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Arctic Report Card: Dark Times Ahead

Environment  (tags: climate-change, destruction, ecosystems, environment, endangered, globalwarming, research, science, wildlife, weather, oceans, habitat, world, nature )

- 1929 days ago -
Conditions in the Arctic are slipping rapidly from bad to worse as the pace of climate change accelerates in that region. That's the message from an annual environmental assessment of the far North, released on Wednesday.

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greenplanet e (155)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 3:33 pm
Tragic. We should be cutting greenhouse emissions and halting excessive Arctic melt. Poor Arctic foxes.

Kit B (276)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 4:56 pm

There is an albedo affect, that is when snow covered areas are hit by sunlight and reflect it back to the upper atmosphere. Less snow and snow pack means more absorption of sunlight and more heat, which in turn warms the water. It's an awful mess we have created and I don't see much sign of change.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 4:57 pm
Exactly why WE must fight, climate change!! indiviguals and continue to petiton ALL GOVERNMENTS, with logic and effectiveness!!!!!!!!!!..."THE BALL", OUR EARTH AND THE LIVES OF ALL HUMANITY AND ALL THE EARTH, ARE IN OUR HANDS, 2012 AND ON.....MAKE NO MISTAKE, IN YOUR MIND....WE ALL COUNT!!!RIGHT NOW, RIGHT HERE AND EVERY SECOND IN THE FUTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Terry V (30)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 4:59 pm

Global Warming, forgetting home

Eve of Destruction

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 4:59 pm
Geat explanation Kit. This is so saddening i fer when i have grandbabies their will be no more animals left in the Arctic so very saddening great post Carrie

Christeen A (377)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:00 pm
So sad.................

Ruth C (87)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:04 pm
All the bad things that are happening in the world is human's fault!

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (41)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:18 pm
Sad news :(

Jason S (50)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 6:06 pm
good posting, thanks

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 7:03 pm
Sadly noted.

Veronica C (24)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 9:23 pm
So sad and scary.

Frans B (582)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:36 am
so sad that we are killing ourselves...pity...this earth is such a perfect system and now we destroy it...

Patricia H. (440)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:42 am

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Monday December 10, 2012, 3:03 am
Of course it would be good to gather and burn the methane. The resultant CO2 would be less damaging than the Methane. The technical difficulties may make it impossible.
One would not like to cigarette - especially in the Tundra!

Benny R (21)
Monday December 10, 2012, 3:58 am
How depressing - and there are still people who insist that it is all in our heads only, and that global warming is a a dangerous myth eternally repeated by some misguided liberals, treehuggers and hippies. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 10, 2012, 4:31 am
Sadly noted.

Karen R (87)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:43 am

Jade N (22)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:38 am
Thank you.

David C (150)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:39 am
sadly noted....we have to keep working and caring to stop the worst actions of humanity or it will be a great loss for all life....

Past Member (0)
Monday December 10, 2012, 12:21 pm
Stop eating meat and make that change now! Earth Mother is at our mercy and too much death and pollution is coming from the animal-based industries, supported massively by the majority of the human population.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday December 10, 2012, 1:02 pm
The Arctic foxes, polar bears and other Arctic animals that are threatened with extinction due to climate change are the "canary in the coal mine." We have to do what we can to educate those who are unaware of these facts and gain more people power in growing this movement. One fear is that the leaders of various countries, rather than addressing this in an intelligent way, decided to profit from it instead. Remember "Shell Oil is Drilling in the Arctic?" Various corporations are sending huge equipment to the Arctic to cut through ice that is now thinning so they can drill for oil....this is seen as an "opportunity" for them. Disgusting & sad!

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Monday December 10, 2012, 1:33 pm
Noted thanks

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday December 10, 2012, 2:12 pm
Thanks. I agree with Kit.

Muriel S (53)
Monday December 10, 2012, 2:14 pm
Tragic. But as long as the right actions are not taken, there is no hope to change things for the better. And that's where the shoe pinches.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:13 pm
Noted thanks.

Sheila S (52)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:39 pm
Wish those beautiful babies could be safely relocated. It breaks my heart when I see photos of stranded polar bears and now this article. Very sad, indeed.

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Monday December 10, 2012, 9:11 pm
seems science not clear on this after reading full article and comments

James Merit (144)
Monday December 10, 2012, 9:37 pm
Very scary

Jenny T (41)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:45 pm
Humans are stuffing the planet.It is time that all humans developed compassion for all animals and the environment.Ban hunting

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 12:06 am
How depressing. Are people Ever going to wake up to what's really going on with the environment? Thanks Carrie

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 1:22 pm

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 4:39 pm
We need the polar ice caps to cool the planet! Without them, the sea in those regions would absorb a lot more heat.

Talya H (10)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:20 pm
Thanks for the share! :(

Reggie Thomas (5)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 9:41 am
That's to see.
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