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At Medici Motors we believe you can have your cake and eat it too. You
can be responsibly exclusively on clean electricity. (We support and
encourage further development and expansion of solar, wind, hydro, and
geothermal. Simply put, drive an Electric Vehicle and you help save our
planet from the harmful affects of global warming. Times are changing.
No longer must a “green” car look and perform like an econobox. There is
a substitute for cubic inches and it’s called stump pulling electric torque!
If you remain unconvinced about the power and performance of electric
cars, watch the video below as an electric car blows the doors off a
$200,000 Ferrari and then a $450,000 V10
As a consequence of carbon emissions, the Earth is heating up at a record rate. The chart below
shows the recent tremendous increase in carbon dioxide poisoning in our atmosphere
Transportation and vehicle emissions are one of the leading causes of CO2 emissions and therefore
global warming. In fact, it's estimated that transportation emissions alone are responsible for putting
we must act now in order to prevent this calamitous future. For most people, the single greatest
impact they can have on global warming is choosing the Automobile emissions are a substantial
contributing factor to the accumulation of greenhouse gases blamed for global automobile they drive.
An electric vehicle dramatically reduces the adverse affects of global warming on our planet’s fragile
eco systems. As the chart below indicates, we in North America create the most CO2 and therefore
must take the lead in affecting change. The world looks to America for leadership and with our
technical prowess and ingenuity we shall embrace and meet the challenge.
As a consequence of carbon emissions, the Earth is heating up faster than ever before recorded.
Sea levels around the globe are rising to a potentially devastating effect. If carbon emissions remain
and entire island chains would simply cease to exist. This is not science fiction but science fact.
Geological evidence shows the oceans are now 20 meters below where they've been previously
during peak warming trends. Thus, there's precedent for seas rising another 20 meters if the earth
continues its current warming trend.
According to the USGS: "If Earth's climate continues to warm, then the volume of present-day ice
sheets will decrease. Melting of the current Greenland ice sheet would result in a sea-level rise of
about 6.5 meters; melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet would result in a sea-level rise of about 8
meters. The West Antarctic ice sheet is especially vulnerable, because much of it is grounded below
sea level. Small changes in global sea level or a rise in ocean temperatures could cause a breakup of
the two buttressing ice shelves (Ronne/Filchner and Ross). The resulting surge of the West Antarctic
ice sheet would lead to a rapid rise in global sea level."
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Floods are not the only consequence of global warming. Another consequence of global warming
will be a shift in weather patterns. Some areas of the world will be subject to severe drought
conditions which will last decades and even centuries while other regions will suffer severe floods
and torrential rains. Storm and hurricane intensities would increase. The consequences of such
shifts will be devastating on the planet’s food production. Vast regions of crops will be lost to
drought while other crop lands will be swamped with excessive rains. Scientists fear this would lead
to world-wide food shortages and famine. Such changes can and do occur. Death Valley, now a
desert, was once a vast sea.
For instance, many scientists in many fields, are discovering chemicals, enzymes, processes, etc., from the
"allontoin", an enzyme which has a curative effect on human wounds. Allontoin is used to treat
osteomyelitis, an infectious inflammatory disease. Similarly, bee venom is used to treat arthritis, scorpion
problems of the urogenital system. The plant, animal or insect we lose to tomorrow to extinction may have
held the cure to cancer or one of any number of human ailments. Saving our eco-systems can have positive
benefits many never realize.
Unfortunately, studies are discovering that many animal and plant species have begun dying off or changing
their normal ways of being sooner than predicted because of global warming. Scientists made this
discovery when they reviewed hundreds of research studies.
These fast-moving adaptations come as a surprise even to biologists and ecologists because they are
occurring so rapidly.
For instance, according to one study, at least 70 species of frogs, mostly mountain-dwellers that had
nowhere to go to escape the creeping heat, have gone extinct because of climate change. Again, losing a
frog to extinction could ultimately impact humanity greatly. Frogs secrete numerous chemical compounds
and proteins which scientists are currently studying. For instance, Australian tree frogs give off a chemical
that helps heal sores when it's put on human skin. A chemical from a frog that lives in Ecuador, South
America, can be used as a painkiller. The chemical is 200 times more powerful than a painkiller often given
to people in hospitals. People from an Indian tribe in Peru, South America, rub frog chemicals into their skin
before they go hunting. The liquid makes them feel stronger and more alert. Feeling like that makes them
better hunters, so they call the liquid "hunting magic”.
The study concludes that between 100 and 200 other cold-dependent animal species, such as penguins
and polar bears are in deep trouble as well.
“We are finally seeing species going extinct,” said University of Texas biologist Camille Parmesan, author of
the study. “Now we’ve got the evidence. It’s here. It’s real. This is not just biologists’ intuition. It’s what’s
Parmesan’s review of 866 scientific studies is summed up in the journal Annual Review of Ecology,
Evolution and Systematics.
