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Archive for October 5th, 2010

Congratulating India!

Posted by feww on October 5, 2010

Kyoto Protocol Scratch Your ****

India Now Third Highest GHG Emitter


India has beaten Russia to become the world’s third largest GHG emitter.

The Pollution Horses of Apocalypse

Though the bronze medalist lags behind the top two worse emitters by a furlong.

  1. The Gold Medalist: CHINA [with more than 23% of global emissions]
  2. The Silver Medalist: USA [more than 22%]
  3. The Bronze Medalist: INDIA [more than 5%]
  4. Fourth Place: Russia [about 5%]

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  • Oceans, Where Life Started, Are Dying – Part V : Hundreds of thousands of tons of surplus chemical weapons including large quantities of arsenic, cyanide, mustard gas, sarin gas and VX nerve gas are dumped off the US Atlantic coast as well as off other countries. [And a number of nuclear weapons are lying down there, too!]

  • Terrible Ocean Headlines : About one third of the world’s annual emissions of CO2 is absorbed by the surface of the oceans forming carbonic acid (ancient name acid of air or aerial acid), H2CO3, which is increasing the acidity of the oceans to as much as 7.7 pH in some areas off the California coast. [Pre-industrial (1700s) ocean pH: 8.179]

  • Human carbon emissions make oceans corrosive : ‘Carbon dioxide spewed by human activities has made ocean water so acidic that it is eating away at the shells and skeletons of starfish, coral, clams and other sea creatures …’

  • Dead Zones : Eutrophication—the overenrichment of water by nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus—has emerged as a leading water quality problem. This report identifies over 415 areas worldwide that are experiencing eutrophication symptoms, and there are significant information gaps in many regions. (Source: WRI)

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Torrential rains deluge Hainan, S China

Posted by feww on October 5, 2010

Image of the Day

The Amphibious Policemen Direct Traffic in S China’s Hainan Province


Original Caption: Policemen direct city traffic in rain in Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province, Oct. 5, 2010. Heavy rains will hit Leizhou Peninsula and Hainan Province where heavy rain has pounded for four days and the average precipitation has exceeded 200 mm in most parts, according to the local weather bureau. (Xinhua/Xu Qintao). Image may be subject to copyright.

Landslide News: Torrential flood delays rescue work in S China landslide

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