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Haunting face crying a river of tears as glacier melts into the sea

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posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:16 PM
has any of you all seen the area on google earth at antartica labelled 'the reason humans are destroying the planet' ???????????

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:19 PM
reply to post by ElectricUniverse

The Earth has had at least 7-12 times as much CO2 as now, and forest were bigger, plants and trees thrived, as well as animals on land and sea, yet we are in a time when the Earth is still deprived of CO2, since the Earth has had a lot more atmospheric CO2 than now most of the time it has existed, and we are being told "we are all going to die because of CO2"....

That's what people with greenhouses do to increase or decrease the harvests in their greenhouses, they increase or decrease the atmospheric CO2. The more CO2 the greener, bigger and more harvests the plants and trees produce

One simple difference is that the rate of CO2 increases being much faster now than in the past. You cannot ignore the effects of such a temperature increase over a few decades.

It is a fact that CO2 is a greenhouse gas.

It is a fact that there is the biggest extinction in history going on now, and up to a half of all species are on the shortlist.

Your poor representation of the facts shows naivety.

Natural disasters often lead to opportunities for different forms of life to evolve and have their time. It's quite possible that humans will destroy themselves and in several million years another form of life is in the seat and unknowing to them they owe their existence to our misusage of planet earth.

Negative outcomes will often end up having positive outcomes for someone or something else. But it's also possible that a strong negative effect may cause damage long-term and hinder future life from evolving, as well as destroying our own civilisations. The consequences are much greater than to help ourselves, yet to help ourselves is the main driving reason to fund at least partial precautionary measures, and many nations are squabbling rather than taking these measures.

[edit on 4-9-2009 by john124]

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:19 PM
It is a nice ice picture. But I am not seeing any face.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:21 PM

Originally posted by Solidus Green eye

A dog won't litter his own shack.. have we humans lost our instincts?
[edit on 3-9-2009 by Solidus Green eye]

Dogs don't litter in their shack. They sure will crap in yours though, won't they?

[edit on 9-4-2009 by groingrinder]

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:24 PM
Just one question. Is the face man made or a natural cycle?

Nice photo btw, the lips look quite realistic.


[edit on 4-9-2009 by ChemicalSubstance]

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:25 PM

Originally posted by groingrinder
It is a nice ice picture. But I am not seeing any face.

It is a nice picture, but there is a distorted face. It's just pareidolia, where people often see shapes or objects in natural features, due to the large number of natural features around it's guaranteed to happen!

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:29 PM
It looks like Michael Jackson crying.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:33 PM

Originally posted by VitalOverdose
It looks like Michael Jackson crying.

What's the obsession with Wacko Jacko?

This is a glacier, nothing more.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 03:10 PM
I think it was the amazing whiteness that reminded me of jacko

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 04:41 PM

Originally posted by VitalOverdose
I think it was the amazing whiteness that reminded me of jacko

After a second look it has the poncy look like Jacko

[edit on 4-9-2009 by john124]

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 04:46 PM
Wow this is stunning. It's like the slab of ice was a canvas for mother nature. It's a work of art. If someone had painted this, I would buy it.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 10:04 PM
reply to post by Tentickles

absolutely. to me, it looks somewhat like a believer in the church of Al Gore's Global Warming getting thier forehead caved in by a fender. that's just me though

we should start looking for snow mounds with the likenesses of shivering puppies in the regions where the ice is growing....

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 10:09 PM
reply to post by calmbutwary

That may be true. Too bad humans aren't made for it to be so hot. Perhaps, the earth is killing us off this way...

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 10:24 PM

Originally posted by Jenna
Global warming discussions aside, it's a beautiful image.

Yeah, in a Picasso kind of way, it is. Unfortunately, I never did acid, so I don't think I can fully appreciate it.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 11:07 PM
reply to post by Haydn_17

Its posted in fragile earth for a reason by the way.

Yes it is. That was the reason behind my post. As I suspected, several posters have already indicated they see the pic as more than just an ironic (and yes, beautiful) quirk of natural melt cycles; they have indicated some belief that the planet is trying to 'tell us something'.

reply to post by Angus123

I don't think the OP was claiming this as proof of anything per se, so much as a metaphor for climate change... or just an interesting image at the very least.

