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Sunday, September 26, 2010

What is climate change?

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What is climate change?
What are today’s problems?

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It seems to me that we still do not know what to do to take care of our planet earth, so these questions arise: What is climate change? What are today's problems? Let us look at them?
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What are today's problems?
What is climate change?
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Climate change is the greatest threat facing our planet. Humans are causing climate change, and humans can stop it getting worse. We can keep our planet healthy for future generations by acting on climate change now.
What’s causing the problem?
Humans are causing climate change by adding huge amounts of carbon dioxide (C02) and other greenhouse polluting gases to our atmosphere. The biggest source of greenhouse pollution is burning fossil fuels (like coal and oil) for energy.

Why is the planet warming?
Earth is wrapped in a delicately balanced ‘blanket’ of gases. Like a greenhouse in a garden, this insulating layer traps heat from the sun, and sustains life.
Human activities (like burning coal and oil) are adding huge amounts of greenhouse pollution to the atmosphere. The pollution stays in the atmosphere for many decades. Greenhouse pollution is making Earth’s ‘blanket’ unnaturally thick, and this is heating up the planet. This is commonly called global warming. The heat trap is also causing many unusual and dangerous changes to our climate and weather systems, best described as climate change.

Climate change and you
Australia is particularly vulnerable to climate change – environmentally and economically. We already live on the driest inhabited continent on earth. Climate change is making most of Australia drier. We are already experiencing more severe droughts in the bush, and water shortages in our cities.
Climate change is bad for our economy, and bad for our individual hip-pockets. In 2009, Victoria faced some of the worst Bushfires on record. Professor David Karoly from the University of Melbourne’s School of Earth Sciences discusses how the record heatwaves and prolonged drought prior to the February 2009 bushfires in Victoria could be linked directly to climate change.
We can stop climate change, but only by making major reductions in the amount of greenhouse pollution we create. To cut pollution, we need to drastically change the way we use and produce energy.
Individuals, businesses and governments need to become much more energy efficient and stop wasting energy. And we need to move to clean, renewable sources of energy.
Renewable energy is available now, safe for the environment and good for our economy. By dealing with climate change, we can make Australia a world leader in renewable energy and create thousands of jobs and new exports.
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Monday, September 6, 2010

Oceans on brink of mass extinction

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Oceans on brink of mass extinction

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It seems to me that we still do not know what to do to take care of our planet earth, as this study shows we are slowly poisoning the oceans, which in turn will change the existing life on earth for a long time. We should really ask ourselves, what can we do to improve our chances of survival?

THIS IS WHAT WAS REPORTED;

Oceans on brink of mass extinction: study
Friday, 3 September 2010 Stephen Pincock
ABC



The study warns human activities are threatening to trigger a mass extinction event in our oceans (Source: Naomi Brookfield, file photo/User submitted)
Climate change, over-fishing and other human impacts have pushed the oceans to the brink of a mass extinction that could take tens of millions of years to recover from, an Australian scientist says.
Dr John Alroy from Macquarie University in Sydney has used the fossil record of the ocean, dating back more than 500 million years, to study how major changes in marine animal groups take place.
His work is published today in the journal Science.
In the course of the past 540 million years, marine animals have undergone several mass extinctions that saw dominant life forms suddenly replaced by others, he says.
For example, about 250 million years ago, species of animals known as lamp shells, which had dominated sea-beds, were suddenly replaced by clams and snails.
"The lamp shells were all over the place and diverse for a quarter of a billion years, then the biggest mass extinction in the history of life on earth happened - the Permian-Triassic extinction - and they went from being all over the place, to being rare and not very diverse."
Resetting the rules
Until recently, scientists had thought these extinction events were governed by the slow unwinding of predictable evolutionary "rules" that operated over hundreds of millions of years, says Alroy.
"What my paper shows is that that story is fundamentally wrong, in that it doesn't take into account the way a big evolutionary innovation or mass extinction can overturn the rules."
"The change in the balance of groups is not random. It's not that some groups have good luck and some have bad luck. There has actually been a resetting of the rules of evolution."
New order
Human activities such as over-fishing, the acidification of the oceans and the introduction of imported species are threatening to trigger another such event, Alroy warns.
"It's not just a mass extinction, but a massive reshuffling of species across the globe. We're simultaneously ruining the environment and selectively wiping out certain groups."
This combination of stresses threatens to leave ocean biodiversity devastated, he says. "Things are so bad right now in so many different ways it's very hard to imagine that you wouldn't have a big long-term overturn in the balance of groups."
The fossil record shows that the consequences of this kind of mass extinction can last for many millions of years.
"It will take tens of millions of years before there is a full recovery with respect to the number of species in the ocean and the balance of groups," Alroy says. "It will establish a new order that will persist for a very long time."
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