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The vanishing of a tropical nation
GatorRob
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Posted: 2006-04-14 10:31 am   Permalink

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2006/04/14/kiribati/index.html

This is a heart breaking story of how rising seas caused by global warming are threatening to doom the entire South Pacific nation of Kiribati. Over 100,000 people living on the 33-island republic between Hawaii and Australia may be forced to flee the islands in the coming decades as the seas rise and threaten to make the entire island chain uninhabitable. It's a good read, but like I said, just breaks your heart about what we're doing to our planet.


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cheekytiki
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From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
Posted: 2006-04-15 02:23 am   Permalink

ditto Tuvalu

 
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atomictonytiki
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Posted: 2006-04-16 4:03 pm   Permalink

My wife used to have her birthday parties in that flooded hotel, when she was little.

 
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joefla70
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Posted: 2006-04-17 7:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-04-14 10:31, GatorRob wrote:
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2006/04/14/kiribati/index.html

This is a heart breaking story of how rising seas caused by global warming are threatening to doom the entire South Pacific nation of Kiribati. Over 100,000 people living on the 33-island republic between Hawaii and Australia may be forced to flee the islands in the coming decades as the seas rise and threaten to make the entire island chain uninhabitable. It's a good read, but like I said, just breaks your heart about what we're doing to our planet.



I don't pretend to be a scientist, but I saw a feature on the science channel the other day about the last ice age on earth and it said that the earth goes back and forth between periods of cooling and warming. Maybe we're just still headed away from the last ice age and at some point we will be heading back, with a gradual cooling down. I wonder if that is what is really going on.


 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2007-12-12 07:33 am   Permalink


Until now the Carteret Islands off Papua New Guinea were expected to be the first populated ones to disappear, in about eight years' time, but Lohachara has beaten them to the dubious distinction.

Human cost of global warming: Rising seas will soon make 70,000 people homeless

Refugees from the vanished Lohachara island and the disappearing Ghoramara island have fled to Sagar, but this island has already lost 7,500 acres of land to the sea. In all, a dozen islands, home to 70,000 people, are in danger of being submerged by the rising seas.

http://melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2006/12/134791.php


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pappythesailor
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From: Mass.
Posted: 2007-12-12 09:07 am   Permalink

If Al Gore is so smart, how come he hasn't claimed his $150,000????

http://www.junkscience.com/

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Quiet Village Idiot
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From: Stockholm, Sweden
Posted: 2007-12-13 06:38 am   Permalink

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I don't pretend to be a scientist, but I saw a feature on the science channel the other day about the last ice age on earth and it said that the earth goes back and forth between periods of cooling and warming. Maybe we're just still headed away from the last ice age and at some point we will be heading back, with a gradual cooling down. I wonder if that is what is really going on.



It's actually the other way round. There's usually a period of about 12,000 years between Ice Ages. The last Ice Age ended at around 10,000 BC.

By that logic, it should be getting cooler.

[ This Message was edited by: Quiet Village Idiot 2007-12-14 01:41 ]


 
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2007-12-13 07:50 am   Permalink

Agreed, the planet has been doing what it's doing again for millions of years. Keep your eyes open and be in awe.

 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2007-12-14 11:27 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-12-13 07:50, Jungle Trader wrote:
Agreed, the planet has been doing what it's doing again for millions of years. Keep your eyes open and be in awe.



To the contrary, the latest science on the issue indicates that global warming is undeniably human-induced:


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that major advances in climate modelling and the collection and analysis of data now give scientists “very high confidence” (at least a 9 out of 10 chance of being correct) in their understanding of how human activities are causing the world to warm. This level of confidence is much greater than what could be achieved in 2001 when the IPCC issued its last major report.

Today’s report, the first of four volumes to be released this year by the IPCC, also confirms that the marked increase in atmospheric concentrations of gases carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) since 1750 is the result of human activities.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/02/070202085036.htm


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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2007-12-15 3:53 pm   Permalink

Sure it's human induced this time but it's still been going back and forth for millions of years. Next stop, Cosmic Asteroids.
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2007-12-16 6:27 pm   Permalink

Check this out
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071216/ts_alt_afp/usclimatewarmingdenial
Interesting, whether you agree or not.


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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2007-12-16 9:54 pm   Permalink

It's freakin cold!

HB has frost in the am!

WTF???


 
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2008-02-02 01:12 am   Permalink

DAMN, it looks like climate change is accelerating. You can effect change by planting more trees and buying a car that emits less or no carbon dioxide. Do it for you, your kids and their kids and all the animals that fly, swim, walk and run on this beautiful garden-of-eden-marble floating thru space and time. If you care, do something. 2045 does not look good. REAL.

 
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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2008-02-02 10:04 pm   Permalink

I saw an infomercial just the other day on TV,
And they said I could buy a plane ticket (first class!) to heaven, in just three easy payments.
Is that true?


 
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2008-02-02 10:42 pm   Permalink

Cutdown on the peyote milkshakes would ya?

 
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