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Qtec
06-23-2011, 03:14 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>Shocking' Report Warns Of Mass Extinction From Current Rate Of Marine Distress</span>

If the current actions contributing to a multifaceted degradation of the world's oceans aren't curbed, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>a mass extinction unlike anything human history has ever seen is coming, an expert panel of scientists warns in an alarming new report.</span>

The preliminary report from the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) is the result of the first-ever interdisciplinary international workshop examining the combined impact of all of the stressors currently affecting the oceans, including pollution, warming, acidification, overfishing and hypoxia.

“The findings are shocking," Dr. Alex Rogers, IPSO's scientific director, said in a statement released by the group. "This is a very serious situation demanding unequivocal action at every level. We are looking at consequences for humankind that will impact in our lifetime, and worse, our children's and generations beyond that."

The scientific panel concluded that degeneration in the oceans is happening much faster than has been predicted, and that the combination of factors currently distressing the marine environment is contributing to the precise conditions that have been associated with all major extinctions in the Earth's history.

According to the report, three major factors have been present in the handful of mass extinctions that have occurred in the past: an increase of both hypoxia (low oxygen) and anoxia (lack of oxygen that creates "dead zones") in the oceans, warming and acidification. The panel warns that the combination of these factors will inevitably cause a mass marine extinction if swift action isn't taken to improve conditions.

The report is the latest of several published in recent months examining the dire conditions of the oceans. A recent World Resources Institute report suggests that all coral reefs could be gone by 2050 if no action is taken to protect them, while a study published earlier this year in BioScience declares oysters as "functionally extinct", their populations decimated by over-harvesting and disease. Just last week scientists forecasted that this year's Gulf "dead zone" will be the largest in history due to increased runoff from the Mississippi River dragging in high levels of nitrates and phosphates from fertilizers.

A recent study in the journal Nature, meanwhile, suggests that not only will the next mass extinction be man-made, but that it could already be underway. Unless humans make significant changes to their behavior, that is. </div></div>

Carrying water.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Meltdown: Chris Matthews rants about ‘corrupt,’ ‘evil’ Limbaugh, Beck on global warming


Add this to the list of things MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews doesn’t like about his conservative counterparts on the radio airwaves: They’re carrying the water on the issue of climate change.

On his Wednesday show, Matthews explained how the politics of climate change has been a loser for the Democratic Party.

“[T]he House Democrats who stuck their necks out on cap-and-trade have had their heads cut off,” Matthews said. “The Senate didn’t vote. The Senate never got to it. You can argue it’s the president’s fault, but the Democratic Party is giving up whole states in the interest of climate change. West Virginia used to be a Democratic state in the Bobby Kennedy, Jack Kennedy day. It voted for [Bill] Clinton. It’s gone. You can’t talk cap-and-trade in southwestern Pennsylvania. There’s a lot of places in coal country you dare not spend a nickel for climate change issues.”

But who did he blame? He went right after a couple of his favorite targets, conservative radio hosts Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, who he described as “evil” and “corrupt.”

“[H]ave we ever had a time where one side is willing to say something — you can argue about wars and there’s all the issues of values and measuring facts,” Matthews said. “But here’s a fact on the table, global warming, climate change – Rush Limbaugh says stuff that is — just not true. I never use the word ‘lie,’ but it’s appropriate here. People like Glenn Beck, I hear him years ago on the radio before he was on TV saying there’s no climate change playing, pandering to these business types, pandering to people that don’t want to deal with reality. These people are evil in what they’re doing. I’m not saying their souls are evil, but what they’re doing is really, really wrong. It’s not the president. It’s this corrupt media on the right – it’s corrupt media. They’re making good salaries telling people what they know is not true. Rush Limbaugh is not a stupid person. Glenn Beck is not a stupid person.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/22/meltdo.../#ixzz1Q5VqDQY3 (http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/22/meltdown-chris-matthews-rants-about-corrupt-evil-limbaugh-beck-on-global-warming/#ixzz1Q5VqDQY3)

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No surprise then that,

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">All but one of the 48 Republican hopefuls for the Senate mid-term elections in November [ 2010 ] deny the existence of climate change or oppose action on global warming, according to a report released today. </div></div>


Q

LWW
06-23-2011, 04:50 AM
http://lisamorguess.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/istockphoto_11748739-the-sky-is-falling-newspaper-headline1.jpg

Qtec
06-23-2011, 05:04 AM
link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ6VT7ciR1o)

Close your eyes, click your heels and all will be well.

Q

Stretch
06-23-2011, 05:11 AM
What does a Bubba care about the environment? They still throw their empty beer cans out the truck window. St.

Qtec
06-23-2011, 05:30 AM
Its amazing, they are SO concerned about passing on a deficit burden to the next generation [ so they say ] but they have no problem passing on a polluted planet to their kids <u>for short term gain. </u>
We can already see that the climate is changing. Anyone who denies this is a fool.

Personally I'm glad I won't be around for what's to come. The way things are going the future doesn't look rosy for today's kids.

Q

LWW
06-23-2011, 05:54 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Its amazing, they are SO concerned about passing on a deficit burden to the next generation [ so they say ] but they have no problem passing on a polluted planet to their kids <u>for short term gain. </u>

Q </div></div>

Do you seriously want to discuss whether or not the planet's environment is cleaner now than a century ago?

