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December 17, 2009
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A. Smith, Oregon   December 17th, 2009 6:12 pm ET

In 1998 Nasa noticed a massive Ocean depth increase building up at the equatorial belt on Earth. They deduced the previous Ice Age had ended and a period of Global Warming had begun.

Nasa was so certain Global Warming had began on Earth, they launched a collaborative effort with Germany to better locate where all of that water was coming from.

A remarkable alliance between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Nasa resulted in the Grace Mission.

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (Grace) mission consists of a pair of satellites which measures the Earth's gravity field. Specifically, the Grace Mission has recorded the tremendous loss of water in Africa, India, Greenland, The Polar Icecap and California.

As one spacecraft lurches and drags through the Earth's uneven gravity field, the second follows 210 km behind, measuring changes in their separation to the nearest micron (a thousandth of a millimetre).

It is the size of those changes detected by the twins that describes the nature and scale of the gravity anomalies – and consequently the changes in mass – over which they pass.

In the short span of 6 years, the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Basins which support the highly productive Central Valley have shed over 30 cubic km of water in that time.

In the short span of 6 years, India's fertile farming regions have lost about 109 cubic kilometers of water, more than double the capacity of India's largest reservoir is gone.

Africa has experienced a significant drying in the past three years. The volume of water lost from the land amounts to 334 cubic km, which is almost as much as all Africans have consumed over the period.

In regards to the fertile farms in California and India, the lack of adequate rain is forcing the farmers to pump ever more water from the watertable which cannot sustain the volume being removed and is dropping lower each and every year.

In 1998 Nasa satellites detected a sudden reversal in the shrinking of the Earth's girth that has been going on since the last Ice Age. The cause was a sudden surge in polar ice melting which sent a huge movement of water towards the equator.

Obviously Nasa back in 1998 knew for a fact that Global Climatic Warming had occured and yet made no public mention of that fact.

Thru-out Bush jr's administration Bush-Cheney denounced that fact as unlikely 'theorys'. Bush-Cheney had without doubt been told of the troubling news by Nasa and had completely stone-walled the American public in releasing that information to the public.

Grace measured the loss of Greenland's massive glaciers when it first began its mission in 2002. Based on the previous figures, and comparing those to Grace's more recent survey, the figure is now 300% higher (melting 3x faster) in less than 5 years.

The remaining Greenland Glaciers are melting at a rate of about 58 cubic miles per year. If the ice cap were to completely disappear, global sea levels would rise by a whopping 21 feet.

Thot   December 17th, 2009 11:43 pm ET

Only when the last tree has died, and the last river been poisoned, and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money. Cree Indian Proverb.

Wise words. But money speaks louder then words.
Everybody seems to defend an environment urgeness strategy but no one seems to wants to give the courageous step.
Nature can’t vote on elections but at the end it will be nature who"ll show men who is the real boss on this planet.

A. Smith, Oregon   December 21st, 2009 12:09 am ET

World Leaders lack the adequate and full alternatives to Big Oil at this time, both in their infra-structure as well as in the implementations.

Current alternatives to Big Oil such as electrical motors have been around for 100 years, and are vastly more efficient that Big Oil's natural gas, gasoline, diesel and hydrogen powered engines.

The current problem is that Big Oil has ruled and dictated thru its Republican lawmakers the present disorder of technology which greatly favors Big Oil, go figure!

The worlds and especially America's Electrical Grid isn't setup for a rapid sweeping switch from fueled vehicles to solely electric vehicles.

Hence the wavering, World Leaders do not have adequate alternatives to entirely phase out toxic spewing Big Oil's products.

Specifically because Republican lawmakers have blocked, obstructed and gutted any and all funding for start-up company's alternative's to Big Oil.

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