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Re: World headed for irreversible climate change in five yea

Postby akaxo » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:46 pm

aren't symbols on flags meant to be able to be seen clearly from further than a metre or so away though ideally?
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Postby Little Miss Twoshoes » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:52 pm

I meant like whack off on it, you know?
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Re: World headed for irreversible climate change in five yea

Postby akaxo » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:12 pm

how inappropriate
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Re: World headed for irreversible climate change in five yea

Postby 9seconds » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:16 pm

World headed for irreverent climate change in five years,
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Re: World headed for irreversible climate change in five yea

Postby Lentil » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:19 pm

Fuck I hate TED talks.

What's the deal with TED then? I just googled a clip with James Hansen talking about climate change and put a link up

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Re: World headed for irreversible climate change in five yea

Postby Red_switch » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:13 am

TED is a bunch of wank that makes entitled people feel educated. Have you ever tried having a rational discussion with someone who is "an expert on this stuff, because I've watched all the TED talks on the subject" (yet still manages to mis-represent what they've heard/"learnt"). It's like religion. It doesn't foster critical thought, it just plays on the whole sound bite knowledge idea. That's not to say there aren't some good TED talks out there, it's just the attitude that comes with it is fucked. If TED was a catalyst for most people, that'd be great, but it just seems to be an end point, accompanied with wine, cheese and crackers. An enlightened night out for busy bodies with nothing better to do.

Jim is a good dude, and has his head well screwed on. If only the economists had listened to what he was actually saying years ago and we'd implemented carbon taxes, rather than retarded half baked ETS schemes, we might have gotten somewhere.
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Re: World headed for irreversible climate change in five yea

Postby Lentil » Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:45 am

At least 35,000 Pacific walruses have beached themselves on a remote Alaskan coastline in a phenomenon blamed on the melting of arctic ice due to climate change, experts say.

Initially there had been only 1,500 of the tusked animals counted on one beach at Point Lay, 1130 kilometres north of Archorage, but in recent days that number has exploded.

"Our best estimate is almost a 24-fold increase," said Megan Ferguson of the Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals.

The walruses "are hauling out on land in a spectacle that has become all too common in six of the last eight years as a consequence of climate-induced warming", the US Geological Survey (USGS) said in a statement.

The USGS said summer sea ice was retreating far north of the continental shelf waters of the Chukchi Sea, which is in US and Russian waters, in "a condition that did not occur a decade ago".

"To keep up with their normal resting periods between feeding bouts to the seafloor, walruses have simply hauled out onto shore," it added.
Some of the estimated 35,000 walruses on the coast of Alaska. Photo: Authorities fear walruses could been killed in the event of a stampede (AFP: Corey Accardo)

Walruses also used sea ice platforms to give birth, nurse their young and elude predators, and when it was not existent they hauled themselves up on land.

"One of the differences between this haul out and other ones is the sheer size and number of animals coming to shore," USGS ecologist Chadwick Jay said.

US Fish and Wildlife Service said the most pressing concern with such a massive gathering was the possible mortality rate, caused largely by stampedes.

"The mass movement can be treacherous for younger walruses [that] can be trampled by a stampede triggered by aircraft or predators, such as grizzly bears and polar bears," biologist Joel Garlich-Miller said.

Aerial Surveys said they had spotted more brown bears than previously estimated along the same stretch of coastline, while gray whales that had swum in the area up to the 1990s had disappeared.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service estimated the Pacific walrus population was between 200,000 to 250,000 animals, although the exact number was unknown.

http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/ ... ate-change
film footage http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/enviro ... hange.html

This was on the news last night

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