May 15, 2002
Amazing Scientific Discoveries and Technical Breakthroughs
This will be of GREAT interest to many of you! And quite a change from the usual fare...
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
" I greatly enjoy the posts and pass them on at times. You're doing great work, and I really believe email is a terrific weapon for the good."
- Tim Strachan <email@example.com>
1. Is Tom Bearden a fraud?
2. STAR ANGEL - HUBBLE
3. Hubble's Advanced Camera Unveils A Panoramic New View Of The Universe
4. Invitation to scientists to participate in channeling sessions with souls of scientists
5. SOME RECENT NEW SCIENTIST ARTICLES
6. Live rats driven by remote control
7. THE CASE OF THE MISSING BIRDS
8. Giant glacier falls into ocean near New Zealand
The fake persuaders (George Monbiot - May 14, 2002 - a MUST READ!)
Corporations are inventing people to rubbish their opponents on the internet
The MindBender (Amazing answers to quiz questions) at http://exn.ca/mindbender/
A couple examples from http://exn.ca/mindbender/index.asp?ID=20020424 : "It's mindbending to think that the inside of your intestine has a surface area the size of a doubles tennis court!" AND "There are roughly 97,000 km of blood vessels in the human body!"
The Paradigm Change Clock
Anthrax attack bug "identical" to army strain (Ha-Ha!)
The DNA sequence of the anthrax sent through the US mail in 2001 has been revealed and confirms suspicions that the bacteria originally came from a US military laboratory, most likely originating from the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland.
Hydrogen found in Earth's crust is 'limitless fuel supply
Ozone Could Sanitize Foods Better Than Washes Do
Ozone, the gas that protects the Earth from ultraviolet radiation, may soon give U.S. food shoppers better protection from harmful bacteria.
Toxic whale confounds scientists
Tests on dead orca show that chemicals banned 20 years ago still potent in oceans. A postmortem on an orca whale found off the Washington coast has uncovered what may be the most toxic mammal ever tested.
SOMEONE QUESTIONED THE VALIDITY OF TOM BEARDEN'S INVENTION OF THE MEG MENTIONED IN A PREVIOUS COMPILATION ( SEE New Energy Breakthrough: The MEG will soon give us all Free Energy - forever! POSTED AT http://www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000/Archives2002/NewEnergy.htm ) AND SO I ASKED ONCE AGAIN HAL FOX ABOUT HIS TAKE ON THOSE DOUBTING THE VALIDITY OF TOM'S CLAIM...
Date: 9 May 2002
From: Hal Fox <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Is Tom Bearden a fraud?
Dear Jean Hudon,
We are working on a technology in which we taken a solution of radioactive thorium and process it for 30 minutes. Using our liquid nitrogen cooled gamma-ray detector, we show that the radioactivity in the liquid has been reduced by about 90 percent (our best to date). Although we have presented papers about this technology in meetings of the American Physical Society, there are scientists who talk about "smoke and mirrors" when we tell them what we have accomplished.
Here are some examples of what "scientists" experience when they make new discoveries:
1628. William Harvey publishes description of blood circulation but the theory isn't accepted for years.
1632. Galileo is put under house arrest for arguing that the planets orbit around the sun.
1647. Scottish obstetrician James Simpson is attacked by the British Church for using anesthesia to block the pain of childbirth.
More recently: 1875. "Gasoline in the hands of people...would constitute a fire and explosive hazard of the first rank...The development of the new power may displace the use of horses, which would wreck our agriculture." Congressional Record of 1875.
1880. "...after a few more flashes in the pan, we shall hear very little more of Edison or his electric lamp. Every claim he makes has been tested and proved impractical." From New York Times, Jan 16, 1880.
1895. Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal Society stated, "X-rays will prove to be a hoax." Later Lord Kelvin declared, "Radio has no future."
1923. "There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom. The glib supposition of utilizing atomic energy when our coal has run out is a completely unscientific Utopian dream, a childish bug-a-boo. ... elements...have no energy to give up in the process of disintegration." Robert Millikan, Nobel prize winner for 1923 in theoretical physics.
1945. "...the biggest fool thing we've ever done. The atom bomb will never go off and I speak as an expert on explosions." Admiral William Leahy, naval aide to President Roosevelt.
