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The Arctic Ice Melting…what is its impact?
August 31, 2008, 8:25 am
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Yesterday I hosted a discussion on BlogTalkRadio on melting of Arctic Ice sheets and what is its effect on environment and geopolitical balance in the Arctic region.

In the show sponsored by AlternativeEnergy.com, I discussed two issues- the untapped natural resources and possible new navigational routes through the Northwest Passage.

To get an idea about the problem I collated information from various sources and the links are given below:

http://e360.yale.edu/content/feature.msp?id=2035

http://denali.frontier.iarc.uaf.edu:8080/~igor/research/pdf/50yr_web.pdf

http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lookingatearth/quikscat-20071001.html

http://robertkyriakides.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/arctic-ice-melt-and-how-this-will-affect-us/

http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/Arctic+ice+melting+and+not+coming+back+scientist/Canada/ContentPosting?isfa=1&newsitemid=CTVNews%2F20080828%2Farctic_ice_080827&feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V3&show=False&number=0&showbyline=True&subtitle=&detect=&abc=abc&date=True

The last article of Andy Johnson made me sit up and take notice of the impact. It is chilling when You consider the geopolitical significance the Arctic region holds in future world order.

Srini

Srinivas Vedula on Arctic Ice Melting – BlogtalkRadio and AlternativeEnergy.com



Global Climate Change or Global Warming
August 14, 2008, 7:34 am
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Th debate on global warming is never ending. There are people who debate to death that global warming due to human activities is a scam. There are others who feel that there is end of world nearing because of human activities induced global warming.

How do we, as an individual, make an educative guess on what needs to be done or not done. When you hear two equally strong and opposing stands on a topic – the best way to reason out which side you need to be is to assess the risk, and see for yourself the benefit of your stand.

This wonderful video of ten minutes which I found on YouTube made my decision easier. This young science teacher, Greg, from the United States has a simple and compelling way of explaining the selection of obvious choice.