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Ice shelf collapses in previously stable East Antarctica
"And I shelf the size of New York City has collapsed in east Antarctica Catherine Walker is an ice scientists with woods hole oceanographic institute and she says the location of this ice shelf collapse is the big news this is not going to have much if any measurable effect on your C. level rise or anything that but the process is important because of where it is and we are you know we haven't seen in east Antarctic ice shelf collapse in our at least in our lifetimes possible reasons why we probably are seeing the result of a lot a long time of increased ocean warming there it just has been melting in melting then last week temperatures soared more than seventy degrees above normal in the area I wouldn't say that it's the entire story but it certainly added to pressure on to the those ice shelves that we haven't seen before I'm showing after
"antarctica" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show
"I think you missed a few. I am a dramatically oversimplifying and sorry if I don't know what the hell I'm talking about. But I do think this question, though, that I threw out from this deck of cards is an interesting one. Intention versus action. I'm glad that we disagreed on it too. Trying to point where we disagree to be interesting things to mind. All right, last question, because my bladder is about to explode. And the neck of this scotch whisky bottle is way too narrow. Any attempt at reasonable accuracy? It's not sharing again. It's not a claim to any Coke can go through we're kidding, we're in Antarctica. Somebody with us was like, let's all take a naked shot together. And we're like, no. No. No. Not the most flattering shot we could do right now. What are you grateful for right now? If you're an easy answer and a harder answer. I mean, I'm so grateful. For the time we spent together. Yeah. Me too. The bigger and hard answer, I would say, is I'm so astounded at the creation and rollout of the vaccines. And it gives me hope for maybe humanity solving other big problems if we can all kind of focus on the same thing at the same time. And yeah, so everyone who worked on COVID really grateful for. I'm also really grateful for the time that we've been able to spend on this trip. It's been a while. Since we've done one of these, and we've been disconnected, which has been a twitchy for me. I tried to download and scroll half the Internet before we went offline. Let me just read about he was postal service. I am grateful for this trip. It's been a great trip. I've had a lot of people ask me why I came to Antarctica. Why am I interested in Antarctica and I am interested in Antarctica. But the main reason is just to spend time with you. We had so many great trips before. And included and now this one, adding it to the list. So super grateful for that. Super grateful for my girlfriend, honestly. She's incredible. Puts up with a lot of nonsense..
The Opening Monologue of 'Life, Liberty & Levin' Not Aired Last Sunday
"So this is what you would have heard on life liberty and Levin at the opening monologue Go I want to get back to basics with you folks Russia has invaded Ukraine There's an awful lot of people out there on the left and the right who say who cares It's none of our business Why does it matter We're not going to secure our own border Why do we care about the border between Russia and Ukraine Well that's an interesting argument except we do care about our southern border whether Biden does or not we red blooded Americans care about America's sovereignty We also care about our alliances What do we have alliances for We have alliances with dozens scores of countries all over the world Why Because we put America first To protect this country we have forward bases in Europe Should we remove them We have four bases in Asia Should we remove them We have four bases in Africa We even have them in Antarctica We have them in the Middle East Should we remove them all Why are they there Are they there to protect the United States of America Yeah I think they are You see the Atlantic Ocean the Pacific Ocean aren't big enough anymore And we've moved on from 18th century military tactics We now live in a world of intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads on them Interesting Ukraine doesn't have any and none of them of course would be aimed at the United States Russia has thousands of them and thousands of them are aimed at the United States Russia is way ahead in building hypersonic missiles What's the purpose of a hypersonic missile to hit Kyiv No It's to get around America's defenses and hit Los Angeles in Chicago and New York and anything else they want to hit Imagine a nuclear warhead on a hypersonic missile that we can't stop In fact we won't know really if it's even upon us until it's upon us They can take out our electrical grid with their satellites So this is a very serious matter don't you think folks
Early 'Lab-Grown' Covid Virus Found in Sample
"Early lab grown COVID virus found in sample, lends weight to Wuhan theory. Did you hear that? Hungarian scientist claimed that samples of Antarctic soil sent to a Shanghai firm in 2019 became contaminated with an unknown variant. Okay? That doesn't make a lot of sense, but bioinformatic experts from the university of veterinary medicine and Lorraine university in Budapest Hungary made the discovery by accident while examining genetic data from soil samples, collected from Antarctica in the late 2018 and early 2019. The samples were sent to sangan BioTech and Shanghai for sequencing. Where they became contaminated with a previously unknown variant of COVID-19. Variant has mutations that bridge the gap between the bat coronavirus in the earliest Wuhan strain. So they sent soil to China and it came back with COVID-19 and the only way that this COVID-19 can get to what we've got, it's a bridge COVID-19 is by genetic manipulation.
Russia Is Prepared to Invade Ukraine, so Why Is It Our Business?
"Russia is poised to attack Ukraine 125,000 battle ready troops They tried to internally overthrow the Ukrainian government They already have their militia in the eastern part of Ukraine battling and their guerrillas battling The Ukrainian government The Ukrainian president has been an ally of the United States He's been really a reformer and people say why is this any of our business I don't know Was Austria any of our business now Was the so called Czech Republic Any of our business No How about Poland When that was invader was at any of our business No How about when Britain went to war with Germany Was that any of our business No The isolations in America said that's their problem That's your pet doesn't affect us Do you think that Vladimir Putin now has built hypersonic missiles Has a military presence in Antarctica As brand spanking new nuclear submarines and as modernized his nuclear arsenal because of Ukraine Because of Ukraine Not because of us
Boston Marathon Race Director, Dave McGillivray, Gives Advice for World Marathon Challenge Hopefuls
"This week's guest on the show is a woman named deirdre keane. She was just featured on humans of new york and the running community was so excited. We were like a runner on humans of new york and her next big goal is that world marathon challenge any advice for her she signed. She's doing it like she has signed up. she's good. She's doing it next year if she's listening to this any advice for her well for me. It's like anything else before you can make a commitment like that. You have to earn the right to do it than what you can't do it on a buyer room that it's it's gonna come back to bite you so you have to do the work and i knew i could do the work. I been there before in terms of running that many miles consecutively day to day to day to day when i was wanted to fifty miles every single day for almost eighty consecutive days. So what's the big deal running twenty six miles for seven days in a row but the big deal is the fact attorney seven continents and so for me. It was more about not as much the training. 'cause that was a given but it was about the rat race in between and it was about sleep deprivation. It was about nutrition while flying was about recovery at thirty five thousand feet no sitting in a seat for twelve hours you know and then get often go run another marathon so trying to figure that all out it was about the weather. Temperatures in climates that we were in antarctica and it was whatever ten degrees and then back plane six hours later. You're in south. Africa running at eighty five degrees and your body's calling. Yeah not a lot of time to acclimate gave. You gotta figure that all out in advance. i mean i think anyone who serious about it does the training. I mean the running. I don't mean to be little it. It wasn't easy. I'm not saying disease but it was probably the less challenge in part of the overall experience for me was the running. When i was running. I was like thank god. I'm running like dumb. Does fly in done with this craziness. get employed. We get my luggage and all that stuff on buses and everything. I'm out here in the moment. Doing what i loved to do in impediment was like that was the calm. That was almost the easy pot. The running
"antarctica" Discussed on Places I Remember with Lea Lane
"Sale to another place and then you'll have that rotation again of shore in on the zodiacs and sometimes you may just do zodiac cruises where to go whale watching or a to the iceberg graveyards and see beautiful sculptures of the ice from the wind and water itself. So you have those options and opportunities to really explore on cnn. Artika in some of your expedition ships will also have kayaking paddle boarding other ways to explore antarctica from the silence on the water itself. And then to your Ultra luxury such as onboard scenic eclipse where we have two helicopters so you can explore from above and i can't tell you getting that perspective that bird's eye perspective in article because it is highest most mountainous continent in the world so seeing it from above or we also have a submarine and see it from belie in see what's down there. What is down there the magical sea creatures of the southern ocean you know and it's amazing. The the the roc the ice fish to the crustaceans that are down there. And just really beautiful unique magical jellyfish that you'd see colorful like they would be really. Yeah very colorful The jellyfish than some of the crustaceans down below the fish not so much But yes the creatures down. There are are just stunning. You know to see. And when i did. My dive itself was down around elkin island which was pretty special to so. That's you know a little bit Expedition doubt an article. Some of the options. Also some of the companies where you can camp though you'll spend the night out on the ice itself so you have. That opportunity are to camp and one thing to just put out. There is depending on your budget to go to. Antarctica would really determine what type of ship you would wanna go on some ships if you're on a shoestring budget that you wanna get down there. That's great but you then have to pay for those atoms of kayaking camping on the ship. Amenities you pay extra four. Where as you kinda go up the ladder so to speak into the ultra luxury sada things or the luxury side. More of those options are so. It's hard of your package. We don't pay extra for so just depends on your budget and your goals of what you want..
"antarctica" Discussed on Against The Odds
"It's been more than sixteen months. Since he's senior living plant and the green looks even more vibrant and he saw his dreams and then the sound of a deep rumble and seasprite spray shooting into the air. Reeves ahead there too. Close shackleton knew it would be dangerous the closer they got to shore but it's worse than he thought. There seemed to be jagged reefs everywhere. The cared won't last ten seconds if we head towards those crine takeover so wars leeann. I can look at the math but none of the options. Look good finally shackleton says when neither wants to hear we'll have to head back out to sea wait for a better shot at it. An hour later clouds roll in in another storm. Russia's in at eleven o'clock the wind turns into a gale force and tosses the boat back and forth water splashes onto the deck like gunshots threatening to throw everyone. Overboard shackleton has lived through so many of these storms by now. He's almost defiant but his hours take past knows. There's one thing that makes this storm different somewhere to close by. Are those breakers. The roar of the breaking waves is even louder and the storm wars lee sits at the helm bracing for impact. We won't clear the bottom boss. The boat will be torn out from under us then. Miraculously the wind ships. But it's not until four. pm the following day at shackleton sees a small gap in the reeks skipper. This is it we need to go in. Men take down the sales and get on the oars a swell pushes the boat forward here. Roar of the waves breaking against the shore and then above the boat has grabbed onto the bottom shackleton leaks overboard rabs onto a rope and fights through the way is pulling the boat in behind when he's a few feet from the rocky beach he calls out all men off. It's surprisingly quiet. Is the men drop over the sides and wade toward dry land. The enormity of what they have just done hasn't sunk in. It's been five hundred twenty two days because they left the very island on a mission to explore a continent of antarctica. Now they're back safe at least for the moment shackleton shakes each of the men's hands and then looks around there on the opposite side of the island from any of the whaling stations without a to across towering cliffs loom over their heads some nearly ten thousand feet high if they're going to reach.
