Saturday, June 14, 2008

Scientists From Around the Globe Join ABC News in a Forum on Surviving the Century

Experts say that extreme changes in climate, combined with dwindling resources, famine, war and disease have the potential to create a post-apocalyptic world in less than a hundred years. Harvard University and Woods Hole climatologist John Holdrens says we cannot continue going down the same path.

"If we continue on business as usual, we are going to see more floods, more droughts, more heat waves, more wildfires, more ice melting, faster sea level rise," Holdren said.

"We really have less than a decade to start getting this right. If we're still dragging our feet in 2015 I think it really becomes at that point almost impossible for the world to avert a degree of climate change that we simply will not be able to manage without intolerable cost and consequences."

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Tony F. said...

Maybe climate change is a blessing in disguise. It could very well be the thing that finally forces the mindless masses out of their apathy, and makes them realize how the hierarchy of the world is designed to make them immobile and helpless. I'm all for anything that turns every man and woman into equals again. Level the playing field, topple societies, throw the entire fucking rule book out the window.

Anonymous said...

Until there the policy makers start listening to the people, not much will change. While many people are taking personal responsibility to effect change, it is the corporations who remain the heaviest polluters on this planet. I would be as bold to say that without "regime change" in the USA there can be no remedy to the global warming crisis.

Remedy in this case meaning a slowing of greenhouse immisions so that we can formulate strategies to cope with continued warming. This must involve a global effort to not only shift our current power needs to renewable clean energies but also to support directly 3rd world countries unable to cope with the changes.

The whole mess can be turned around but it requires a completely new mindset in the west.