Hey, Climate Change Deniers :
Sign Up in 2017 ---
(2017 Feb blog post)
(More reference-data links, images, and text MAY be added,
if I ever re-visit this page.)
I received my mail the other day (in February 2017). I frequently receive mailings from cruise lines. Once again, I had been sent a brochure from a cruise line that was advertising their latest cruises --- for 2017.
This brochure was from 'Crystal Cruises'. A featured cruise was their 32-day 'Northwest Passage Explorer' cruise --- leaving Aug 15, 2017.
This cruise goes from New York City to Greenland and then west to end in Seward, Alaska (near Anchorage, Alaska). The route goes through various straits and bays and seas near Canada and Alaska ( Labrador Sea, Disko Bay, Davis Strait, Croker Bay, Bellot Strait, Victoria Strait, Dolphin & Union Strait, Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait, Bering Sea ).
I remembered my days in history classes back in high school in the 1950's when history books talked about explorers in the 1500's looking --- UNSUCCESSFULLY --- for a 'Northwest Passage' from Europe to China --- via water passage ways in the Northern Hemisphere --- near or through Canada.
It was commonly taught in our history classes (in those 'days of yore', the 1950's) that there was no 'Northwest Passage' --- all attempts at finding a passage were blocked by Arctic sea ice. Even attempts to reach China in summer months of the Northern Hemisphere would be quite likely to end in failure.
Well, those explorers from the 1500's to the 1900's would be surprised to learn that --- not only is there now a passage way from the Atlantic to the Pacific by way of northern Canada --- but you can do it in the comfort of a cruise ship.
On Climate Change Deniers
For the past 10 years or so (from about 2006 to 2017), I have been wondering how 'climate change deniers' --- like Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, oil-and-gas industry lobbyists and CEO's, various U.S. Congress people (almost 100% of the Republicans) --- can deny climate change when thermo-metric and aerial-visual evidence has been showing that worldwide temperatures have (on average) been DEFINITELY increasing --- as graphs like the following have been showing.
These graphs are somewhat dated. Recent news reports (from pesky scientists), at the start of the 2016-2017 winter season, have announced that winter temperatures in the Arctic are 'suddenly' about 20 degrees Celsius warmer than in recent years.
The gutless 'lame-stream' media should repeatedly ask the following questions of 'climate change deniers' --- deniers like those people indicated above:
I plan to put a link to a 'Climate Change Deniers' web page here --- that lists people like Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, most of the Republicans in Congress, some Democrats in Congress, many lobbyists for the oil-and-gas industry, various media talking-heads (mostly 'conservatives' ... who really are not interested in conserving much of anything at all), and various oil-and-gas company CEO's and other 'deniers' of climate change.
In the meantime, here are some WEB SEARCH links that can be used to find information on 'deplorable deniers' --- and 'fake news' and 'real news' (truth) on climate change.
Exploding Human Population --- and 'Side Effects'
I have an old 2009 web page devoted to graphs of exploding human population growth. Here are a few images from that page.
That little dip, around 1400, when the plague occurred, was a huge thing at the time. But, in terms of population impact, from the point of view of someone looking back from the current vantage point, about 600 years later, the plague did not slow down human population growth much at all.
If you are a climate change denier and/or if you believe that the above graphs are 'fake news' (to use a term popular with Trump and his aides and supporters), then you only have to look at the population growth graphs of the world's major cities ---
--- to confirm that human population growth is exploding in an exponential manner --- such that, by the year 2050, the world is going to be facing some issues that have gone beyond 'the tipping point'.
Note that if large mammals had to pay taxes (like humans do), there would be good census figures on their population. However, since they do not pay taxes, we have only rough figures --- like: there were over 100,000 tigers in the world around 1900, and there are only about 10,000 in 2017.
In other words, as the human population has exploded, the populations of large mammals (those which man does not raise for food or betting or pets --- such as cows, pigs, sheep, horses, dogs, and cats) are experiencing drastic population declines. Large non-human-food mammals such as
The small mammals --- such as rats, mice, voles, squirrels, rabbits, etc. --- seem to be holding their own so far --- but even they are going to succumb to parking lots and malls and highways and urban sprawl, eventually. Their only hope for survival is for a meteor strike to wipe out the humans, like the dinosaurs --- leaving some of the subterranean dwelling small mammals to survive and eventually thrive.
SAD (as Trump likes to say). If you are a parent, be prepared for the days that you will have to tell your grandchildren (or their children) that all large mammals are no longer found 'in the wild' --- that they are only available confined in zoos --- or only available in pictures on the internet.
And just as there is a correlation between explosive exponential human population growth and accelerating population decline of large mammals, there is a correlation between human population growth and accelerating global temperature increase --- and the acceleration in the decline of ice and snow cover.
CCD-ers (Climate Change Deniers) --- Most of you are (hopefully) smarter than Trump. Do not fall for his constant stream of unfounded conspiracy theories. (Where does he get these from? Steve Bannon and the Breitbart web site?)
If you (almost half the country) are not smarter than Trump, then the USA is in for a decline and fall --- just as many European observers of what is happening in early 2017 in the USA are predicting. (I know people in Europe who are wondering 'what the heck is going on' in the USA, to borrow some of Trump's words.)
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