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SCI/TECH: Global Warming Has Already Impacted U.S Wildlife.

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posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 04:46 AM
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According to two new reports we are already witnessing the effects of climate change. The lives of many animals, birds and insects have been already disrupted, and this will make the Arctic unrecognizable in the future as well as change the landscape in the U.S and other countries in the world. The reports document ecological changes that are underway, and gives dire predictions of "massive species extinctions, elevation of sea level by 3 feet by 2100, and widespread disruptions to Earth's life-support systems."
 



www.wired.com
These dramatic changes should be a wake-up call to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bolster efforts to conserve American wildlife and natural habitat, said Eileen Claussen, president of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that commissioned the Observed Impacts of Global Climate Change in the U.S. report.

"Continued climate change could drastically alter the U.S. natural landscape," said Claussen.

It's the first look at climate change's impact on U.S. wildlife, and the report shows that global warming is "changing life in your own backyard," said Parmesan.

Global warming is blamed for the 1-degree Fahrenheit temperature increase in the United States over the past 100 years. This warming is uneven, however: Alaska has warmed 4 to 7 degrees in just the past 50 years.




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The report states that many spieces of animals and insects have been already migrating from the south towards what used to be colder climate some years ago, and many "wild plants and animals are going extinct in the southern edges of their ranges, but doing better at the northern edge."

It is estimated that by 2050 as many as a third of all spieces will be extinct. This climate change will not only affect animals, plants and the landscape but of course humans will be affected greatly, and more so those people living close to low coastal areas.

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www.pewclimate.org
www.amap.no
www.arctic-council.org
www.wired.com

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posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 05:05 AM
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Originally posted by Wired.com
These dramatic changes should be a wake-up call to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bolster efforts to conserve American wildlife and natural habitat, said Eileen Claussen, president of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that commissioned the Observed Impacts of Global Climate Change in the U.S. report.

Nothing actualyl examined in the study even remotely suggests a link between climate change and human activity, making unsupported conclusions such as these suspect.

That in turn calls into question the motives and methods of this group.

Bear in mind that multinational corporations stand to make trillions of dollars if they can turn studies like these into laws requiring massive industrial reconstruction.

Among other things, corporations who profit from environmental laws -- and who care nothing about the environment, just making money -- establish and donate money to various "research groups" in exchange for "findings" that support their agendas.

It is a very big business, hidden in plain sight.

Follow the money. The people who are funding studies such as this are trying to cash in.





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posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 05:29 AM
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How exactly is it unsupported? There have been several reports done in the past that show the links. Human activity is not the main factor in climate change, but it does make climate change worse because it accelerates and contributes to more drastic changes. The link is in plain sight, global temperatures have risen, althou in some places temperatures lower as the Earth tries to balance itself, in the past 50 years or so, and this rise is parallel to the rise of CO2, as well as other chemicals and gases which have been released by human activities into the atmosphere and the oceans having negative effects on the environment.

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posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 06:44 AM
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right now the media is giving out lots of false reports to confuse us and make us loose sight of the real threat of global warming.nothing like 20 different storys all out there to make us get board of the facts at hand that something is really wrong.even nasa is under heat to not release any more info on there findings unless it useful to the governments of the world.



posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 08:22 AM
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Originally posted by Majic

Bear in mind that multinational corporations stand to make trillions of dollars if they can turn studies like these into laws requiring massive industrial reconstruction.

Follow the money. The people who are funding studies such as this are trying to cash in.

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I don't know where you get your information Majic - but mine shows that multinational corporations stand to LOSE trillion$ of dollars in profits if they admit the truth about climate change. It also shows that they're the ones funding phony research to refute (not support) evidence that industrial activity is triggering and accelerating climate change.

...Even the most superficial review of the documentation shows that the so-called "controversy" is entirely synthetic and designed to protect corporate profits. ...Most of what passes for 'scientific' controversy is just old-fashioned horse-trading - corporations are liable for clean-up and modifications but they don't want to pick up the tab, so they're trying to strong-arm governments. Right now they're holding the planet up for ransom.


Thanks for the post Maudib.



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