Climate Change report on Canada


mentalfloss
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The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sends out another warning of the dramatic changes taking place in the global environment, but there are parts of Canada that stand to gain from a warmer world.

This report (which will be officially released on Sunday evening) was prepared by climate scientists from 100 countries, who are gathered in Japan this week. It outlines the consequences of the unprecedented rate of change in the Earth's climate and the implications for society.

For Canada, it's a mixed blessing. The Arctic region has been warming four times faster than the rest of the planet, bringing about dramatic environmental change, but that same change opens up the North to commerce.

Ice covering the Arctic Ocean has been disappearing during the summertime at record rates since the 1970s, for example. By the middle of this century, the top of the world is expected to be ice-free for 125 days a year, considerably above the current 50 days. That open water provides a very convenient shortcut between Europe and Asia for shipping, access to vast resources of oil and gas, opens the door to ecotourism, and, of course, that all translates into jobs.

So, from an economic point of view, climate change is, in many ways, good for Canada. Then again, the economy has always come ahead of the environment.

The irony is that while much can be gained from an open Arctic passage, almost all of the commercial activities in the North accelerate the warming climate:

Smoke from increased shipping can settle on snow, making it darker, so it absorbs sunlight and melts faster.

Oil and gas extraction means more greenhouse gas emissions will be blown back into the atmosphere from technology that burns it.
The loss of ice is changing the colour of the Earth, from white sea water and land to dark, which absorb sunlight rather than reflect it, adding to the warming.

Melting permafrost releases methane, another greenhouse gas, which adds to the mix of warming agents heating the planet.

All of these effects add to the vicious cycle of ever-increasing rates of warming, which affects everything that lives in the Arctic - from polar bears to migrating birds and animals, to fish stocks and the people who live in the North. That cycle will be very hard to break, as long as the economic gains continue to increase.

Perhaps that is why Canada has become one of the worst performers when it comes to curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

According to the Washington-based Center for Global Development, Canada has fallen to dead last compared to 27 other OECD countries (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) when it comes to climate change remediation. This is due to our withdrawal from the Kyoto Accord, our high per-capita fossil fuel consumption, our cold climate and large land area, as well as continually rising carbon emissions - largely due to oil sands development.

On the international scene Canada is part of the problem, not a solution.

So, while the scientists of the IPCC send out yet another warning of global changes, such as rising sea levels and ocean acidification, from an economic point of view Canada has little incentive to change because the dollar value of the Arctic will continue to rise, along with the temperature.

It will be interesting to see how long the short-term economic gains can stay ahead of the long-term environmental costs.

Climate change report: The good and bad news for Canada - Quirks and Quarks
 
darkbeaver
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Never mind.
 
captain morgan
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More evidence that the eco-lobbies are out of touch with reality... 'Canada's high consumption of hydrocarbons due to a large land mass and cold climate.'

Thanks for unlocking this mystery for us IPCC... Never woulda thunk that cold temps would result in more energy expended in keeping warm.
 
Locutus
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ipcc
 
darkbeaver
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the eye pee cee cee is the biggest fraudulent foundation ever assembled, they should all hang, if there were any international law they would
 
Locutus
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but they sure be makin' a load of cash for someone ain't they?
 
darkbeaver
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CBC spent too much of the day hawking global warming and the water problem. I'm not surprised to see the fictional problem show up here. again These people tell us the ice caps are melting while the records show one of the greatest ice loads in both hemispheres since records have been kept and not one mm of sea rise anywhere on the planet. We can for certain expect the MIA to continue. Lying sacks of crap.

Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

but they sure be makin' a load of cash for someone ain't they?

They may be, they have murdered for money for a long time, failing to warn about this little ice age has the potential to kill billions. Failing to plan for it at all and in fact warning about the direct opposite amounts to mass murder.

