Comments on: Glaciers and Climate Change http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/glaciers-and-climate-change/ The EPA Blog Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:36:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/glaciers-and-climate-change/#comment-15273 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 23:10:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1093#comment-15273 You can figure it out yourself by asking how many people and how much pollution the Earth can support and absorb before it becomes too toxic for life to survive. It’s a matter of simple logic. The Earth is slowly shrinking, but humanity demands more and more resources for a growing population. That is a collision course toward ecocide. The obvious solution is to PEACEFULLY reduce the number of people through family planning programs Worldwide and safely recycle 100% of all waste and garbage. But most people refuse even to talk about it. I guess growth must be an instinct that few are able to think beyond.

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By: BrentW http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/glaciers-and-climate-change/#comment-15272 Mon, 14 Sep 2009 16:14:04 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1093#comment-15272 There are too many articles that discuss receding glaciers that imply that the cause is too much CO2 in the atmosphere but there never is an explanation how the two are linked. If the problem is *only* the CO2 concentration in the entire global atmosphere, then logic dictates that *all* glaciers worldwide should be receding, but there are reports that some glaciers are actually gaining in mass. When article after article fails to explain this type of discrepancy, eventually the public gets the feeling that the “experts” cannot be trusted. Continuing to identify intellectually honest questioners as “skeptics” only adds to the distrust.

The distrust will continue until experts get a lot better at communicating and giving specific answers to honest questions.

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/glaciers-and-climate-change/#comment-15271 Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:15:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1093#comment-15271 The question is serious enough for you to do your own research and figure it out for yourself. The seas are rising an inch or two so far, enough to damage South Sea Islands. It might be worse if billions of gallons of water were not diverted for human use. Then, there are the millions of gallons seeping into abandoned coal mines and into the gaps left by drilling millions of barrels of oil. But the worst danger is the creeping pollution from growing mountains of landfill, and growing tons of garbage dumped into the oceans, more every year as the human population keeps on growing and growing and growing. How much can the Earth absorb before its biosphere collapses?

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By: watercooler http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/glaciers-and-climate-change/#comment-15270 Fri, 11 Sep 2009 10:44:34 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1093#comment-15270 these thing have been going on for years but nothing has actually happened yet… whats the date?

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/glaciers-and-climate-change/#comment-15269 Fri, 11 Sep 2009 07:17:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1093#comment-15269 The Governor of California put together a Climate Change Action Team and they will issue their first report soon. In it they say that global warming is the result of green house gases coming from burning coal, oil, gasoline, diesel, and chemicals of different kinds since especially early in the last century. One consequence of climate change that will raise ocean levels in our region is the melting of the glaciers and artic ice cap. Low lying coastal areas of California will be impacted by this including our most important ports, biggest cities, and largest international airports. Coastal agricultural land could be underwater or have so much salt water intrusion, it is no longer fit for growinganything. We have introduced electric and hydrogen powered cars in California. All-electric powered trucks (the first 25) are working in the Port of Los Angeles and the manufacturing plant for them is in the City of Los Angeles. Conserving water and recycling storm water are good ways tosave electric power because it takes enormous amounts of power to operate the pumping stations that pump water from the Colorado River and Sacramento Delta down to southern California and then pump it on to peoples’ taps. Many things are being done and more will be done but it is too late to prevent at least some of the global warming impacts. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Dave Gould http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/glaciers-and-climate-change/#comment-15268 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 20:59:31 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1093#comment-15268 I keep reading about receding glaciers and increased sea levels. I’m still waiting for my beach to be less beach. Ain’t seeing it. Someone’s logic is fuzzy. Nope, not a fan of global warming.

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/glaciers-and-climate-change/#comment-15267 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 19:08:55 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1093#comment-15267 Obviously, there’s not enough space or time to describe the entire human predicament, but whoever dares to think about it knows we humans are in extremely serious trouble, self-inflicted.

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/glaciers-and-climate-change/#comment-15266 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 19:06:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1093#comment-15266 The glaciers, as everyone knows by now, are melting and in many places that eliminates the seasonal cycle of flow from mountain streams down into overpopulated areas that need more water, not less.

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/glaciers-and-climate-change/#comment-15265 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:58:19 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1093#comment-15265 The basic conflict of interest is between cost accounting to reduce overhead, and healthy environments, and so far, cost accounting is winning.

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/glaciers-and-climate-change/#comment-15264 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:54:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1093#comment-15264 Then there are the thousands of jet planes in the air 24 hours a day. You can see the “jet trails” in the sky. Well, that’s pollution and it settles down into the water and soil everywhere. So what are the World’s leaders doing about it? Are they demanding that all that pollution be safely recycled? Nah! That would cost so much money the energy corporations couldn’t make a profit. So, we’re all just supposed to get used to it. Some people in China are wearing filter masks on their way to work. Of course the legal authorities don’t want to admit that millions of people are getting seriously ill from the growing tons of pollution, because lawsuits are already pending and would multiply exponentially.

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