Ernest Shackleton: Surviving Antarctica
"It's midnight on may fifth nineteen sixteen. Ernest shackleton squats at the helm of james cared trying to balance himself on the rocking boat. They've been at sea for eleven days. He knew the eight hundred mile. Crossing to south georgia. Island would be dangerous. But he's never seen anything as fierce as the drake passage. The winds have been coming at them at one hundred miles an hour. The waves are almost twenty feet tall each swell grabs the boat lifting at higher and higher for the boiling surf into the air. One moment they're surrounded by hills of water the next there on top of the world overlooking an endless seascape of dark grey rollers and white horses. And then they're hurtling back down. Below water crashes over the sides and sends a small crew into a frenzy to bail before the next one hits one way was so violent it ripped the boats anchor. Clear away shackleton marches wars lee struggling with the rudder trying to control the boat through the gusts and the snowfall is only. Compasses dead. Reckoning and the occasional glimpse of a star they both know if they boat off. Course they could miss south georgia entirely. And never be heard of again skipper. Altaic take the rudder. You get some sleep ex-boss maybe i'll lay down for an hour. Shackleton is left alone at the front of the boat. He watches the angry black clouds. Churn across the horizon and suddenly sees a silver light in the sky. Weather's clearing boys. And then he. Here's the familiar hiss. It's not a break in the clouds. It's the foaming crest of a wave. The biggest wave. He's seen in his life and it's heading straightforward.
"antarctica" Discussed on Against The Odds
"The boat dips below wave completely disappearing sale and all henry wars lee watches his breath freeze in the air. He still can't believe he's standing in the exact same spot. That ernest shackleton stood one hundred years before he looks at the baron ice around them. It seems to stretch out forever. Amazing that this very point a place they've dreamed about for five years looks well. It looks exactly like the rest of antarctica. Adams will later say what is an artika other than a blank canvas on which you seek to impose yourself. It's so cold will and adams stamp their feet in place. Take the picture already. General henry peers through the view finder and pulls out a photo. He has to get it right. The photo he holds is of ernest shackleton. Frank wild and jameson. Atoms standing right were his teammates. Stand now a union. Jack flag flaps in the wind next to them the three men are bundled in their parkas. Their faces obscured by ice. Henry has been planning how he would recreate this photo. Ever since he first saw it he takes off his mittens. For just a minute to screws camera onto a tripod in the wind bites into his bare hands. Okay a little to the left atoms. That's where your great grandfather stood gal. You're in the middle. Where wild stood henry heads over to stand in shackleton's place on the right okay. Everyone one two three to think shackleton made it all the way here and then had to turn back. Henry is already bone tired and they still have another ninety seven miles to go but there will be a plane at the south pole waiting to take them out. Shackleton didn't have that luxury he's still had walked the same distance back and his men were falling apart the night before. He made his final track here. He was already showing doubt they'd make it much farther. Henry remembers the lines from shackleton's diary. I must look at the matter sensibly and consider the lives of those who are with me. I feel that if we go on too far it will be impossible to get back over the surface and then all the results will be lost to the world. If shackleton had gone on and not made it back. Henry wouldn't be here now. His hero was right to turn back but he can't imagine how agonizing choice must have been. He set aside his ego impossible. Glory to save his men. It's getting colder by the minute so they quickly pitched their tent and climb inside. Someone puts on the kettle then. They sit there staring at each other. Big city grins on their faces. There's nothing to say. Henry lays back in his bag and folds his arms under his head. What an accomplishment. He grabs the sat phone and calls his wife. We did it. Joanna as he listens to his teammates call home with the news. A feeling of relief washes over him like the weight. He's been carrying his lifted off his shoulders his fear of letting others down and the fear of failing himself. Tomorrow though meet the rest of the team that's flying in from chile to descendants of the original crew and three others including matty mcnair their trainer before he falls asleep. Henry open shackleton's diary. It's kept him company. This entire journey january tenth nineteen o nine is the day shackleton turned back on this day. A hundred years later henry will go forward to the poll. He will no longer be following in his hero's footsteps. The journey henry makes from now on will be his own. Shackleton stands next to frank wisely watching elephant island fades out of view then he faces forward in claps wordsley on the back he needs to concentrate on the journey ahead. How she looking. Skipper headed south windsor. Good for several hours. It's smooth sailing and then at two pm. They meet a gentle grouping of ice big chunks as old as time as smaller fragments passed by the boat. They make a whispering sound as they jostle against one. Another beneath them. The sea is a deep dark blue. It's other worldly as night falls. Shackleton sends the four crewmen to the hold to get some sleep. Skipper and i will keep watch then. Wars leeann shackleton huddled together on the deck saying nothing as they take in the silence far off in the distance behind them shackleton can still see the dusty shadow of the island where he left twenty two men. If anything happens to this boat no one will ever know his mentor out there. The burden of responsibility feels like a ten ton weight. We've had some great adventures together. Haven't we skipper. This one could be the greatest of all but do you really think we can beat the odds or xlii looks up. If you can't pull through. I don't know who can shackleton's still feels uneasy. You know. I've always been against dividing the that i do the wrong thing. Wars lee sits quietly listening. I hated being forced into that decision. But someone needed to go for help. I could not put that responsibility on another. They understand boss. Maybe wars lease right. So why can't he shake. This doubt. He's not used to this feeling being at cnn. A small boat has unnerved him. The land is familiar. He's proven himself. There fought the elements and learned that the wind eventually dies down the ice cracks. But the c. Is its own beast. It knows no boundaries chooses who gets through and who doesn't the best shackleton can hope for is that the sea will let them live moore's lee size see might be powerful boss but there's always a way through just look at the stars. Shackleton looks up the twinkling lights. It's magical very few men have seen. this site. Worsley stretches his arms over his head and then gets up. I'm gonna get some sleep before the drake passage. You good out here alone. All good skipper. Thank you the. Drake passage is legendary among sailors. It's simply the most dangerous water in the world. The old sailors speak of waves. Ninety feet tall intent on taking out everything in their wake. The drake passage is where shackleton will.
"antarctica" Discussed on Against The Odds
"Last episode sir. Ernest shackleton and his crew of twenty seven men witness ship. The endurance crushed by the unforgiving. Ice off the coast of antarctica. When it sank the men were forced to build camp and spend the winter on ice floe. Now it's been ten months of waiting for the ice to melt and they're still here unsure of how or when they'll get home. Meanwhile one hundred years later. Henry wars and to other descendants of the endurance crew begin their own journey to recreate another shackleton's expedition their goal to trek across antarctica. Eight hundred miles on foot to reach the south pole but what henry is learning is that their greatest obstacle isn't the weather or rough terrain. It's themselves this is episode three.
Kamala Harris Distances Herself From Joe Biden's Afghanistan Catastrophe
"Miranda devine on fox news yesterday. A new york post reporter had a pretty interesting analysis. Not only joe biden but of the fabled popular kamala harris the vice president she was. She's been front and center on all things biden. Remember all the press conferences with carmela harris by his side. Where is she now. Unfortunately this has been a debacle afghanistan. Joe biden owns it. He stinks of failure and defeat and she wants to be as far away from that she possibly tan. She's trying to keep her reputation intact. It's it's quite a betrayal of the vice president. I think not to be standing by the president side when he. He's now given to sort of speeches. I guess you'd call them in this since friday. Since this verse a problem started to rear its head. And it's i guess require remarkable that she has decided not to show solidarity with the president. And chose you where the white house is ash. She i suppose is thinking that you will be stepping into the president shoes. But i think it's really quite strange that she's forging ahead with this trip to southeast asia. Which i think is really a mistake. She's forging ahead. yeah she's going to vietnam. Where do we send the vp. Let's senator vietnam. Why don't we send her to antarctica. Maybe we could just put her in an outpost at the north pole gutters far away from this messes possible holy cow. What a mess worried right now. This is a true crisis.
