Is global warming affecting Antarctica and how can we save penguin
Yes, there is no doubt that global warming is effecting Antarctica and vast swathes of ice are melting rapidly, causing a lowering of the albedo and a general rise in global mean surface temperature.
The science is undeniable. Whether this process can be halted or not is a moot point. Most seem to think that it can't. The prospects for creatures such as polar bears and penguins are bleak. But that is, if you'll pardon the metaphor, only the tip of the iceberg. Many species will become extinct and some will adapt and survive. That has always been nature's way. The point is that it is a dire threat of unimaginable suffering for the human race that we have in store.
However, what we can do is reduce carbon emissions to avoid a catastrophe become an apocalyptic cataclysm.
We can each take responsibility for ourselves in this by studying science, shopping as little as possible, growing our own food whenever possible, recycling and re-using our waste, generating renewable energy and working together at every level of society to re-establish co-operative communities based on sustainability rather than competitive communities based on unlimited economic growth.
We can work on this globally by lobbying politicians, boycotting products and companies that contribute to the effects of global warming and casting our votes based on the green agenda.
It seems that most people don't give enough of a damn, however. If this world becomes arid and uninhabitable, it will be our fault - yours and mine.
You are totally spot on. Chicken Little was right, and most people have their heads in the sand or are travelling on the River Denial__or as you stated, do not care a whit what happens to our precious planet and its inhabitants.
i am amazed by your question. yes, global warming is affecting Antarctica and rather than saving just Penguins, focus on saving the whole planet.
Once the symbol of global warming, the polar bears were thought to die out... Now 40 years after we started the whole "oh my gosh! It's global warming" craze, the polar bears are facing a new problem... over population. Yes, the earth is heating up. But look at earth history. We are coming out of an ice age for Christ's sake. Worry more about the ozone than that.
There's no reason to think polar bears are suffering from over-population: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2 … ng-climate
Actually, they don't. They say that populations have 'tripled since the 60s'--not at all the same thing. They linked to this: http://factcheck.org/2008/06/polar-bear-population/
I basically copied from their article. Good luck getting me to think different.
Do you really not see a difference between "populations have tripled" and "there is an over population problem?"
According to some scientists it is too late to reverse the effects of climate change__or global warming. In other words, we will not be able to save thousands of species because we have not moved quickly enough to develop and implement clean, sustainable energy technology. However, we must not give up.
The U.S. contributes to 25% of the world's air and water pollution, and with the politicians in Big Oil's pockets, we have moved at a snail's pace to reduce our dependency on oil. ie., The greed, thus corruption factor, is alive and well in the old U.S. of A.
Further, we must work towards zpg: zero population growth. (Human beings are exploding the human population on the planet.) Then and only then, do we have a shot at saving the penguins and thousands of other animal and plant species.
We need to call the White House, our Senators, Congressmen, and light a fire under them to act on saving the planet. Further, joining and supporting organizations like N.R.D.C. (Natural Resources Defense Council), to name one, helps to fight the corporations who do not give a hoot about penguins or any other form of life on the planet.
Yes global warming is definitely affecting the North and South poles. However, it is also over fishing and other eco-unfriendly practices that is destroying the species on this planet. There are many other sea creatures other than the penguins who are also endangered. Please see the article 'Saving the Antarctic Ocean in the Ross Sea' for more information and useful links:
http://sushma-webber.hubpages.com/hub/S … m-Ross-Sea
Yes, global warming is affecting Antarctica. Warming is slow over most of the continent, due in part to the isolating effects of the strong circumpolar vortex.
And exception, though, is the Antarctic peninsula, where warming has been quite marked--recently it was found to be even more marked than had been thought:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/scien … .html?_r=0
And yes, there is some effect being noticed among the penguin populations:
http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/01/18/mo … ng-cycles/
I'm not sure the penguins are immediately in danger, but we need to transform our energy economy onto a sustainable basis--for our sake, as much as that of any other species.
Yes, Global Warming is affecting Antarctica - it affects the whole globe. But contrary to the official government sanctioned story, it has very little to do with SUV’s, coal burning mega factories or any other human activity. The earth is warming up for the same reason that the other planets and the sun itself are warming; the whole solar system is moving into a higher energy part of the galaxy. A discussion of this with references can be found at: http://divinecosmos.com/index.php/start-here/books
But the $100 billion dollar a year Global Warming Industry would be devastated if this fact became known to the general public. Information about warming of the other planets and the sun is kept from the mainstream media so that people will believe it’s an earth only phenomenon. That way the government can blame it on carbon emissions and tax the air we use in combustion, or in other ways, through “Carbon Credits” as per the Kyoto Protocol.
As for the penguins, I don’t trust the bank and government manipulated mainstream scientific community’s story. Most likely they’ll be just fine - like the polar bears still are.
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