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<div class="quote-block"><b>Giant ice shelf breaks free from Canadian Arctic<br><br></b><br><br>
Updated Fri. Dec. 29 2006 9:08 AM ET<br><br><br><br>
CTV.ca News Staff<br><br><br><br>
A giant ice shelf the size of 11,000 football fields has snapped free from Canada's Arctic, leaving behind a trail of floating icy boulders. Scientists said the mass of ice broke clear 16 months ago from the coast of Ellesmere Island, in Canada's remote north. However, no one witnessed the dramatic spectacle, which took place about 800 kilometres south of the North Pole.<br><br><br><br>
Scientists using satellite images later noticed that it became a newly formed ice island in just an hour. Laval University's Warwick Vincent, who studies Arctic conditions, travelled to the new ice island and couldn't believe what he saw. "It was extraordinary," Vincent said Thursday. "This is a piece of Canadian geography that no longer exists."</div>
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Oh my gosh. I watched An Inconvenient Truth last night, and the single scariest thing about it was footage of glaciers crumbling - they are so huge and magnificent, I can't even wrap my brain around it. Scary stuff.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:"> This makes me sad.
 

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Oh good, this will replace that island that disappeared.<br><br><br><br>
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We can get American's hooked on ideas like getting rid of chemicals in aerosol cans and consuming 8 servings of dairy per day through commercials and brainwashing in the media, so if the lobbyists REALLY wanted to push the agenda to slow down global warming, they could do it. Hell, the media pumps enough fear into the American public each day. It would be relatively easy to get people scared enough to change their ways before we see US coastal cities submerged in water.<br><br><br><br>
Of course the most important thing they could do is reduce the amount of meat eaten in this nation, since farm animals are the largest producers of greenhouse gases. I wouldn't expect a nation full of vegetarians, as that is just unrealistic, but European and Mediterranean diets, for example, aren't centered around meat dishes. Changing people's minds of how to eat would take time and money, but they already have wasted time and money in Got Milk and other dairy and meat advertising (Beef, it's what's for dinner comes to mind.)
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Calhoun07</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
We can get American's hooked on ideas like getting rid of chemicals in aerosol cans and consuming 8 servings of dairy per day through commercials and brainwashing in the media, so if the lobbyists REALLY wanted to push the agenda to slow down global warming, they could do it. Hell, the media pumps enough fear into the American public each day. It would be relatively easy to get people scared enough to change their ways before we see US coastal cities submerged in water.<br><br><br><br>
Of course the most important thing they could do is reduce the amount of meat eaten in this nation, since farm animals are the largest producers of greenhouse gases. I wouldn't expect a nation full of vegetarians, as that is just unrealistic, but European and Mediterranean diets, for example, aren't centered around meat dishes. Changing people's minds of how to eat would take time and money, but they already have wasted time and money in Got Milk and other dairy and meat advertising (Beef, it's what's for dinner comes to mind.)</div>
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I found it interesting that Al Gore didn't once mention the meat industry as a contributor to global warming. But, then again, he talked about farming cattle with his dad growing up and how great that was. I guess old habits die hard.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Blue Plastic Straw</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Where are we going, and why are we in this handbasket?</div>
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If that handbasket is going where I think it is, there's going to be a lot more ice melting before we get there!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>colorful</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I found it interesting that Al Gore didn't once mention the meat industry as a contributor to global warming. But, then again, he talked about farming cattle with his dad growing up and how great that was. I guess old habits die hard.</div>
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I appreciate what Al Gore is trying to do, but in the end, as far as I am concerned, he's always going to be a politician and won't want to step on toes that would threaten his politics. At least he's pointing people in the right direction. If people are educated to a degree by what he's got to offer then hopefully they will continue that education outside of Al Gore's seminars and come to see the meat industry is a huge contributer to global warming.
 

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That is very disconcerting considering that it is mid-winter. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/worried.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":worried:">
 

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Actually, the ice shelf broke free in August 2005. It IS rather disconcerting that the discovery was only made recently. What else is happening under our noses environment-wise that we don't know about? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/worried.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":worried:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Sketchy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
As a race we should be proud. 100,000 years to build and less than a hundred to destroy. Humans are great.</div>
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well.. it is generally easier to destroy than to build. goooo humans!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Amy SF</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Actually, the ice shelf broke free in August 2005. It IS rather disconcerting that the discovery was only made recently. What else is happening under our noses environment-wise that we don't know about? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/worried.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":worried:"></div>
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yeah, I found that to be pretty concerning myself....
 

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*starts frantically looking through shed in back yard for the rubber dinghy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:">
 

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heheh... she said "dinghy" heheh...
 
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