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How Come I Miss all the Good Stuff in the News

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Coot, Jan 4, 2003.

  1. Coot

    Coot Passed Away January 7, 2010

    I was poking around this great big web a little, and I found something of extreme interest from only about 4 years ago :mad:

    If this is old news to everyone but me, please invite me to pull my head out.
    http://www.mcpheepub.com/archives/dec2001/gold.html
    http://www.climateark.org/articles/1999/lostwome.htm

    http://www.gi.alaska.edu/ScienceForum/ASF14/1423.html

    What is fascinating, is that some of these sites were beneath glaciers. As the glaciers melt, the finds are uncovered. This leads one to believe that the Yukon may have been more temperate...as in warmer in the comparatively recent geologic past.
     
  2. Coot

    Coot Passed Away January 7, 2010

    And now, more news from the other pole. Newly analyzed data is showing that the Antarctic ice sheet has been melting away for at least 10,000 years.
    Their estimates suggest that the bulk of the Anarctic ice sheet will melt in the next 7000 years and ultimately raise sea levels by an additional 16 feet. That's ontop of the 33 feet the melt over the last 10,000 years has contributed.
     
  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Which means nothing for us or our kids?
     
  4. Coot

    Coot Passed Away January 7, 2010

    Well, it is of interest and bears on a number of things. The planet is getting warmer no doubt. What this does call into question is how much humans are contributing to it.

    Example, the doomsayers would have us believe that the Kyoto Protocol is a much needed piece of economic hamstringing to 'save' us from our own folly. When in actuality, the model is woefully lacking and in its current state, drawing conclusions based on it is akin to the blind man and the elephant.

    What is clear is that the planet has been getting warmer for a substantial amount of time with respect to human history and that's about all we can really know with the state of the model we have now.
     
  5. John R. Beanham

    John R. Beanham Typical Aussie Male

    Given that the AVERAGE temperature of the Antarctic Continent is about -30C I think we have little to worry about in the short, medium, OR long term.

    The Doomsayers of the 'environment industry' are predicting a steady rise over the next few centuries of about 10C or less depending which Chicken Little you ar talking to.

    John.
     

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