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dave arc-i

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Couple of things i have come across today

The Royal Society are warning G8 leaders that unless CO2 emissions are cut we are running the risk that the acidification of the oceans may already be irreversible - leading to a major loss of marine populations and eco-systems

and just when you think it's not going to get worse

Oxford University researchers have published in Nature the results of a study into the likely effect of global warmimg on the kalahari desert dune fields and they have concluded the real possibilty of a 'shifting sands' scenario that could result in the rapid loss of currently productive land.

Anybody startiing to get the feeling that one day very soon we will be presented with the irrefutable evidence that global warming is already irreversible and we are going to discover quite quickly that we have well and truly stuffed it up?
 

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Thanks for the link - Horizon is a great show, but I'd missed that one.
 

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I saw that programme (a minor miracle given how little TV I watch). One point it made was that global dimming, caused by airborne pollutant particles, is reducing the effect of global warming. So if we stop pumping shite into the atmosphere, global warming will get worse.

Which is a bit crap.
 

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SQUAGNUT THAT'S NOT TRUE! C3 plants can "suck up" all excess carbon etc but wee cutting them down faster than they recruit themselves.
ArcI too right we will wake up thinking damm that was a nice Planet
 

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It is all happening very quickly now, and just in these years we are at the point of irreversible damage. Actually, that kind of damage has already been done. One of the most important points, published by the United Nations panel of governmental experts is that the effects of global warming we see now are caused by emissions from 50 years ago. So what we're producing now we'll see the effect of in 50 years. Minor detail...
 

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Actually we will experience the effects now as we pass over the threshold of stability, resilience and compounded changes to the Biosphere. I don't think we will have to wait that long.
Hows your weather Mr. feather?
Personally I don't like/agree/accept some of the climatic models proposed by some local scientists-if they are true we're in shit BigTime.
 

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ho hum
 
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dave arc-i

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Personally I don't like/agree/accept some of the climatic models proposed by some local scientists-if they are true we're in shit BigTime

that was the reason for starting the thread - just suppose these 'out there' models' aren't?
Do we see a complete ecological structural failure with one generation (10 years)......

Dear Diary...... today i witnessed another bit of the apocalypse!
 

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All I can say is, watch "A Day After Tomorrow". Great message/future view from Hollywood. I mean, may not be all scientifically correct, but should serve the point of scaring the public quite bad.
 

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I sincerly hope they're wrong-but some special plants are apparently dwindling where they should be stable up in the northwest-and they cannot move 800km in 50 years to an environment they presently experience that will have moved south-they could perhaps-only there are farms/roads/barriers/mountains in the path-so nigh impossible.
 
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