Voltaire Explained The Politics Of Global Warming



“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
- Voltaire
Welcome To The Gulag

Posted on March 31, 2014 by stevengoddard
All of the warning signs are here.
  • Scientists being funded to create a big lie
  • Brown shirts being whipped up into hysteria over the big lie
  • Kook and Nutter funded by government to create a fraudulent 97% consensus for climate disaster
  • Concept of jailing dissidents being floated
  • Rule of law being constantly subverted by the White House
  • Framing it as a national security issue, in order to further subvert the law
  • No effort to stop any of this by the loyal opposition
The warning signs are written all over the wall. Don’t make any mistake about where they are attempting to take this thing. Climate change has nothing to do with science.

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March 28th Global Sea Ice Area Is Ninth Highest On Record

Posted on March 31, 2014 by stevengoddard
March 28th global sea ice area is ninth highest on record, and higher than every year from 1983 to 1993. Experts say that polar amplification and sea ice loss are centerpieces of global warming theory.

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosph...anom.1979-2008
 
Zipperfish
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If the scietnists are all big liars, why would you post a science graph? Doesn't make any sense.
 
Scooby
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The planet is being transformed by humanity, I don't know how anyone could say otherwise. What difference does it make if the climate change guys are wrong? There are many other problems facing us all related to overpopulation and resource depletion.

Same solution though and that is to have less people worldwide consuming only enough to live reasonably.
 
mentalfloss
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Climate change warnings met with denial from Ottawa, NDP says

"I think they show a real denier mentality and I use the word 'denier' on purpose, because I think if you are failing to act on climate change then you are denying it's a problem," Leslie said.

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May agrees.

She points to Environment Canada's 2013 report that shows the federal government won't even come close to meeting its international commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent below 2005 levels by 2020.

Internal government documents show that's true even if the government brings in its long-promised oil and gas regulations, aimed at lowering emissions in that sector.

"Canada is now really at the bottom of the pack in terms of keeping any of our promises. Ever. So no, we have no climate plan in place that's comprehensive, that deals with all sectors," May told CBC Radio's The Current on Monday.

Climate change warnings met with denial from Ottawa, NDP says
 
Colpy
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Defend Free Speech! :: SteynOnline
 
mentalfloss
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I never knew this report was stifling free speech.
 
darkbeaver
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2014 Worldwide Wave of Action: learn to prove corporate media as lying sacks of spin (7 of ?)

And how long has corporate media been lying to the 99%….?

The genesis of oligarchic control of American major media was reported in the US Congressional Record in 1917. US Congressperson Oscar Callaway claimed evidence that J.P. Morgan had purchased editorial control over 25 of the nation’s most influential publications in order to create public support for US entry into World War 1 and his new banking legislative victory: creation of the Federal Reserve system. Mr. Callaway’s colleagues voted down an official investigation. Read this to see how even Abraham Lincoln’s powerful prose to explain and document how US war on Mexico was in obvious treaty violation didn’t have the votes to stop it. And read this to see how ridiculous the spin for US involvement in WW1 was compared to the absence of any threat to national security, followed by the 1%’s violent suppression of political dissent allegedly protected by the 1st Amendment. Of course, corporate media owns the history textbook publishing companies that “taught” you this history with the lies of omission of Lincoln’s actions to point to the rule of law and what you’ll recognize from WW1 history.
Related history is summarized and documented in this brief article, The news media at war, and Mainstream Media: Presstitutes for the Rich and Powerful.

Quote: Originally Posted by ZipperfishView Post

If the scietnists are all big liars, why would you post a science graph? Doesn't make any sense.

Who said all? I think you must have had all your shots eh.

Quote: Originally Posted by ScoobyView Post

The planet is being transformed by humanity, I don't know how anyone could say otherwise. What difference does it make if the climate change guys are wrong? There are many other problems facing us all related to overpopulation and resource depletion.

Same solution though and that is to have less people worldwide consuming only enough to live reasonably.

There's only one problem facing humanity and that is gutless compromised leadership permanently glued to corporate scumbags.
 
EagleSmack
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MF still can't stick to one thread.

I knew he couldn't.

 
petros
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These bullsh-t stories are enjoyable while I sip my coffee with 60% tree frog content.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by ScoobyView Post

The planet is being transformed by humanity, I don't know how anyone could say otherwise. What difference does it make if the climate change guys are wrong? There are many other problems facing us all related to overpopulation and resource depletion.

