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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

It's Too Late! Sell Your Lakefront Properties. You've Been Warned!

This article:

450 parts per million of carbon dioxide is a dangerous tipping point for
climate change. we weren't expecting to hit it for over a decade. We
thought we had time to turn things around. We're already there.

"It establishes that the amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere is
already above the threshold that could potentially cause dangerous climate
change. We thought we'd be at that threshold within about a decade, that we had
that much time. I mean, that's beyond the limits of projection, beyond the
worst-case scenario as we thought of it in 2001."

And this article:

Experts say they are "stunned" by the loss of ice, with an area almost
twice as big as the UK disappearing in the last week alone.


Pretty much say it all. We are (pardon the vernacular) totally screwed on global warming. Yep. It's too late. The nightmare scenario was we'd be here in 10 years.

NOPE. We are here today.

Sell your ocean homes, move to the highest part of your cities and buy a lot of bug spray.

Actually they don't know WHAT'S really going to happen. Will the midwest plunge into a deep freeze or a tropical wonderland? Will the overflowing oceans create 40 days of rain when they evaporate into the atmosphere that flood the world even inland or will they change the coastal maps of the world and plunge other areas into severe drought and starve billions of people.

We just don't know, but I guarantee we are going to find out pretty quickly!!! It's too late to do anything now. Eight years ago, we had a chance to stop the acceleration to this point and a fake cowboy with deep ties to oil squandered that chance. We have no chances left.

It's just too late...

4 comments:

Dean said...

Surely, we knew about this 16 years ago?

HeatherRadish said...

I'm sure Greenland is heart-broken that they can grow food crops there, just like they could a thousand years ago.

Other Side said...

Sure HeatherRadish. Perhaps if we add another 450 parts per million of carbon dioxide we'll be able to farm Antarctica. Of course, most of the current coastal areas will be under water so we will need the new farmland.

I sure hope you're right. If you're not, what will you say then?

You're all pawns of big polluters and you're not even getting paid!

Georgia said...

I do recall all the warnings about cow manure:cryptosporidium (sic?).

I also remember a conversation I had with an environmental engineer... Pete said "all those ozone warnings are stories made up by the liberals - there is now and always has been a hole in the ozone layer. No PROBLEM!!!" (... he's now working for the City of Green Bay - Wastewater Treatment Department.)

Each and every one of us has to do our best to: recycle, reuse, carpool, minimize fosil fuel usage (including electricity usage)... and not be an energy HOG.

That said - - some of us believe we can make a difference. Actually in our time - by being advocates of change.

I don't drive on spare the air days. I recycle and I freecycle. I never patronize the BIG polluters of the oil companies(CHEVRON, Mobil, EXON, TEXACO etc.) I refuse to buy products from companies that have sent their jobs "off-shore". (hard to think of some that HAVEN'T)

There is still much we all can do in our own little corners of the world - - think globally... act locally - whine unceasingly!

AND - the most important of all - - VOTE!