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Archive for Global warming

Climate change in the arctic

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NOON

“She told me how her mother had taught her to sew skins and make clothing. She told me stories of hunting and fishing, of a happy time when wolves and caribou could be seen from the hamlet.

“You could tell the weather by the smell of the wind. The fragrance of leaves and flowers meant rain from the south; the smell of sea meant rain from the north.”

She looked out of her window at the quad bikes whining down the dusty roads. “The only smell now is petrol”.

BBC – ARCTIC VOICE DROWNING IN CLIMATIC SHIFT

Arctic scenes

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NOON

Never having been there, for some reason, I love pictures of the arctic and would love to see it in real life but never will. Well, maybe I will…. Anyway here is an arctic scene which you can click on to see it full size.

ICE FLOATING IN ARCTIC SEA
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Dot Earth

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MORNING

The New York times runs a fascinating blog……..

“By 2050 or so, the world population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of people alive today. Those billions will be seeking food, water and other resources on a planet where, scientists say, humans are already shaping climate and the web of life. In Dot Earth, reporter Andrew C. Revkin examines efforts to balance human affairs with the planet’s limits. Supported in part by a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Mr. Revkin tracks relevant news from suburbia to Siberia, and conducts an interactive exploration of trends and ideas with readers and experts.”

DOT EARTH