Same solution though and that is to have less people worldwide consuming only enough to live reasonably.

I agree ,now sterilize your family and you can contribute to smaller population .
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

MF still can't stick to one thread.

I knew he couldn't.

Same report with but India...

In the past, the South Asian powerhouse blamed the instability in the region and terror attacks for the slow economic growth. However, the UN Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has mentioned in its latest report that India’s high vulnerability and exposure to climate change is the main reason behind the slow economic growth. The IPCC also mentioned that the climate change has a negative impact on public health and development, thus, making it difficult for the Indian government to reduce poverty and to ensure food security.

Climate Change Posing Serious Threat To Indian Economy | InSerbia News
 
petros
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How much has it warmed in India?
 
mentalfloss
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Increased landslides and flooding are projected to have an impact upon states such as Assam.[9] Ecological disasters, such as a 1998 coral bleaching event that killed off more than 70% of corals in the reef ecosystems off Lakshadweep and the Andamans, and was brought on by elevated ocean temperatures tied to global warming, are also projected to become increasingly common.[10][11][12]

The first among the countries to be affected by severe climate change is Bangladesh. Its sea level, temperature and evaporation are increasing, and the changes in precipitation and cross boundary river flows are already beginning to cause drainage congestion. There is a reduction in fresh water availability, disturbance of morphologic processes and a higher intensity of flooding and other such disasters. Bangladesh only contributes 0.1% of the world’s emissions yet it has 2.4% of the world’s population. In contrast, the United States makes up about 5 percent of the world's population, yet they produce approximately 25 percent of the pollution that causes global warming.[13]

Effects of global warming on South Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
petros
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How much has it warmed in India?
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Increased landslides and flooding are projected to have an impact upon states such as Assam.[9] Ecological disasters, such as a 1998 coral bleaching event that killed off more than 70% of corals in the reef ecosystems off Lakshadweep and the Andamans, and was brought on by elevated ocean temperatures tied to global warming, are also projected to become increasingly common.[10][11][12]

The first among the countries to be affected by severe climate change is Bangladesh. Its sea level, temperature and evaporation are increasing, and the changes in precipitation and cross boundary river flows are already beginning to cause drainage congestion. There is a reduction in fresh water availability, disturbance of morphologic processes and a higher intensity of flooding and other such disasters. Bangladesh only contributes 0.1% of the world’s emissions yet it has 2.4% of the world’s population. In contrast, the United States makes up about 5 percent of the world's population, yet they produce approximately 25 percent of the pollution that causes global warming.[13]

Effects of global warming on South Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 
mentalfloss
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If you're just going to post gifs then you've not shown anything and are just bumping the thread.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

If you're just going to post gifs then you've not shown anything and are just bumping the thread.

Yeah? And?
 
mentalfloss
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If you don't want to draw attention to the thread then don't bump it.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

If you don't want to draw attention to the thread then don't bump it.

Draw attention to your trolling you mean?

 
Zipperfish
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Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

Defend Free Speech! :: SteynOnline

I wonder if it ever occurs to Steyn that he is alarmist as all the alarmists he decries? Probably not.
 
darkbeaver
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Threads like this are good for young people,it teaches them to heap scorn on disinformation and disinformers. You are lucky we can't fling rotten tomatoes.
 
Zipperfish
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver;1894317



Who said all? I think you must have had all your shots eh.[IMG

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Well that makes things mighty convenient. "All the scientists I agree with are completely objective, and all the ones I don't agree with are corrupt liars."
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by ZipperfishView Post

Well that makes things mighty convenient. "All the scientists I agree with are completely objective, and all the ones I don't agree with are corrupt liars."

Hey all is fair in love and war right. Of course there will be collateral damage. We will erect monuments in their memory. It is hoped that the good honest poor scientists will rise up against their dishonest counterparts and attack them with clipboards and measuring devices.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

Threads like this are good for young people,it teaches them to heap scorn on disinformation and disinformers. You are lucky we can't fling rotten tomatoes.

Nice! Exactly.

That is why I have no concern that I am bumping another useless and repetitive MF thread.

Plus I get to use my vast arsenal of gifs

 

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