Your Questions About For Those In Peril On The Sea

September 27, 2013
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Lizzie asks…

Would you all join me by giving a big round of applause to all those brave RAF Air Sea Rescue Pilots?

and brave crew who winched passengers and crew off of not one but two stricken vessels over the passed twenty four hours.

I know there are trained to carry our air sea rescue but the weather conditions were appaling and scary stuff enough to give the bravest of the brave the willies.

Would you be prepared to risk life and limb to save all those in peril on the seas?

admin answers:

Agreed but dont forget the Royal Navy,Coastguard and RNLI were also involved well done all of them.

Steven asks…

what is really happening at the Bermuda triangle?

I think so there matter is converted into energy. Is that so?

admin answers:

The Bermuda Triangle has been a topic of hot discussion and interest for many years because so many strange occurrences have taken place in this area of the world that lies between the southern eastern coast of the United States and the islands of the West Indies. Basically, if you draw a line from Miami to Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico to Bermuda and then Bermuda back to Miami you would have the area that is known as the Bermuda Triangle. Many boats, airplanes, and ships have mysteriously disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle with no explanation for what happened to the crafts or the individuals on board. In the past 100 years, more than 1000 lives have vanished in the Bermuda Triangle. For many years individuals attributed the disappearances and strange events to extraterrestrials or aliens because there simply was no other explanation for what was happening in this area of the world. In fact, in 1974 Charles Berlitz wrote about the mysterious Bermuda Triangle in a book that sold almost 20 million copies in more than 30 languages. This is because the entire world is intrigued by the unknown that is the Bermuda Triangle.

However, the unknown of the Bermuda Triangle does have some explanations other than extraterrestrials or aliens flying down and snatching up boats, ships and airplanes. Some simply say that accidents happen and while some of those accidents occurred in what is known as the Bermuda Triangle, many more have occurred outside of it. Then, there are those looking for something more substantial to answer the questions of the Bermuda Triangle. One such result is that methane gas hydrate is the explanation for the disappearances of boats and planes over the years.

In 1981 a geochemist by the name of Richard McIver introduced his theory of the role methane gas hydrate plays in the disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle. His theory was that to the North of the Bermuda Triangle huge landslides occur on the continental shelf, which results in large stones and sludge falling rapidly to the sea floor and ultimately rupturing the sea floor which covers a layer of gas hydrate. When the seafloor is ruptured the hydrate is released rapidly as well as methane within the hydrate causing a huge surge of gas which erupts from the surface of the water with no warning. When this happens any ship, airplane, or boat within the vicinity will be in immediate peril because the water and air no longer have the same density, causing the vessels to sink rapidly and lie to rest covered by sludge on the floor of the ocean.

While this is a somewhat viable theory, most people prefer to believe in something more extraordinary that happens in the Bermuda Triangle. Because of its triangular shape and strange events many individuals believe it is a portal to another world, outer space, or even the Lost City of Atlantis. Also, people claim to have an unusual feeling when they are in the Bermuda Triangle, as if something is calling to them from another place and time. Many claim there is something strange about the Triangle because it is the only place on earth where the compass points true north. There are no definitive answers as to which theory is the truth behind the Bermuda Triangle, or if the extraordinary Bermuda Triangle is simply a myth that has been created over the years. However, no matter whether you choose to believe in one myth or other, or a combination, or simply believe the Bermuda Triangle is nothing more than a lot of hype, you will probably still be apprehensive when traveling in the area simply because of the question, “What if.” So, until more concrete information is found that points to one solid answer behind the disappearances of boats, ships, planes and people in the Atlantic’s Bermuda Triangle it is up to you to decide if the Bermuda Triangle’s disappearances are simply accidents played up into something dramatic or whether there truly is something otherworldly about the Bermuda Triangle. So, what do you think? Are the Bermuda Triangle myths fact or fiction?

And yes i think ur right … Matter is converted to energy

Daniel asks…

Which country is most affected by Global Warming?

I have to do a presentation about global warming in a certain region. I know all about it and regardless if you think global warming is false or true, i still have to do this project. So my question is, which of these countries would be most interesting/touching. She gave an example of polar bears drowning so I want to do another example besides that. Any advice would help! THANKS SO MUCH! Top answer gets 10 points!

admin answers:

Countries in the Arctic are experiencing dramatic changes:

http://www.barentsobserver.com/hottest-arctic-winter-ever.4460876-16149.html

“This winter might become the mildest winter in Northern Norway ever registered. So far the average temperature in parts of the region has been up to eight degrees Celsius above the normal.”

Greenland is melting much faster than scientists (including last year’s IPCC report) predicted:

“Instead of sea levels rising by about 40 centimetres, as the IPCC predicts in one of its computer forecasts, the true rise might be as great as several metres by 2100. That is why, they say, planet Earth today is in ‘imminent peril.’”

http://www.heatisonline.org/contentserver/objecthandlers/index.cfm?ID=6483&Method=Full

“Ground-based surface temperature data shows that the rate of warming in the Arctic from 1981 to 2001 is eight times larger than the rate of Arctic warming over the last 100 years. There have also been some remarkable seasonal changes. Arctic spring, summer, and autumn have each warmed, lengthening the seasons when sea ice melts from 10 to 17 days per decade.”

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/earthandsun/arctic_changes.html

Change is even more dramatic on the Antarctic Peninsula, but so far local weather patterns have prevented that change from being consistent across the entire continent:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2007/dec/11/endangeredspecies.conservation

“A new report from WWF, published at the UN conference on climate change in Bali, has found that global warming is occurring five times faster in the Antarctic peninsula than the rest of the world, and threatening the survival of the emperor, gentoo, chinstrap and Adélie penguins that breed on the continent.
The Antarctic peninsula is warming five times faster that the average rate of global warming and the waters of Southern Ocean have become warmer as far down as 3,000m, the report found.
Sea ice is now covering 40% less area that it did 26 years ago off the west Antarctic peninsula. ”

We can even see that the melt rate is unprecedented for the last several thousand years:

New Research Confirms Antarctic Thaw Fears – Spiegel Online

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N14625324.htm

“…the Pine Island Glacier has shrunk by an average of 3.8 centimeters annually over the past 4,700 years. But the Smith and Pope glaciers have only lost 2.3 centimeters of their thickness annually during the past 14,500 years. Satellite measurements taken between 1992 and 1996, though, show a loss of 1.6 meters in thickness per year on the Pine Island Glacier — a figure that represents 42 times the average melt of the past 4,700 years.”

42X faster melt than historic trends! That’s huge!!

As for maximum human impact, it would be tempting to consider one of the countries affected by food production issues, but it’s difficult in the short term to tease out long term climate changes from regional weather fluctuations such as droughts:

http://www.climatechangenews.org/nFood.html

Hunger. Strikes. Riots. The food crisis bites

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/apr/13/food.climatechange?gusrc=rss&feed=worldnews

“Across the world a crisis is unfolding at alarming speed. Climate change, China’s increasing consumption and the dash for biofuels are causing food shortages and rocketing prices – sparking riots in cities from the Caribbean to the Far East. Robin McKie and Heather Stewart report on the millions facing starvation – and the growing threat to global security”

Hungry mob attacks Haiti palace
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7337792.stm

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