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Countdown to global catastrophe

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posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 12:03 PM
From The Independent:

"The countdown to climate-change catastrophe is spelt out by a task force of senior politicians, business leaders and academics from around the world - and it is remarkably brief. In as little as 10 years, or even less, their report indicates, the point of no return with global warming may have been reached."

"And it breaks new ground by putting a figure - for the first time in such a high-level document - on the danger point of global warming, that is, the temperature rise beyond which the world would be irretrievably committed to disastrous changes. These could include widespread agricultural failure, water shortages and major droughts, increased disease, sea-level rise and the death of forests - with the added possibility of abrupt catastrophic events such as "runaway" global warming, the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, or the switching-off of the Gulf Stream."

We keep hearing more and more of this, and now a prediction of 10 years. Is 10 years enough time to reverse any of this effect really? Would it be a prudent Idea for countries to begin relocating their most "at risk" populations? What do you think?

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posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 12:06 PM
As I sit here in a foot of snow and 15 degree temps I can only giggle at this global warming stuff. Can you tell me where some hot spots are so I can move? There have been global conferences even recently on this issue and most conclude that IF there is global warming, little can be done about it now. But the jury still seems to be out about these theories.

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 12:18 PM
While I don't subscribe nessicarily to the idea that "ALL" of this warming is caused by human activity, there does seem to be some warming occouring. This could be a purely natural phenomonon, but I don't know enough on the subject to speculateon the causes. The effects, on the other hand should be the same whether or not we are causing it. I don't know if these scientists are being alarmist or not, but it's a pretty forboding statement. Here's a link to maps that show the projected flooding areas:

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 12:23 PM
I understand your concern. I do think the planet is changing but it does that all the time. Every century humans go through a "signs of the end are near" phase due to planetary and political events occuring for that time. Change is scary and when there is a lot going on at one time, it is natural to think some world trauma is in the making. I am no expert on global warming but have read many articles that support it and don't support it and there are good points on each side. I just don't think there is enough evidence to support it so far.
Thanks for the link too, it is neat.

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 12:26 PM
Thanks, we've got this covered:

Closing this thread.

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