Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Global warming warnings

ITV have a reporter travelling around looking at global warming - and it's alarming:

Nunavut, Canada, February 19 2006
"... This community knows that warming is happening - it just ain't as cold as it used to be.

And they are backed up by the climate experts who tell us the Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on Earth - by three or four degrees Celsius in the last 50 years and by a projected seven degrees in the winter by the end of the century.

If that is anywhere near true, we risk passing what the scientists call a tipping point - a point of no return where changes in climate, perhaps catastrophic, start to happen - in this case, temperatures warm enough perhaps to precipitate the melting of the Greenland Ice-cap and that would raise sea levels around the world by seven metres.

It would make the New Orleans flood look like a little local difficulty."

Lawrence McGinty


Worth following.


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