fossil fuels.”
 
Michael Mann (): “Pruitt is an antiscience, anti-environmental zealot and a thinly veiled shill for fossil fuel interests. If ever there was a case of the fox guarding the henhouse, this is surely it.”
 
Richard Somerville (): “Scott Pruitt should begin his new job by accepting the fundamental findings of modern climate science.”
 
Runner-up for our favorite quote goes to John Abraham ():  "Actually scientists have known since the mid 1800s that carbon dioxide was a major greenhouse gas. This means Mr. Pruitt’s knowledge is close to 200 years out of date."
 
 And the winner is Don Wuebbles, who simply said ( x ): “I suggest he talk with his own scientists and read the National Climate Assessment.”
 
Apparently, when Pruitt went around the EPA “listening,” he wasn’t paying much attention. Perhaps to get his attention his new employees should email him- on either his official government account or his personal one. After all, we know that despite telling the Senate otherwise, he used his personal email for official business.

 Anyway, if Pruitt keeps this up, all these sick burns are going to make it even harder for him to deny that it’s getting hotter...

Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching worsens as scientists fear heatwave's impact
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« Reply #821 on: March 10, 2017, 04:00:12 pm »


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« Reply #822 on: March 10, 2017, 04:50:52 pm »

Saturday, March 4, 2017
   
Low sea ice extent contributes to high methane levels at both poles

On March 2, 2017, Antarctic sea ice extent was at a record low since satellite readings started.

As the image below shows, sea ice extent in 2017 (light blue) around Antarctica has been more than 1 million km² lower than the 1981-2010 median.


At the same time, Arctic sea ice extent was at a record low for the time of the year since 1979.

As the image underneath shows, Arctic sea ice extent in 2017 has also been more than 1 million km² lower than the 1981-2010 median.


For about half a year now, global sea ice extent has been more than 2 million km² lower than it used to be, not too long ago, as illustrated by the image below, by Wipneus.


This means that a lot of sunlight that was previously reflected back into space, has been absorbed instead by Earth, contributing to global warming, especially at the poles.

Greater warming at the poles has also caused more extreme weather, resulting in stronger winds and waves and in wild weather swings, further accelerating the decline of the sea ice.

The combination of rising ocean heat and stronger winds looks set to devastate the sea ice around Antarctica. Ocean heat is increasing particularly in the top layer (see image on the right).

Warming water is increasingly reaching the coast of Antarctica. The image below illustrates how much sea ice melt has occurred close to the coast of Antarctic over the past few months, while much sea ice has drifted away from the coast due to strong currents and wind.


As said, less sea ice means that a lot of sunlight is no longer reflected back into space, but is instead further warming up the poles. As a result, methane levels can be very high at both poles. The combination image below shows methane levels as high as 2560 ppb on March 1, 2017. The image in the panel on the left shows high methane levels over Antarctica in an area with much grey, indicating that it was hard to get a good reading there. On the image in the panel on the right, high methane levels do show up clearly in that area.


As discussed before, methane hydrates can be present both on Greenland and on Antarctica underneath thick layers of snow and ice. Due to global warming, wild weather swings are now common at the poles, as illustrated by the image below. This can cause sequences of rapid and extreme expansion, compacting and fracturing of snow and ice, resulting in destabilization of methane hydrates contained in the permafrost.


The image below shows methane levels as high as 2562 ppb, with solid magenta-colored areas showing up over the Laptev Sea on March 4, 2017.


The image below shows that sea surface temperatures in the Arctic Ocean were as high as 12.7°C or 54.9°F on March 3, 2017 (at the location marked by the green circle), i.e. 12°C or 21.6°F warmer than in 1981-2011.


The danger is that self-reinforcing feedback loops such as albedo decline and methane releases will further accelerate warming and will, in combination with further warming elements, cause a temperature rise as high as 10°C or 18°F by the year 2026, as described at the extinction page.

The situation is dire and calls for comprehensive and effective action as described in the Climate Plan.

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« Reply #823 on: March 12, 2017, 01:06:27 pm »
This Single Photo of a Polar Bear Will Show You WHY We Need to Stand Up for the Planet

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March 12, 2017  653 Comments

SNIPPET:

Whether or not everyone can agree on it, climate change is happening. According to NASA, the average global temperature has increased by over three degrees in the last hundred years. In addition, sea levels are up by over an inch, while overall precipitation has increased by eight inches. These rapid changes spell bad news for every living thing on the planet, but particularly for the Polar Bear. These animals are native to the arctic circle, where they have evolved to roam large sheets of ice, hunting the seals that also make their homes here. However, due to the rapid increase in ocean temperatures, the ice sheets are melting at the rate of 8.6 million acres per year, creating major changes in the polar bear’s natural habit.

While the governments of the world bicker about the causes of this situation, the glaciers are melting, fast. This means a change in the migration patterns of the seals, which forces the bears to journey far and wide looking for food, or to starve trying. Some bears are trying to adapt by swimming miles, sometimes for days on end looking for the seals. While others are adapting by feeding on new food sources. There have been recent reports of bears raiding dumpsters and even eating dolphins, who have also been forced into new migration patterns by changing water temperatures.

None of these animals understands that its habitat is disappearing. They don’t know why this is happening, or what to do about it. They only know that they are hungry and trying to feed themselves and their babies in the best way that they can. These bears are apex predators. Most of them have never even seen a human, yet they are becoming the poster children of global warming, victims of human offenses a whole world away. By now, we are all familiar with the idea that Polar Bears are disappearing, but a recent image from Kerstin Langenberger Photography of an emaciated bear in the Arctic solidifies what exactly this means:



Full article:

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/photo-of-a-polar-bear-will-show-you-why-we-need-to-stand-up-for-the-planet/


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Re: Global Warming is WITH US
« Reply #824 on: March 12, 2017, 04:03:03 pm »
March 11, 2017

Planet Will Burn Before Corporate Media Covers Climate Change as Existential Threat

Paul Jay says that the elites and their corporate media are not dealing with the climate crisis with the urgency it deserves because they think they will be ok and live by the philosophy of 'to hell with what comes tomorrow'.



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