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breezy posted a topic in EARTH EVENTSAugust 13, 2013 Barbara Hollingsworth CNSNews.com) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released its “State of the Climate in 2012” report, which states that “worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record.” But the report “fails to mention  was one of the coolest of the decade, and thus confirms the cooling trend,” according to an analysis by climate blogger Pierre Gosselin. “To no one’s surprise, the report gives the reader the impression that warming is galloping ahead out of control,” writes Gosselin. “But their data shows just the opposite.” Although the NOAA report noted that in 2012, “the Arctic continues to warm” with “sea ice reaching record lows,” it also stated that the Antarctica sea ice “reached a record high of 7.51 million square miles” on Sept. 26, 2012. http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/what-global-warming-2012-data-confirms-earth-cooling-trend#sthash.3ixGIcvt.dpuf
I’ve been following the arctic sea ice and release of methane situation for a couple of years now, and I have to say I’m really concerned. People I talk with about this are in denial and basically are pretty much ignorant of the events currently taking place and the serious situation that is more than likely going to occur. It really is only a matter of time, and it may be sooner than any of us expect. There is abundant scientific information on the web that clearly outlines this issue and the dangerous future ahead. CO2 levels are off the charts, methane is being released in quantities not seen since the last time our earth went thru an extinction period, chemtrails are obliterating all clear skies throughout the world and softly and quietly depositing deadly toxins, and nothing is being done to stop any of this. Well, if there is it isn’t enough by any measure. So, what’s an average ordinary normal person to do? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fAHqn0K5wQ A NO-RETURN EARTH-CATASTROPHE BY SEPTEMBER 2015! Unless we take IMMEDIATE and strong countermeasures, arctic sea ice will disappear completely by September of 2015, and all the sun's energy will warm Tundra (permafrost areas), and cold oceans, where gigatons of methane (three times the total of all coal, oil, and gas combined), previously, safely tucked away, are now melting and evaporating into the atmosphere—in 2012 about 50 million tons evaporated alone. http://www.expertclick.com/NRWire/Releasedetails.aspx?id=68275 http://www.ameg.me/index.php http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/exposure-of-sky-striping-program-will-come-through-local-economy/ https://robertscribbler.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/the-arctic-methane-monster-exhales-third-tundra-crater-found/ Civil and military collaborations should also be sought for monitoring methane point sources. Countries in the Arctic Council together spend more than US$9 billion per year on military activities in the region, which is of increasing geopolitical and commercial interest owing to the retreat of sea ice (see go.nature.com/kqsga3). A small share of the funds could support scientific research that aligns with military interests, such as the factors affecting Arctic thaw. Ships, drones, aircraft, satellites and methane-measurement platforms on land could be shared, for instance. The Canadian Coast Guard and Danish navy fleets already collaborate with public scientific institutions in the Arctic. A closer integration of terrestrial and coastal marine research is needed to understand the most rapidly varying methane sources. This should include, for example, the influence of sea-ice dynamics on ecosystem functioning on land in terms of the carbon cycle and methane emissions9. Joint funding programmes are sorely needed. One successful model is the Nordic Top-Level Research Initiative, which supports a centre of excellence, DEFROST, and brings together terrestrial and marine researchers as well as climate modellers. A forthcoming report by the Arctic Council's Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme expert group on methane, scheduled for publication in 2015, should lay out directions for work in coming years. http://www.nature.com/news/climate-science-understand-arctic-methane-variability-1.15196 http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/05/scientists-may-have-cracked-the-giant-siberian-crater-mystery-and-the-news-isnt-good/ http://www.livescience.com/48290-siberian-holes-bermuda-triangle-mystery.html http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/ Of course they can produce methane for energy, but what about the local community’s health and welfare? Big money coming to town soon. But who benefits really? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-16394635 http://www.btcctb.org/en/news/three-sites-identified-methane-exploitation-lake-kivu http://aecnewsroom.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=3836239-0
breezy posted a topic in General DiscussionStudy sheds new light on origins of Arctic inhabitants April 29,2015 Dene Moore People walk along a path in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick "The Arctic was the last region on earth to be colonized by humans and many of its mysteries endure. Now a new study sheds some light on the human history of the land, thanks to modern DNA technology. “We’re trying to learn more about the origins and the ancestral ties between human populations that migrated into Canada and Greenland several thousand years ago, with populations further west in Alaska,” says Geoffrey Hayes, a geneticist at Northwestern University in Illinois and one of the authors of the study. Archeologists have long held that the North Slope of Alaska was the most likely place that those first inhabitants entered the Arctic some 4,500 years ago. The DNA study by Hayes and his colleagues bolsters the case. It’s is the first evidence that genetically ties Iñupiat and Inuit populations throughout Alaska, Canada and Greenland back to the North Slope. The study, published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, found a genetic link to both the Paleo- and Neo-Eskimos that inhabited the land before European contact with today’s Inupiat population of the North Slope. Nowhere else did they find the DNA remnants of those first settlers, including the Dorset people that once lived in the Canadian Arctic." snip https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/the-arctic-was-the-last-region-on-earth-to-be-165234394.html