Comments on: A view from the North – Alaska’s melting glaciers http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/08/25/a-view-from-the-north-alaskas-melting-glaciers/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Victoria http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/08/25/a-view-from-the-north-alaskas-melting-glaciers/comment-page-1/#comment-343420 Mon, 30 Nov 2009 15:15:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/08/25/a-view-from-the-north-alaskas-melting-glaciers/#comment-343420 Is the melting glaciers of alaska a sign of things to come? I’m 17 and it’s sad when you think about what they used to be. I want to be a wildlife veterinarian and travel to Alaska. It sucks because my generation is far too late.

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By: QUESTIONall http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/08/25/a-view-from-the-north-alaskas-melting-glaciers/comment-page-1/#comment-342881 Sat, 07 Nov 2009 16:06:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/08/25/a-view-from-the-north-alaskas-melting-glaciers/#comment-342881 I would disagree with desik. If you look at the amount of volcanic activity and other carbon releasing natural phenomena. Humans have produced a fraction of the total amount that has been released thru the centuries. We can’t either discard the effects of humans, which is very significant, or elevate the effects of humans as the “root of all evil” in the search for truth about global warming. I am not convinced in the least that the global initiatives that are being proposed will make a difference. Although tainted science, it has at least made individuals aware of the problem of using fossil fuels.

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By: Questionall http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/08/25/a-view-from-the-north-alaskas-melting-glaciers/comment-page-1/#comment-342880 Sat, 07 Nov 2009 15:57:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/08/25/a-view-from-the-north-alaskas-melting-glaciers/#comment-342880 As a scientist, I am intrigued by locations like Greenland. It was a location for thriving communities, until a middle ages ice age made it uninhabitable. Glaciers receded prior to the industrial revolution, although at a slower rate. We can’t assume why, we must prove why.My desire for lower carbon emissions and alternative fuel sources can never taint my objective and nonselective use of the available data. Study of the global temperature cycles has been hijacked. Nonrelativistic scientist must take it back.We must look at ALL global cooling and warming data objectively or we are guilty of practicing the “RELIGION” of Scientific Naturalism and not true Scientific Naturalism.

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By: desik http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/08/25/a-view-from-the-north-alaskas-melting-glaciers/comment-page-1/#comment-336142 Sat, 30 Aug 2008 15:47:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/08/25/a-view-from-the-north-alaskas-melting-glaciers/#comment-336142 Of course the living world around us is and always has been changing – who has ever denied this ? – its the rate and scale of change caused by human actvity that’s the problem . The planet has never had to absorb the level of destructive activity we’re responsible for from any other form of life dependant on it before so the past offers no great reassurances of how the planet will respond to the changes we are inflicting on it .Conditions favourable to human life on earth can change and recede too.

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By: Natureguy http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/08/25/a-view-from-the-north-alaskas-melting-glaciers/comment-page-1/#comment-336133 Fri, 29 Aug 2008 06:46:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/08/25/a-view-from-the-north-alaskas-melting-glaciers/#comment-336133 As mentioned above, if the glacier is melting since 1815, doens’t it hint towards false mongering by IPCC?

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By: Peter Black http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/08/25/a-view-from-the-north-alaskas-melting-glaciers/comment-page-1/#comment-336128 Thu, 28 Aug 2008 21:40:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/08/25/a-view-from-the-north-alaskas-melting-glaciers/#comment-336128 It would be amazing to have before and after pics of glaciers and their changes through time. We do have some now, and for the most part they demonstrate the receeding nature of glaciers in the 20th and 21st centuries. I was able to pull them into a google map format for easy viewing:http://environmentaldefenseblogs .org/climateatlas/2008/06/24/glacier-bef ore-and-after-picshot-or-not/

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