Endurance: Surviving Antarctica
"January night. Nineteen o nine. Ernest shackleton groans as he trudges through the hard packed snow now. A bitter headwind cuts through his jacket freezing his breath among his hands. The temperature is minus nineteen degrees pulled by any standards but with the wind chill. It's closer to minus fifty shackleton's feet and ears are covered with blisters and the black char frostbite. He's weakened by hunger and head splitting altitude sickness. He and his crew have trekked over seven hundred miles south across the vast expanse of antarctic snow their goal is to reach beyond engine the known world and be the first humans to ever reach the south pole. An expedition the public had been calling the nimrod after the name of his ship. Their journey has taken almost two and half months still before them an endless white plateau of snow and ice. The poll is out there somewhere. Shackleton has been on this continent once before six years ago. It was his first antarctic expedition under the leadership of captain robert. Scott scott was brooding and temperamental. he ruled by bullying. An absolute authority. Shackleton was the opposite. he was optimistic. Open and warm as conditions grew more difficult on that eight month journey tension was deck when frost by and low rash slowed them to a crawl. Scott yelled keep going you bloody fools but they turn back from the poll. Nearly five hundred miles out by the time shackleton got back to the ship. He was coughing up blood now. He has another shot this time. His leading a four man through and he isn't going to make scott's mistakes. The last month has been slow going. He looks at his men's haggard faces for weeks now. They've had little to eat
Alok Sharma: Time Running out to Stop Climate Change Catastrophe
"World is dangerously close to running out of time to stop climate change catastrophe. That's the warning from Alec Sharma, the UK government's climate chief, who is leading the cop 26 summit to be held in the Scottish city of Glasgow later this year. In an interview with The Observer newspaper today, Mr Sharma said, the effects of radical climate change We're already clear with floods, fires, heat waves He said A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change due to be published tomorrow would be the starkest warning yet about what the future might hold. Well, let's You know, from Professor Andrew Shepherd, who's a glaciologist at the University of Leeds here in the UK, Um could you first professor please explain what the remit of this PC report is and what you think it might say. So I think everyone's familiar with these reports. Now we've had them for the past 30 years. Um, what this report is going to tell us is the latest changes in the Earth's climate We expect But it's also going to say that we've changed parts of our climate system for good actually, and that's surreal. Wake up call. We're going to have to live in a different environment in the future because we're not going to be able to reverse Some of the things that have happened. And we've seen so many stories recently, pointing to the possibility that some parts of the climate system are already passed. Tipping points. Oh what? What? Which are the ones that you're most concerned about? So there are quite a few. Actually, I think, um across climate science, maybe a dozen also have been identified. But there's some really obvious ones that people will have heard about retreat of the ice in the Arctic Ocean, for instance, and rapid melting and acceleration of glaciers in Antarctica and Greenland. And they might seem a long way away from people because they're at the polls. But as soon as I entered the ocean that affects sea levels,
Lightning Bugs, Fireflies - Call Them What You Will, They're Awesome
"All right. Mattie you are here to talk about lightning bugs or as you point out beatles with flashlight butts yes the family of beetles. We call firefly's lamb. Purity are extremely diverse. There are more than two thousand species in that family and they live on every continent except antarctica. So emily they can look and behave very differently. one type can grow to be the length of your palm. There are firefly's that live most of their lives in water. Emily some place don't even fly and some don't flash for that matter so you know not everything. We'll be talking about today. Holds true for every species. So what you're saying is you couldn't just stick to one species because you've got excited and distracted by all the facts about all the species is that right. Maybe i did. Maybe i didn't. You'll be happy for it. I'll say that so. Who did you talk to about. This constellation of creatures. I called up. Stephanie vice a phd student in rio de janeiro. She's an entomologist who studies firefly's and just like us her love of firefly's started in childhood. I have a great memory of my childhood summer trips with my family and also i love to say they shining the forest when i do my field words. She says that there's one thing that applies to all firefly's and that's that firefly's have different lay stages and the larval stage in my opinion is by far the coolest firefly's spend most of their lives in the a lot of ro stage in when she says most she means like almost all of their lives are spent as larvae. I mean some spend one to two years just being voracious low babies. So the adult. Firefly's that i see flying around on the east coast china flash and find a mate. That's like a short period of their lives. Yeah yeah i mean. Some only live as adults for like a few weeks total. They're just out here. Trying to find a mate fertilize some eggs and die.
Caller Concerned Over Safety With U.S. Crumbling Within
"Wanted to keep this with what you were talking about. But with all the distractions of CRT and black lives matter and Being politically correct here and the stuff that we talk about every day. Uh and more than concerned, I'm worried that the nefarious countries like China and Russia Perhaps North Korean Iran. Why wouldn't they make a move? They they have their pulse on the American people. I've talked about this, I think When you're when you're crumbling from within its very provocative You're absolutely right. They look for opportunities. Right. So in the end, why would they wait for 2024 election where a trump or Pompeii would get in there? For Well, they start to be careful. You know, we still have a very powerful military and nuclear weapons. And so rather than just confront us that way. They're doing other things like China right now is doing many other things that it's massively building up its military. It is it is building and ports and docks all over the world, including in our hemisphere, including in Africa and other parts of the world. It is slowly but surely making claim to islands in territorial waters that don't belong to it. It's making claims to airspace that doesn't belong to it. You have China and Russia now and Antarctica, making claims to that area and putting military bases building them there. You have killer satellites that can attack our grid. All of this is going on. As Joe Biden weakens the country from within, weakens the economy from within. I want to talk next hour very much about what's going on on the border here that there's not 11 million illegal aliens in this country. It's closer to 35 million. And now he wants to push amnesty. They want to push it through this omnibus spending bill. This is this has all the telltale signs. Of a American. Marxist type of approach to things
Where Do All the Penguins Live?
"Oh that's another really good all the penguins in the world except one lives in what is called the southern hemisphere. The part of the world below the equator so there are no penguins in the north where we live. There are no payments. You see a polar bear. You won't see penguins so penguins all live in southern hemisphere from the equator to the south me. And there's one penguin that it's actually found inland northern hemisphere that crosses the equator in only one and that one penguin is the galapagos penguin and there is one little colony of those winds found. Exactly one half mile north of the equator in the galapagos islands. And that's the only penguin that lives in the northern hemisphere to go see all eighteen species of penguins. You had to go to some pretty far flung places. Yeah i i have been to some very very very remote places places that you can only get to by special arrangement antarctica's very far away hard to get to an antarctica surrounded by an ocean which makes it even harder in in that ocean lots of little islands and some of those islands are the only place you can see a particular species of penguin. So you've got to figure out how to get to really far away islands. But they're beautiful. When it was higher it was a lot of fun
Steve Chien Talks About the Possibility of Intelligent Alien Life
"Are your thoughts on the likelihood in our lifetime or the lifetime of our listeners in discovery of life apart from that on earth. That's a great question can oddly enough. What did i get remarkably frequently. I kind of have to answer to that. One is a pragmatic answer. And then one is kind of like the answer that i'm hoping for and the pragmatic answer is that it just seems to me not likely that we would find life in the immediate future just because going to these places is so hard if we're looking at going to the sub ice ocean on europa we have to fly jupiter which is pretty hard. We have to land on europa which is hard for then we have to melt through this ice crest which is ten kilometers sick. That might even take a year or two and then we have to explore this under ice ocean. And we're actually practicing things like that on earth had to explore underneath ice shells underneath the ice shelf the ross ice shelf in antarctica. Because we want to study that to understand the effects of climate change on some of these pristine antarctic environments. But it's very hard on earth much less to go to another planet in do that. So the pragmatic answer is. I'm not holding my breath waiting for such a mission to happen in in my lifetime but if you look out thirty fifty years. It's just very hard to project. So i would. I would have a hard time predicting. But if you ask me as an optimist in what i hope for. It's quite possible that we could hear some signals. That might indicate to us that there could be somebody trying to contact us a little different from going there and literally visiting
How to Photograph the Upcoming Lunar Eclipse
"Lunar eclipse. what is it. well most of us learned about this. I think in grade school right. It's when the earth moves between the sun and the moon and so there's a shadow and then this happens in phases doesn't happen all at once Although if you don't see it coming on you can look up and go. Whoa what happened there but generally speaking. We know it's coming. You know so there are these seven phases of the eclipse. All of them are interesting. The photographs but of course we want to hang out for the total eclipse. you get the money shot and then keep playing after that happens. Let's talk a little bit about you. Know what are some of the things that we need to know how about. Where can you see it out with that. So according to the article here the may twenty six two thousand twenty one. Total lunar eclipse will be visible in the united states. Canada central america south america antarctica new zealand australia japan china indonesia philippines malaysia taiwan and south korea so depending on where you are will be how much of the eclipse you can see is total eclipse all that kind of stuff. Now in terms of timing. I look this up. So for instance san francisco. The eclipse begins at four twelve. A m maximum eclipse is at four nineteen and then the total eclipse ends at four. Twenty six so you have a good fourteen minutes earlier to play around. And that's that's nice. It's nice having the time to get some shots to be ready to do some testing now. Of course the exposure changes drain all the different phases. They clip so you know we. We do have to do things while we're there
Vast Antarctic Iceberg Could Drift Through Ocean for Years
"A vast Antarctic iceberg could drift through the ocean for years the iceberg is called a seventy six mile forty one times the size of Paris or proximity seventy three times the size of Manhattan mark drink water with the European Space Agency says it will eventually drift into the south Atlantic before that happens we've seen icebergs that can last up to eighteen years that have been tracked around and talk together if they remain in relatively cold waters drink water since climate is responsible for these changes ultimately it's the loss of ice from Antarctica I went into the ocean which is what we concerned about any been larger iceberg from twenty seventeen disappeared earlier this year I'm a Donahue
Will Steger's 1989 Route Across Antarctica in Gone
"Tell us why now for this film well. The two young filmmakers i worked with it was their idea actually when i met him about seven years ago. They wanted to do a film. I give them for all my archives and they join me two of my expeditions. We went to antarctica either. All i knew about the film was called after. Antarctica is for the first time last month. Will your team made this four thousand mile antarctic crossing nineteen eighty nine at the time. Did you have any idea that climate change would be evolving as the crisis of our time now back in nineteen ninety. I was very much aware of of climate change. I actually taught it my classes in the late sixties. But i never thought it would happen so quickly. It was twelve years after that in ninety nine nine hundred ninety when we finished it when the larsen ice shelf broke up in two thousand and two dow was my called action. And that's it was two thousand two that a realize this is very serious and nobody is really aware of. What's what's happening. And that's critical right because those larsen ice shelf. You actually cross those during your journey right. And then now they're gone. They're gone and it took us thirty days across Both larsen abmc and now they're mostly gone in a shelf that have crossed both in the polar areas in the arctic car. I have the cynic integrated and we've lost about sixty percent of the ice on the arctic ocean in the summer. So you know it's happening so quickly. Accelerating very fast right now.
