Climate Change: Scientists Say "Last Chance"

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So about this new Ice age we're now being promised?
 
Another "charity"with opaque funding. Shocked I am.

You, and the OP, may want to ask why they fail to mention the reasons why it's been a good year?

Inuit agreed to decrease their harvest for several years to allow the population to grow while contributing their knowledge and observations to monitoring the bears’ recovery, and this decision-making process has paid off.

Good news for polar bears in Canada’s central Arctic - WWF.CA

Polar bears have been forced south by rising temperatures and melting ice cover, limiting their ability to hunt seals and walruses and increasing encounters with human settlements.

Melting Arctic Forces Polar Bears to Adapt to Land-Based Diet – Russian Scientists - The Moscow Times
 
It's not only cows that fart and dump decaying green-matter out the rear . . . just think of all that methane . . . ..
The HoL and the HoC have between them 1400+ collective arseh0les, all emitting toxic fumes from one end or the other. Its no surprise to know that london cabbies refer to the houses of parliament, as "Westminster gas works"
 
The HoL and the HoC have between them 1400+ collective arseh0les, all emitting toxic fumes from one end or the other. Its no surprise to know that london cabbies refer to the houses of parliament, as "Westminster gas works"
Perhaps with all the building work going on at Westminster there will be some scheme to collect it and put it to a good use?
 
There have been quite a lot of reports of melting permafrost and fires in Siberia this year, though I don't know how much of this has been covered by Western broadcasters until recently. Sky News have a daily climate show now. Today this included a visit by a Sky reporter to Siberia where she spoke with firefighters and scientists and saw for herself the changes to the permafrost. This has been known about for some years but the effects are now visible. Whether it's a result of man made actions or part of a natural cycle, we are now witnessing processes in action which will influence climate change in coming decades.
 
There have been quite a lot of reports of melting permafrost and fires in Siberia this year, though I don't know how much of this has been covered by Western broadcasters until recently. Sky News have a daily climate show now. Today this included a visit by a Sky reporter to Siberia where she spoke with firefighters and scientists and saw for herself the changes to the permafrost. This has been known about for some years but the effects are now visible. Whether it's a result of man made actions or part of a natural cycle, we are now witnessing processes in action which will influence climate change in coming decades.

A sad aspect to that problem is that many mammoth and other fossils are being easily dug out of/picked up from the melted permafrost by Soviet scavengers. They sell the bones and especially the tusks to collectors and totally screw up the sites for any serious paleontological study.

Hardly surprising in the new Soviet kleptocracy of Tsar Vlad I suppose.
 
A sad aspect to that problem is that many mammoth and other fossils are being easily dug out of/picked up from the melted permafrost by Soviet scavengers. They sell the bones and especially the tusks to collectors and totally screw up the sites for any serious paleontological study.

Hardly surprising in the new Soviet kleptocracy of Tsar Vlad I suppose.
The tusks are much in demand and fetch ££££, as it isn't covered by CITES.
Oriental carvers and Euro piano makers are queuing up.
 
There have been quite a lot of reports of melting permafrost and fires in Siberia this year, though I don't know how much of this has been covered by Western broadcasters until recently. Sky News have a daily climate show now. Today this included a visit by a Sky reporter to Siberia where she spoke with firefighters and scientists and saw for herself the changes to the permafrost. This has been known about for some years but the effects are now visible. Whether it's a result of man made actions or part of a natural cycle, we are now witnessing processes in action which will influence climate change in coming decades.
Ask yourself the question. How did all these creatures end up frozen there? Clearly the area was not always frozen. Now its see sawing back to unfrozen.
 
There have been quite a lot of reports of melting permafrost and fires in Siberia this year, though I don't know how much of this has been covered by Western broadcasters until recently. Sky News have a daily climate show now. Today this included a visit by a Sky reporter to Siberia where she spoke with firefighters and scientists and saw for herself the changes to the permafrost. This has been known about for some years but the effects are now visible. Whether it's a result of man made actions or part of a natural cycle, we are now witnessing processes in action which will influence climate change in coming decades.
It may also release a variety of bugs from the permafrost that we thought long dead, or allow new things to grow wherever pine forests have burnt down.
Coincidentally there's an outbreak of plague in Colorado.
 
Ask yourself the question. How did all these creatures end up frozen there? Clearly the area was not always frozen. Now its see sawing back to unfrozen.

I think that might have had something to do with the last ice age.

Just a wild conjecture.
 
It may also release a variety of bugs from the permafrost that we thought long dead, or allow new things to grow wherever pine forests have burnt down.
Coincidentally there's an outbreak of plague in Colorado.

Maybe more than we think and potentially very dangerous indeed:

Scientists predict that up to 10^21 microbes, including fungi and bacteria in addition to viruses, will be released from melting ice per year. Often, these microbes will be released directly into the ocean. Due to the migratory nature of many species of fish and birds, it is possible that these microbes have a high transmission rate.[84]
Permafrost in eastern Switzerland was analyzed by researchers in 2016 at an alpine permafrost site called “Muot-da-Barba-Peider”.This site had a diverse microbial community with various bacteria and eukaryotic groups present. Prominent bacteria groups included phylum Acidobacteria, Actinobacteria, AD3, Bacteroidetes, Chloroflexi, Gemmatimonadetes, OD1, Nitrospirae, Planctomycetes, Proteobacteria, and Verrucomicrobia. Prominent eukaryotic fungi included Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, and Zygomycota. In the present species, scientists observed a variety of adaptations for sub-zero conditions, including reduced and anaerobic metabolic processes.[85]
A 2016 outbreak of anthrax in the Yamal Peninsula is believed to be due to thawing permafrost.[86] Also present in Siberian permafrost are two species of virus: Pithovirus sibericum[87] and Mollivirus sibericum.[88] Both of these are approximately 30,000 years old and considered giant viruses due to the fact that they are larger in size than most bacteria and have genomes larger than other viruses. Both viruses are still infective, as seen by their ability to infect Acanthamoeba, a genus of amoebas.[88]
Freezing at low temperatures has been shown to preserve the infectivity of viruses. Caliciviruses, influenza A, and enteroviruses (ex. Polioviruses, echoviruses, Coxsackie viruses) have all been preserved in ice and/or permafrost.


ETA: Minor edit to change 1021 viruses (probably not a major problem) to 10^21 viruses (potentially a larger problem).
 
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