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Interesting to watch as the planet's surface becomes modified by humans.
Here's is an animation showing the global pattern of human land use over the last eight thousand hears, a time when human populations began expanding following the origins of agriculture. It's interesting how quickly humans began effecting growth. The write up below the video explains it more.
There are areas around Norfolk VA are already experiencing flooding and the city has paid for people to raise their houses. The Naval shipyard is going to raise the docks too.
Chris - interesting map. Being selfish, I looked at my own area. Surprised to see effect this far inland. My town is on the Columbia river. Through no intent or insight of my own, I live at a higher, hillside elevation. Better make sure the guest room is ready.
Here's a map that shows rising sea levels. It opens at 1 foot and can be adjusted to 10 feet.
For the first time ever, the EPA is on the verge of proposing federal limits on climate disrupting carbon pollution. I just sent a message to the EPA to let them know I support strong carbon pollution protections. You should too! Check it out: http://action.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&id...
Here's a query for global warming solutions from The Union for Concerned Scientists that results in a bunch of solutions.
Here's their Take Action site and an article to Flood Congress with Support for Climate Action
Sorry I get long winded sometimes and my point gets lost. I if you are working on these things already? What can I and others do to help? The list is a good start. How do we get from here to there. Besides doing our own little thing around home. Is there a plan? I never said I wanted to be an individualist. Although if you were to get a half a billion individuals to do the right thing don't you think that would help the cause? I find with no plan the direction gets lost.
With computing and technology at its current level gasoline tax could be levied depending on the mpg and pollution output of the car being filled. This could be done with a camera that records the license plate to identify which kind of vehicle it is then when it's a Humve the taxes could be higher than if it were say a Prius.
Guy, you missed my point... the problems I stated ARE the ones I'm actively working on at the present time. I make bloody sure I don't aid the miscreants of our world in keeping humanity down, that's why I do not promote individual guilt trips (individual actions which do not significantly help the planet), I promote changing the system. I WAS the individual purist environmentalist (guilt-tripper) for 2-1/2 decades, I grew out of it once I understood where the problem really lays, after watching every little battle we'd win be lost a few years later, as soon as we turned our backs. If you had known me in my 20s-30s, you could have found not a single environmental flaw in my day to day behaviour, and I encouraged (through example) many others along that path... but meanwhile, more greedy social climbers were doing the exact opposite and destroying life at the systemic levels in unprecedented levels. Acting individually has been going on for several decades, it's not a new idea. The environmental movement needs to change its priorities.
The problem with winning small battles is that the rich greedies of the world pretend to be beaten, and then patiently wait 2-3-5 years, until the whatever small campaign we're doing is out of the media picture, then, behind closed doors, in secrecy, they go ahead and reverse whatever small win we had achieved. In the end, us little Davids can win any number of battles, but without cutting off Goliath's head, Goliath just keep regenerating, and growing.
Another error the environmental movement has suffered from in the past 3 decades is focusing on: "lets do it for our children". The problem with this mantra is that it delays all action to the future, and further, and further, with each generation, and nothing ever gets done. It's time we said fuck the children, let's do this now, FOR US.
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