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dive_gorilla

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As divers, we're more in tune with the environment than most people. I think the only other group who observes changes in their environment as much as we do are farmers.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or as it is commonly referred to in th enews as Copenhagen is less than 30 days away. You can visit the website for this convention at United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

There are some other sites related to it. One is www.countdowntocopenhagen.org. You can also visit Prince Charles' web site The Prince's Rainforests Project.

Another good website for general information which aggregates news relating to the enviroment from a variety of sources is Eco-Anything.com | ECO RSS News Feeds. The site uses RSS feeds to stay up to date all the time.
 

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Human induced climate change. :rofl3::rofl3::rofl3::rofl3::rofl3:
 

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I would be willing to bet that the climate changed quite often before the parasites (called humans) existed and will continue to change after the parasites are long gone.

Just my 2cents.
 

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I would be willing to bet that the climate changed quite often before the parasites (called humans) existed and will continue to change after the parasites are long gone.

Just my 2cents.

That is true. That is why they classify the impact of human industry on climate as AGW (Anthropogenic Global Warming) instead of simply GW (Global Warming).

Despite certain politicians denying it, and certain politicians showing pictures of hurricane katrina and saying "LOOK WHAT MANKIND HAS DONE", the case for AGW is pretty solid and is the scientific consensus.

I used to be a big skeptic of that entire movement (I used to repeat all the talking points including about mankind not polluting as much as volcanoes), but the evidence is there and even my loathing of the hippies, commies, and Al Gore have to take a back seat to the facts.
 

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It's amazing to me how controverisial this subject can be. Global warming is a fact of life. The cause may be debatable, but it's clear that humans are not helping the situation.

Yes, volcanoes do contribute to global warming. There have been more drastic, even cataclysmic changes in the earths temperature as little as 14,000 years ago. The problem is there weren't any cars around back then, and we don't have the kind of volcanic activity that may have caused that change going on today.

I suppose it's easy to get confused when you're being bombarded with rhetoric from all sides. It's also easy not to understand global warming when your paycheck depends on you not understanding it.

The peer-reviewed science is out there on the internet for all to read. Check it out and make an informed decision about climate change. It's free.
 

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..............................The peer-reviewed science is out there on the internet for all to read. Check it out and make an informed decision about climate change. It's free.

And some very interesting recently "liberated" emails from some of the peer review folks.
 

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Our focus needs to be on pollution and everything else falls into place.

Suppose the whole global warming is a myth. What are they asking us to do to help prevent global warming? Cut emissions and our carbon foot print right? There is no side effect to doing so is there? Maybe you can not drive a large SUV or do some other stuff you may enjoy. Otherwise they are not asking you to stop eating. I know there are HUGE financial challenges to overcome.

With that said, can anyone argue that we are not destroying the planet at an alarming rate? In cutting trees, and using up resources until they are gone we are not going to leave much behind for the next generations to come. It is not about today, but about 1,000 years from now. Are there going to be fish left or are they going to be eaten? We all hear about the decline in fishing grounds, and there is no denying it. In California we have decimated our once enormous salmon runs, and that is during my short lifetime.

What about causing problems to our own health from the chemicals we use today? Plastic is evil! Cancer causing and no one even knows to what extent yet. The plastic in the oceans winds up coming back full circle onto your dinner plate. The chemicals we spray on our crops do not just go away. Look at what DDT did to a major predator, the California Condor. Yes we humans wiped them out, not natural causes. What did removing a major predator do to the environment? We may never know the extent of damage created by removing one predator.

Pollution and environmental destruction are going to cause us more grief than global warming. If we all cut some of our bad habits down and worked towards a cleaner environment the benefits are HUGE to all the people and creatures on this planet. There might even be human life left in a 1,000 years...although at this point the outlook is bleak. I just do not see the planet sustaining human life at the rate the population is growing. My saying is "Humans are like a train wreck that will only stop when the tracks end". Figure that out for yourself.

We can all do simple things like use reusable grocery bags NOT plastic. Read the link in my signature called "My organic plastic garden", to see how things come full circle. I have truly begun to believe in Ying and Yang to the fullest extent.

Enough ramblings, good thing I don't drink :coffee: or I would write a boring book.
 
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