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“shirley you cant be serious ”

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Nov 27, 2012
 
NOVEMBER 28, 2012
At the edge of disaster
BEN CUBBY
The Age

THE world is on the cusp of a "tipping point" into dangerous climate change, according to new data gathered by scientists measuring methane leaking from the Arctic permafrost and a report presented to the United Nations on Tuesday.
"The permafrost carbon feedback is irreversible on human time scales," says the report, Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost. "Overall, these observations indicate that large-scale thawing of permafrost may already have started."
While countries the size of Australia tally up their greenhouse emissions in hundreds of millions of tonnes, the Arctic's stores are measured in tens of billions.
Human-induced emissions now appear to have warmed the Arctic enough to unlock this vast carbon bank, with stark implications for international efforts to hold global warming to a safe level. Ancient forests locked under ice tens of thousands of years ago are beginning to melt and rot, releasing vast amounts of greenhouse gases into the air.
The report estimates the greenhouse gases leaking from the thawing Arctic will eventually add more to emissions than last year's combined carbon output of the US and Europe a statistic which means present global plans to hold climate change to an average 2degree temperature rise this century are now likely to be much more difficult.

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Nov 27, 2012
 
wow - as expected - a veritable tsunami of indifference LOL -
FTW

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Nov 27, 2012
 
We have the solutions to these problems (eg electric cars etc) but the rich won't do anything that affects their profit margins. Things will get done when the tides rise to their mansions, until then poor people will suffer for their choices.

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Nov 27, 2012
 
FTW wrote:
We have the solutions to these problems (eg electric cars etc) but the rich won't do anything that affects their profit margins. Things will get done when the tides rise to their mansions, until then poor people will suffer for their choices.
true - unfortunately though if these latest findings are true then mother nature is taking over the global warming mechanism and ramping it up 1000 fold - and once mother nature takes over the consequences will be collosal are inevitable .... hmmm nothing humans do will stop it :-(
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Nov 27, 2012
 
We need a permafrost tax fast, before its too late

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