Jean, I have a collection of many of these statements. The message is: "None of us who claim to be scientists should claim to know that a specific invention will not work." However, it is very proper to state that an invention is of small value until it has been proven in practice.
I had a well-known scientist who came to our laboratory. He didn't tell me the reason for his visit until after we had demonstrated what we were doing. Then he told me that he came to warn me that I was making some statements that would destroy my credibility. Then he added, "You've shown me a technology that I didn't even know existed."
We have not tested the invention of Bearden and associates. I have known Tom for many years and I have great respect for him and his abilities. He and his associates were able to get a patent issued. They have additional developments and have filed additional patent applications. It is possible that what they are doing may not become the energy device of the future. However, if I had the funds, I would invest in Tom and his group.
I love to "forecast" what will happen, especially in laboratory experiments. Professionally we call these approaches hypotheses. Then we conduct the experiment. If we are careful observers we will learn the most from the "failed" experiments that didn't do what we thought would happen. As a scientist, I learned a long time ago that none of us can accurately predict what won't work.
I wonder what your scientist friend would think if he learned that we expect to make an on-the-vehicle battery charger that charges batteries by tapping the vacuum energy of space. We expect to make use of a patented technology to accomplish this goal.
Keep up the good work. People need to know about the new-energy technologies that are being patented (even if they are not believable). The first patent application for a transistor (before transistors got their name) came back to the inventor (Dr. Henry Moray) marked, "This will obviously not work as it has no heater!" Many of today's technicians and scientists have not used the old vacuum tubes that worked with filaments and heated cathodes ("heater"). However, vacuum tube technology was all that the patent examiner knew and he was an expert. It was another 15 years before a patent was issued to a Bell Labs scientist for the first transistor.
As you know, the Journal of New Energy has published articles about things that are obviously impossible. Perhaps the best example is the several articles stemming from the previously highly-secret work in the former Soviet Union on torsion fields. Torsion field fluctuations are claimed to travel at more than a million times the speed of light. Our current scientific beliefs and teachings still adopt the mistaken concept that "nothing can travel faster than the speed of light in a vacuum."
Best personal regards,
Hal Fox, Editor, J. New Energy
Date: Sat, 4 May 2002
From: Richard Giles <email@example.com>
Subject: STAR ANGEL - HUBBLE
This is one of the photos from the Hubble telescope recently released to the media that come from the new improved Hubble after new lenses were installed in the telescope.
There are a number of photos that made it into the press last week. I saw this one and was struck by the amazing likeness of a stellar angel holding an amazingly powerful wand ahead of her. Have a close look at the image and you'll see her face and hair clearly there. The Hubble people have named it the "two mice", but I cannot see that image in it - the first and only image I see is the gorgeous, transforming angel with her magical wand outstretched ahead of her.
These photo images released from space always penetrate into our consciousness very deeply as they come from our deeper side. This one being publicised at a time of extraordinary threats to peace and freedom on the planet is very significant.
Note the the current lineup of planets in Gemini assembling in the evening sky each day over the next week - its in the sign of the messenger and communicator (Gemini) which is telling us something about the need for an amazing transformation needed here to turn around the fear and hatred currently on every front page media outlet. And angels are always seen as messengers to humans in their traditional role in the bible and other sacred books.
Look for the other photos at the following -
Take up your angelic wands and fly.
NOTE FROM JEAN: This may indeed look like an angel - and it is a most beautiful picture! SEE THE ATTACHED PIC! - but the one that totally blows me away - because it enables us to get a good glimpse of just just how many galaxies (as many as 6,000 galaxies is one single picture!) there are in the cosmos is at http://hubblesite.org/gallery/wallpaper/graphics/tadpole1280.jpg
The best place to download those new pictures is at http://hubblesite.org/gallery/wallpaper/
Galaxies' date with destiny revealed (Spectacular picture!)
A spectacular inter-galactic collision, imaged by the Hubble space telescope's new camera, has been recreated in a new computer model that allows astronomers to estimate the date when the galaxies' first met. The model also suggests when the pair will fully merge, and tests existing theories of galactic mergers. The two galaxies are 300 million light years from Earth and together they are known as NGC 4676. But they have also been dubbed "The Mice", thanks to their long tails. (...)
