What really @^@$&@$ me off about the shark fin poachers, is that's all they take. They chop the fin of and toss the rest of the shark over board.
If you are going to hunt an animal, the least you can to is use as much of it as possible....
Too much waste.
More vaccination....there will be more tropical dieases..
photography makes one sees things from all angles.
http://www.ipcc.ch/about/index.htm) - the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change setup by the UN - and their purpose is to
"Its role is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic literature produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change, its observed and projected impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. IPCC reports should be neutral with respect to policy, although they need to deal objectively with policy relevant scientific, technical and socio economic factors. They should be of high scientific and technical standards, and aim to reflect a range of views, expertise and wide geographical coverage."
You can take a look at their reports (the detailed ones or the summary for poicymakers) for more comprehensive objective information regarding climate change.
Thanks Sammy for that counter argument.
But my concern is, even our leaders have even bought into this global warming thingy since late last year. I am sure our wisest have reviewed it and considered it something of concern, right?
From the diagram, basically when the ice shelf melts, it exposes the ice sheets that are on the land (the ice shelves are basically extensions of the ice sheet out over the ocean). As they are more exposed, they will melt and this will raise sea levels.
Thank you for the clarification. However, I beg to differ. One thing that IPCC did not prove is that human activities are the main cause of global warming. I believe this whole global warming message is more that meets the eye. Even if we do try to reduce waste or use 'greener' products, is it going to change the weather at all? IIRC, no human beings can control nature. We can't even predict when a tornado / tsunami / earthquake is coming. However, that does not mean we can trash the earth anyhow.
I think we all should learn to change our lifestyles by learning to reduce waste. That should be the main message. Poverty in poor countries are much more of great concern than this whole global warming saga.
Hope no offence taken. Cheers!
poverty is actually easier to tackle if everyone wasn't so darn selfish IMHO. we have massive food wastage in rich countries which easily can be siphoned off to poor countries. but of cos it harms food prices if u give excess food aaway...
hahah of cos if everyone thinks the same there's going to be no problems
Also salt water ice and ice melting from fresh water also has difference density. Think about that....and find out more at your local library or science websites.
Please correct me if i'm wrong, but referring to your image, you are comparing ice carving on the right, which is from the floating ice shelf, to the ice carving on the left, which used to be on land.
Which means you are saying sea level rises because of glaciers flowing out to the coastline and breaking off, like at the left of your image. This i absolutely agree.
But consider this: glaciers and ice flow out to sea all the time. If there is an ice shelf at the coastline, the outflowing ice will push the existing shelf further out to sea, or flow over it. The volume of floating ice increases, which increases sea levels. Now, if the existing ice shelf has already melted, the outflowing ice simply flows out to sea, or melts at sea. Again increase in sea levels, but no difference from the case if an ice shelf was still present.
I am not saying there is no warming. Maybe there is but is it really us or is this just the way the universes is behaving? But look at it this way..if you pull in the human factor, what do you see and who are those you see would stand to gain? There are many what I call and have read about "earth killer" scenarios..if you choose to fight global warming...then what are they not putting as much into planetary asteriods for example. Well this is the "flavour of the month" Till something comes along that might tip the scale the other side..then it starts to get quiet again. And then it is off to the next big thing.
I am not a scientist but even I could tell you the world will end.....one day. When? I don't know but if our sun starts to die..we will die with it. If there was a really bad solar flare from the sun and it reaches us..we will die. If some idiot decided to experiment with small poxs and it gets out..we will die too.
As I said I could be totally wrong but even if I am..what are we actually doing to ensure that when it comes and it will happen progressively and not over night like the way some of them exaggearate it to happen ( oh by the way, you know the movie "day after tomorrow" that is friction...it will never happen like that...ice don't form like that so fast and all that Hollywood BS...there was as scientific programme that explained it ) ....Anyway..it is come so what is anyone going to go about it? You can cut this and that...go green this and that but what if the warming has noting to do with us..it is just the way the sun, the moon and earth is going through as a millenium cycle..then what? I am just saying we need to all be careful and not let this become something a fear monger can use against us, give them an excuse or lead us down a wrong path of action to survive it. Yes I do mean that.. Not prevent it but to survive it...if this is really what mother nature has "booked" for us. If we don't look at this neutrally from all sides and we rather be choosing sides...bad stuffs are going to happen. I am not talking mother natural here but what enforcment will come into effect in society. Just look what happen when AIDS was first discovered? This is recent right? But see what they say that all gays spread AIDS, people with HIV all die. PEople fear hiring people with AIDS, there was overkill on how to prevent it or to avoid it. The stigma that came with having HIV...eg. Imagine what this is like concerning global warming if we start to take side and not try to work together to solve it. So is it really about the environment or is this really about power and control. It's a fine line but witha very bad endings if we get it wrong.