Recently I came across this in a National Wildlife Federation’s publication:
Global Warming and the Great Lakes
The Great Lakes are important sources of drinking water, economic livelihood and recreation opportunities for millions of Americans and Canadians. Recreational boating in the eight Great Lakes states produces more than $35 billion in economic activity annually, and fishing, hunting and wildlife watching amount to more than $18 billion in annual economic activity in these states.
Threats from Global Warming
Global warming adds yet another stress to a Great Lakes system already struggling with aquatic invasive species, deleterious land use changes, nonpoint source pollution, toxic chemical contamination, and coastal habitat degradation/wetlands loss. Potential global warming impacts include reduced water levels (due in particular to decreased winter ice cover allowing more evaporation), increased frequency of intense storm events (altering the timing of inflows), and warmer water temperatures.
Already, Lake Superior has increased water temperatures and an earlier onset of summer stratification by about two weeks in just the past 30 years. Within another 30 years Lake Superior may be mostly ice-free in a typical winter.
Also on June 27th in an Huffington Post Canada Business entry we find this:
TORONTO – If the low water levels recorded in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River in recent years continue for sustained periods, the long-term impact on the region’s economy could reach more than C$20 billion by 2050, according to a new report.
The study, conducted by the Mowat Centre for the Council of the Great Lakes Region, said water levels in the Great Lakes — which hold about 20 per cent of the world’s surface freshwater supply — and St. Lawrence River “fell dramatically” in 1997-98.
Since then, the basin has experienced the longest extended period of lower water levels since the U.S. and Canada began tracking levels in 1918.
Mark Fisher, who heads the council, said there’s a “very real future” where the region could be plagued by low water trends.
Now here is the kicker, as reported by the New York Times on June 28th just the day after the Huffington Post’s hit piece:
But after reaching historic lows in 2013, water levels in the Great Lakes are now abruptly on the rise, a development that has startled scientists and thrilled just about everybody with a stake in the waterfront, including owners of beach houses, retailers in tourist areas and dockmasters who run marinas on the lakeshore.
Lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior are at least a foot higher than they were a year ago, and are expected to rise three more inches over the next month. Lake Ontario and Lake Erie are seven to nine inches higher than a year ago.
Norma and John Bramsen, who live in Baileys Harbor, Wis., on the shore of Lake Michigan, said the returning lake levels had been the talk of the town all spring and early summer, after more than a decade of their watching the frustratingly low waters recede from their beachfront home.
“It’s been quite dramatic, actually,” Mr. Bramsen said. “Every time you lose a foot in the lake level, it means that the lake is that much farther away. We’ve been wringing our hands over this for years.”
Scientists say the reversal of fortunes for the lakes is partly a result of the most bone-chilling winter in memory for many Midwesterners. The thick and long-lasting ice cover on the lakes kept the water colder and slowed evaporation. Heavy snowfall and a rainy spring allowed the lakes to make even more gains.
Reread that last part again, “…a result of the most bone-chilling winter in memory for many Midwesterners. The thick and long-lasting ice cover on the lakes kept the water colder and slowed evaporation. Heavy snowfall and a rainy spring allowed the lakes to make even more gains.”
Why do you reckon that both the Huffington Post and the National Wildlife Federation were so quick to blame the water loss in the Great Lakes on Global Warming and not on natural cycles? Well it is no surprise that the Huffington Post is without doubt a Progressive voice and have adopted the Global Warming Hoax as gospel and push it as a means to help impose their socialistic agenda upon America. What about the National Wildlife Federation?
This is what they say about themselves: “National Wildlife Federation is a voice for wildlife, dedicated to protecting wildlife and habitat and inspiring the future generation of conservationists. We believe that helping wildlife survive the challenges of the 21st century like climate change and habitat loss is best done by: Working with diverse groups to achieve our common conservation goals. Forming resilient and sustainable solutions to problems facing our environment and wildlife. Focusing on the future of conservation as well as the present, to ensure America’s wildlife legacy lives on.”
Its genesis was J. N. “Ding” Darling was a renowned editorial cartoonist who advocated conservation of our nation’s natural resources. Father of the Federal Duck Stamp Program, founder of the National Wildlife Federation, creator of the Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit Program, “Ding” Darling laid the groundwork for the system of today’s National Wildlife Refuges.
They are a big part of the push to remove people from the land and force them to live in cities. Below is one of Darling most famous cartoons, a sentiment all supports of UN Agenda 21 can wholeheartedly embrace, as well as those who oppose fraking:
As you can see just by looking around none of these things have came to pass, just like “Peak Oil” came and went. Our ability to produce food has out striped out population growth.
Paul R. Ehrlich in his book “The Population Bomb” could not have been more wrong. He warned of the mass starvation of humans in the 1970s and 1980s due to overpopulation, as well as other major societal upheavals, and advocated immediate action to limit population growth. Now the rate of population growth is declining, and expected to go below replacement. About That Overpopulation Problem: