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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 11:09 PM
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Man swims at North Pole
British adventurer and swimmer Lewis Gordon Pugh on Sunday became the first person to swim in the icy waters of the North Pole, to raise awareness of how global warming is effecting the polar ice cap.

Pugh, 37, took 18 minutes and 50 seconds to swim one kilometre (0.6 miles) in the minus 1.8-degree Celsius (28.8-degree Fahrenheit) water -- the coldest water ever swum in, he claimed in a statement.

"I hope my swim will inspire world leaders to take climate change seriously. The decisions which they make over the next few years will determine the biodiversity of our world," he added.

http://rawstory.com/news/afp/Briton_swims_at_North_Pole...
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kansasblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 11:37 PM
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1. "raise awareness " I don't really think that's the problem.
Edited on Sun Jul-15-07 11:40 PM by kansasblue
Most people I run into that oppose Global Warning action do so not because they don't believe in Global Warming:

Most believe it's happening but:

1) It's not our fault. Weather and climate are cyclical. This is a nature change in the climate.

2) Yes it is happening and maybe it's a good thing. Some cold places will be warmer.....

3) Scientists are just making this up to win lucrative research grants.

In my humble opinion more time should be spent on 'why' not showing pictures of the warming.

KB
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greenman3610 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:40 AM
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2. We know why
anyone with questions, or who wants to confront
ignorance, can go here for
well sourced answers to every bogus denialist claim.

http://environment.newscientist.com/article/dn11462
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TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:55 AM
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3. How much grease?
I thought hypothermia set in after only a few minutes.
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Bread and Circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:51 PM
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5. This dude is nuclear powered. Going nuclear solves all problems !!
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Help me help Earth Donating Member (217 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 07:23 PM
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4. This is so inspiring!
Anything that raises awareness is a great idea! I hope to affect as much change as this man has!
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