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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    Here we go again. Reducing the use of fossil fuels? Not significantly in my lifetime.

     

     

     
    By US estimates, the Arctic may hold 13 per cent of the world’s undiscovered oil and 30 per cent of its untapped gas as well as untold mineral resources. The London-based think-tank Chatham House talks of an Arctic “cold rushâ€. Greenland, a frozen and mostly empty sprawl of a country reaching up from the Atlantic to the Arctic Ocean, sees a chance to reclaim its pre-colonial identity. “I guess we are in the business of nation-building,†says Vittus Qujaukitsoq, the minister of economy in a government with its sights on independence.

     

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/8c2b6a12-5c71-11e3-931e-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2muNSPQDH

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......

    I do believe that only catastrophic changes ( with more and worse to come ) will sway humanity towards a kinder use of the planet he lives upon? No matter what Science tells us as long as there is 'Money to be made' then folk will seek to cash in. The current socio-economic system demands us to behave this way and reject any project that does no show 'profit' for those investing in it. The only times we have seen this pattern of being overthrown was when society reacted to clear and present danger. Should Greenland/the Arctic become accessible before a large enough crisis arrives then we will be there to 'harvest' the materials that become accessible there.

     

    What can you do?

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  • Location: Near Romford Essex.
  • Location: Near Romford Essex.

    I do believe that only catastrophic changes ( with more and worse to come ) will sway humanity towards a kinder use of the planet he lives upon? No matter what Science tells us as long as there is 'Money to be made' then folk will seek to cash in. The current socio-economic system demands us to behave this way and reject any project that does no show 'profit' for those investing in it. The only times we have seen this pattern of being overthrown was when society reacted to clear and present danger. Should Greenland/the Arctic become accessible before a large enough crisis arrives then we will be there to 'harvest' the materials that become accessible there.

     

    What can you do?

     

    That's the problem though; we have not seen these 'catastrophic' changes(with more and worse to come)

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    I wouldn't use the word 'catastrophic' but there has been in my opinion one significant change that is already having an effect. That is greater storm surges and sea level rise. One example where the actual storm played a lesser role.

     

    https://www2.ucar.edu/atmosnews/opinion/8585/dissecting-sandys-surge

     

    http://science.time.com/2013/10/29/a-year-after-sandy-living-dangerously-by-the-sea/

     

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-to-protect-new-york-city-from-storm-surges

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  • Location: Church Gresley (nr swadlincote)
  • Location: Church Gresley (nr swadlincote)

    I do believe that only catastrophic changes ( with more and worse to come ) will sway humanity towards a kinder use of the planet he lives upon? No matter what Science tells us as long as there is 'Money to be made' then folk will seek to cash in. The current socio-economic system demands us to behave this way and reject any project that does no show 'profit' for those investing in it. The only times we have seen this pattern of being overthrown was when society reacted to clear and present danger. Should Greenland/the Arctic become accessible before a large enough crisis arrives then we will be there to 'harvest' the materials that become accessible there.

     

    What can you do?

     

    I think there is case to be made that multinational companies run the world.

    have you two been watching zeitgeist??

    i don't think "we" will stop until pretty much all the known oil and gas has been used.does anyone know how many years of oil are left in the entire planet?

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