Paul Thompson {Ecologist} | Blog
Jakobshavn glacier Greenland which is now flowing at a rate of 17Km a year up to 5 times faster than it did in the 1990's. This image shows the ice in free flow from left to right , this is not a calving face.
 
 
Hi and welcome to my blog which unashamedly is focused on the matters dearest to my heart namely climate-change and the sixth great mass extinction of species taking place on our planet today with 50% of all planetary wildlife having been “lost” within the last 40 years. Clearly, this is not sustainable and those of us that understand and care about what is happening I believe are charged with a responsibility to inform others, expose the causes driving this mass destruction of global biodiversity and help protect what remains for the sake of future generations and well-being of mankind.
 
The warning signs are out there of what we are doing to our global life-support systems and we ignore them at our peril. This is not a fight that we can afford to lose, ultimately there is only one Super-Power on this planet and it is Mother Earth, she will survive no matter what abuse we subject the planet to, the question is, will we!.
 
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Russian Permit of Passage for the Winter Bay is a Dark Day for North Atlantic Whales

Paul Thompson As the St. Kitts Nevis registered Winter Bay slipped out of Tromso this afternoon heading north for Osaka Japan there was confusion about whether the Russian Government was allowing passage of the vessel with its 1700 tonnes of endangered Fin whale meat through Russian waters to Japan. Clarification has now ben provided and its confi...
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Russian News Agency Announcement may block the Winter Bay Fin Whale Shipment

In a further twist to the ongoing story of the 1700 tonnes of endangered Fin whale meat currently aboard the Winter Bay moored in Tromso (awaiting ice conditions in north east passage to open so the cargo can be transported to Japan), the Russian Press Agency has made the following statement which could impact on the ability of the vessel to comple...
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Danish Navy Respond to Questions about their role in the Faroese Pilot Whale Hunt

Paul Thompson 22/6/2015 On 16th June 2015 a question was raised with the Danish Embassy in London following concerns that two Danish Naval vessels may advise Faroese Authorities of the location of Pilot whales as they patrol Faroese waters. 154 Pilot whales had already been slaughtered on 6th June in the first Grind of 2015 and there were real con...
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Norway Set to Become the World's Largest Whale Killing Nation in 2015

JAPAN DUMPS NORWEGIAN WHALE MEAT DUE TO PESTICIDE POISIONING, NORWAY RESPONDS BY INCREASING THE WHALE HUNT Paul Thompson 28th April 2015 In an alarming twist to the contaminated Norwegian whale meat headlines the Norwegian Government has announced that from 1st April this year to the beginning of June whaling vessels are free to kill as many Mink...
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Masters of our own Oblivion

By Paul Thompson Oblivion: “the state of being unaware or unconscious of what is happening around one” London woke on 29 th November 1822 to another very cold morning and as the big freeze took hold the Thames began slowing to an icy slush and people of the North awakened to the start of a winter that would eventually see some of them having to t...
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Outdated Whale Slaughter that Disgraces a Nation who are Largely in Denial

Paul Thompson When a loss making business with falling demand for its product only exists because of state subsidy, most would say it’s time to stop. When you add to this the worldwide abhorrence of the “production process” and the fact its very existence directly undermines a thriving industry that employs increasing numbers of people benefit...
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A Look at Arctic Sea Ice Loss and Extreme Weather Events

With Arctic sea ice reaching its lowest level in the satellite record after an astonishingly rapid summer melt, the question of whether disappearing sea ice might lead to more extreme winters in Europe and North America needs more scrutiny. In an article on September 12, I reported on a 2012 paper by Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University and St...
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Climate change will shake the Earth

Guest Author Bill McGuir e A changing climate isn't just about floods, droughts and heatwaves. It brings erupting volcanoes and catastrophic earthquakes too As the Earth's crust buckles, volcanic activity will increase. The idea that a changing climate can persuade the ground to shake, volcanoes to rumble and tsunamis to crash on...
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Crossing Borders Because of Climate Change: Normative Gaps

There are many uncertainties around climate change-related human mobility, particularly when it comes to potential cross-border movements. In the first place, it is difficult to predict the number of people who will be displaced or who will decide to migrate for reasons related to climate change. And it is difficult to determine responsibility for...
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A Second Front in the Climate War

Year after year, the world’s nations gather to find ways to reduce carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, with little meaningful progress. Frustrated by this slow pace, the United States and five other countries announced this week a modest but potentially game-changing initiative to cut three other pollutants that also contribute significantly t...
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Urgent action needed to prevent England's rivers drying up

UK Environment Agency New report by Environment Agency says river levels may fall by 80% as a result of climate change and the growing population. Britain's rivers are drying up. Unless emergency measures are adopted, some of our finest waterways could be reduced to trickles over the next few decades. This is the stark warning of an Envir...
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Unusual Weather Pattern Freezes Europe, Shifts Arctic Ice

Guest Author: By Andrew Freedman The cold snap in Europe that has killed more than 600 people and buried communities under record snow cover has had an entirely different impact in the Arctic, which is where you’d normally expect to find frigid weather at this time of year. In parts of the Far North, it has been unusually mild recently, and broad...
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Rainforest in Transition: Is the Amazon Transforming before Our Eyes?

A review suggests that the Amazon rainforest may be changing, courtesy of human impacts on the region's weather By David Biello | Guest Author RAINFOREST TO PASTURE: Deforestation, among other human impacts such as climate change, are having a rainforest-wide impact on the Amazon. Image: Courtesy of Compton Tucker, NASA GSFC The Amazon r...
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2011 Climate Change in Pictures and Data: Just the Facts

With Special thanks to FORBES PT The debate over climate change often takes the form of “tit-for-tat” blogs, conflicting commentary, and dogmatic ideological statements. Lost in this verbal debate are often the simple facts and data of climate change and the immense and definitive global observations of the ways in which our climate is actually c...
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