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There is now a NASA climate change widget for Dashboard.

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashb...gnswidget.html

 

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post #82 of 88
I saw the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" featuring Al Gore on HBO. http://www.climatecrisis.net/

I, for one, am ready for the melting of ice caps in Antarctica and Greenland and the global rise of sea level by about 20 feet or so. I don't think we are going to do anything about our environment until a calamity strikes.

http://www.wecansolveit.org/content/solutions/

I think everyone should watch it once and mentally block Al Gore out of the picture. It is a good presentation.
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post #83 of 88
Though none of the members of the G8 have done all they were supposed to, the US is at the end of the pack when it comes to working on global warming.

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/BUSINESS....ap/index.html

 

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post #84 of 88
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Originally Posted by Bergermeister View Post

Though none of the members of the G8 have done all they were supposed to, the US is at the end of the pack when it comes to working on global warming.

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/BUSINESS....ap/index.html

Here's the WWF G8 Climate Scorecards (PDF file)

From your link;

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Regine Guenther, director of the World Wildlife Fund Climate Change Program in Germany, told reporters in the German capital that G8 leaders should commit to reducing emissions in their countries 40 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050.

And from the WWF scorecard (page 33);

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Bush administration proposed an alternative national approach, new target: stop U.S. emission growth by 2025 (2008)

Now I'm not sure that the G8 has much chance of cutting emissions by 40% let alone 80% by the specified target dates. Does that mean 40% reduction over current emissions or 40% over projected emissions per the date specified , because if those reductions are with respect to today's emissions, I don't see it happening, short of abandoning most if not all coal fired power plants and elimination of most if not all oil based transportations systems. And starting a massive nuclear power plant construction effort. In addition to all the usual green options (wind, solar, biofuels, etceteras).

Or a few billion people die.

Pragmatist on board.
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post #85 of 88
http://news.wired.com/dynamic/storie...07-08-10-33-05

So the VP wants to make sure of the truthiness in reporting.
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post #86 of 88
Or should I say crack...

Antarctic ice shelf 'hanging by thread': European scientists

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New evidence has emerged that a large plate of floating ice shelf attached to Antarctica is breaking up, in a troubling sign of global warming, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Thursday.

Images taken by its Envisat remote-sensing satellite show that Wilkins Ice Shelf is "hanging by its last thread" to Charcot Island, one of the plate's key anchors to the Antarctic peninsula, ESA said in a press release.

"Since the connection to the island... helps stabilise the ice shelf, it is likely the breakup of the bridge will put the remainder of the ice shelf at risk," it said.

Wilkins Ice Shelf had been stable for most of the last century, covering around 16,000 square kilometres (6,000 square miles), or about the size of Northern Ireland, before it began to retreat in the 1990s.

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"Wilkins Ice Shelf is the most recent in a long, and growing, list of ice shelves on the Antarctic Peninsula that are responding to the rapid warming that has occurred in this area over the last fifty years," researcher David Vaughan of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) said.

"Current events are showing that we were being too conservative, when we made the prediction in the early 1990s that Wilkins Ice Shelf would be lost within 30 years. The truth is, it is going more quickly than we guessed."

In the past three decades, six Antarctic ice shelves have collapsed completely -- Prince Gustav Channel, Larsen Inlet, Larsen A, Larsen B, Wordie, Muller and the Jones Ice Shelf.

Crack...\
post #87 of 88
... we're all addicted to fossil fuels?
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I give it a few more days, at most.


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