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King crabs — three-feet-wide red monsters that devour everything in their path — have invaded Antarctica. While it sounds a little like a horror movie, it's actual a large scale global warming problem. According to the New Scientist, three years ago, scientists had predicted that this would happen, but they believed the earth would have warmed to this degree in the next 100 years......
A video taken by a remotely operated submersible shows that the crabs have already colonized a basin in the Antarctic Peninsula's continental shelf.
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by pianopraze
Funny too, when a reasonable explanation for the melting Arctic is found, its all
hush hush...cause that would blow a hole in the GW faithful crowds blind belief!
Winds from Siberia Reduce Arctic Sea Ice Cover, Norwegian Researchers Find
The problem is, the entire issue has been politicized...and since a HUGE majority of politicians are sponsored by companies who clearly don't want people to believe in global warming and its real causes (*cough* BP *cough*), it's not surprising that people it up that disinfo like candy.
It's pretty obvious to be honest, just check the career paths of the FEW handful of scientists who claim global warming isn't happening...pretty much all of them are former energy company employees who now cash in by spreading disinfo...
You might wanna read that article you linked, it doesn't claim global warming isn't happening and it's all the wind's fault!! Winds are part of the climate, and as this article proves, it's changing...which is EXACTLY what scientists say. The temperature has been increasing, and only a fool would claim human interaction has nothing to do with it
So that is why politicians hand out hundreds of billions in state and federal funding to "renewable energy" companies and as tax credits for "energy star" appliances.
Thanks for clearing that up. I thought our politicians were going on another misguided campaign to transform the market.
As compared to the scientists (who have no industry accomplishments spare for failed solar energy companies) who receive billions in government grants to research global warming and tell us how more research needs to be done to solve the problem?
... Which is the greater conflict of interest? The -former- energy company employees? Or the -current- recipients of grants for climate research with a market that is directly driven by concerns over climate change?
Except... the temperature data is not accurate enough to support any kind of a trend with precision beyond tenths of a degree. The data is horribly insufficient to support a warming, cooling, or some other trend. We've been over this.
Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) around the world since 1880, much of this in recent decades, according to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
The rate of warming is increasing. The 20th century's last two decades were the hottest in 400 years and possibly the warmest for several millennia, according to a number of climate studies. And the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that 11 of the past 12 years are among the dozen warmest since 1850.
They're politicians, they will do whatever makes THEM the most money.
Doesn't invalidate the fact that climate change is happening, and that consequences could be dire.
To put things into perspective. By the end of this century, we'll be around 14b people on this planet. To feed them, we would need to take out all of the Amazon and have cattle there.
Problem is, climate is already changing as it is, once we are going this route the very thing renewing our air (lungs if you want) would get cut down. Short sighted thinking gets you nowhere, and if you look into the future, which you should if you have kids, you should realize that this climate change could really get us in trouble in the future.
Sure, you might not be alive by then, but don't you think it's a bit of a dick move to not care about future generations?
Pretending scientists working in that field are anything as large or well funded as energy companies is beyond laughable. Take Exxon alone for example, it's the most profitable company in the world...well...was...Apple's now n1. But you get the point...
The Arctic is disappearing!!
Originally posted by MrXYZ
The problem is, the entire issue has been politicized...and since a HUGE majority of politicians are sponsored by companies who clearly don't want people to believe in global warming
and its real causes (*cough* BP *cough*), it's not surprising that people it up that disinfo like candy.
it just happens to speed up in line with our increase in pollution. What a coincidence, right?
Originally posted by TsukiLunar
I don't understand why you wont believe scientist when they say global warming is true. But instantly accept it as truth when one says it might not be.
Sounds like a strange double standard to me...
edit on 15-9-2011 by TsukiLunar because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Grimpachi
reply to post by xuenchen
That picture makes me hungry. I love King Crab. Of course global warming is real anyone who has ever looked at sattilite overlays of the Ice caps should be able to see that. There is no argument that can stand up to that kind of proof.
Personaly I think it is already to late and the human race will be the first species to to cause its own extinction knowingly.
So sad.edit on 19-11-2011 by Grimpachi because: (no reason given)