Hubble's new vision "stuns" astronomers (More spectacular pictures!)
Spectacular shots of galactic collisions and newborn galaxies from the Hubble Space Telescope's new camera have delighted astronomers. The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) was installed two months ago, with the first images released on Tuesday. "My colleagues and I were stunned" by the details shown in a picture of two galaxies colliding 420 million light years away, said principal investigator Holland Ford of Johns Hopkins University at a NASA press conference. But they were most awed by a multitude of faint galaxies they saw in the background, some apparently dating back to just a billion years after the Big Bang. The new camera increases Hubble's sensitivity ten-fold. One image shows a previously unseen tail of gas and young stars stretching 280,000 light years from the colliding galaxies dubbed "the Tadpole".
MORE AMAZING PICTURES AT http://sites.stsci.edu/pubinfo/pr/2002/11/pr-photos.html
Hubble's Advanced Camera Unveils A Panoramic New View Of The Universe
April 30, 2002 -- Jubilant astronomers today unveiled humankind's most spectacular views of the universe, as captured by the NASA Hubble Space Telescope's new Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). They also reported that Hubble is operating superbly since the March servicing mission and are looking forward to more pictures from the newly revived NICMOS camera.
"The ACS is opening a wide new window onto the universe. These are among the best images of the distant universe humans have ever seen," says Johns Hopkins University astronomer Holland Ford, the lead scientist in the ACS' seven-year development. "The ACS will let us obtain the deepest image of the universe for the foreseeable future," added astronomer Garth Illingworth, the deputy leader for the ACS.
The camera's tenfold increase in efficiency will open up much anticipated new "discovery space" for Hubble. "ACS will allow us to push back the frontier of the early universe. We will be able to enter the 'twilight zone' period when galaxies were just beginning to form out of the blackness following the cooling of the universe from the big bang," says Ford.
"The first astronomical images from the new Advanced Camera for Surveys are remarkable, breathtaking," said Dr. David Leckrone. (...) Among the suite of four "suitable-for-framing" ACS science demonstration pictures released today is a stunning view of a colliding galaxy, dubbed the "Tadpole," located 420 million light-years away. Unlike textbook images of stately galaxies, the Tadpole, with a long tidal tail of stars, looks like a runaway pinwheel firework. It captures the essence of our dynamic, restless and violent universe.
But what came as an unexpected bonus is the enormous number of galaxies beyond the Tadpole galaxy twice the number in the legendary Hubble Deep Field (HDF) in 1995 (as many as 6,000 galaxies). Amazingly, the ACS picture was taken in one-twelfth the time it took for the original HDF and in blue light sees even fainter objects than the HDF. Like the HDF, the galaxies stretch back to nearly the beginning of time and contain myriad shapes that are snapshots of galaxies throughout the universe's 13-billion-year evolution. The ACS images are so sharp astronomers can identify "the building blocks" of galaxies, colliding galaxies, an exquisite "Whitman's Sampler" of galaxies, and extremely distant galaxies in the field. The ACS image of the Tadpole illustrates the dramatic gains over Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 that were expected from doubling the area and resolution, and five times improvement in sensitivity.
The other pictures include a stunning collision between two spiral galaxies dubbed "The Mice" that presage what may happen to our own Milky Way several billion years in the future when it collides with the neighboring galaxy in the constellation Andromeda. Computer simulations made by J. Barnes and J. Hibbard show that we are seeing the collision of The Mice approximately 160 million years after their closest encounter. Running the simulations forward in time shows that the two galaxies will eventually merge, forming an elliptical-like galaxy. A similar fate may await the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies.
Looking closer to home, ACS imaged the "Cone Nebula," a craggy-looking mountaintop of cold gas and dust that is a cousin to Hubble's iconic "pillars of creation" in the Eagle Nebula, photographed in 1995.
Peering into a celestial maternity ward called the M17 Swan Nebula, the ACS revealed a watercolor fantasy-world tapestry of vivid colors and glowing ridges of gas. Embedded in this crucible of star creation are embryonic planetary systems.
