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Posted by Toni on 23rd December and posted in Uncategorized

The alternatives that we propose from the neo-classical logic are only stopgap, focused on some of the consequences. It is impossible that this system offers real solutions, the causes of the problem they are in their basic fundamentals. The system can not be arranged, the only option is to change the system. The first level is so obvious that it is unusual that there are still doubts in this regard. The second level (more important yet) is not so obvious. The second level that we must confront are hierarchies. The fact, that the evidence of the effects that have been caused by climate change have caused situations that are worrying and that we do not know the consequences of this can lead, for example, as the country, points out the fact of a mass of ice the size of Luxembourg (2,500 square kilometers) is missing from the Mertz in the East of the Antarctic glacier tongue collide with this language a giant drifting iceberg known as B-9B, as they reveal the images captured by satellites.

The collision occurred and now two icebergs, which together weigh 700 million tons, they float aimlessly. Scientists fear that this phenomenon will affect the circulation of the oceans in around the world and to marine life in the region. The concern is that this massive displacement of ice – the iceberg the size of Luxembourg could supply water to one-third of the world’s population for a year – alter the composition of the water of the sea in the area and the normal circulation of the dense and cold salt water which carries oxygen to deep ocean currents. The removal of this tongue of ice could reduce the level of salinity in the ocean and affect the cycle of life at the bottom of the sea, said Rob Massom, one of the scientists responsible for the Australian Antarctic Division, the Reuters Agency. According to Mario Hoppema, Oceanographer of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research and Navy of Germany, as a result of this phenomenon, there may be oceanic areas that lose oxygen and, consequently, die marine life that is there. Massom has underlined that the shedding of ice from the Mertz is not related to climate change, but that has to do with the natural movements of ice sheets. The iceberg B-9B is what remains of a larger, 5,000 square kilometres, which broke off in 1987, becoming one of the greater masses of ice of Antarctica. This gigantic iceberg was adrift in a westerly direction before running aground in 1992. Recently, he fumbled, running alongside the Mertz.

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