Monday, August 11, 2008

GASP!: All we can prepare for is EXTINCTION!

Hyperbole? Hysteria? Not if you're a invective-carrying environmental alarmist. Need more hysteria to help you through your week? Go to the warmlist and dose up on an unending list of dire news stories (all the bad stuff global warming causes), and then make certain you read through our GASP! series here. Then maybe you'll get some clarity and put all this nonsense into perspective.

I'm making a prediction (and we've seen how accurate the predictions of these alarmists are). Since the global mean temperatures fell nearly a single degree in one year (2007-08) and scientists now predict AGW is being "masked by cooling," global mean temperatures will come NOWHERE NEAR a 4 degree rise--except for maybe when the sun turns into a red giant a few billions years from now.

And remember...this is a British paper, and 70% of Britons believe global warming is malarky (so no wonder the propaganda machine is really pumping out the theatrics over there).

Oliver Tickell: On a planet 4C hotter, all we can prepare for is extinction | Comment is free | The Guardian:

We need to get prepared for four degrees of global warming, Bob Watson told the Guardian last week. At first sight this looks like wise counsel from the climate science adviser to Defra. But the idea that we could adapt to a 4C rise is absurd and dangerous. Global warming on this scale would be a catastrophe that would mean, in the immortal words that Chief Seattle probably never spoke, "the end of living and the beginning of survival" for humankind. Or perhaps the beginning of our extinction.

The collapse of the polar ice caps would become inevitable, bringing long-term sea level rises of 70-80 metres. All the world's coastal plains would be lost, complete with ports, cities, transport and industrial infrastructure, and much of the world's most productive farmland. The world's geography would be transformed much as it was at the end of the last ice age, when sea levels rose by about 120 metres to create the Channel, the North Sea and Cardigan Bay out of dry land. Weather would become extreme and unpredictable, with more frequent and severe droughts, floods and hurricanes. The Earth's carrying capacity would be hugely reduced. Billions would undoubtedly die.

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