Mounted aboard the world's premier optical-ultraviolet telescope, the ACS is a camera of superlatives. It is expected to go beyond the sensitvitiy of the largest ground-based telescope to eventually see the very faintest objects ever. Its camera delivers a panoramic crispness comparable to that of a wide-screen IMAX movie, a staggering 16 million picture elements (megapixels) per snapshot (typical consumer cameras are 2 to 4 megapixels).
The new high-tech mechanical "refrigerator" installed on Hubble during the recent SM3B servicing mission has successfully pumped most of the heat out of the interior of the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS), achieving the target temperature for neon gas passing through the instrument of 70 degrees Kelvin (-203 degrees Centigrade or -333 degrees Fahrenheit). Since entering this new phase of self-regulated operation, the NICMOS Cooling System has successfully maintained 70K to within a few hundredths of one degree.
"This servicing mission has turned out to be an extraordinary success," said Leckrone. "It was the most difficult and complicated Hubble servicing mission attempted to date and our observatory came through it with flying colors."
Electronic image files, animation and additional information are available on the Internet at:
Visitors to the STScI website called "HubbleSite" at http://hubblesite.org will be able to download high-resolution screen savers of each of the images. They will also be able to use simple Internet tools to photographically pan and zoom into the pictures to see the ACS' exquisite detail. Dynamics of galaxy collisions are illustrated in an accompanying webpage at http://hubblesite.org/go/encounters .
Editor's Note: The original news release can be found at http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/pr/2002/11/pr.html
From: "Helen Engel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Invitation to scientists to participate in channeling sessions with souls of scientists
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002
Thank you again for your offer to include a message for the scientific community. I now have my new Imac computer installed. Following is a message inviting scientists to contact the scientists who are not in embodiment by using the assistance of channelers. It had not occurred to me prior to this request, that the Earth Council of Women, as a counterpart of a Heavenly Council of Women, do exactly what is being recommended to the scientific community.
Helen Engel is a founder of the Earth Council of Women, an international group promoting an increase in feminine energy, and balancing male and female energies in all people. In less than a year they have over 150 members and are spread over 30 countries.
They can be contacted at <email@example.com>
Helen Engel has been telepathically receiving new scientific information for over 20 years. According to her, this new knowledge wants desperately to be made available, especially to scientists who are aware. Using techniques similar to Matthew and his mother, she is endeavoring to assist living scientists to communicate with discarnate scientists, using channelers as the go-between. She writes:
In the early 1980's I received guidance on how these "council meetings" would be held, with a master of ceremonies, and approximately five others persons. There would be approximately 13 discarnate scientists at the joint "council meetings." Your account of Matthew, a discarnate, communicating with his living mother is similar to this. I read a book written in 1947 wherein earth entities communicated with discarnate scientists, writers and painters such as Wordsworth, Carlyle, etc. in a similar manner.
When scientists and psychic channelers contact me, I will explain what is being proposed and help them to network with each other. I am now searching for those scientists who have new theories and would like them confirmed, or improved upon. What a savings in time, research and money it will be for the scientific community. Psychics with scientific interests are also invited to participate. Many members of the Earth Council of Women are excellent channelers, and some of them might be interested in working with the scientists.
My notes include corrections to theories and principles that are outdated, and an explanation of the interchange between electrons, static units, photons, protons and neutrons. A document explaining the motion of the human carbon atom may be interesting to physicists, especially since it includes the principle of spiraling energy, intensification within pyramids/cones, and a theory of "Interchange." When the new knowledge is understood, science will proceed with inventions that will produce electricity from sunlight in a more efficient manner than presently, plus instruments that will use crystals to heal the human body. It has been expressed that science should start all over again. My notes may contain some of the answers they are looking for. Interested scientists might work as a team to consider the new knowledge, correct any errors and improve the language, eventually making the material available to all.
Contact Helen Engel at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SOME RECENT NEW SCIENTIST ARTICLES
Supercomputer smashes world speed record (18 April 02)
A Japanese supercomputer has recorded the fastest "floating point" calculation speed of any computer on the planet. The feat is reported in the latest edition of the Linpack report, a ranking of supercomputer performance. The Earth Simulator at the Marine Science and Technology Center in Kanagawa, notched up 35.61 teraflops - that is over 35 trillion "floating point" calculations per second. The speed is five times faster than that recorded by the previous record holder, IBM's ASCI White at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. This computer achieved a benchmark of 7.23 teraflops.