What We Can Learn From Microscopic Life In Antarctica
"Thing that i feel like a lot of people don't know about antarctica is that it's really brimming with life and a lot of different locations. It's just that most of it is invisible to us. You would need to have a microscope in order to see them. This is ariel waldman. She's a wildlife filmmaker at the microbial scale. And i'm an adviser to nasa and i'm also in antarctic explorer aerial. I became interested in ant arctic microbes. Back in two thousand thirteen. She was working with nasa and she met astrobiologists who study and articles extreme conditions and the life forms. That actually thrived there. I had learned that a lot of biologists goto antarctica but they very rarely ever take any photos or videos of the creatures that they studied there. And so i kind of saw an opportunity to really help both scientists and help people around the world actually get to see all this amazing stuff so that realization. That is what inspired you to basically become the first filmmaker to document these hidden ecosystems. But how did you go from that inspiration to making it happen. Couldn't could not have been easy going to antarctica just required a lot of preparation. I prepared for months and this was after. It took me five years of applying to go to aunt hartika and working towards becoming a wildlife filmmaker at the microbial scale. And so i was self taught microscopy and then i ended up joining the san francisco microscopically society which i am now the president of
Space Junk Chronicals
"Since nineteen fifty seven. Humanity has been launching satellites into earth orbit. It's estimated in the last four years almost nine thousand satellites in total have put into orbit for the vast majority of space age. There was never a plan for what would be done with the satellites after their lifetime. They were launched without any thought as to how or if they could ever come down the nine thousand or so satellites. Five thousand are still in orbit. Two thousand our service in three thousand are dead. D satellites are usually quite large. They can vary in size from a bus to a box and they aren't the real problem when it comes to space junk the big problem is debris when you send up a rocket there's all sorts of miscellaneous parts on the upper stage of the rocket that holds the satellite. That will go into orbit with it. This can include metal panels bolts screws and even flakes of paint. You'd think that given how big spaces that space junk might not be a problem as douglas adams noted quote space is big really big. You won't believe how vastly hugely mind. Bogglingly big it is suppose you had a million pennies that would be enough to easily fit in a minivan. Now let's suppose you distributed those pennies all over the world including the ocean and antarctica. Each penny would have one hundred ninety. Seven square miles of space or a single penny would have a square which was fourteen by fourteen miles factor in that the lowest earth orbit is a sphere larger than the earth. And that there's a vertical dimension where we could put pennies at different elevations. Then it would seem that space junk was a big problem if the object just sat there. That's true it wouldn't be a problem however all that junk isn't just sitting there. It's orbiting earth at extremely high speeds. Any piece of space junk is probably travelling at at least seventeen thousand miles per hour when something is traveling that fast no matter how small it is it can cause a great deal of damage. Moreover everything is on a slightly different orbit that means over time these orbits can cross and the longer something remains in orbit the greater the odds that these past will eventually cross and that things will smash together some of the things which are floating around in space include two cameras that got away from astronauts players a screwdriver or wrench a full toolbag garbage bags a lens cap a spatula and microscopic flakes of rocket propellant and that is on top of all the rocket debris and dead satellites if a ship with astronauts were to be hit it could lead to the deaths of the crew if important satellite were to be hid it could lead to a loss of critical communications. Gps signals or observational capabilities. This isn't just a theoretical problem. There have been cases of collisions in space. The space shuttle headed many tiny impacts from debris in space on the seven space shuttle mission. In one thousand. Nine hundred three. The front windshield was hit by a fleck of paint which damaged the window. It looked very similar to what happens when a rocket. your windshield damage. To the shuttle's he tiles was so common that the eventually began flying the shuttle backwards in space so that the engines which weren't used during re entry took most of the damage. The shuttle endeavour was hit by an object so large that its radiator looked like it was hit with a bullet. The international space station has to move on average at least once a year to avoid space debris the soviet cosmos twelve. Seventy five satellite was hit by an object in one thousand nine hundred eighty one which was believed to be the first case of a satellite being destroyed by space junk. Perhaps the worst case occurred in two thousand nine when the kosmos twenty fifty one satellite which was dead smashed into the iridium thirty three satellite at a relative speed of twenty six thousand miles per hour. These collisions and there have been several more only make things worse. In the first case three hundred objects were created from the collision in the second there were suddenly thousands of new objects thrown off on different trajectories in orbit in two thousand seven. The chinese government didn't anti-satellite missile test. That blew up a satellite in space creating tens of thousands of pieces of debris this problem of junk causing collisions which then creates exponentially more junk risk. Something called the kessler syndrome. This hypothesized in nineteen seventy eight by nasa. Scientists david kessler. He proposed that collisions could start a cascade of debris which would cause more collisions and even more debris rinse and repeat.
"antarctica" Discussed on I Learned Something in College!?
"It was formed in one event night maximin so obviously climate change and rising average temperatures pose threats to a place as colds this. There's also other threats like overfishing tourism though rare does happen and can cause damage to environments. Antarctica is also warmed at a higher rate than the average rest of the world and things like climate change affect the numbers of krill which are a keystone species in antarctica. They basically form the basis of a large food chain and threatened. Things like penguins. Since nineteen seventies krill density in some areas has decreased by eighty percent like the highest temperature ever recorded on short gut was sixty nine point. Three degrees fahrenheit ups. One gets when This year february twenty twenty. Yeah jesus beating the previous record a sixty four point nine degrees fahrenheit. That's three days earlier february. Twenty twenty five degrees thou yup. Yeah this year. Especially i mean i guess last year to accept this kind of last winter but this fall and winter have been so obviously wrong at least where i have been living in ohio and illinois. It's just like ohio is seventy degrees till the end of november. It felt like summer until it was winter. Yeah i think like today In such a like fifty five here in chicago. it's middle of december. No it should be thirty and slushy. yeah at most. yeah like. That's based off my perspective of growing up in the two thousands so probably still warmer than it should be. That's a good point. Yeah we probably don't really know mostly not even if we look at the records 'cause we probably started record keeping in like what the hundreds i think late eighteen hundreds generally. That's when a lot of climate records start ever since we I don't remember if it was our indigenous land rights episode or a different one where we talked about the impact that innis people have in terms of like being literally the only people who know what the united states land. The land that it's built on is supposed to be like yelp about that ever since we talked about it. We don't know it. It's all based on our own experience. Which is obviously wrong faced on the trend me and you not been alive. Want not to have any clue certainly not been centuries-long long transformation right. I don't know it's just. It's very intriguing Now i'm glad you've been thinking about a and i definitely think it's important to for the reason of being most effective it is important to include like indians people for their knowledge but also like it's their land we should include them because it's their land. Yup yeah that little bit of like none of us how the lived experience of what this land looked like before it was heavily transforms but like i feel like it's a really powerful thing in his like ends. The thing that has also stuck with me. I don't know when i started doing this but for a really long time i especially long drives particularly the the when i make quite often from athens to chicago. It's very boring drive. I kind of like to look out and think about like what it might have. Looked like before colonization. And of course i truly have no ideas creative exercise to keep my mind occupied but i wish i could see 'cause it's obviously radically different but yeah it's hard to wrap my mind around that concept. I'm still working on it. Thank you for coming with me on this very cold journey. Yes thank you for sharing and thank you for listening to the in college if you enjoyed this episode false on twitter at il-suk podcast. That's i l. I see podcasts. As well as we review on you're listening epa choice intel friend about us also new this week. We are going to start. Including transcripts of the episodes.
"antarctica" Discussed on Our Different Take
"What would have to have like the pope in the title. Though i heard even going there so i would just leave a net. I was just being silent for me to see if you guys on a rope. I don't know. I can't think of anything. I'm out on a boat. Let's not go down this road. brian was. Let's hit next. Okay so this one. I think is the most interesting which could be a podcast. All in itself Because there's so much to it. And i think we're going to barely skim the surface what this one. But it so John kerry you remember. John kerry the Yeah the john kerry was in vietnam. Yeah but while he was secretary of state right yeah he was on. He's on a boat in vietnam. I think it'd be an empty bucknell this. This has to do with antarctica in vietnam but he visited and arctic in two thousand. Sixteen obama again made a secret trip in two thousand sixteen as well and in two thousand sixteen like you mentioned before the first orthodox leader in the world not the first orthodox leader in the world but the first one to visit antarctica. If you look in the trend on a president leaves office right he transitions out news. The transition team well in obama's notes on actual website in two thousand sixteen he. He added A ton of people to a transition team as he was leaving office and quote. It says there's over two hundred entities that met several times several times now does entities so. Keep that in mind when we go into talking about some of this stuff a little bit later okay. So john went to antarctica. he arrived at artika. Got an a plane. Took a three hour flight to a research station. that the us government operates so he's landing there. He's flying three hours to get to the edge of the south pole k. Now here's the interesting part. According to the book of enoch which is a book. It's not in the bible. But would you say scott earlier about. I think it's It's one of those books. That's canonized in only one place in the world. I think The ethiopian bible has it canonized. But it's one that basically has been rejected by most orthodox religion rent but but it was apparently found in ethiopia and is part of part of that bible. Okay what part of that in the book of knock And i don't have the direct quote for this part but it says There were two hundred fallen. Angels that are locked into the abyss. So you've got two hundred fallen angels in the book of knock. Obama says that he he talked with two hundred entities. And he's going to antarctica to talk to him so here we come in is where two hundred angels two hundred fallen. Angels are locked into the abyss which is drum roll antarctica k. So the verse in the verse in the book of anoc which is eighteen one through six. It says quote i went towards the south and it was burning day and night or there were seven mountains of precious stones three towards the east and three towards the south. So what they think is. This describes antarctic in the summer which has twenty four hours of daylight and there's an exact mountain range that matches that in antarctica. So they think there's all the fallen angels that had been imprisoned by god are alive and at artika which has to do something with obama. John kerry and orthodox leader all visiting down there. Because they are those angels were. Were put down there for certain amount of time and apparently that time coming pretty quick to be up. That's that's interesting i i. How surreal would that be to be. The leader of the free world locked down into the middle of a mountain in antarctica. Maybe there's a clear transparent cover over this area with two hundred demons in it right conversation. How how interesting scary would that be. Yeah there's a massive deep object somewhere antarctica which is those fallen angels. And why else would like you were saying earlier. Why in the world would obama john carey and a guy like the pope visit dent article. And there'd been a lot more to yeah. They're not petting the penguins and the whales pro. Probably maybe there you know talking about two hundred demons next to a jewel mountain could be maybe epstein had a base down there. I just. I'm just thinking out loud back and that's gonna say i just found the title of this podcast perfect i love. It added going to be irreverent. S absolutely yeah. Have you read the book of unique or any of it. I've read parts of it. Yeah i actually just kind of maybe sounds stupid. I i just kind of discovered Maybe six months ago. When i was researching some stuff on demon -nology and and things like that. And and i think it's fascinating. I didn't go into now it to me. It's it's more To me it doesn't describe it. Describes heaven and hell and haiti's It doesn't you know th they may be. These may be physical things fiscal places that it's describing but.
