Canadian researchers are concerned about artic ponds that are quickly evaporating and global warming is said to be the cause. These ponds, that date back thousands of years, are shrinking and even drying up at an accelerated rate which will have highly detrimental effects on the surrounding ecosystem. Larvae, which feed on the ponds, provide nutrients for animals in the area as well as mammals that rely on the pond for drinking water.This is one of many indicators that man made greenhouse gas emissions are rapidly altering the landscape of the artic including thawing permafrost, melting sea ice and temperatures that according to the IPCC, are warming at twice the rate as the rest of the globe.
Gore states: “The same findings apply to the United States and many countries around the world.
There's money in pollution, Jim, and some of the carbon polluters that are not among the responsible companies, the ones that don't want any change to threaten their profits have actually been spending a good bit of money to sow this confusion…”
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A global public works program to rewire the planet would create millions of jobs, especially in developing countries. It would turn impoverished and dependent countries into trading partners. It would raise living standards abroad without compromising ours. It would undermine the economic desperation that gives rise to so much anti-US sentiment. And in a very short time, it would jump the renewable energy industry into a central, driving engine of growth of the global economy.
As regular readers of DeSmogBlog know, ExxonMobil has been a regular target of bad ink for their continued funding of “think” tanks and industry associations that spread misinformation about the scientific evidence for human-caused global warming.
While Exxon is continuously vilified as the leader of the attack on climate change science, the Koch Foundation is heavily involved in the same type of activity, but receives very little of the bad press.
Anyone want to start www.kochsecrets.org?