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Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Dec 12, 2012 - 11:56pm PT
The movie is brilliant, succeeds on four different levels. And along the way it manages to answer some obvious questions, give a sense of time and scale, lets you judge for yourself between the scientists and Fox News. Even mentions in passing where the Titanic's iceberg probably came from.
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:30am PT
Thanks for posting that amazing clip. Throughout the clip I kept imagining what it would feel like to have the ice break up under me while traversing a large ice field. What a nightmare!

I don't often go to the theater to watch movies (I prefer the comfort of my own home) but I'll definitely watch this movie at the theater.
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:43am PT
DMT, it's ginormous.

All other Bay Area denizens: I think the movie is still playing at the California Theater in Berkeley. Definitely worth seeing.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The rock doesn't care what I think
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:45am PT
Throughout the clip I kept imagining what it would feel like to have the ice break up under me while traversing a large ice field. What a nightmare!

I was thinking the exact same thing!

Eric
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 13, 2012 - 01:47am PT
Yeah.....we NEVER had glacial calving before Al Gore.

Conservatives refuse to believe humans contributed to Climate Change unless we suggest that Al Gore caused it, and then it becomes plausible

Some scientists are predicting arctic ice will be gone as early as 2015/16. That would lead to a huge methane release tipping point as well.

Even though that particular ice won't raise sea level, melting ice in greenland will.

Bad news for anyone living at sea level not to mention Santa is screwed

Peace

Karl
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Dec 13, 2012 - 02:24am PT
observing the dying of a living planet
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 13, 2012 - 02:28am PT
observing the dying of a living planet

The planet will be just fine, it's Humans (and animals) that face death

Peace

karl
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Dec 13, 2012 - 03:15am PT

" Some scientists are predicting arctic ice will be gone as early as 2015/16. That would lead to a huge methane release tipping point as well."

PLEASE...! What are they sell'in methane powered generators? LOL

Is melting ice a show of death? Isn,t Frozen water a form of sustained
death? Flowing water provides life..

The ONLY thing that will be a demise to the planet is; BS in the form of
the statement above.

In that case i have a methane generator i,ll sell ya.
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Dec 13, 2012 - 06:43am PT
Scientists have identified thousands of sites in the Arctic where methane that has been stored for many millennia is bubbling into the atmosphere.
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18120093
jlnclimbs

climber
Apple Valley,CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 07:20am PT
Anybody climbed Horsetail Falls in the last ten years? It gets to warm...
Anybody climbed Horsetail Falls in the last ten years? It gets to warm every time I plan to climb it. Here I am opting for the rock, seconding June lake flows after hiking back down the tracks again. Ice climbing is more and more of a risk it seems in Cal
Credit: jlnclimbs
Silver

Gym climber
Pumpkin Rock
Dec 13, 2012 - 08:46am PT
Always makes me laugh when people think we don't have an effect but makes me laugh harder when people just flat out think its all because of us.


Sure we're part of the problem but in the grand scheme of things we are pretty insignificant.


Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 13, 2012 - 08:55am PT
Sure we're part of the problem but in the grand scheme of things we are pretty insignificant.

I call total bullshit on this statement. What a fukin easy out. Yeah yeah we're all very insignificant blah blah....

Tell that to our next generation. I know if I was them and was handed a sh#t sandwich by my parents just so they could avoid the anguish of evolving I'd invent a time machine so I could go back and kick their self centered asses.

Insignificant. You sound like the Cheif.
Dirka

Trad climber
SF
Dec 13, 2012 - 09:06am PT
Intense
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Dec 13, 2012 - 09:11am PT
That glacier breakup is a good example of a tipping point.
Silver

Gym climber
Pumpkin Rock
Dec 13, 2012 - 09:20am PT
Bruce you put more meaning into that than I did is the situation we create in our control? Of course and should we do everything possible to make sure we have as little impact as possible? Of course

Can a continental plate shift and a wobble on our axis wipe us out over the next thousand years even if we do everything we can to reverse our bad behaviors? Of course!

That's my point Bruce and I by all means care what the marbles condition is when my little one is handed the key to the planet.


That is an impressive display of calving and by all means cragmans fault for his huge fossil fuel consumption, ;)
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Dec 13, 2012 - 09:36am PT
All other Bay Area denizens: I think the movie is still playing at the California Theater in Berkeley. Definitely worth seeing.

I was lucky enough to see it there, on the big screen. One unexpected level where the movie succeeds is art photography. Several nighttime sequences are breathtaking: we watch backlit ice formations while stars wheel and the northern lights writhe overhead.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 13, 2012 - 09:41am PT
Its a cop out. Worse yet, it plays directly into the hands of those who could give a fuk.

Of course we'll get nailed by a meteorite some day. However, there's quite a good chance it aint going to happen while my kids are on this planet, or their kids or even their kids. If we have such a cynical and lassiez faire attitude to the future why not just dump your used oil in the creek?

Bottom line? At this stage in the game only a complete moron or as#@&%e (possibly both) still denies the cause (overwhelming primary cause ) and highly signifcant effect of global warming, and the quite logical forecasts for the near future.

I realize you're just pointing out what you percieve as alarmism on both sides, but how you are weighting the significance is as logical as a Fair and Balanced Fox News.

You know what makes me laugh? How anybody can so easily draw conclusions 180 degrees opposite to such a strongly supported concensus of expert opinion with such apparent confidence of their own woefully lacking ability to judge. That isn't the red flag here? Al Gores big mansion is the real problem?

You want to know what the problem is? People are stupid and damn proud of it. Just ask Werner.

A surprising number of them actually run this boat:

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2012/12/13/Canadian-Conservatives-Education/

paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Dec 13, 2012 - 09:44am PT
from what I've read, the methane release tipping point is really REALLY bad...yet so few people even know what it is...
jlnclimbs

climber
Apple Valley,CA
Dec 13, 2012 - 09:49am PT
More than 80% othe the world's scientists agree global warming is caused by humans. Also , Polar Bears will be extinct within forty years at the current rate.
donate to Earthjustice.org " because the earth needs a good lawyer."
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2012 - 09:55am PT
how could you see that and immediately think, "i have to start denying whats going on RIGHT THIS MINUTE!"


Yeesh.
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