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RE: Some Thoughts On Climate Change

in #politics3 years ago

Must be nice to live, like an ostrich, with your head so firmly implanted in the sand. I don't know whether your claim of glaciers gaining ice (suggesting global warming is reversing) comes from your alternate media's lies or your own fantasies. What I find most interesting is that your entire world view begins and ends with the belief that every crisis you can't see or feel for yourself is being used by the "one world order" to take our freedoms away. Yet you no doubt vote for candidates who are taking all of our freedoms away in other ways and turning them over to the corporations. This is what Republicans do, and they are the ones most likely to be climate change deniers. Not that Democrats are much better. They believe climate change is real but do next to nothing about it.

What you miss is that one can be both a believer in the scientific facts showing that we are facing a climate crisis that threatens to extinct the human race, while at the same time be wary of efforts by those in power to use the crisis for their own benefit, to profit off of us or take away our freedoms. What that does not preclude is using our government to create policies and incentives that move us rapidly off of fossil fuels and onto alternative energy. Think of it as a Manhattan Project for alternative energy. And it can certainly be done in a way that avoids scary government controls like the carbon tax, etc.

Now for the facts (not posting for you as your kind is ineducable, but for others with open minds):

https://truthout.org/articles/earths-ice-loss-is-a-nuclear-explosion-of-geologic-change/
Earth’s Ice Loss “Is a Nuclear Explosion of Geologic Change”
By Dahr Jamail
Truthout
Published October 9, 2018

Much of the frozen water portion of the Earth, otherwise known as the cryosphere, is melting.

This is not news: It’s been happening for decades. What is news is that the long-term melting trends in the Arctic, Antarctica, and with most land-based glaciers are accelerating, often at shocking rates, largely due to human-caused climate change.

Antarctica is melting three times as fast as it was just 10 years ago, alarming scientists. A study earlier this year showed 3 trillion tons of ice had disappeared since 1992. That is the equivalent of enough water to cover the entire state of Texas with 13 feet of water, and raise global sea levels a third of an inch.

“From 1992 to 2011, Antarctica lost nearly 84 billion tons of ice a year (76 billion metric tons),” read the AP story on the study. “From 2012 to 2017, the melt rate increased to more than 241 billion tons a year (219 billion metric tons).”

“I think we should be worried,” one of the study’s 88 co-authors, University of California, Irvine’s Isabella Velicogna, told AP. “Things are happening. They are happening faster than we expected.”

In fact, the polar ice caps have melted faster in the last 25 years than they have in the last 10,000 years.

In the Arctic, the Greenland Ice Sheet is losing an average of 270 billion tons of ice each year, and the strongest sea ice in the region broke up for the first time on record this summer.

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