"antarctica" Discussed on Our Different Take
"All right well couple. More things Lay found two craters in antarctica. That are entrances to a secret. Ufo base guy. There's two craters along the coast. They go deep below the surface Actually into the permafrost and they look as if something actually dug them There are pictures in an actually kind of looks like a cave entrance. Actually which is it could be a cave. are thought to be entrances to again a secret government facility alien base maybe the nazi base scott warring. He's a ufo conspiracy theorist he claims to have spotted a the ufo in an image. That you google earth here. We go google earth again. Those guys guys'll messing everything up for people they are but get this the images along a visible because google edited the image quote on quote. I was looking over an island. I don't know what What nationality is. I can't do an accent on this one so i'm just going to have to earn do german. I was looking over. Was the island. So perfect region went k. Mukasa please don't z. Triangle craft had a home in mitten and thunder edge with three sides like metallic and is sitting in an area which appears to be at the location. Owns the ancient alien vase. Craft was revealed after warm years had melted. The ice enzi now revealed a secret crappy law quote unquote those little awesome I don't even know what i just ran off. I think i've seen the pictures. I'm pretty sure. I've seen those pictures and a couple of different theories about Hot springs and volcanic activity and things like that but what better place to put a base than something that was halted out for you by a steam or hot springs volcanic activity. And why else would google redact a picture if it wasn't for national security. It's the only thing that can make them do it. the can just say hey man national security. They've probably been flying all kinds of craft down there for years. It's a great place to flag because there's not a fucking solo around to see it and area fifty one doesn't work and everywhere they go. People hound him to death. That just probably figured they'd go to the most godforsaken place on the planet and fly planes if drew if y'all from steve quayle. Have you ever read. Steve coils website though. Seeing that steve quayle's kind of a religious conspiracy theorist He's he's got a ton interesting stuff in a lot of is just way way out there But he's like the drudge report where the put up little headlines of stuff everyday. Steve quayle does that too. But again it's all kind of it's it's a faith-based sorta Anyway he. He's got a lot on antarctica to he thinks that antarctica may have some sort of a A wormhole connection to to mars and two other Other parts of the universe those it. Yeah there's there's something down there that you could actually teleport to other parts of the solar system simply by you know going to antarctica that would bring the pope for sure. Pretty sure If i were a world leader children came in. You can put your hand through it and grab a handful of mars rocks. And i'm bringing back or whatever you know I would. I would definitely show up for that down. That would be awesome. Actually that's that's probably a great. Tv show we should pitch that to somebody. Yes let's call it yeah dumping.
"antarctica" Discussed on Our Different Take
"There's maybe zombies and rabid wales out there I never thought about the rabid way. That's why that's why you don't see anyone come out because who wants to mess with the rabid whale. That's a good point. yeah definitely anyway. I stand corrected. I'm sure that that wants to take that. All right. i heard somebody actually debunking that one Talking about how the there's no way that the initial german submarines could have could have gotten there in the first place. I did actually There's a couple of wrecks there. There's a couple of german subs scuttled at the end of world war two. That had already been there and that that that wreckage has been found so really. Where was it found an article. I don't know where okay What he was saying. And maybe we're talking about something. I don't know but he was saying that to get to these light places where supposedly underground cities you would go through but of ice it would have been like Several miles thick not not thick but several miles is too long and in the german subs that they had at that time that they went down to antarctica. We're not true subs they. Were the kind that would just go right. Maybe like surface skim. And so they had like a little periscope. That would have had to been above water to navigate. And so it wouldn't have been able to go under the ice at least not for the amount of miles that it would have taken to get in there and again. This is a this is some dude. Trying to debunk thing. So maybe he's full of crap to but what what. What he was saying is that. There's no way that the german subs at that. Time could have gotten down there now. Now what the one thing we talked about on our last podcast though was the. Ufo's bring the that they had been working on and those very very possibly could have gotten underneath the ice into a city and if there really is the technology to be able to take those things and fly him to another planet which has been hypothesized. Then i could see where you know that that could have actually been a livable space antarctica like a airstrip at that point so you go there and then from there you can go fly to mars or wherever you. You're trying to go home because those craft apparently could go underneath the water. They could actually come up out of the water and attack. They can go into space than going water right right. You'd think so i could. I could actually by that. But if they if the germans were going down there to set up some secret nazi base using the traditional subs were available in nineteen thirty eight. I don't see that they set up a city in state there. I agree with linda. Good to right right right Two thousand nineteen march fifth. Two thousand nineteen. The sun reported. that agree sound. Google earth the sun some newspaper somewhere son of. Oh it's in britain. It's called the sun tabloid right Sure sure google earth nazi u boat hidden under antarctic is melting. Ice conspiracy theorist claims says it is a mysterious three hundred ten foot structure emerging from the ice using google earth And what it basically when you look at a we'll put the link in the show notes as well but when you this picture you know you boat when you're looking at you both from the top basically looks like the shape of regular boat. And that's what this looks like. In google earth a u boat servicing through the ice cap interesting. Yeah so again. It looks like i don't know if you could tell it to you boat or not. I don't know but anyway they say it's a u boat that surfacing through the boat like scher. Yeah interesting and again by that by that they headed down there to kind of explore to find a place that that they could they could set up shop for a while and then had a couple of wrecks and all of a sudden know what we do with it now would just leave it there and go back and one of the other vessels or whatever. There's gonna find gray right Betta makes perfect sense. Yeah interesting so there could be some truth to that where the nazis were down there but you know they have underground caves and secret. Cities is another another deal. Well there's been so much talk about all the world leaders have gone down in two artika and it's so hush. Hush know the pope everybody else. Something's up something. I talk about that in a little bit. Did you hear about that Thing that had happened You all have. Those fits on your. Do you use one of those on your wrist on. I fit our fit. Select mytalk about i v vaccine for your wrist. Thanks is dictating the fit bit. I got i got an apple watch watched. We'll we'll fit bit. Was they did a thing several years ago and they were all like just to show everybody where people are using the fitbit and and they head dislike little streaks of where you know people were doing it and you could see where the most people were using it by the the density of the streak on the globe map anyway. It turns out that By doing so accidentally revealed a secret military base down in antarctica but also some of the people down there were wearing fitbit's and they were jogging or whatever end so you could see the patterns of where they had been and military scrambled real quick and said. Hey you guys need to stop wearing these fitbit's but by then it was already out that there was a a secret military base down. There had just been outed because next time though. Use a quality product that protects. Your secrets like apple right. Wow that's cool. That's very cool as well. The next part is probably not as crazy as what we just talked about but There were three pyramids discovered antarctica in two thousand sixteen. Did radio yeah. Pyramids measured over twelve hundred and twenty meters making them tin times. The height of the great pyramid of giza. There's a that they were built by someone that lived there over one hundred million years ago. One hundred million. So were these things discovered by somebody on google earth or where they discovered by people. That would i don't have incredible credibility with The world at large. I have seen pictures And i actually saw video that a guy posted from the back of a c one thirty That he took from his phone..
"antarctica" Discussed on Our Different Take
"Like covered it up like there was something that they didn't want us to see and they took a an area that was already on there and then just like cut and pasted it. I'm not. I'm not saying this very well. They took an area that that you could clearly see on there and then they moved it over to a different area and like so you could see they did all of the little analysis and everything is like clearly they had taken something that was up there and they had like turned the direction of it a little bit but it was the same dimensions. It was the same shape the same size everything and they moved it as. Why would they have done that. You know some obscure thing on on mars why they have done that. And and so you kinda gotta wonder if they're gonna go and do stuff like that on google mars rate that surely they would. They would also do that. Kind of stuff in antarctica Where it can't be verified. You can't just like go there right. You can't just. I wanna find out what this is myself and so i'm gonna take a little trip down antarctica and i'm gonna go look at it you can't do it bring like they're setting these conspiracy theories they're setting the them because they know that you can't verify the stuff where exit sense forget podcast. I suspect and of course always party pooper. But i i suspect that When you look at parts of google earth and they say Say you're looking at a Antarctica or are some remote region. You'll see parts that are like lighter darker cut in you know from from different passes. I'm sure that satellites of made and probably not the same satellites or maybe at a different time of the year Maybe there's some of that and maybe And wouldn't wouldn't surprise me at all. If if some of that data from like google mars was corrupted and they were like just pace the section from thirty to be on there. And we'll call a gutter or something like that. You know what i mean. It doesn't necessarily have to be an alien base. It could just be somebody fucked up right right they In this particular thing they had reached out to nasa and they said what's the deal here. What's what's going on with With your pictures Why has this been cut and pasted here. And they didn't they didn't receive a response. You would think that if something like that was was going on that the people responsible for taking the pictures which you know sometimes it gets corrupted and we just kinda we guess Then do that. They just didn't answer. And they feed into the conspiracies by by the way that they answer that they don't answer they feed into whether or not you know it very well could just be. What did you say you can be nothing but but they don't address it well. I can neither confirm or deny anything that you've said but nasa is paying me. To debunk all of these things. As paying your we're are cut share crap will well then. Let's let's talk about this then. What about the secret nazi base. It is currently and in antarctica. Which is there so. Nazis launched an expedition to antarctica about nineteen thirty eight. Which that part's true right. And they've got set. They had silver military and scientific ships. That went down there drank. They say the nazi discovered several underground caves and rivers converted them into a secret city. Some people say also if you have a submarine their certain ways and navigate underneath our antarctica like like highways quote unquote. You have to know where you're going but it will take you to the secret city People speculate hitler fled here after losing the war because he was seen in argentina right where he left. That's what they say. Antarctica to go to argentina because of people into antarctica didn't want having to do with him anymore so they think he'd left antarctica and went to argentina and then lived out his life there but there is a secret nazi city underneath antarctica. As we speak. You would think that if that was the case that after seventy five hundred years you know that maybe will be some bigger evidence of cities. I mean you'd have to supply the city right run out. You'd run out of supplies at some point in time so it it'd be traffic going to and from there. The people would have to come out to get sunlight at some point in time. They'd have to grow stuff that you know. How would all of that happen. Good point i heard also and it wasn't related to the nazi base but it was the other guy on guy that i was listening to. Yeah it said. Underneath the ice Actually antarctic is the most volcanic area of the entire earth so underneath that there are lakes of Natural water not ice not Saltwater and land and dirt that is like the most rich at of anywhere so in theory you could probably figure out some way to get sunlight down there if you can make a nazi base underneath antarctica. You can probably figure out how to get sunlight down there and you can grow all your potatoes or whatever the nazis eight not. Nonsmokers nazi tighter. Tater tots i think. They got a couple of songs about that did not see tators. Tetons goes germany taking list of how many people we have to apologize to worn out for your arrest even even there. Wouldn't you think that after. I'm thinking like the amish ride eve. Even the amish have these tight little communities that the don't seem to need technology is still have one every once in awhile. Who's like you know what. I don't wanna be an amish dude anymore out here. Wouldn't there be some like nazis that are like you know what i i grew up under the ice in antarctica and You know is. I don't want to do that anymore. And so i'm going to come and live amongst the the you know the rest of the people and they would be kinda telling their stories but you don't even hear that conspiracy theory circles. This doesn't happen so it's like if there's people doing it you think that somebody would come out at some point in time and said. Oh yeah we went down. There was really groovy man. We had like this. He's not heard pay. Hey don't make fun of my groovy. Well maybe the people that down there don't know there's another world out maybe the propaganda. They've got going down there things. They're the only ones left on earth if they leave.
