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New Study Finds Next Decade Crucial on Global Warming

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posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 06:55 PM
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Climate effects from global warming will be irreversible in 10 years with "serious reductions in carbon emissions," British researchers have concluded.

Britain's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will publish a report this week -- based on the work of thousands of the world's top scientists -- warning that humanity has 10 years to avoid massive climate change, The Sunday Times of London reported.

"The next 10 years are crucial," said Richard Betts, the head of a British climate research team.
"In that decade we have to achieve serious reductions in carbon emissions.
After that time the task becomes very much harder."

Such an unstoppable climate change could occur if greenhouse gases continue to grow and temperatures increase in kind, researchers warn, causing the planet's once stable natural systems to lose their equilibrium permanently.

The researchers maintain that if specific changes do not occur soon, Earth's once stable environment could become increasingly inhospitable and potentially disastrous during the 2040s, the newspaper said.


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Physorg.com


As the new U.N. study comes out being very conservative in its
approach, information like this really does go to show that Global
Warming is one of the greatest threats we as a species have
ever had to deal with, which ironically is our own fault.

Hopefully the world governments will see that they need to change
there ways in time.


Comments, Opinions?




posted on Jan, 29 2007 @ 09:01 PM
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Yes I`m interested in what they have to say later on this week.

I`m already annoyed that there isn`t a ban on all new fossil fueled cars and begin phasing out the old.

If people cant afford a hybrid car they could say? wait a few years then buy a second hand hybrid.

The tech will advance as we go.

With an added dead line in the future for them all to be banned.

Environmentally friendly power plants also need to be implemented ASAP.

America the worst country by example needs to be the best example for others to follow.

"Stuff the economies" attitude is the way things will happen,then work on fixing the economy.



posted on Jan, 30 2007 @ 09:59 AM
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2007 will be a bad year for climate discussion. Because barely a week will pass without more speculation and misunderstandings on the IPCC AR4 being printed somewhere or other - both by catastrophists and deniers.

The fact that this article states the IPCC is British says it all (the IPCC was set up jointly by the WMO - World Meteorological Organisation - and UNEP - the United Nations Environment Programme)

The worst thing is that, for a while anyway, we'll probably have only media reports to go by on what the AR4 actually might say.



 
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