posted on Oct, 1 2005 @ 02:43 PM
Originally posted by dave_54
we should focus on adapting to climate change, not vainly trying to stop it.
That is, IMO, the definitive answer. It's time governments stopped bickering over what or who is responsible for global warming and begin to make the
changes needed to protect foodstocks and shorelines (which come immediately to mind).
I know we need to think globally, but...we also need to think locally.
If the forecasts for weather changes are known, then why aren't we preparing? For instance, here in Ontario, Canada, it's getting drier and drier,
eventually adversely affecting corn, soybean and grain crops. Perhaps we should be focussed on places where there will be rain next year. This is off
the top of my head, so, excuse me for surmising, but this past summer was the hottest and driest on record.
Secondly, if the ice melt in the Arctic is going to accelerate, as we are being told, maybe we should think about doubly reinforcing levees, seawalls,
etc., and get on about the business of evacuation planning instead of pointing fingers. After Katrina and Rita, it's obvious the planning was just
not good enough.
There's probably a lot more we should be concerning ourselves with, but, really, does it matter anymore why it's happening as long as we know that