"antarctica" Discussed on Our Different Take
"Ship a here. These things like talking about what you just said as an escape plan for the world's elite where are they gonna go. What are they gonna escape from where they gonna escape to an on us on a frozen ship under agreed maybe they just fly out in there really expensive helicopters or like maybe they have airplanes or super guts or something but like mean it could be something. Maybe it's an airstrip who knows it could be. I would think they would be escaping to antarctica and not have ship in antarctica as part of an escape plan. The the other thing that. I'm curious about is i mean sometimes and i haven't seen this picture sorry but sometimes You know icebergs look very different from one another The color of the ice is different. Sometimes it's really like a deep blue and sometimes it's more of a white color. Sometimes it's really dirty from years of being exposed to the air And then they roll over you know but That's interesting that it's just a four hundred feet long. And he said it's a rectangle now it looks like if you take a cruise ship and you lay it on its side. Yeah that's what it looks like. Maybe it's a cruise ship that somebody laid on its side. How your cars of once again. That's our remote viewing master right there. Remote view the obvious could be. It should be but anyway. You're gonna wanna take a look at that building and see what you think too. Yeah again if you're looking at some of this stuff and you want to see it. You're going to see what you think at of this. Yeah that's true If you're looking at it like well that's really probably not what it is. You know. Because i i can see both ways. I look at the picture. I'm like that's kind of cool but at the same time. It doesn't look like a huge building sitting out in the middle of antarctica break because the buildings can huge gigantic interesting And the little black dot round it. You can't really tell what it is even if you zoom in so i don't know if it's a could be like a vehicle or it could be a wail. You know what. I find interesting about that. Is you can go to google earth and you can pull up your house on there and i used to. I used to look at mine when we were trying to sell her house. You could see the trampoline my backyard. You could tell what kind of cars were in my driveway where you could tell. What kind of roof was on my house Matter of fact that's how the insurance guy said that they that they estimated the price of insurance was they just got on google earth and looked at my house and they will. Yeah yeah they could tell what kind of a house it was. What kind of riffa was and and they could tell what was going gonna cost insurance so with that with the kind of details. It's available there. I do find it interesting that when you try to look at this stuff down in antarctica could be a car could be a cruise ship on his side. Could be a well fuck. I don't know. I mean i should. I should have said after. Edit that out i think people rated for the fuck. Fuck fuck fuck arrou. You can just say we are. We are working okay but yeah. I think it's interesting that you know you can pull up that level of detail. You can almost see our license plate from space On on those on some of those things but in other places it's like yeah. We're we're gonna just kinda you know pixelated and make you make you guess role. Think they're using the cameras that everyone else uses to record. ufo's and bigfoot might be true. Yeah here's something to that. Although i i know there's there's patches that are you know blocked out on purpose if there's a military base or something that's high security. Google always tries to A blurred out or or completely just completely disappears. We've seen that many times before. But you know maybe it's that they're you know satellite times expensive. And they just figure. There's nothing really. Cnn article so they just do Scans that are not as indepth so they can cover more land and just patchett in. Yeah no you. Don't think so and much fun now. I can In in march two thousand eighteen there was a youtube channel. That claimed that. Google knows some kind of secrets about antarctica because he would look up certain things and then look back later on and then it was either disappeared or wasn't there anymore early right and so he. He thinks that there's a google employee who is excuse me quote unquote rebellious. That wants to reveal conspiracies to us. So what happens sometimes when you are over hovering over certain feature on google earth. There's a red cross that appears so he thinks this is a google employee. Wants us to see whatever's there if a red cross appears where you're looking. I haven't tested that yet. But i guess we're headed antarctica. There's a i think there's a google mars and a google moon to isn't there. Yeah so. I was watching a different show on on this. So didn't have anything to do with an antarctica other than just kind of what we're talking about right now where the guy was looking at google mars and he pulled something up and he was just looking at it and the way he was. You know Analyzing anyway turns out that they had taken something off of mars like they take area up there.
"antarctica" Discussed on Our Different Take
"I can. I can feel the force. That's awesome that you're a jet. I super excited excited for tonight's podcasts and to my left is scott a welcomes scott. Thank you thank you I'm actually quite terrified to be here tonight. Because i feel woefully underprepared for the great task of trying to uncover antarctica. So much down there So many things to think about but Anyway i am the the semi proud father of three wayward children whom i'm trying to educate in the the ways of the world in who seemed to have gone their own their own paths but That's a whole different topic for a whole different time. So i i still. I still come back now to antarctica where i still feel woefully underprepared. For what should be an awesome podcast. We're going to have fun. It will be first things first. If you watched the first episode of the mandalorian yes. I have not the new season. Yeah oh i thought you meant the very first episode season even watch the first episode the new season thing. Then i think i heard. I think it's a really cool concept. It wasn't aired not quite arc enough for me little to disney like to see a little more gore and some darkness. Man cannot live the so adhere. Hang up you're done with the podcast. Fine tough crowd scott. You know no. I have no. I have no reason for for saying what i'm saying. Either i just haven't haven't done squat. Guess we'll talk about that talk about it. What you're saying. Yeah that's no fun as we talk about japanese language with you guys you the same thing now. That's that's right. ali. Got roberto hall. I don't know. I don't know any japanese rather than that was good. I don't even know if that's japanese sort of japanese inflection hall any of our japanese listeners. Don't we love you. we've just been kicked out of japan. Maybe china not japan. They love us. You don't even have a download in japan or anything yet taiwan. We do not japan download in japan because of that. Probably click bait right so anyway so well this week. We're going to talk about all the conspiracies or a lot of the conspiracies have to deal with antarctica Some you might have heard about some. You might have never heard about. But we'll put links up on our website show notes. You can kind of see where we get a lot of our information. Some are printed interesting. Some might be far fetched. But you be the judge. We're going to ord anyway so yeah let's start off with something pretty simple and that's called google earth. Have you guys been on. Google earth before many times to cool program. I like all the concentration camps in north korea. They don't block those out or anything. Now they're just right there for everybody to see it's sad. It said well one thing that some people do our use google earth to look at andt and one thing. They think they've found is a large complex in antarctica. Now in the link that we're gonna put on the website there's co-ordinates everything so you can look at it yourself but when you look at it. They say this iceberg or this big piece of ice looks like he was built with purpose. Like there's an entry way into this building. If lots of features that are like ninety degree angles like certain angles of the ice. That look like it's not random like there are really corners to this building and it has a purpose to it. There's some dark features around it. That looks like it could be small enough to be vehicles and if you look at the color of this thing it doesn't look like the snow. It's like a darker concrete color so it stands out from the rest of the area is that looks like a building but there. There's no there's no permanent buildings supposedly in the in antarctica. Correct correct directly said that They're not allowed to leave. Anything permanent there. They have to yank up everything and take it with them when they leave. I think I think actually I don't know how recent that is. But you know i know. The russians left a lot of stuff there And different expeditions. Over the years have also left things. Maybe that's a new a new thing. Well they might have left there because they were rushing to get out. Well there we go no more russia for us okay. No more japan. I didn't do that in a russian accent though fair enough fair enough comrade touche so yeah it's probably pretty good. There's also fairly close. I'll i don't want to save. It's fairly close. There's an ice piece of ice. Looks like an outline of a ship. Now that ship majors four hundred feet long and it looks like it sitting off the coast of antarctica about one hundred miles. So there's nothing else around it so really. Some people think this ship could be part of an escape plan for the world's elite in the event of emergency or could be alien ship or the ship is from a nazi base on antarctica babies off shore about one hundred miles and it's huge. It's like four hundred feet long..
"antarctica" Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily
"There are about seventy permanent research stations in Antarctica from 29 different countries. The largest station is the American McMurdo Station which can house up to twelve hundred people during the took summer all logistics for the base are done through Christchurch New Zealand. There is also a permanent base at the South Pole. It's the Edmonson Scott South Pole station, which is also operated by the American national wage. Foundation there is actually a 995 mile or 1600 kilometers Snow Road, which connects the two bases. The road is just compacted snow with filled in crevices in the summer. The population of Antarctica is approximately ten thousand people and in the winter, it drops down to about a thousand there have been people born in Antarctica in 1978. Argentina. Send some families there to help establish their claim Emilio Marcos De Palma became the first person born on the continent on January 7th of that year the deadliest disaster in the history of the continent occurred in 1979. When an Air New Zealand magazine flight crashed into Mount Erebus the second highest peak in Antarctica killing 237 people on board the British base at Port lockroy runs a post office again to establish their claim wage claims to be the southernmost post office in the world, and I mentioned this just because I've actually sent a postcard from there which took the better part of a year to actually arrive tourism is the only real industry along Out in Antarctica each year about 30,000 people will visit the continent the majority of which are on small Expedition ships the International Association of Antarctica tour operators, or I add oh regulates about 95% of The Operators who visit Antarctica While most of the land in Antarctica is covered with ice. There are some areas known as dry valleys which are some of the driest most desolate places on Earth the cold package ensures that there's no humidity the mountain ranges. They lie between blocks know from falling and forces extreme katabatic winds to blow down in The Valleys where speeds can sometimes reach up to two hundred miles per hour or eight hundred is 16 kilometers per hour in nineteen..
