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Is Climate Change really debatable?

The media would like you to think so, so would the Bush administration and various other government worldwide who don't want to rock the status quo but looking at this graph and realising what it means is damn scary.

http://www.carbonequity.info/images/seaice07.jpg

If the ice caps melt at the rate they're going at (the thick black line apparently shows actual figures as recorded by satellite images) then we mightn't have any ice cap left by as soon as 2020.

And the thing is individuals acting alone can't make enough difference to change that, it's got to be countries, governments, laws/practices, different ways of doing things. Now is the time to write to your MP, petition your government to do something more than the vague promises they put about to get that "green vote".

Today so far I have - written to my MP, my County Councillor (about cycling and allotment provisions), my District Councillors (about local common and allotments) am formulating letter for my MEP's in the European Parliament. Also signed up for the below.

I’m going to be helping to Recharge the Media in December, to make sure the media and the government get the message about climate change.

If you might be interested in taking part too – you can sign up here: http://recharge.stopclimatechaos.org/

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major_zoidberg
Nov. 28th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
Apparently it isn't just the ice caps that are melting much faster than anyone predicted. The oceans are acidifying ten times faster than anyone predicted to.

Although some scientists are speculating that the sun may be about to enter a period of decreased activity that gave us the mini ice age in Victorian times.

Its all so fustrating. Most of the technology needed to solve the problems exists.
a_starfish
Nov. 29th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
The oceans are acidifying ten times faster than anyone predicted to.
Have you heard about what the ocean acidification does to the little creatures (including the phytoplankton) that use calcium carbonate in their construction? I remember reading some experimental papers about malformation and partial formation of structures at increased acidity, combined with the changes to the availbility of calcium carbonate because of the acidity it doesn't make for good things.
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