Please read this early post of mine Global Warming: A hoax or a reality? as it describes how discouraged I was when I decided to delete my very successful environmental blog. After over a year of putting up with the asinine and unfounded, specious and fallacious comments of climate change deniers I threw in the towel.
An overwhelming majority of the world’s climate scientists agree that the globe is warming – the world’s climate is changing – and that the indiscriminate burning of fossil fuels is to blame.
In the new enlightenment, the reason we are driven to become one with the life-process is not merely to experience some form of mystical oneness with everything. We strive to become one with it for the biggest reason there could be – so we can ultimately take responsibility for where it’s going. –Andrew Cohen
Here is the evidence that the climate change deniers, whom I am firmly convinced have their heads so firmly jammed up their anal canals that they haven’t been breathing anything but methane for years on end, are denying exists.
Global Warming Breaking News: China eyeing perks of ice-free Arctic
STOCKHOLM (AFP) China has started exploring how to reap economic and strategic benefits from the ice melting at the Arctic with global warming, a Stockholm research institute said Monday.
Chinese officials have so far had been cautious in expressing interest in the region for fear of causing alarm among the five countries bordering the Arctic, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said.
“The prospect of the Arctic being navigable during summer months, leading to both shorter shipping routes and access to untapped energy resources, has impelled the Chinese government to allocate more resources to Arctic research,” SIPRI researcher Linda Jakobson said.
Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia and the United States are already at odds over how to divvy up the Arctic riches, claiming overlapping parts of the region — estimated to hold 90 billion untapped barrels of oil — and wrangling over who should control the still frozen shipping routes.
Most Europe-Asia trade now travels through the Suez Canal.
Diverting this traffic through the famed Northwest Passage, which according to different predictions could become ice-free in the summer months any time between 2013 and 2060, would cut travel distance by 40 percent.
“To date China has adopted a wait-and-see approach to Arctic developments, wary that active overtures would cause alarm in other countries due to China’s size and status as a rising global power,” Jakobson said.
China has no Arctic coast and therefore no sovereign rights to underwater continental shelves, and is not a member of the Arctic Council which determines Arctic policies.
“China’s insistence on respect for sovereignty as a guiding principle of international relations deters it from questioning the territorial rights of Arctic states,” according to SIPRI report “China prepares for an ice-free Arctic“. PDF
Is the Movie Avatar Becoming A Reality? Will the Corporate “Personhood” (Thanks to the Roberts Supreme Court decision Jan 21, 2010) have to seek the riches of far away Planets and Moons once they’ve depleted the Earth’s resources?
A tip of the hat to honorarynewfie
So readers, what do you think about this turn of events?