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Warm conditions altering the Bering sea.

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posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 03:39 PM
A new study now shows that air and water temperatures are altering the Bering sea's environment.

The Bering Sea covers more than 700,000 square miles and is demarcated from the North Pacific Ocean by the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands. The sea is considered one of the world’s most productive fisheries; its northern portions house sea ducks, gray whales, bearded seals and walruses, all of which feed on cold-water critters.

But warming temperatures of recent years have caused the environment to change from Arctic to sub-Arctic conditions in the region and have created an inviting haven for animals that were previously confined to the warmer waters of the south.

These warmer waters are bad news for animals adapted to cold-water environments, however. These creatures have to move north in search of cooler waters, which in turn is causing problems for people who live off of them.

Well, this is even further physical evidence how global warming is altering our planet towards the negative.

Comments, Opinions?

posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 06:37 PM
Yes the climate is changing, always has changed, there have been many millions of years of changes.

I do not doubt that humans are contributing to the latest climate changes in a big way, but my big gripe is that no-one can guarantee that even if we all stopped producing C02 right now (for example let's say we all agreed to stop driving cars immediately) that global warming would stop; it probably wouldn't, maybe the whole thing is a runaway train and we can't stop it even if we all really wanted to. I'm not saying we should do nothing to try to stop it, but maybe we have already created enough greenhouse gases to ensure that warming will continue, whatever we do now.

Almost everything we try to do to reduce emissions would harm the government or our personal monetary interests in some way, so what's the point in that if climate change is unstoppable anyway? We will probably need that money later to adjust to the changed climate, for example building flood defences.

Can you see what I mean? Why waste money on a done deal when we'll need the money later?

OK I'm no expert , I may be very wrong, but a lot of scare-mongers give the impression that all we have to do is cut emissions and global warming will stop. that is the dream-world.


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