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To put that in perspective, 750 million people is more than twice the current population of United States. It's about the population of all of Europe. In the year 1900 there were only 500 million people on the entire planet. Seven hundred fifty million people is a lot of people.
And that's just the Himalayas and the rivers flow out of their glaciers toward South Asian regions including India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and China. There are similar glaciers along the mountain ranges of western South America that supply water to other hundreds of millions of people – they are all at risk, too. We're even seen it here in the United States, with last year's drought in the West. Glaciers are changing in Europe, and the regions of Tanzania supplied by the famous "Snows Of Kilimanjaro," are drying up in ways that are creating serious drought problems for the people in those parts of Africa.
It means that hundreds of millions of people will be displaced, will starve, and will die. It means wars. It means famines. It means raging forest fires and the death of grasslands. It means the acidification of our oceans and the destruction of our ocean ecosystems. It means that we stand on the edge of tipping points that hurtle humanity toward extinction.
“[Arctic sea ice extent] certainly is continuing the long–term decline,” Julienne Stroeve, a scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder was quoted in a Guardian article. “We are looking at long–term changes and there are going to be bumps and wiggles along the long–term declining trend, but all the climate models are showing that we are eventually going to lose all of that summer sea ice.”
I have no argument with your thread, just that with or without human intervention it was bound to happen.
The earth has gone through this numerous times, did human activity slow or speed the process? I don't know. Dose it matter? In my opinion no.
It was bound to happen instead of the "blame who game" let's just admit it is happening, and work to limit the damage.
Or have the PTB done that with the seed bank, and in fighting of manmade verses natural argument?
reply to post by FyreByrd
Well is bound to happen, we humans are like a virus we just reproduce and contaminate everything in this earth because the bible said "we are special".
But the truth is that we are nothing but another species and worst than any other, so the same way that nature climate change got rid of the Dinosaurs so we will be exterminated also, we will become the fossil fuel of the species of the future.
Let see how "special we truly are"
edit on 30-9-2013 by marg6043 because: (no reason given)