Everyone responds to dramatic effects. The news media knows that. Hollywood knows that. We are a culture bred to respond to video or photographic images. Man was first influenced by verbal story tellers, then accompanied by song, then came the written word, then the drawn or painted visual word, followed by photographs, then moving photographs, now video and everything digitized and available anywhere at the speed of light.
This is why glaciers are used so often to depict "catastrophic" global warming, because they are visual, huge, dramatic, and awe-inspiring. Imagine, people take cruises to places like Alaska, Patagonia, Argentina, and Antarctica, for what? To see big ice cubes (glaciers) melt. Then they attribute the melting to man's burning of fossil fuels and the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2). Apparently, many people are so awed by this melting ice they are willing to open their wallets and freely give money to those who promise stop the calamity of big melting ice cubes. This melting and freezing of glacial ice has always been going on. It is nothing new. Al Gore did not invent it. It is not a catastrophe because President Obama's teleprompter says so, or because John Kerry is instructed to say it is. It all sounds insane, doesn't it. Well, it is.
Why do they continue lying to us about global warming and climate change as being (or implied to be) man-caused in articles like the following? The only answer is we are being manipulated. What is the reason? If this effort is based on lies, it is wrong, and our money (taxes) are being taken unfairly and we ought to be outraged. Can it be much simpler than that? Are we so afraid to dissent and disagree that we march along like sheep to the slaughter? Have we as a people, as a nation, sunk so low, become so passive, so obedient? I hope not, even if recent election results seem to indicate otherwise.
"THE cracks are beginning to show. Greenland's ice sheets slid into the sea 400,000 years ago, when Earth was only a little warmer than it is today. That could mean we are set for a repeat performance.
The finding, along with data from Antarctica, suggests both of Earth's big ice sheets may have already passed a crucial tipping point, condemning them to collapse – either melting, or sliding into the ocean. That will mean sea levels rising by as much as 13 metres, leading to massive coastal flooding. So how fast will the ice collapse, and can we stop it?"
(Is the above statement from the linked article complete sensationalist nonsense, or what? Of course it is, and it is typical of what our young people are being fed and considered science. Think of what a steady diet of this poison does. And we wonder why people vote the way they do? Peter)