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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:55 PM
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Global Warming May Open Vast Arctic Regions for Oil and Gas Exploration
REYKJAVIK - An accelerating thaw of the Arctic may open vast regions for oil and gas exploration but that brings worries of spills in the fragile environment, experts said on Thursday.

Scientists behind an-eight nation report saying the Arctic sea ice could almost vanish in summer by 2100 because of global warming said offshore oil and gas operations would be easier but melting permafrost could destabilise installations on land.

>>>>"As ice recedes, resources like oil and gas will generally be easier to reach," said Arne Instanes, a Norwegian scientist who wrote a chapter of the report on infrastructure in the region.

>>>>Many environmentalists are opposed to exploration for new fossil fuels in the Arctic -- saying the burning of oil, gas and coal is already responsible for heat-trapping gases like carbon dioxide that are warming the planet.

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/2813...
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TwentyFive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:58 PM
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1. Sad....but hey the Fundies think it's one step closer to Armageddon
The stupid morons who live in the suburbs and drive huge suvs will be long dead and future generations will suffer the consequences of our horrible advanced American life >>>
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BJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:58 PM
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2. That's "Climate change!"
And it's good..........Why without having to worry about all those caribou, polar bears, seals and walruses we can have plenty of oil for our 2005 Ford Mustangs, Corvettes and Vipers. And, hey, Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois will be right on the Gulf Coast!
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:59 PM
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3. Great..................
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 05:00 PM by ClintonTyree
a perpetuating destruction of the planet. The more we kill the planet, the more hydocarbons we'll have to burn to kill the planet even more! Of course it will be all over by a certain point (not long coming at this rate) and all the hydrocarbons in the world won't do us any good. Isn't this wonderful news? :eyes:
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:14 PM
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4. There you go: behind every dark cloud is a silver lining . . .
in our Bizarro World.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:15 PM
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5. There you go: behind every dark cloud is a silver lining . . .
in our Bizarro World.
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Danocrat Donating Member (485 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:22 PM
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6. Global Warming May Open Vast Arctic Regions for Oil and Gas Exploration
Wow, just in time for the "Bush Revolution." Funny how that works!
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da_chimperor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:24 PM
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7. When the Arctic starts to melt, you're not supposed to be happy about it
you're supposed to be shitting your pants for fear that thing will get much worse than just a bunch of melting icebergs.
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DELUSIONAL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:38 PM
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8. I pity the next generations to follow this greedy self centered
bunch of jerks.
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