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Originally posted by Essan
This is an old story.
As usual the media hyped up a load of nonsense. The Pentagon did commission such a report - it was one of their "what if" scenarios. And some incompetent hack (or conspiracist) got hold of it and, knowing nothing about the science, took the report as meaning the Pentagon actually expected the events described therein to really occur.
Originally posted by CYRAX
Where in for trouble
thank you bush for destroying planet earth in more ways then one
Originally posted by forestlady
I remember when this story came out in 2004. Essan, do you have a reliable source for this conspiracist or hack?
I don't think that's actually true. Firstly, the Guardian is probably the planet's most reliable source of information.
The consensus among competent scientists is that global warming is real and they've been trying to tell that to Bush, who ignores it (since he's such a scientific genius...)
Now, we looked at the worst-case realistic scenario: what would happen if abrupt climate change was as extreme as is plausible, if it hit the most vulnerable regions the hardest, and if it all happened at once. There are no scientists we've run into who say that abrupt climate change will unfold exactly as we've outlined, but there are also very few scientists who say that something like this is implausible.