Ozone hole causes mixed Antarctic message
(...) In the past 20 years, pollution has destroyed much of the ozone layer over Antarctica. That in turn has cooled the stratosphere by as much as 10C. The cooling does not extent to ground level, but it has had the effect of strengthening the polar vortex and the westerly winds. This in turn, says Thompson, has caused the big changes in weather patterns at ground level that have alarmed climate scientists. (...) Now Thompson's examination of trends in ozone, the polar vortex, wind and temperatures over the past 30 years implicates the ozone layer, and not global warming, for most of the climate change in Antarctica. (...) The ozone hole and global warming are different phenomenon, caused by largely different pollutants. Massive reductions in emissions of the chemicals that eat the ozone layer are predicted to heal the hole after about 2020. But global warming is far from under control and it seems likely that in the long run, all of Antarctica can expect to get hotter.
Smog "protects" India against global warming
Black smogs are reversing the effects of global warming in India, a new study concludes. Pollution across the Indian subcontinent is shielding the sun and depressing the winter temperature by about 0.3C. The scientists say the smog particles are cooling the land by absorbing solar radiation before it reaches the surface. But the bad news is that the particles could be redistributing the heat round the globe - warming adjacent regions of Asia and beyond. Smogs are a feature of modern India as the country burns ever more coal and oil in power stations, factories and vehicle engines. "Air pollution has more than doubled in the South Asian region during the last 20 years," says one of the team, Veerabhadi Ramanathan of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, California. Black carbon and sulphur dioxide accumulate in the air during the winter months, creating urban smogs and a "brown haze" extending out across the Indian Ocean. Winter is when most fuel is burned, but also when there is no rain. The daily rains of the summer monsoon clean the air.
Live rats driven by remote control
May 2, 2002
Scientists have turned living rats into remote-controlled, pleasure-driven robots which can be guided up ladders, through ruins and into minefields at the click of a laptop key.
The project, which is funded by the US military's research arm, Darpa, was partly inspired by the September 11 terrorist attacks on the US, and partly by the earthquake in India last January.
Animals have often been used by humans in combat and in search and rescue, but not under direct computer-to-brain electronic control. The advent of surgically altered roborats marks the crossing of a new boundary in the mechanisation, and potential militarisation, of nature.
Scientists at the State University of New York (Suny) created the roborats by planting electrodes into their brains, a paper in today's edition of the journal Nature reports.
Two electrodes lead to the parts of the rats' brains which normally detect an obstacle against their whiskers. A third plunges into an area of the brain identified as far back as the 1950s as providing the rat with a feeling of pleasure when stimulated.
In 10 sessions the rats learned that if they ran forward and turned left or right on cue, they would be "rewarded" with a buzz of electrically delivered pleasure.
Once trained they would move instantaneously and accurately as directed, for up to an hour at a time. The rats could be steered up ladders, along narrow ledges and down ramps, up trees, and into collapsed piles of concrete rubble.
The Suny team suggests roborats fitted with cameras or other sensors could be used as search and rescue aids in natural disasters such as earthquakes, or in mine clearance.
Sanjiv Talwar, lead author of the Nature paper, said not only did the rats wearing electrodes feel no pain, but they were having a good time.
"If the rat moves left or right as commanded, it feels this burst of happiness," he said. "It follows this sort of cue very accurately. They work only for rewards. They love doing it."
The work on guided rats was an offshoot of earlier research which showed that animals wired up to a processor could command a robotic arm by thought alone, a development which could potentially empower paralysed humans.
Asked to speculate on potential military uses for robotic animals, Dr Talwar agreed they could, in theory, be put to some unpleasant uses, such as assassination.
"Is it possible, objectively? I would imagine, if anybody wanted to do something as absurd as that. But yes, surveillance is pretty straightforward, although for these sort of operations you could use robots. You could apply this to birds ... if you could fit birds with sensors and cameras and the like."
Michael Reiss, professor of science education at London's Institute of Education and a leading bioethics thinker, said: "It could be argued that we have, for 10,000 years or more, pushed farm animals around and directed their behaviour, but this clearly involves a degree of control and degree of invasiveness that in most people's eyes is a step change."
