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28-07-2013, 02:39 PM (This post was last modified: 28-07-2013 03:00 PM by Julius.)
Yeah...Arctice Ice Free by 2058!
According to many Climate Scientists, the Arctic will be Ice Free by 2058! http://www.ibtimes.com/arctic-may-be-ice...ta-1347881

That is so cool if it's true! I mean, once the Arctic is Ice Free, the Polar Bear will probably die off and mankind will be finally rid of this menace.

Also, think of all the new fishing and mining opportunities that will become available as the Arctic warms! And...there will already be cheap and desperate labor force in place (i.e., the Eskimos) just begging to do these low-paid, dangerous jobs. Finally, after being frozen out for so long, the arctic could become a cornucopia of wealth.

Also, warmer Arctic Weather may allow us an opportunity to build isolated Waste Dumps capable of containing the most toxic chemical and nuclear waste society has produced. Finally, a place to get rid of all that dangerous filth.

We are living in remarkable times.

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28-07-2013, 03:07 PM
RE: Yeah...Arctice Ice Free by 2058!
(28-07-2013 02:39 PM)Julius Wrote:  According to many Climate Scientists, the Arctic will be Ice Free by 2058! http://www.ibtimes.com/arctic-may-be-ice...ta-1347881

That is so cool if it's true! I mean, once the Arctic is Ice Free, the Polar Bear will probably die off and mankind will be finally rid of this menace.

Also, think of all the new fishing and mining opportunities that will become available as the Arctic warms! And...there will already be cheap and desperate labor force in place (i.e., the Eskimos) just begging to do these low-paid, dangerous jobs. Finally, after being frozen out for so long, the arctic could become a cornucopia of wealth.

Also, warmer Arctic Weather may allow us an opportunity to build isolated Waste Dumps capable of containing the most toxic chemical and nuclear waste society has produced. Finally, a place to get rid of all that dangerous filth.

We are living in remarkable times.

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HA! Polar Bear can't swim! One more killer-bear dead!

Just think how much better it would be if global warming were really true. Smile


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05-08-2013, 01:55 PM
RE: Yeah...Arctice Ice Free by 2058!
(28-07-2013 03:07 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(28-07-2013 02:39 PM)Julius Wrote:  According to many Climate Scientists, the Arctic will be Ice Free by 2058! http://www.ibtimes.com/arctic-may-be-ice...ta-1347881

That is so cool if it's true! I mean, once the Arctic is Ice Free, the Polar Bear will probably die off and mankind will be finally rid of this menace.

Also, think of all the new fishing and mining opportunities that will become available as the Arctic warms! And...there will already be cheap and desperate labor force in place (i.e., the Eskimos) just begging to do these low-paid, dangerous jobs. Finally, after being frozen out for so long, the arctic could become a cornucopia of wealth.

Also, warmer Arctic Weather may allow us an opportunity to build isolated Waste Dumps capable of containing the most toxic chemical and nuclear waste society has produced. Finally, a place to get rid of all that dangerous filth.

We are living in remarkable times.

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HA! Polar Bear can't swim! One more killer-bear dead!

Just think how much better it would be if global warming were really true. Smile


Oh, wait. Consider

Global Warming is happening, and I just hope it's long enough and strong enough to rid the world of Polar Bears - which are some very bad animals. Here's what a Polar Bear does when it comes to town looking to eat someone's arse:



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05-08-2013, 01:57 PM
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The demise of the Polar bear is a bit overstated. They are actually just interbreeding with the brown bear and surviving that way.

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05-08-2013, 02:09 PM
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(05-08-2013 01:57 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  The demise of the Polar bear is a bit overstated. They are actually just interbreeding with the brown bear and surviving that way.

I don't think so. They will disappear as a distinct species/sub-species.

They are grizzlies adapted to their Arctic lifestyle.

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05-08-2013, 02:25 PM
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(05-08-2013 02:09 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(05-08-2013 01:57 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  The demise of the Polar bear is a bit overstated. They are actually just interbreeding with the brown bear and surviving that way.

I don't think so. They will disappear as a distinct species/sub-species.

They are grizzlies adapted to their Arctic lifestyle.

That evolution for you. Regardless of the cause that specialisation is proving to no longer be viable so it is co-mingling with a group that is better able to deal with the environment.

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05-08-2013, 03:53 PM
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I remember hearing in ~1996 that scientists predicted that by 2014 we would be entering another ice-age.

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05-08-2013, 04:01 PM
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(05-08-2013 03:53 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  I remember hearing in ~1996 that scientists predicted that by 2014 we would be entering another ice-age.

That's still possible. What has happened is a greater instability and variability in the weather patterns.

We don't have a good enough understanding of climate to predict what will happen. The climate may go into an oscillation.

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11-08-2013, 01:04 AM (This post was last modified: 11-08-2013 01:09 AM by DeepThought.)
RE: Yeah...Arctice Ice Free by 2058!
Personally, I'd like to go explore Antarctica when the land gets exposed. The planet will look vastly different. Maybe we can even uncover some extinct species as the ice melts. We'll be able to sequence some genomes of extinct species.

There could be allot of positive feedback in the climate from the release of methane trapped in the ice in the form of rotten biomass.

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11-08-2013, 05:19 PM
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The thawing of the north would be great economically for Canada as far as I can tell - more resource extraction, easier trade, more development... Though the Inuit people will probably mostly lose in the short term since adaptation to a different lifestyle and economy will be slow.

I'm also interested in how the changing climate will affect the tree line. A few degrees means a lot because the lowest temperature the hardiest spruce can survive is around the lowest it gets in the northern part of the mainland. The winters over the last few decades have mostly been from 0.1 to 6.5 degrees warmer than the average, so survivability is up and the rate of temperature change has actually outpaced the expansion rate of the forest. If trends continue, other species could survive farther north too. Maples and birch in Nunavut within 100 years? I find such things fascinating.

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