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Every year, investments in coastal areas and industries (fisheries, etc.) are being lost. Politicians should not be advocating for new tunnels, etc. for areas, such as New York City, which will soon be flooded out. Very soon, coastal infrastructure will have to be abandoned and millions of people relocated.
It is now time to deal with the consequences. Stop pretending that nothing is happening. Keep fighting to reduce emissions. But do so with open eyes. Our circumstances are becoming precarious. This generation. Now.
From the report:
"The last time the Earth experienced a comparable concentration of CO2 was 3-5 million years ago when the temperature was 2-3°C warmer and sea level was 10-20 meters higher than now."
Forty years ago the alarmists were warning us that a new ice age was coming.ReplyDelete
Jay Kilborn Hmm....1978. You have a good memory! Sweden became the first nation to ban aerosol sprays that year, as Freon propellants were depleting the ozone in the upper atmosphere. The American Midwest and East experienced a brutal winter with record cold & snow, so it's easy to see what the alarmists were observing at the time. But even then, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was forecasting global warming due to the burning of fossil fuels.ReplyDelete
On the other hand, depending on earth's volcanic activity, a new ice age could suddenly be upon us at any time. Alarmists are never wrong. It's just their timing that's off.
thebulletin.org - The Bulletin's authoritative climate change coverage—from 1978 - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
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WaterDog I wish I didn't know what you mean. Back in 1968, when I was a Ranger-Naturalist at Acadia National Park in Maine, we were less worried about warming and more about atmospheric & water pollution in general.ReplyDelete
It has always been tough to get folks to understand the consequences of their casual, everyday actions. Any forecast of change is threatening.
Yet right there on Mt. Desert island, there was a cobblestone beach and sea stack that told of a stable shoreline 60 meters (197 feet) higher not so very long ago. [ *http://bit.ly/AcadiaSeaLevelChanges ]*
drive.google.com - Sea-Level Change on Mt. Desert Island Maine.pdf
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