15 Oct 2010

Time-lapse film of glaciers melting

Earlier today I posted on the Blog Action Day on water - well this sort of also fits....This week there is yet another letter in the SNJ calling climate change a myth - I do wonder what we need to do to get across the facts. I've been there before on this blog so I wont repeat again. However I did come across a very graphic video which contains time-lapse photography of glaciers melting. It is powerful stuff. See Youtube here:

Nine nations have so far set their all-time temperature records in 2010. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the planet has just come through the warmest decade, the warmest 12 months, the warmest six months, and the warmest April, May, and June on record. While a "staggering" new study from Canadian researchers has shown that warmer seawater has reduced phytoplankton, the base of the marine food chain, by 40 percent since 1950. And then, in late July, the U.S. Senate decided to do exactly nothing about climate change. See Bill McKibben's Grist article on what he thinks here.

As Bill says we need to step up the action. As he says: "Mosrtly, we need to tell the truth, resolutely and constantly. Fossil fuel is wrecking the one earth we've got. It's not going to go away because we ask politely. If we want a world that works, we're going to have to raise our voices."

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