Monday, September 22, 2014

A majority of Americans know the climate crisis is real today and in the future.

September 22, 2014
By Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto and Fred Backus
Ahead of the U.N. Climate Summit at the United Nations (click here) this week, most Americans say global warming is having a serious impact now or will in the future, and 54 percent think it is mostly caused by human activity -- the highest percentage in CBS News/New York Times Polls.
Forty-six percent say global warming is a problem that is having a serious impact now, while another 28 percent think it will have a serious impact sometime in the future. About a quarter don't think global warming will have a serious impact at all. These views have changed little in recent years....

Libya or Iraq, which will it be?

Every known terrorist organization has at one time or another has called for a global attack on whomever. That hasn't happened. 

There is no reason to believe that will ever happen. The numbers of followers just aren't there. The fact of the matter is a few attempts may occur for instilling fear, but, no country will have the population succumb to these extremist organizations.

The missiles are similar as Bush's missiles for Shock and Awe, but, the manned jets didn't go first. There are one of two scenarios here. 

That missiles will result in destruction similar to Libya or set the stage for invasion waiting at the border. In the case of Iraq it was the Kuwait border. This time who knows.

But, if President Obama lives up to his word there won't be an invasion into Syria. If he doesn't than it will be nation building and the USA will be in an expensive and forever war. Either way I am not impressed. It was staged to appear to be as though other nations were taking on the security of their region, but, this is no indication of that at all.

Syria's civil war was not a threat to the USA and I don't care what anyone says otherwise.

September 22, 2014
By John Irish and Lamine Chiikhi
(Reuters) - A French national was kidnapped in eastern Algeria (click here) on Sunday, France's foreign ministry said, and his kidnappers issued a video threatening to kill him if Paris did not halt its intervention in Iraq.
The Caliphate Soldiers, a group linked to Islamic State militants, published a video on the Internet soon after the French ministry's announcement on Monday, claiming responsibility for the kidnapping and showing a man who identified himself as Herve Gourdel, 55, from Nice in southern France.
The group said it would kill Gourdel if Paris did not halt its intervention in Iraq.

The French foreign ministry later confirmed the video was authentic....

This is Greenland's ice sheets darken from arctic and subarctic fires.

Dark ice is helping Greenland’s glaciers retreat. (click here)

The dark color alone absorbs heat and increases the ice melt. This is part of the negative feedback loop we should all be very worried about.

This study is the first crowdfunded investigation of Greenland.

There is no ambivalence anymore.

This weeks climate conference organized by the United Nations isn't about deny the science or believing in it. It is about the science and the facts and for those who understand the implications of the science and the facts. 

Believers don't really exist in the movement of awareness. It isn't about believing, it is about KNOWING.

Deniers aren't anyone, except, those that rather not understand. 
Arctic sea ice coverage (click here) continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum on Sept. 17, according to the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Over the 2014 summer, Arctic sea ice melted back from its maximum extent reached in March to a coverage area of 1.94 million square miles (5.02 million square kilometers), according to analysis from NASA and NSIDC scientists. This year’s minimum extent is similar to last year’s and below the 1981-2010 average of 2.40 million square miles (6.22 million square km).
"Arctic sea ice coverage in 2014 is the sixth lowest recorded since 1978. The summer started off relatively cool, and lacked the big storms or persistent winds that can break up ice and increase melting," said Walter Meier, a research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
“Even with a relatively cool year, the ice is so much thinner than it used to be,” Meier said. “It’s more susceptible to melting.”...

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