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06-05-07, 12:29 PM #1
Scientist discover global warming has accelerated much more than anticipated
Scientists have discovered that global warming has accelerated at approximately three times the rate they were afraid it would – and even faster than “worst case scenario” predictions, according to a British newspaper.
The Independent reported on Sunday that a series of startling studies have found that carbon dioxide emissions have risen in the current decade to three times what they were during the 1990s. The study also mentions that Arctic ice is also melting three times as fast, and the oceans are rising twice as rapidly as had been predicted.
The studies, published by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, claim that carbon emissions have increased by about 3 percent a year since 2000, compared with an approximate 1 percent rise per year during the 1990s.
The Independent reports that the new research shows that global warming is happening much faster than even in the “worst case scenario” outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change this year.
According to the research, approximately 75% of the world’s carbon emissions are coming from developed countries – even though developed countries only account for one-sixth of the Earth’s population. China was noted for its particularly rapid rise in carbon emissions.
News of the studies may prompt even stricter anti-pollution measures around the world. In the U.S., President Bush recently called for action to initiate anti-greenhouse gas measures. However, he has yet to agree to some international measures aimed at reducing carbon emissions.
Climate change will be a priority this week, when the annual G8 summit opens in Germany on June 6.
06-05-07, 12:42 PM #2PATROL DEPUTY
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I guess we'll have to wait and see, lets hope somthing can be done about this.
06-05-07, 12:51 PM #3
A lot of people discredit global warming as bunk, but I'm a firm believer in it.
06-05-07, 10:10 PM #4
Here we go again..."If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
06-05-07, 10:48 PM #5
I love how the story about increased global warming makes absolutely no mention of temperatures, only the supposed causes of warming."I'm not a coward,
I've just never been tested
I'd like to think that if I was,
I would pass"
~Mighty Mighty Bosstones~
06-05-07, 11:27 PM #6
06-06-07, 01:31 AM #7
Well said, Prime. Well said."If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
06-06-07, 01:40 AM #8
"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly. - Lovelace
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06-06-07, 01:42 AM #9
As my wife always says...It is what it is. (whatever it is) We'll see.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
We are who we choose to be.
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06-06-07, 04:24 AM #10Wise men stand behind me, brave men stand beside me, but only fools stand against me.
The force that propels you to prevail when you are put to a test of survival will be a mindset that refuses to accept nothing but winning.
Too often, we lose sight of life's simple pleasures. Remember, when someone annoys you it takes 42 muscles in your face to frown, BUT, it only takes 4 muscles to reach out and bitch slap that motherf*cker upside the head.
06-06-07, 08:00 AM #11To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.
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06-06-07, 08:04 AM #12
for every scientist that says global warming is mans problem there is another one waiting to say that it is a natural occurance. i know its happening and we should try to do what we can to help...however.... how do you help when nobody agrees what causes it."Be Polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet"
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