where i lieve it is all forest (big tall trees) but only a hundred years ago it totaly bear of any trees due to using them to warm houses. You could see for miles and miles. So it does come back but maybe not as fast as people would like to see.Di said:They are working on a study at Mt. St. Helens were (can't think of the Company right now) had re-planted the forest on one side of the mountain, and the other side was left to Mother Nature. And, sorry but the human side is coming back at a FAR faster pace then the "natural" reforestration on the other side. It was amazing...and I saw this documentary many years ago.
Actually, there is the same number of cows now as there used to, its just that now the number of cows are in confinements, rather than being spread out over small farms. There is a new documentary out called King Corn(very informative, a must watch for everybody) and they talked to a feedlot owner in CO who finished 14,000 cattle every year. He said Americans want cheap food, and the only way to do that is to lot the cattle and make them eat; he said that if Americans wanted their food grassed raised, he'd do it, it just costs more money :wink:Nupine said:I am pretty confused on all that stuff. But about the livestock. People today eat much more meat and amimal products than back then, and there are WAY more people now than than. The factory farms, IMO, are the ones to blame for any of the livestock/GW stuff. Not us hobby farmers.
That is so true. You know, China cranks out a new nuclear power plant every month or so, they do so much pollution even if it did matter they don't care and we can't make an impact on what they are doing.Beware of people who tell you we have to buy "carbon credits" etc. they just want in our pockets. We clean up our messes in this country, let other countries clean up there own. This global warming is a scam...don't fall for it.
One degree is enough to collapse one of the largest and oldest ice walls in the atlantic and is enough to melt the icecaps on mountains in Antartica.StaceyRoop said:The north pole is only 1 degree warmer only 1 DEGREE! That isn't going to kill anybody --- maybe the polar bears are in danger but the cicle comes and goes
This is true BUT the other 1/8th that sit above sea level is enough to flood the oceans and perhaps bring flooding to America and other countries. If this happens, not only are we all introuble, but also the native species to the area/ocean. They can not tolerate that sort of climate change.goathappy said:7/8 of the worlds glaciers are under water. If they were all to melt, the most that the water level would raise is 18cm(thats right not meters) Its a simple 3rd grade science experiment. Take a glass of water and fill it half full; put some ice cubes in it. When you put the ice cubes in the water level raises. According to global warming scientists, when the ice cubes melt, the water level should raise in the glass. does it? Nope.