Parmesan reports seeing trends of animal populations moving northward if they can, of species adapting
slightly because of climate change, of plants blooming earlier, and of an increase in pests and parasites.
‘A very different and frightening world’
Parmesan and others have been predicting such changes for years, but even she was surprised to find
evidence that it’s already happening; she figured it would be another decade away.
According to Douglas Futuyma, a professor of ecology and evolution at the State University of New York in
Stony Brook, just a few years ago most biologists believed the harmful biological effects of global warming
were much farther down the road. However, the rapid change has been startling. Futuyma states: “I feel
as though we are staring crisis in the face. It’s not just down the road somewhere. It is just hurtling toward
us. Anyone who is 10 years old right now is going to be facing a very different and frightening world by the
time that they are 50 or 60.”
While over the past several years studies have shown problems with certain species, animal populations or
geographic areas, Parmesan’s is the first comprehensive analysis showing the big picture of global-warming
induced changes, said Chris Thomas, a professor of conservation biology at the University of York in
While some may still argue it’s impossible to prove conclusively that the changes are the result of global
warming, the evidence is so strong and other supportable explanations are lacking, Thomas said, so it is
“statistically virtually impossible that these are just chance observations.”
Parmesan said she worries most about the cold-adapted species, such as emperor penguins that have
dropped from 300 breeding pairs to just nine in the western Antarctic Peninsula, or polar bears, which are
dropping in numbers and weight in the Arctic. A recent report put out by Canadian scientists shows that
many polar bears along the eastern shore of Canada may eventually starve to death as their main source of
food (fish) begin to disappear due to the disappearing glaciers and polar ice caps.
The cold-dependent species on mountaintops have nowhere to go, which is why two-thirds of a certain
grouping of frog species have already gone extinct, Parmesan said.
The same is true for the marine life that inhabit the poles for they too have nowhere to go that would be
colder. These inhabitants are fighting for their survival, including arctic whales such as Bowheads, Belugas
Global warming has been responsible for melting a substantial amount of the ice-capped regions at the
since the 1970s. The warming of this region has affected the Arctic whale species such as the Beluga and
the Narwhal more than any other type of whales as these species feed on the creatures living on ice-edges
Also, as the water temperature rises, other whale species that are usually living in more temperate waters
are now moving up North, forcing Belugas and Narwhals to either share their food and habitat with them or
retire to regions located in even higher latitude regions. However, as the whales move further north and
their numbers in the smaller areas concentrate, many whales may die from starvation and even drowning as
there will not be sufficient open water holes through which to breathe.
As if global warning is not enough, the Arctic whales also have to fight off pollution, tourism, fishing as well
as industrial and military activities since the opening of the Northwest Passage due to the melting of vast
amounts of ice. In fact, U.S. government scientists estimate the Arctic Ocean may be ice free in the summer
months as soon as 2012 or 2013, making tourist, industrial and military encroachments constant.
Arctic whales such as Belugas and Bowheads have been known to flee whale watching tours while as far as
35 kilometers away from these ships. The conservation status of the Beluga whale is currently stated as
vulnerable but the conditions imposed on this species may soon put it on the endangered species list.
Bowheads are currently listed as endangered species. With the affects of global warming, these
magnificent creatures may well become extinct.
Narwhals face a similar fate. The Narwhal has a tusk and is said to have given rise to the legend of the
Unicorn. The Narwhal is often known as a legendary creature that is in fact reality. However, if we fail to
correct our ecological balance the Narwhal’s existence, like many other species, may someday in the near
future exist only between the lines of a legend printed in a book.
MORE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING:
Reindeer are expected to disappear from large portions of their current range by the end of the century.
Marmots are ending their hibernations about three weeks earlier than they did 30 years ago.
Canadian red squirrels are breeding about 18 days earlier.
Red foxes are spreading northward, encroaching on territory normally occupied by their arctic cousins.
North American Fowler's toads are breeding six days later than they did a decade ago.
Polar bears today are thinner and less healthy than those of 20 years ago.
Coral reefs around the world may perish from even slight temperature elevations.
Elephant seal pups are leaner because their prey is migrating to cooler waters.
Loggerhead sea turtles are laying their eggs about 10 days earlier than they did 15 years ago.
Rising temperatures are influencing the sex of Hawkbill turtle hatchlings, with more females than males
Tidal organisms like rock barnacles, mollusks, and tidal snails commonly found in warm southern waters are
Many fish species are moving northward in search of cooler waters.
The diet of some songbirds are changing, with some avoiding insects that consume leaves exposed to high
levels of carbon dioxide.
North American tree swallows are laying their eggs about nine days earlier than they did 40 years ago.
Common murres are breeding 24 days earlier than they did a decade ago.
Edith's checkerspot butterflies are moving northward in search of cooler temperatures.
A gene in the fruitfly Drosophila normally associated with hot, dry conditions has spread to populations living
in traditionally cooler southern regions.