"antarctica" Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily
"However, not everyone thought that Australia was the end of the story as far as Southern lands were concerned the first human to lay eyes on the continent of Antarctica was probably the Russian Expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb Von bellingshausen who on January 27th eighteen twenty saw the great ice shelf of what is today Queen Maud Land This was actually only three days before British Expedition led by Captain Edward bransfield saw the tip of the Antarctica Peninsula for a long time. Everyone thought that Brands Fields Expedition found Antarctica first due to the translations and building. Thousands diary the first person to step foot on Antarctica was John Davis who was part of an American expedition in 1821 that was looking for seals. Once the existence of the continent was confirmed. The imaginations of explorers wandered to becoming the first person to reach the South Pole this activity didn't begin in Earnest. However, until the 20th century in 1901 the first real attempt to reach the South Pole took place with the British Discovery Expedition. This expedition was a who's who of Antarctic explorers with Robert Scott Ernest Shackleton Edward Wilson Frank, wild Tom crean in William lash, like all of whom would return to Antarctica and future Expeditions. They managed to get to 82 degrees south which was over 800 kilometers from the pole. However, they did prove that an extended trip into town center of the continent was possible from 1907 to 1909 Shackled and set out again on the Nimrod Expedition this time. He got much closer to the pole. He and his team made it to 88°. Is 23 minutes south I'm your 97 miles or a hundred eighty-three kilometers from the pole the next Expedition which started in 1910 was the Terra Nova Expedition led by the aforementioned Roberts Cod. This time. They weren't just going to see how far they could go. Their objective was to reach the pole. Scott didn't assume that anyone else would be trying for the pole while he was making his attempt. He was wrong. The North Pole was reached by a team of Americans in 1909 Norwegian Explorer Roald Edmondson was going to attempt to reach the North Pole, but when it had been achieved he quickly pivoted and turned his attention to the South Pole how long the race to the South Pole was one by Edmondson who reached it on December 14th, nineteen eleven. They managed to beat the British by using sled dogs and skis Scott and his team reached the South Pole almost a month later on January seventeenth nineteen twelve and perished on the trip back. Their journals were found later that year only twelve miles from the Rendezvous point where they were supposed to get supplies in 1915 Ernest off. Cold and having missed the opportunity of being the first person to the pole attempted to do the first crossing of the continent. The expedition was a total failure with their ship having been stuck in ice and destroyed. However, I began one of the most remarkable Tales of survival in history and ended almost a year and half later with a harrowing voyage across the Southern Ocean in a small boat and all of his men surviving after this era of exploration. There wasn't much attention given to Antarctica for decades. There were whaling ships that visited the peninsula and some small wailing stations, but that was about it in nineteen twenty-nine American Richard bird became the first day person to fly over the South Pole and in nineteen thirty-five American Lincoln Ellsworth became the first to fly across the continent. It wasn't until 1957 that anyone actually returned to the South Pole since it was reached by wage and Edmondson in 1911 Sir Edmund Hillary one of the first people to Summit Mount Everest in 1953. Led the Commonwealth trans-antarctic Expedition, which crossed the continent Overland competing. Wow..
"antarctica" Discussed on AP News
"Ones a record high temperature in Antarctica may have been recorded by an Argentine research base clear knowledge as a media officer with the U. N.'s world meteorological organization it's among the fastest warming regions of the planet we have a lot about the arctic but you know this particular part of the talked in an insular is warming very quickly the Esperanza based on the continent's northwest tip near South America recorded a reading shot at a women's sporting event set in nineteen ninety nine at the FIFA World Cup final in Pasadena California Perry said in a statement that she is all about celebrating a quality and the achievements of women Britain is set for another royal wedding Buckingham Palace announced Friday that Queen Elizabeth the second grand daughter princess Beatrice will marry in London the palace says Beatrice's thirty one and real estate entrepreneur and water my belly multi who's thirty seven we went in the chapel royal of some changes palace the queen will host a reception afterwards at Buckingham Palace Beatrice the elder daughter of prince Andrew and his ex wife Sarah Ferguson announcer engagements to multi last year he's a Briton descended from a noble Italian family the wedding date is set for may the twenty ninth seven five wire on Alexander and his twin brother army lieutenant colonel Yevgeny than men were both removed from their jobs at the White House president trump's response to Alexander's testimony to Congress in the impeachment investigation defense secretary mark Casper tells reporters have been mens are still in the service we welcome back all of our service members were they serve to any assignment they're they're given I'd I would refer you to to the army for any more detail on that a short time later ambassador Gordon son on who also testified announce he was recalled immediately from his post as ambassador to the European Union trump also take shots as on the Democrats running to take his place especially critical the problems with the Iowa caucuses embarrassing hello I'm not overly embarrassed by it I see the shows is going to this day it is a disaster trump is going to kill us on this one they're right seven of the Democrats running for president debate ahead of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary former vice president Joe Biden says he expects to take a hit since voters in the state normally back candidates from New Hampshire or neighboring states tech entrepreneur answer to Yang says while he and the others all want to defeat president trump in November his fellow Democrats are wrong in thinking trump is the problem he feels the problems this country faces have been growing for years if not decades more cases more deaths from the corona virus in China more people have been flown out of China to the U. S. where they will be quarantine for two weeks doctor Robert Redfield heads the CDC this is a serious global public health situation and it continues to fall rapidly it's understandable that Americans are concerned but again the immediate risk to the American public is low the CDC says it's unlikely people arriving from China will have symptoms this is a P. news a federal judge hands down the toughest sentence yet in the college admissions bribery scandal involving rich parents in top universities a B. Jackie Quinn with more Douglas Hodge has received the harshest penalty yet nine months in prison a three quarter of a million dollar fine and community service prosecutors say the sixty two year old former investment company C. E. O. paid out eight hundred fifty thousand dollars in bribes to get four of his children into the university of southern California and Georgetown University as fake athletic recruits he also allegedly tried to get another son into Loyola Marymount Hodges apologized in a statement read in court for tipping the scales in favor of his children over others more than fifty people were charged in the admissions team including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin I'm Jackie Quinn a total of twenty parents have pleaded guilty I'm to McGuire AP news more news right after this thank you for we.
"antarctica" Discussed on The Science Show
"What happens to the surrounding oceans. And that's what's motivating our work at the moment going on the field. Yes exactly what's happening to Arctic. Ice Sheet is something that for a long time. It's been the largest uncertainty in terms of future sea level rise but satellite data shows us. That not only is Antarctica. Losing mass overall therefore raising sea level but the rate which is losing masses accelerating. And so we see that in west Antarctica and just recently. We've done some work. In fact on the voyage H we took the Aurora Australis to place ship. It never been before the front of the totten glacier. The glacier is important because this single glacier holds enough ice nice to increase equivalent to three and a half meters of global sea level rise about half a greenland in this one Antarctic glacier satellite data hits told us that it was thinning. But it didn't didn't fit the pattern. Warm water wasn't supposed to get there and so on that voyage The ship was reaching the front of the totten glacier and we found that actually there is warm water reaching that part of East Tactica. That's important because most of the ice more than ninety percent of the Antarctic ice sheet is in the eastern part of Antarctica. So if that's also exposed to warm ocean moderns debts are concerned. It means that we need to take that contribution to sea level rise into account as well have you told skomer my doors open and we're doing everything we can. Maybe use doors closed to communicate the scientists effectively as we can but sometimes it is a challenge whose moods so Merz. Let's was part of the famous Australian Arctic Explorer Douglas Mawson's expedition down to Commonwealth Bay and one of his colleagues who was a particularly skilled skier And so he took Murzyn on his trip west to explore west of Commonwealth Bay famous story. I'm sure all of you know it but it didn't didn't go so well so new. NFL Crevasse with most of their food Murzyn and Mawson continued on. They didn't realize at the time that eating dog liver was not a good idea. You and Mertz died and so eventually got back to the base just in time to see the ship. Sailing away and spent another winter is famous. That's Australian Antarctic Story. So much somewhere down. The glossier and Mitch is on the move again. I understand stand. That's right so in two thousand ten long extension of the Mertz Glacier broke off in a forum to a massive iceberg about eighty kilometers long and Benoi. Ny Legacy one of my colleagues. It's IRO works on. Glaciers did a calculation of where merged body would have been at the time of the glacier calving and it looks likely that he's he's on the move and floating along with this massive icebergs. See Twenty eight which is making its way westward and so much is on the move again on the move again now I mentioned William Hewlett before Cambridge invented the word scientist in a question from Coleridge. The poet actually heating thirty three and the other word that he mentioned. You mentioned a number of words in signs many many of them and the the one I'm very fond of is conciliates because that's to do with a number of different elements of evidence. You have to make a case that something is so and when you come to climate change here you have in Antarctica and the southern ocean and all of what you're measuring yourself and your colleagues so many elements and you add those all the other ones they've got for example in San Diego the keeling curve killing he went up the mountain. The measured calm dockside. First Time no one knew why and he told this graph going up and up and up and up and up and anyway these numbers of evidence you got fifty one hundred. Two eight hundred. The evidence is staggering. Isn't it that we have a problem. The evidence now is completely clear that climate it is changing. It's changing more rapidly with time and that human actions are responsible so that the scientific evidence for that is clear the the scientific evidence is also clear that we were humanity was blessed in a way by getting delivered a fat wallet full of Carbon To get it through the lifetime of humanity but the temperature of the earth depends on how much of that carbon we spend. It's a very clear almost linear relationship and so forth nightly pay packet and you blow it all in the first. Tonight's IT'S GONNA be tough to eat later on and that's basically what we're doing with our carbon budget. If we WANNA keep carbon below level at which the consequences will be manageable. We need to rein in the rate at which we're using up the carbon that we were blessed with in the analogy is not so distant not so far fetched in the sense that we will literally find it more difficult to feed ourselves and to find shelter as levels rise and the other consequences of climate. Change come through unless we change our behavior one of the things. I WANNA come back to the notion about what you see if I go into a conference. Mm Front in North America in February gigantic snow into these huge cold winters and people come and say well. Where's with global warming gone? Tom and here is a case. Of in fact it's suggested took the wind up. North a wobbling and bringing down these Turkey Nicole streams of air and similarly. Do you get wobbles with the current in the Southern Ocean or do you get some changes to the currents that way we get wobbles in the current but also wobbles in wins over the Southern Ocean currents respond to those some of those are natural wobbles but some are are caused by human activities and there's not just carbon dioxide but of course the ozone hole is a big issue in the south and so as the ozone hole develops the winds shifted did south and that was a direct response of the system to a human forcing but a different one than the greenhouse gas. And the other thing that really puzzled me is is that with what you described these huge ocean moving so fast down the south unimpeded by quick continents nonetheless. You can take water coming all the way from the Arctic all the way from the north. How do you do that so it is connected? So the the global ocean circulation is fully connected and so the properties ladies that are set when water sinks from the surface in the North Atlantic. Give a parcel of