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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-12 07:31 AM
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Usually, I play ostrich with environmental bad news because it's too depressing and
it makes me feel too helpless, but I'll use this post for two headlines. You can read the stories, or not, as you wish.

Antarctica, Greenland ice definitely melting into sea, and speeding up, experts warn


http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/29/15518574-...

The pace of melting has tripled from the 1990s and accounts for a 20% rise in sea level over the last twenty years, among other things.


Livestock falling ill {and dying} in fracking regions

By Elizabeth Royte
Food & Environment Reporting Network



http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/29/1554728...

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-12 09:58 AM
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1. I share your feeling of hopelessness.
Edited on Fri Nov-30-12 10:00 AM by Enthusiast
The climate liars might find their exalted position challenged if we are visited by a wholesale climate flip. By then it could well be too late.

According to scientists studying ice core samples, climate change is not a gradual process. Suddenly a threshold is reached, then, BAM, climate change. The storms, droughts and floods are strange and alarming. Then we have the weird Derecho storm that hit us here in Ohio in June. It was especially unsettling because at 60 years old I have never in my entire life experienced such an odd storm. The only thing similar in my mind was the blizzard of 1978.

http://youtu.be/jO8oCbSdjsM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EIdnai9d3Q&hd=1

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