Polar bears resort to cannibalism as Arctic ice shrinks

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monty
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29 Sep 2008, 9:00 pm

ShawnWilliam wrote:
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Cars are responsible for 0,5% of the carbon dioxyde in the atmosphere. The nature itself is responsible for 96,5%.


*snort*
Are you really assuming that cars are the only source of anthropogenic greenhouse gasses?


No, but human activity is only responsible for 3-3,5% of the co2. The rest is caused by Mother Nature.


amen..


Wait, I thought it was your side that claimed that we were creating a religion around global warming. In fact, you'se guys are chanting unprovable dogma and ending it with amens and hallelujahs!



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29 Sep 2008, 9:11 pm

While those facts may technically be true, it may only take 5% to actually tip the balance in favour of global warming.


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30 Sep 2008, 12:53 am

Quatermass wrote:
While those facts may technically be true, it may only take 5% to actually tip the balance in favour of global warming.


Not exactly, at least not while within the confines of physics and climatology.


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30 Sep 2008, 1:14 am

Ishmael wrote:
Quatermass wrote:
While those facts may technically be true, it may only take 5% to actually tip the balance in favour of global warming.


Not exactly, at least not while within the confines of physics and climatology.


Remember the Butterfly effect. Only a small difference can potentially lead to a larger difference later on.

Personally, I think that there are too many people who are oxygen thieves in custody (pedophiles, serial/mass murderers), and I think getting rid of these will help a little. The knock-on effect is enormous! Not only do you get rid of their direct carbon dioxide production, but you also reduce the amount of power, food and need for construction of new prisons. Or else you give the prison resources to those who deserve rehabilitation.


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30 Sep 2008, 6:19 am

I thought polar bears have always been cannibalistic? Often the mothers have to protect the young from the father because he will try to eat them.



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30 Sep 2008, 8:01 am

here is a scientific paper regarding cannibalism in polar bears. http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/arctic/Arctic52-3-307.pdf It was published in 1999.



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30 Sep 2008, 9:33 am

No, the possibility of starvation and cannibalism among polar bears did not start last week or last year. That isn't the question - the reason that the US Government put the bears on the endangered species list is simple. Changing weather patterns have increased famine and lowered reproduction.