It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

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Re: It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:43 pm

Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change
18 Aug 2019 at 09:45
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REYKJAVIK: Iceland on Sunday honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate.

A bronze plaque will be unveiled in a ceremony starting around 1400 GMT (9pm in Thailand) to mark Okjokull -- which translates to "Ok glacier" -- in the west of Iceland, in the presence of local researchers and their peers at Rice University in the United States, who initiated the project.

Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, Environment Minister Gudmundur Ingi Gudbrandsson, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson are also due to attend the event.

"This will be the first monument to a glacier lost to climate change anywhere in the world," Cymene Howe, associate professor of anthropology at Rice University, said in July.

The plaque bears the inscription "A letter to the future," and is intended to raise awareness about the decline of glaciers and the effects of climate change.

"In the next 200 years all our glaciers are expected to follow the same path. This monument is to acknowledge that we know what is happening and what needs to be done. Only you know if we did it," the plaque reads.

It is also labelled "415 ppm CO2," referring to the record level of carbon dioxide measured in the atmosphere last May.

"Memorials everywhere stand for either human accomplishments, like the deeds of historic figures, or the losses and deaths we recognise as important," researcher Howe said.

"By memorialising a fallen glacier, we want to emphasise what is being lost -- or dying -- the world over, and also draw attention to the fact that this is something that humans have 'accomplished', although it is not something we should be proud of."
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Re: It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

Post by j57 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:49 pm

the dinosaurs were having this same conversation.
the vegetarians were telling the T-Rex and other meat eaters it was their fault and the carnivores were blaming the veg heads for farting and one day the sky grew dark and a big fucking rock fell from the sky and wiped them all out.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:10 pm

The oceans are increasingly threatened by global warming, acidification and pollution, and the impacts will affect us all, warned the U.N. oceans envoy

By Adela Suliman

STOCKHOLM, Aug 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's seas are increasingly threatened by global warming, acidification and pollution, making it crucial to agree on a global treaty to protect them, the U.N. oceans envoy said.

Peter Thomson warned in an interview with the Thomson Reuters Foundation that the oceans were "in deep trouble".

"It is worse than we think and there are no easy solutions," he said at World Water Week in Stockholm this week, as the latest round of talks on a treaty wound up in New York.

The first global ocean treaty is due to be agreed in the first half of 2020. But on Friday environmental group Greenpeace said the negotiations were "disappointing" so far, blaming a lack of political will to secure a "progressive outcome".

Thomson said a "comprehensive global regime" was needed to accelerate action to protect waters beyond national jurisdictions.

"It is critical in these challenging times for planetary environmental conditions that we develop a binding treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in the ocean," he said.

A flagship scientific report warned this year that two-thirds of the ocean area was already affected by growing human impacts, primarily from stressors linked to global warming.

Climate change and the oceans were "intimately linked", Thomson said, adding humanity was on a "totally irresponsible course" by not tackling global warming urgently enough.
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Post by hdgh29 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:59 am

There is a similarity between humans and viruses. Both expand uncontrollably and both destroy their host organism. My theory is the the planet is currently trying to remove the virus (us people) by making our environment unlivable. It is a fact that if every square inch of the earth was totally destroyed, it would completely regenerate in about 125,000 years as a lush paradise, and eventually new life forms would develop. But humans would probably not be one of them. And planet earth would say good riddance. Given man's absolutely awful history of cruelty, greed, violence and depravity it's hard to argue with that.
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Re: It's Official; We are Killing Life on Earth

Post by newkidontheblock » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:50 am

Have you seen Godzilla: King of the Monsters yet?

Premise - Godzilla, Mothra, Rhodan, King Ghidra are released to wipe out man and save the planet.
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