Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Action Day 2009

Pretty much if you read from there we are suppose (well I WANT to) talk about climate change and global warming. I would post a drawing that is irrelevant to what I'm even going to talk about, but I'm at school and the scanner is not working on this computer araghaghglkjsffjf

I'm gonna do this my own style and just post some statistics about climate change, and do my part to educate you guys on what you don't know! and it would be great if you posted some feedback, or your thoughts or... something that says SAVE THE POLAR BEARS ): or even be a part of this event, but i just found out about it today and ITS ALREADY THE 15TH sfdjk

so, before i start, don't get on me about how the earth is doing its part in this climate change by itself, BECAUSE I KNOWWWW i know i know!! but that doesn't mean humans aren't contributing to the climate change, and you'd be blind (or at least stupid) to think that us, as humans, has not made an impact in the last 100 years


400,000 Square miles of Arctic sea ice that have melted in the last 30 years (roughly the size of Texas), threatening polar bear habitats and further accelerating global warming worldwide, according to the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment.

15-37% Amount of plant and animal species that global warming could wipe out by 2050.

100% Increase in intensity and durationof hurricanes and tropical stormssince the 1970's, according to a 2005 MIT study.

Rank of the United States as a global warming pollutercompared to other large nations.

ZERO Number of bills passed by Congress to cut global warming pollution.

2030 Year by which Glacier National Park will have no glaciers left, according to the U.S. Geological Survey predictions.


Although it's very unlikely that we can completely turn things around, but it would be really nice to see us cut back on pollution

And, although it's not specifically to climate change, but really it SORTA is and it is a KILLER of animals such as sea turtles and seagulls and fish, this is my favorite topic because I'm very passionate about the ocean, and I hate to see it in such a mess ):

In t­he broad expanse of the northern Pacific Ocean, there exists the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, a slowly moving, clockwise spiral of currents created by a high-pressure system of air currents. The area is an oceanic desert, filled with tiny phytoplankton but few big fish or mammals. Due to its lack of large fish and gentle breezes, fishermen and­ s­ailors rarely travel through the gyre. But the area is filled with something besides plankton: trash, millions of pounds of it, most of it plastic. It's the largest landfill in the world, and it floats in the middle of the ocean.

The gyre has actually given birth to two large masses of ever-accumulating trash, known as the Western and Eastern Pacific Garbage Patches, sometimes collectively called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The Eastern Garbage Patch floats between
Hawaii and California; scientists estimate its size as two times bigger than Texas [source: LA Times]. The Western Garbage Patch forms east of Japan and west of Hawaii. Each swirling mass of refuse is massive and collects trash from all over the world. The patches are connected by a thin 6,000-mile long current called the Subtropical Convergence Zone. Research flights showed that significant amounts of trash also accumulate in the Convergence Zone.

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