Prof Reiss said he was uneasy about humankind "subverting the autonomy" of animals. "There is a part of me that is not entirely happy with the idea of our subverting a sentient animal's own aspirations and wish to lead a life of its own."
Dr Talwar said that perhaps there needed to be a wider ethical debate.
But he argued that the roborat programme was not so far from training dogs. "The only thing different, and perhaps creepy, is that instead of whistling or giving food, you're directly tapping into the brain," he said.
THE CASE OF THE MISSING BIRDS
Posted By: IZAKOVIC <email@example.com>
Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2002
by Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY
Ornithologists waiting for the first swallows to announce a new spring in western Europe are faced with a quandary: there are no birds for them to observe.
The case of the missing swallows raises the issue as to exactly what is happening to the worlds climate and what are the long-term effects to the environment of new agricultural policies.
The French Museum of Natural History has carried out investigations in recent years and has published a report which states that in the last twenty years, the populations of 27 species of birds have reduced drastically, among these swallows and sparrows. The French swallow population, it is calculated, has decreased by 87% in the last 13 years.
Investigators in the United Kingdom, also, lay the blame on intensive farming methods, namely the use of insecticides, as being directly responsible for the disappearance of large numbers of larks and finches. As insecticides are sprayed on to crops, the birds which feed on these insects are either poisoned or starved and this creates knock-on effects throughout the food chain.
Helder Costa, the President of the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds, said that there are indications all over Europe that the numbers of certain species of birds are decreasing sharply and added that the results of various studies will be presented in a meeting in Prague next September.
Link to original article: http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/05/08/28383.html
In her article POISONED AT SEA: SEA CREATURES DYING FROM TOXIC SHELLFISH, Laura Mecoy, THE SACRAMENTO BEE -- Los Angeles Bureau reporter, on Sunday, May 5, 2002 writes how the International Bird Rescue Research Center in SAN PEDRO is in emergency mode because of a mysterious toxin that makes California brown pelicans fall out of the sky. Marine Mammal Care Center next door is almost full of sea lions being treated for the domoic acid poisoning.
Link to the original article: http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/2515796p-2984140c.html
My opinion is that migratory birds, having to fly over great distances are first to succumb to the rising intensity of UV radiation that is the result of the increasing activity of the Sun, irreversible ozone depletion and accumulation of metals and their compounds that are continuously sprayed in air by the unmarked airplanes in the form of chemtrails all over the world, that are, in significant part, causing ozone depletion.
Later on, when this free-falling contaminants fall in to the sea they are absorbed by maritime organisms (algae, shellfish) that have affinity for their accumulation. Pelicans and sea lions come afterwards in the food chain.
Sent by "Mark Graffis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Giant glacier falls into ocean near New Zealand
Friday, May 10, 2002
WASHINGTON -- A huge ice shelf 10 times bigger than Manhattan has plummeted into the sea near New Zealand, U.S. government scientists said Thursday, adding urgency to warnings that global temperatures are rising for the worse.
The news follows the March collapse of the Larsen B ice shelf in Antarctica in the Weddell Sea near Chile -- which was the size of a small European country.
The collapse on the Ross ice shelf in the Ross Sea near the Pacific Ocean and New Zealand is about 41 nautical miles long and 4 nautical miles wide.
It was spotted by the National Ice Center in Suitland, Md., which analyzed infrared photos taken May 5 by a military satellite. The collapse likely occurred over the last two weeks, a spokesman for the center said.
The Ice Center gathers data for the U.S. Department of Defense, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Coast Guard.
The collapse is a result of so-called calving, as constant motion by polar ice caps fractures the ice into sometimes-large fragments that float loose into the sea.
Green groups pointed to the ice shelf collapses as evidence that emissions of greenhouse gases are causing global temperatures to rise and the polar ice caps to melt.
For meteorological reasons, glaciers are one of the first indicators of rising planetary temperatures, said Kalee Kreider, a global warming expert at the National Environmental Trust. "They're a canary in the coal mine for the global warming trend," Kreider said.
Carbon emissions from power plants and factories have been linked to global warming, which scientists warn could lead to massive flooding and rising ocean levels. The United States is the world's largest emitter of so-called greenhouse gases.
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