[geeks] Global Warming causes...
md.benson at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 17:54:25 CST 2007
On 4 Dec 2007, at 00:18, wa2egp at att.net wrote:
>> Man kind have undoubtedly effected the global climate, however all I
>> think we have done is mildly accelerated something that was
>> going to happen anyway. It will cause problems for all of mankind,
>> we must adapt. I don't want to disparage anyone from cutting CO2
>> emissions. or making industry, transport and homes (or anything
>> environmentally sound, because it all helps others areas of our
>> we are killing. Global warming however is not the biggest problem we
>> have IMHO, I think war, famine, pollution, stress and poor health all
>> stand to cause us much more harm, especially in the longer term.
>> *Puts on fireproof suit*
> No suit needed, global warming wouldn't get hot. :) The problem
> might be a shift in weather patterns and problems in food
> production. There are more people now than before and some areas
> are maxed out on production.
This is somewhat similar, but on a larger scale possibly, to the
number of people displaced by rising sea levels over the last 7-10,000
years. Evidence gathered in recent years in the seas around India and
in the North Sea (between the UK and Europe) have provided proof that
the last thaw must have displaced millions due to flooding and loss of
homes and areas of cultivated land. Whole townships and cities have
been found in what used to be fertile low-lying areas of the world now
covered by the sea. They would not only have lost settlements but also
vital crops and food supply areas for grazing and hunting.
Although the 'food problem' is a serious one, again it's been dealt to
mankind before and didn't harm us significantly as a species. Of
course the humanitarian side will be devastating but I'm afraid the
earth has a habit of doing that from time to time too...
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