I look forward to growing Old and Wise and Audacious.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Happy New Year really does mean Renewal.

I am truly looking forward to the year 2007. There seems to be renewal everywhere and it isn't spring yet. I am very impressed with Stephane Dion, he is the right person at the right time and I do beleive he will give PM SH the fight of his lifetime in the anticipated election we all expect sometime in the next 12 months.

There was a news story on CBC of which I caught a snippet when driving home from my aging mothers this afternoon.

Countries that border on the Arctic Circle are holding an Arctic Conference to discuss the loss of Ice flows and the future impact of climate change seeking solutions to slow down the warming. Followed by a story about putting up umbrellas to shield the earth from the sun, imagine 16 billion umbrellas needed to encompass the planet. It was explained by the scientist who propose's such a solution that it would take a total of 10 years to rocket umbrellas into the atmosphere at 1 million per trip... just getting a wee bit of information is very scary, it can be interperted in oh, so many different ways.

The most important thing here is that everyone is now talking about Climate Change, Global Warming, Greenhouse gases and our Environment all of which is a great way to start renewal.

2 comments:

EX-NDIP said...

You sound like a concerned citizen . . . you will probably enjoy reading this article . . . written by real scientists . . . who even sign their names . . .

Greening of the Earth (Observations - Asia) -- Summary

http://www.co2science.org/scripts/C
O2ScienceB2C/subject/g/summaries/as
iagreen.jsp

EX-NDIP said...

GW and Polar Bears...
Biologist Dr. Mitchell Taylor
from the Arctic government of Nunavut, a territory of Canada, said recently:
“Of the 13 populations of polar bears in Canada, 11 are stable or increasing in number. They are not going extinct, or even
appear to be affected at present.”

In the Arctic, temperatures were warmer in the 1930’s than today.

No one knows exactly what’s happening with Arctic sea ice, much less what the future holds. The Greenland ice melt, for example, was actually larger in 1991 than in 2005 and the Greenland ice cap is thickening. Data from the Canadian Ice Service indicate there has been no precipitous drop-off in ice cap amount or thickness since 1970.

Polar bears have survived much warmer times than we are now experiencing – like 1,000 years ago when the Vikings farmed Greenland during the Medieval Climate Optimum and 5,000-9,000 years ago during the period known as the Holocene Climate Optimum.

The “Hockey Stick” temperature graph supported by "most" climate scientists despite the fact
that the National Academy of Sciences and many independent experts have made it clear that the Hockey Stick’s claim that the 1990’s was the hottest decade of the last 1000 years was unsupportable.