http://divestinvest.org/ This group is also allied with the divestment campaign, and has some links to 350.org but is independent of it… worth a look. Building momentum toward global divestment day and looking toward a real deal in Paris…
Almost time for the big day! It’s the right thing to do to get people moving.. http://gofossilfree.org/divestment-day/
This is the climate movement’s moment to seize. Time for bold action! @CamFenton via @BoomerWarrior http://t.co/tXg83k8alz
Check out this awesome short video: http://gofossilfree.org/
“Continuous growth does not increase prosperity.” http://t.co/3YE72IKwqr
“Climate change is not an all-or-nothing situation; it falls on a spectrum. We will have to deal with some amount of climate change no matter what. The question of “how much” is for us to decide.”
An ice sheet forms when snow falls on land, compacts into ice, and forms a system of interconnected glaciers which gradually flow downhill like play-dough. In Antarctica, it is so cold that the ice flows right into the ocean before it melts, sometimes hundreds of kilometres from the coast. These giant slabs of ice, floating on the ocean while still attached to the continent, are called ice shelves.
For an ice sheet to have constant size, the mass of ice added from snowfall must equal the mass lost due to melting and calving (when icebergs break off). Since this ice loss mainly occurs at the edges, the rate of ice loss will depend on how fast glaciers can flow towards the edges.
Ice shelves slow down this flow. They hold back the glaciers behind them in what is known as the “buttressing effect”. If the ice shelves were smaller…
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