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Nicoalbum

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:29:34 AM

As world temperatures and sea levels rise, the effects of global warming will be felt most acutely in Canada and other countries far from the equator, says a Canadian researcher and co-ordinating author of the latest report from IPCC

The first stage of the UN-backed panel’s authoritative report was released Fri and accompanied by a challenge, issued by Ban Ki-moon, for the world to “seize the opportunities of a low-carbon future.” John Kerry called it an “alarm bell” and pledged to work to reduce emissions

But the report drew little fanfare in Ottawa

Canada is among the top emitters per capita in the G20. It’s the clearest evidence yet that global warming is occurring – and that humans are the main cause

Climate warming is amplified at high latitudes. So warming over Canada is larger
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:23:30 PM

Bull
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:53:53 PM

Thank you for submitting this article, Nicoalbum.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:32:32 AM

Hey Canucks, I've got some climate you could change to... Come visit Phoenix anytime from say May to Sept. How's 115-118 degrees suit you?!?!?! Ever walk in to a blast furnace. Come on down then...
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 12:50:22 AM

Sure.
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Robert44
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:05:31 PM

John Kerry need wake up from his nightmare of global warming and smell the roses!!! Global warming is biggest hoax in history of world!!!
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:41:26 PM

it is felt everywhere
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:35:48 PM

drpepperTX: right
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:32:48 PM

Just a little fact, the Earth has warmed before, many times, and it will cool again, many times, as it has naturally for eons.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:20:22 PM

Does anybody believe this scaremongering nonsense any more?
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 9:56:34 PM

I suppose the previous times the earth has undergone changes, most people were in denial.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 9:55:44 PM

Global warming alarmists are really in panic mode!
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 8:35:50 PM

Get ready for more immigration, Canada.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 7:32:08 PM

Yeah, I'd think they'd be tickled in Canada to have a little more warmth.

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 5:51:22 PM

Agreed
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 5:24:17 PM

climates always change and if we stop paving over paradise things might change ... a little
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 4:58:05 PM

Even New York is warmer than it used to be.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 4:20:18 PM

Climate always changes
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 4:10:49 PM

Just more BS
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 3:26:57 PM

They ought to do something now and not wait.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 3:01:49 PM

Keep up the good work ...
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:55:03 PM

Canada the new Florida.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:50:01 PM

Be prepared for climate change. If it doesn't happen, so what?
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OK
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:23:36 PM

Interesting article.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 2:20:20 PM

The countries like Canada will see it first.... The other countries near equator is the half cooked frog in the boiling pot... And the hotter they get, the more AC they turn on, and the faster temperature increase for them.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 1:37:53 PM

Note this: "Climate warming is amplified at high latitudes."

Its what the complacent in Toronto and Cincinnati and Houston just do not get. THEY might be running AC a few more days a year, but when permafrost (just like it says, perpetually frozen, even in mid summer, just under the surface, and down from 20 to well over 100 feet deep) melts and all the tundra starts emitting all that methane trapped there, then the change really happens fast. What is changing fastest is the seasonal temperatures in the high latitudes. Alaska in the mid 90s?? The north of Canada and Russia--the two largest countries in the world in land mass, have a huge amount of this ticking time bomb land.

Just a little fact: "PERMAFROST is a widespread phenomenon in the northern parts of North America and Eurasia, and in Antarctica. Between 40 and 50 per cent of Canada’s total land surface of 3.8 million square miles is underlain by permafrost. The total land area of the U.S.S.R. exceeds 8 million square miles of which 47 per cent is underlain by permafrost." (Tsytovich 1958)

http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDQQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fpubs.aina.ucalgary.ca%2Farctic%2FArctic13-3-163.pdf&ei=6mFIUoScFLOFyQGFwYDIDA&usg=AFQjCNEf4pfv4PTICL8UGQzvz74aSUCucg&bvm=bv.53217764,d.aWc

That is about 6 million square miles of permafrost. That is a lot of frozen boglands with trapped frozen methane; all of it closer and closer to mass melting on a seasonal basis.

Google 'methane' effect as a greenhouse gas compared to carbon dioxide.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 1:22:19 PM

A repeat article again manipulating the answer with little understanding of the real causes. Worth the same comments:

Quote: "Human beings are the cause of this transformation, and only action by human beings can save the world from its worst impacts.” J.Kerry

The sad part about most of the research done to date is that it's goal is/was to prove their answer to global warming was right rather that determining the real causes (hint: we can't control what's below our feet nor beyond our planet's changing magnetic field).

CO2 and it's other GHG are just symptoms. Global warming started some 10,000 years ago without industry and its carbon related emissions. In fact Earth went through some 19 cycles of warming, cooling & ice ages in the past 1.8 million years: all without combustion of hydrocarbons.

The sad reality is that CO2 'et al' are not the cause and we are not preparing for its worsening impacts. Instead, we are squandering trillions trying to develop ineffective and "costly" energy alternatives. Politicians answer: tax more, tax CO2.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 1:11:29 PM

good afternoon and welcome to eco nonsense buddy
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 12:32:30 PM

Global climate speculation.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 12:01:02 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:51:02 AM

especially in artic waters
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:47:05 AM

I think they are right. The world should shut down all coal fired, natural gas fired and nuclear power plants. Make the use of electricity punishable by 30 years minimum in prison. Ban anything that emits anything. Ban all forms of transportation, including airplanes, cars, trucks and trains. And most important put a $10,000.00 monthly carbon tax on every human being for exhaling carbon dioxide. There that should fix everything.

[Edited by: Nikontraveler at 9/29/2013 11:47:46 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:35:20 AM

not good
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:19:31 AM

We can ignore this all we want, but the damage will still take place until we change our way of life
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:12:32 AM

Might be good
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 11:08:58 AM

Of course Canada is among the top emitters per capita. We live in a cold climate across a spread out country.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:59:56 AM

Well, since the Canadians have a good chunk of the Arctic, they would be able to see it firsthand.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:56:23 AM

Politicians take heed. Canada must adapt more rapidly to climate shift.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:45:30 AM

It will be felt in the countries which push all the Green initiatives...

Lets look at Germany...Billions invested in the Green Energy and the research shows it will slow Global Warming by 37 minutes....

Not really good bang for you buck...but when is anything Socialistic gets good bang for your buck? It is all about intentions, feelings and emotions and not the real world.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:44:04 AM

America will become the next Sahara Desert.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:39:13 AM

money talks
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:30:59 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2013 10:30:46 AM

I'd like to have less harsh winter and spend less on winter packages and on heating
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