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Wed Nov 18, 2020, 07:38 AM

"Take action" or face a grim future, warns climate scientist after a year locked in Arctic ice

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Source: CBS News

A massive ship called the RV Polarstern spent 389 days drifting slowly across the Arctic, trapped in ice. It was a scientific mission on an unprecedented scale, and the people who took part say their findings should serve as a warning that if action isn't taken, humans in every corner of the world will pay the price.

Just before she set sail more than a year ago, Rhode Island native Dr. Alison Fong told CBS News that she and her colleagues on the Polarstern were "looking at creating a whole picture of what the Arctic is going to do in the coming years."

The picture that emerged from their makeshift labs-on-ice and high-tech equipment is not a pretty one. It is devastating proof, the scientists say, of a dying Arctic Ocean, where ice-free summers could become a reality in just decades due to manmade greenhouse gases warming the planet.

"As scientists, I think we need to be more outspoken about the crisis that we see in front of us," Fong told CBS News. "We know that what we have done is caused an increase in temperature and carbon dioxide on Earth, and that causes warming, and that warming is causing the melting of both the north and the south. And the loss of this ice, both in the north and the south, is causing major changes to the way the climate functions."



Scientists haul a sample of ice from the Arctic Ocean as part of research into the effects of climate change on the sensitive region as their vessel, the RV Polarstern, waits behind them.
ALFRED WEGENER INSITITUTE / LIANNA EVANS NIXON

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-warming-arctic-ice-scientists-spent-year-locked-in-ice-polarstern-research-mission/

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Reply "Take action" or face a grim future, warns climate scientist after a year locked in Arctic ice (Original post)
groundloop Wednesday OP
CaptYossarian Wednesday #1
rwsanders Wednesday #2
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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 10:04 AM

1. With the oceans rising and humans dying in record numbers...

when the apes start to speak, we're screwed.

"They were warned!" I didn't know it was about a post-Trumocalyptic world. I'll have to check out The Omega Man and Soylent Green to see if Heston was the first Never Trumper back then.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 11:50 AM

2. Check out the series "Max Headroom"

We could have had Star Trek, but republicans.

I'm watching an episode that has Bill Maher as a guest star. It is amazing how prescient the series really was. But you just can't criticize TV on TV, as Jim Henson also found out with the series "Dinosaurs".

If you have seen Dinosaurs at all, watch the final episode, it will nearly make you cry believe it or not. Also very relevant to our times.
This is a clip, but you really have to see the full episode to get the real impact:

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Response to rwsanders (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 12:01 PM

3. Excellent, thanks.

And +++ for Max Headroom.

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Wed Nov 18, 2020, 12:18 PM

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