I would love to have this discussion with you if you can actually pry open your shuttered mind.

Gayle in MD
06-23-2011, 09:03 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'>Shocking' Report Warns Of Mass Extinction From Current Rate Of Marine Distress</span>

If the current actions contributing to a multifaceted degradation of the world's oceans aren't curbed, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>a mass extinction unlike anything human history has ever seen is coming, an expert panel of scientists warns in an alarming new report.</span>

The preliminary report from the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) is the result of the first-ever interdisciplinary international workshop examining the combined impact of all of the stressors currently affecting the oceans, including pollution, warming, acidification, overfishing and hypoxia.

“The findings are shocking," Dr. Alex Rogers, IPSO's scientific director, said in a statement released by the group. "This is a very serious situation demanding unequivocal action at every level. We are looking at consequences for humankind that will impact in our lifetime, and worse, our children's and generations beyond that."

The scientific panel concluded that degeneration in the oceans is happening much faster than has been predicted, and that the combination of factors currently distressing the marine environment is contributing to the precise conditions that have been associated with all major extinctions in the Earth's history.

According to the report, three major factors have been present in the handful of mass extinctions that have occurred in the past: an increase of both hypoxia (low oxygen) and anoxia (lack of oxygen that creates "dead zones") in the oceans, warming and acidification. The panel warns that the combination of these factors will inevitably cause a mass marine extinction if swift action isn't taken to improve conditions.

The report is the latest of several published in recent months examining the dire conditions of the oceans. A recent World Resources Institute report suggests that all coral reefs could be gone by 2050 if no action is taken to protect them, while a study published earlier this year in BioScience declares oysters as "functionally extinct", their populations decimated by over-harvesting and disease. Just last week scientists forecasted that this year's Gulf "dead zone" will be the largest in history due to increased runoff from the Mississippi River dragging in high levels of nitrates and phosphates from fertilizers.

A recent study in the journal Nature, meanwhile, suggests that not only will the next mass extinction be man-made, but that it could already be underway. Unless humans make significant changes to their behavior, that is. </div></div>

Carrying water.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Meltdown: Chris Matthews rants about ‘corrupt,’ ‘evil’ Limbaugh, Beck on global warming


Add this to the list of things MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews doesn’t like about his conservative counterparts on the radio airwaves: They’re carrying the water on the issue of climate change.

On his Wednesday show, Matthews explained how the politics of climate change has been a loser for the Democratic Party.

“[T]he House Democrats who stuck their necks out on cap-and-trade have had their heads cut off,” Matthews said. “The Senate didn’t vote. The Senate never got to it. You can argue it’s the president’s fault, but the Democratic Party is giving up whole states in the interest of climate change. West Virginia used to be a Democratic state in the Bobby Kennedy, Jack Kennedy day. It voted for [Bill] Clinton. It’s gone. You can’t talk cap-and-trade in southwestern Pennsylvania. There’s a lot of places in coal country you dare not spend a nickel for climate change issues.”

But who did he blame? He went right after a couple of his favorite targets, conservative radio hosts Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, who he described as “evil” and “corrupt.”

“[H]ave we ever had a time where one side is willing to say something — you can argue about wars and there’s all the issues of values and measuring facts,” Matthews said. “But here’s a fact on the table, global warming, climate change – Rush Limbaugh says stuff that is — just not true. I never use the word ‘lie,’ but it’s appropriate here. People like Glenn Beck, I hear him years ago on the radio before he was on TV saying there’s no climate change playing, pandering to these business types, pandering to people that don’t want to deal with reality. These people are evil in what they’re doing. I’m not saying their souls are evil, but what they’re doing is really, really wrong. It’s not the president. It’s this corrupt media on the right – it’s corrupt media. They’re making good salaries telling people what they know is not true. Rush Limbaugh is not a stupid person. Glenn Beck is not a stupid person.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/22/meltdo.../#ixzz1Q5VqDQY3 (http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/22/meltdown-chris-matthews-rants-about-corrupt-evil-limbaugh-beck-on-global-warming/#ixzz1Q5VqDQY3)

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No surprise then that,

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">All but one of the 48 Republican hopefuls for the Senate mid-term elections in November [ 2010 ] deny the existence of climate change or oppose action on global warming, according to a report released today. </div></div>


Q </div></div>

Yep, too bad they don't call up the Koch Brothers when their states are devastated by tornados, oil spills, hurricanes, violent thunderstorms, earthquakes, all of them linked to corrupted energy policies.

Maybe when their kids are losing their hair, and lying in a hospital bed, from all of the poisons and carcenogens that Cheney's Halliburton Loopholes laid out for corrupted polluting energy and oil corporations, to destroy our drinking water, and pollute the air, the right will finally wake up enough to realize they've been neoconed and duped into living in a country where you can't drink the damn water!

Makes one wonder how someone like Ed, who calims to care about Florida's Gulf Coast, and love his kids as much as I know he does, can justify voting for The Grand Oil Party, while Repiglicans stand up and defend corporations like BP, and trash the President for trying to hold BP into account, for what they did in Ed's Beautiful Gulf Coast.

Like I've said for over a decade, they should be forced to take a crayon, and prove they can follow the dots on a McDonald's kids menu, and can make it into the intended picture, before we allow them into the voting booth!

How do any of them justify even using the word, MORON!

G.

LWW
06-23-2011, 12:07 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
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