GLOBAL WARMING AS IT AFFECTS SOUTHERN GREENLAND

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  1. Tris

    I must confess I find the various arguments about the environment very confusing, but I do think that global warming can’t be a good thing in the longer term, well after I’m gone but still not a good thing. The weather is changing, maybe I’m wrong but Dundee felt a lot colder than it is now when I was a kid in the winter. It feels like it is just damp all the time, even the summer is just damp now, not good as it must change the soil, the crops and effect buildings etc. The ice melting is something I find a little scary to be honest, Greenland looks beautiful but I would rather it were still covered in ice.

    Bruce

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    1. There used to be big arguments on blogs about global warming, where everyone professed themselves to be expert at it.

      I’m not a climatologist and I have no earthly idea what is causing it, but it seems to he happening.

      It’s warm here . There were a couple of days last week when it was chilly, but not cold. Daffs are budding, and it’s spring like. I can see buds looking as if they are starting to burst open.

      There was no snow in Reykjavik in December as far as i could see, and there’s only a smattering now.

      And Greenland is getting warmer, as the film says.

      Who knows.

      It’s bad for many people, droughts, and loss of crops. It’s worrying that sea level is rising. An iceberg the size of Manhattan Island is about to break off Antarctica. So far all we have ever really heard about is how bad it is for everyone, but if it is helping the Greenlanders, well at least someone is benefiting.

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  2. “many people”

    There’s yer problem right there. Too many. A much lower human population will reduce the pressure on the resources, and on the natural fauna and flora. There are far too many humans. If we can fix that then we will be able to cope with a hotter planet, and we will all be comfortable.

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    1. No doubt we are over populated. We won; be able to go on feeding a growing population…well not at the standard we currently do in the developed world.

      Not sure what we are going to be able to do about that, unless we have some catastrophe that wipes out a few billion.

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  3. When you consider the carbon figures from the USA, China, India etc.. we could drive electric cars till we are blue in the face in Scotland and in global terms it would matter not a jot.

    What we can do is become world leaders in wind and wave power, export energy, become educators of the ‘less enlightened ‘ and make a big pot of cash in the process. Trouble is we’ve destroyed a lot of our peat moss by sticking wind farms on it and have released the carbon captured. Not a shining example to hold up as a sales pitch because we’ve managed to, through subsidy, pay business to bugger our own environment all in the name of Mr Fast Buck. Yet we hold this up in Scotland as some sort of major success.

    Just have a quick look at where the majority of wind turbines are situated in Scotland. They’re not in affluent areas that I can see. There are none on Arthur’s seat for example. My goodness can you imagine the outcry. Where I live you can stand up on the hill and they festoon the landscape at all points of the compass, well that’s apart from north where theyre absent because they would spoil the well off people’s view. The bottom line is, if your an oke from muskoke you can have all the renewable energy generation you can eat.

    Much more intelligent people than me (and that’s not by any means an unattainable goal) are saying that the damage has already been done, climate change is irreversible and it’s too late to do any thing about it. If this is true then future generations are going to have to find ways to survive and make do. I wish them well.

    In any event we cannot trust capitalism to save the environment, we need something different which means I’m sad to say that we are all royally fucked.

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    1. In fairness though, they didn’t build carbon fuel generators in the back gardens of the rich. They never put a nuclear plant at the bottom of the Saxe Coburgs’ gardens and the coal mine and their slag heaps were well out of view of the mine owners and their families, in some cases just outside the village school, as we were recently reminded.

      So green energy production was never going to blot the landscape of those who could pull strings to ensure that it didn’t.

      Britain is that kinda place, but i suspect that most places are that kind of place.

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      1. Yes that’s true but it’s a real bummer when where you live is the target and then you get called a NIMBY if you say,”hey wait a minute”. At least I know now why they took the bings away.

        A billion flies can’t be wrong, eat shit.

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