water. At a certain fingerprint that allows us to identify the origin of that water. The reason is so important for climate really is that it plays a big role in driving that global network of ocean currents and it's that global conveyor belt of ocean currents the transports heat and carbon into the oceans when we talk about global warming. It's not so well known that it's really ocean warming that we're talking about more than ninety three percent. Ah of the extra heat energy that's been stored by the planet over. The last fifty years is found in the oceans. The implication of that is if you want to track how climate is changing. We really really need to be using that Planetary Monitor. It is the ocean we need to be measuring the oceans but the oceans also influenced by taking up so far about a third or thirty eighty percent of the carbon dioxide we've emitted into the atmosphere. It's a service. The Ocean is provided in the Southern Ocean is the primary way that heat and carbon dioxide get into the oceans. So that's why it's so crucial that we understand how the southern ocean works now and also how it may change in the future because if it becomes less efficient it picking up carbon dioxide decide that will act as a positive feedback and that will further accelerate the rate of climate change. You think the heat will come out of the ocean instead of being absorbed by it so it does eventually come back out again and how long it takes depends on how deep it goes in. What part of the ocean circulation gets wrapped up in so the changes in those ocean currents are part of how climate change will unfold now? Obviously we've talked about a number of different elements here and you're getting two point. Perhaps perhaps although it seems to me a consistent story that you might find duct members of the public stop giving so many elements. How'd you put them together? What do you you say when they seem to be asking that question you know? What's what's the big story? What's the clear line? And why do you keep having to have more and more evidence adding up. You know I said that. The evidence is clear that climate is changing and what that evidence is is looking for changes in all parts of the system in the atmosphere. The ocean the ice the land and vegetation. We know what to expect in terms of the pattern of change and so when we look across all those different parts of the system. It's all pointing in a consistent direction. It's all changing aging in a way that's consistent with climate change signal. Put another way why you keep having to do more research to find out more things and what are you doing infected among among. We don't need to do more research to show. The climate is changing. We need to know. Exactly how rapidly climate is going to change because that will affect the actions we take and we need to communicate clearly the evidence that we have already obviously because it's important to remember that it's not too late but time is running running out that wallet of carbon that we have it's getting pretty thin and that has to last us for the rest of humanity. The grounds for optimism are that were making and changes to decouple our economy from carbon at a rate faster than we ever have. It's already cheaper to build a renewable energy with storage jdpower plant than it is to build a coal-fired power plant. It's already impossible to get an Australian insurance company to ensure your coal mine. The future is is coming. The problem is it's been a little slow and if we were where we are now thirty years ago we'd be a much better position what it means is we're we're in a race and we've given the other guy very big headstart and so we have to use every tool that we have to try to catch up one thing. The brilliant puzzles me. Everyone it comes back to the dollars and the GRANTHAM institute which is connected to the London School of Economics led by Lord Stern Nicholas. Stern must be by the Lord. They did the crunching the numbers to find out whether it would cost so much to tackle climate change or whether you save money and it turned out that you'd say between one point five. Trillion and two trillion pounds pounds are going down to still Laura Laura money and when you talk to politicians about saving lower our money they say well that's in ten years fifteen years. I'm concerned about next week because people want to have smaller electricity bills. How do you argue with people like that? When they're saying we we won't it now? It's a challenge but I think part of the story that perhaps we haven't told so. Well this is actually the one you've put your finger on which is that. It's actually much more costly to us. to not act and it's more costly not just economically but it is more costly economically. But it's more costly socially in terms of health off and the environment and so it doesn't really depending on your values and what you're concerned about is a compelling argument that it makes a lot more sense sense for us to take action to slow the pace of climate change than it does to do nothing to trillion pounds huge amounts of money. We could say there are so many efficient things. I have been broadcast in any number of different schemes for improving things getting cheaper energy more Stable energy and on it goes to the question is turning it around the willingness to do it soon. Have you had arguments with decision makers on that yourself. Well alive count except for when directed which does happen. I've had a series of interesting conversations with a a number of Australian parliamentarians including Senator Malcolm Roberts for example. You may know and it's a it's an interesting experience France. What's clear is that people do use values and making decisions and their beliefs and there are those who are disinclined to act on climate change? Come from a number the different positions but many of them are ideological and they would prefer. It wasn't so and so they find arguments to support the idea that it isn't so it's tough to reconcile that point of view with science because none of the science points in that way and so the challenge is optimism is is important and we need to paint a future that is possible and achievable. It gets more difficult the longer we wait but the truth is that it's it's not too late. And if we act soon we can avoid committing ourselves to consequences that we can't undo and I think that's an important part of the story which is sometimes missed. It is the idea of commitment and Arctic. Ice Sheet for large parts of it to melt may take a century a couple of centuries but we may commit ourselves was to that happening within a couple of decades or decade because for some of the glaciers in Antarctica. Once they start to go. There's no way to turn it off. It's a self fulfilling self-reinforcing process and that's just one example. And so I think when I speak to people and they realized yeah well some people say well. It's hundred years from now. I don't care but if you say that the decisions you make in the next ten years to determine whether that happens in one hundred years we're not that changes how people think about it a little bit now some questions. I'm going to come down here and while I'm walking down. The steps are mentioned. Two things that encourage rage optimism. One of them is a book was published just over a year ago called drawdown by Paul Hawkins with two hundred different ways that you can do something constructive either an industry in work or whatever and they're all costed and you have an indication on each two pages of each the example of the state of whatever it is scheme so there are two hundred different suggestions. There's another film actually called twenty forty with a book matched and they're also examples there plenty of them of what we can do what we can do now. Who would like to ask? Question of Steve the Amana Carbon. That goes up into the atmosphere. There's a level of it when it leaves the water or lays the ground goes up. What dissipated to go up into the atmosphere like what level of breath carbon is omitted from the ground to what it gets up at the top and is there any way to actually dilute? What's coming up before it gets to the atmosphere? The the atmosphere is pretty well stirred mixed up the lower part of the atmosphere so as we omitted the surface it tends to get mixed up through the atmosphere and there are natural processes that remove not that we add but the lifetime of co two molecule. Once it's in the atmosphere is I think a one hundred years or more and so so. This is a gas that sticks around for a while once we put it in the atmosphere unless it's ends up in a plant or in the ocean for example in terms of trying to stop it before it gets in the atmosphere there are techniques of scrubbing. Co Two gas out of smokestacks for example before it reaches the atmosphere. None of that has been proven and yet at the scale that we needed to do. And the the intergovernmental panel on climate change recent did a report on the global warming by one and a half degrees which is the target that the countries of the world set for themselves to try to keep warming blow one and a half to two degrees above the pre industrial level. Most of the scenarios that make that possible require something that doesn't exist yet. which is something called negative emissions technologies? These are things that will actually remove co two from from the air. They depend though scenarios. Most of them depend on having that technology sometime. But we're not there yet so it's just one example of where sciences needed what and we might do is actually change policy on knocking down forests. Did you see the front cover of the Economist magazine. If you didn't look it up it shows all the stumps and and talks about the Brazilian death. Wish for the Amazon knocking. The trees down at such a rate to Manhattan's a week. And what we need is is one point two trillion trees which will make a huge difference to that equation question here in key mines to potter. I think we're a little bit blindsided. The federal election to see how few voters.
"antarctica" Discussed on Future Tense
"It's a bright sunny day on the is their flags everywhere. Lots of smiles a team of enthusiastic Chinese polar explorers. Adjust getting ready for an expedition. Do you mean what you in college? What to draw your sure to Kim cheetan? I think the main challenge of the inland. Exploration is the extreme weather. We often see Gaels strong gales cloud, brightening and snow drifting which threatened the safety of vehicles and painful will be. Be. It's a boomtime friend toxic research. The frozen mass is a buzz of activity. Officially Antactica is a protected continent. It's free resource Monning, thanks to the end tactic treaty system. But there are those who continue to worry about its future. There are no questions asked about which kind of scientific these get defined as exploration looking from enrolls and other resources in which is just scientific research from the point of view scientific research. This is future tense. I'm Antony Fano and welcome to the first program in our new twenty nine hundred series. Glow. The snow covered waste of Antarctica. Photographed by members of the US expedition probing, the ice cold heart of the world's most hostile continent. They're here to establish scientific observation posts seven countries Argentina Australia Chile. France, New Zealand and Britain unofficially claimed territory in Antarctica, but many others including South Korea, China, Russia, and the United States also have a presence. I think there's always been a competitive edge when you look at the human history all Antar together. You know, even today, for example, you can still find people arguing about who was the first to site Antarctica. Who was the first to occupy Antarctica who has the biggest base who does the most science. None of this is particularly new class Dodds professor of geopolitics at Royal Holloway university of London. What I think has changed is two things. I think festival the stakes are bigger now than ever before Antarctica has become ever more globalised and wherever more concerned about untucked, two states have health basically planet earth, but the other big shift even from say fifty years ago was that there are now far more players interested Antarctica. So when the anti treaty was signed in nineteen fifty nine there are any twelve countries. Including of course, Austrailia now we have over fifty countries. And you know, when you introduce players like India and China then suddenly in when we talk global Antarctica. It takes a very different, Hugh. And those countries are up to is an interesting question just a few months ago. The New Zealand government warned it was becoming increasingly difficult to monitor the sorts of activities being conducted on the great southern continent. Anne-marie Brady from the university of Canterbury many commentators on Tactica fees have raised concerns about transparency that is a really commonly held view that the anti treaty system needs more transparency. Whether it's the meetings, like the annual Antarctic consultative meetings where the media and experts on myself are excluded or what's happening in the different bases that that is actually a longstanding criticism of the antibiotic system of governance that there is not enough transparency and is not enough oversight. And is not enough accountability. How difficult is it to find out? What's going on what different countries doing in Antarctica? Well every. A year countries are required to make a report of their activities in tot to go through the scientific committee on topic research in also another ways in which their report on their research is the council of manages of national Antarctic programs, but not all of them give the full information. So there's a real variation in what's publicly available in these. No, no way to to force countries to to be more transparent and complete the forms as fully as they should do. What does that mean for the Antarctic Treaty? Well, we always prefer the multilateral arrangements to protect our interests that we have an equal voice in an emotion metro grouping the anti treaty system. The alternative is might as right? However, we're coming into an era where it seems the great POWs are acting like might as Ryan.