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Originally posted by Jalis
The problem is not about how hotter the planet is getting, but how fast it is getting hotter. Natural climate changes take hundreds, if not thousands years. Here, everything is changing in decades. And it seems to be getting exponnentially faster.
Ok, we're not about to kill everything that lives (not yet ? ). Life will adapt. But the adaptation will be so fast that there will be many losses.
The project will also cause devastating environmental damage, increasing the risk of earthquakes and landslides. It will also threaten the riverþs wildlife. In addition to massive fish species, it will also affect endangered species, including the Yangtze dolphin, the Chinese Sturgeon, the Chinese Tiger, the Chinese Alligator, the Siberian Crane, and the Giant Panda. Moreover, silt trapped behind the dam will not only deprive downstream regions, but also will impede power generation from the back-up. Construction of the dam would require extensive logging in the area. Finally, the dam and the reservoir will destroy some of Chinaþs finest scenery and an important source of tourism revenue.
Ocean City inlet, MD, is one of the most striking examples of the unintended consequences of engineered inlets causing increased erosion of adjacent barrier islands downdrift from the jettied inlet. The Ocean City inlet opened during a 1933 hurricane, and soon after, the twin stone jetties were built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to maintain the inlet for navigation. However, the jetties also severely disrupted littoral-inlet processes, trapped sand on the north side of Fenwick Island (site of the Ocean City amusement park and parking lot), and severely starved Assateague Island National Seashore to the south of sand. The result of almost 70 years of disrupted sand transport along the coast has been an offset in the two barrier islands—Fenwick and Assateague—by approximately 1 km, along with accelerated erosion, reduction and alteration in beach-berm heights, and loss of critical beach and dune habitats. The effects attributable to the jetties have extended about 15 km southward from the inlet.
In addition to the flooding problem, engineers now face problems caused by the lack of flooding. The channelization produced by the levees and control structures deprives natural wetlands of the sediments normally deposited during flooding. Wetlands rely on sediments from distributaries and flooding to counteract subsidence, the compaction of sediments under their own weight. Water flows faster in subsidized areas, and distributaries can rapidly expand into wide channels, causing wetlands to disappear under the influx of water. The coastal marshes of Louisiana provide a natural barrier against the erosion causes by the fierce storms which often come from the Gulf. Because of the loss of these wetlands, the Louisiana coast has receded several thousands of feet over the past few decades, and commercial fishermen have also been deprived of a ready source of income. Most of the problems resulting from the levee system, including wetland degradation, stem from channelization. While the levee system could not be scrapped without a large financial loss, the USACE realized that diversion structures could help alleviate some of the problems caused by channelization. Diversion structures diminish some of the force of flood waters and the likelihood of crevasses (breaks in the levee) by providing flood waters with established escape routes. The first diversion structure, the Bonnet Carre Spillway, was built in response to the great flood of 1927. It was designed to discharge excess flood waters into Lake Pontchartrain and thence into the Gulf of Mexico.
buffaloes were so thick in western Kansas that an immense herd held up u Kansas Pacific train for nine hours while it crossed the track
The campaign was initiated by Mao Zedong, the first President of the People's Republic of China. Sparrows were included on the list because they ate grain seeds, causing disruption to agriculture. It was decided that all the peasants in China should bang pots and pans and run around to make the sparrows fly away in fear. Sparrow nests were torn down, eggs were broken, and nestlings were killed. Initially, the campaign did improve the harvest. By April 1960 the National Academy of Science found that sparrows ate insects more than seeds. Mao declared "forget it" (Chinese: 算了; pinyin: suàn le), and ordered the end of the campaign against sparrows. By this time, however, it was too late. With no sparrows to eat them, locust populations ballooned, swarming the country and compounding the problems already caused by the Great Leap Forward and adverse weather conditions, leading to the Great Chinese Famine in which around 30 million people died of starvation
Originally posted by TheRedneck
Oh, well, if there's a chunk of ice that looks like a crying face, that settles everything! There's no need to even look at any scientific evidence anymore. The planet is telling us to stop hurting it! We have to change our ways NOW!
Did I mention that yesterday I saw a cloud that looked exactly like a Prius being pulled by a wrecker? So much for buying one of those now.
Please, can we get any sillier than using ice formations as proof of anything?
...of a potatoe...
Originally posted by LiveForever8
Rising sea levels caused by melting ice caps are one of the most worrying effects of global warming and experts warn swathes of low-lying countries will be left under water.
Originally posted by calmbutwary
What if the earth is just going back to the way it's supposed to be?
It's sad that some humans are so arrogant as to think that we could alter the earth's climate so dramatically by our presence, or that we could stop it.
Originally posted by light_sound
reply to post by LiveForever8
It is a lovely Pic.....
But it is so Sad we humans think we are more powerful than Nature itself.
The last time there was Global Warming, it resulting in an Ice Age [Gulf Stream being shut down].
HERE IS A FACT for everyone who beleives we humans are at fault:
THERE WERE NO CARS, PLANES, FACTORIES, OIL WELLS ETC 13,000 YEARS AGO!!!!
Get that firmly implanted in your heads and stop peddling TPTB agenda!
Our climate changed drastically some 13,000 years ago and the same thing is happening now....
You really need to look at the Sun, Magnetosphere and Nature....Respect it, it knows what it is doing.
The earth is getting ready to Regulate itself and start a fresh....Just another Cycle!!!!
I do agree with those replying that we shouldn't be "so" concerned with saving the Earth. I mean the earth has been here for how long? And humans have been around for a blink of an eye in comparison.
The earth is slowly killing us off like the disease we are.