From the OP:

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.

Sour ce

That certainly sounds like the photo is being touted as some sort of indication of Global Warming to me...

reply to post by mblahnikluver

Wow you must have no imagination. This picture speaks a thousand words! Its ironic that it would appear to look like a crying face esp when we ARE killing our planet!

Ahhhh, a prime of example of my two most recent replies!

The conclusion in this argument is that we are 'killing' our planet. That conclusion is based on the amount of pollution that one can easily see being produced in our water, air, and landfills on a daily basis. There is no argument on this, at least not from me.

However, landfills, smog, and water pollution are not the supposed cause of Global Warming (and therefore of glacial melts like the one depicted in the OP photo). That aspect is touted as being caused by something we cannot see: carbon dioxide. Go back and read ElectricUniverse's posts; he is accurate. Carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring trace gas in our atmosphere that is directly responsible for one-half of the life cycle. Remove too much CO2 and you will 'kill the planet'... at least the biosphere.

Of course, this is just the rally cry around a much larger issue. No one is seriously going to reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere; they just want to tax it. since we breathe out CO2 as a part of our life process, and since every energy source known to mankind that uses combustion (and that accounts for most of it) produces CO2 as a by-product, this is essentially a tax on breathing and using any form of energy.

Want proof the idea is not to decrease the CO2 level? Here ya go:

Scientists at Columbia University are developing a carbon dioxide (CO2) scrubber device that removes one ton of CO2 from the air every day.

While some see the scrubber as an efficient and economical way to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide, many environmentalists are opposing the technology because it allows people to use fossil fuels and emit carbon in the first place.

Don't like that site? just do a quick Google search for "carbon scrubber Columbia" and follow any link you like.

I have a little imagination: I see the face of a badly misfigured Michael Jackson in the ice. I just don't have the imagination to say that we are 'killing our planet' because Global Warming is caused by CO2 which can be rendered harmless through taxation but not by removal, and the proof is that humanity tends to produce a lot of trash.

Honestly, I tried to make that leap of logic, but I think I sprained my back... ouch...


posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 07:22 AM

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.

Ya haven't seen the HARP project yet have you?

posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 09:59 AM
reply to post by VitalOverdose

Exactly! I just got on here because I wanted to point out that the face looks like MJ.
This was a two line post when I typed it in the reply box.

[edit on 9/5/2009 by MissSmartypants]

posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 10:56 AM
reply to post by amazed

Dude, the sarcasm can go. I agree with the one that said it's been getting colder. Um. I have eyes and a working body. And I am well aware of the fact that the summer in my neck of the woods has been COLD in comparison to previous years.

Summer temperatures (June, July, and August) averaged 67.9°F, 1.4° below average, and 2.6°F cooler than last summer (70.5°F). It tied for the sixteenth coolest on record and the coolest since 2004 (67.6°F).


And don't give me that wildfire stuff. that has happened every year going way back, and this year there is evidence the major fire this year isn't a naturally occurring one.

From link:

Authorities are now treating their deaths as homicide after announcing on Thursday that the fire was triggered deliberately. "Arson investigators have concluded that the fire was the result of an act of arson," said US Forest Service official Rita Wears.

No doubt polluting is bad and we need to be better stewards of this earth, but let's figure out what we are really doing to the earth and fix that, instead of latching on to a problem we can't fix; spending time arguing rather than cleaning up the local reservoir or pond.

posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 11:00 AM
reply to post by hisshadow

tell us more about HARP. I heard it was an imaginary project that bored or paranoid people tout as the way the US will cause earthquakes and kill everone. ONOZ!

posted on Sep, 5 2009 @ 11:02 AM
reply to post by calmbutwary

How is it arrogant to think we have altered it? I mean, I agree that it's arrogant to think we can stop what is happening, but I don't see where it is arrogant to think we have altered it.

We have been the most polluting, detrimental species to this planet ever. There really is no debate to be had.

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