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Old 12-23-2009, 12:15 AM
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Call me a sceptic if you like even when we have had record temperatures last summer and look to be in for a ripper again, not to mention 35C in Brisbane late winter and I'm currently being careful not to sweat all over the keyboard.

I then thought of the massive cold fronts moving across the UK, Europe as far south as Spain and the US/Canada, Canadians probably thinking it's near normal whilst the US also had severe Snow/Ice and cold weather in southern regions last year.

In doing my occasional ruminating as to what does all this mean, instead of doing my usual google of a Global Warming or Climate Change derivative I took a different tack to see what I could learn of Ice Age Cycles!

VERY VERY INTERESTING I MUST SAY
Yes shout it to all and sundry to at least read and consider, a few layman's language articles for starters:

Ice Age
And read the linked paper too.

Global Warming:A Chilling Perspective

The Continuing Mysteries of the Ice Ages | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters

Sure there are politics associated with both theories and one could ask of the credentials of those researching/writing/publishing on such matters but could some of the astronomical theories be able to be more proven than those of CO2 impact.

Back to 21CST and for those who like me picked up on dating [I've asked], their home page has all sorts of interesting links for technophobes.
21st Century Home Page

A merry white one for those up north in NH, hopefully not stuck somewhere and a roasting good one to those downunder.





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Well what should we expect from all of the stuffs that we are burning. anyways, for thousands of years now and for thousands of years to go, the planet will still evolve. a lot of species didn't exist and a lot has evolved for them to be able to adapt to the environment. in the event when we reach a new climate whether its too much heat or ice age, I'd say we will be able to adapt cause of the technology we have. if not then some might not be able to survive, some might evolve and maybe a new specie may come out of it.


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and with the advancement in technological, it takes something with it from the environment. One article ive read says something that we can only help maintain an environment while moving forward with technology.

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Thanks for sharing infos in here..It's very helpful..More Power!


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and with the advancement in technological, it takes something with it from the environment. One article ive read says something that we can only help maintain an environment while moving forward with technology.
There's all kinds of technology jmac, some very good that we probably do not use enough of and then some that is for purely non essential use like all the latest whizz bang iphones and game players etc. and some of that you could put into the bad basket.
BBC NEWS | Africa | Nigeria fears e-waste 'toxic legacy' is one article about electronic mountains of toxic waste.
China at least has factories apparently with endless conveyor belts and workers scraping gold coatings off contacts.

You do have to ask just how fast and super does the internet really need to be and like here in Australia is $45B more wisely spent on fibre optic cable run out for a horrifically expensive service [heard it is $200/mth] as the cable will not help produce food whereas a harnessing of northern waters to turn them south would.
And now Senator Conroy is claiming everybody will be serviced with digital TV via Satellite, and so why not the internet the same.





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Thanks for the informations.
Check also my new favourite page Climate Change - Online Eco Friendly Journal, News and Directory for interessting articles about climate change!


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That 21Century site is amazing thanks for the exposure.


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That 21Century site is amazing thanks for the exposure.
There are many different sites about, some that may have more credibility than others, just like the books we used to read [ if you're old enough!] , and I've no doubt some are a stretch of the truth in pushing a particular barrow just as Al Gore has.

And there is also good commonsense information about on protecting the environment and living with it as kindly as you can, such as Martina has posted and I'm all for that too.

And then there are plenty of examples about on how the environment we live in can turn on us too; Earthquakes and Tsunamis, Volcanic eruptions, Hurricanes, Typhoons, Cyclones etc., flood and fires and sometimes working with nature may not appear to be too environmentally friendly - controlled forest floor burn-offs and dams to harness flood waters for instance.

And then what we can do little to control and also hear little about.
Savage Planet: Volcanic Killers-Degassing Lake Nyos and yet we have politicians supporting dreams of putting power station emissions underground - just a little ironic that, besides huge wastage of financial and technical resources.





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Thanks for that info, that was very interesting.


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I think with all these happening in our environment the solutions is YOU & ME. It's so alarming that Iceland volcano erupted in less than a month that causes melting ice. Sigh.... Let's all turn our lifestyle in Green.

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