Posted by: r.m. | December 10, 2008

do we have time?

While we wait for snow here in Lebanon, a scientist says…”despite the political rhetoric, the scientific warnings, the media headlines and the corporate promises  carbon emissions were soaring way out of control – far above even the bleak scenarios considered by last year’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Stern review. The battle against dangerous climate change had been lost, and the world needed to prepare for things to get very, very bad.

“As an academic I wanted to be told that it was a very good piece of work and that the conclusions were sound,” Anderson said. “But as a human being I desperately wanted someone to point out a mistake, and to tell me we had got it completely wrong.””

Full article available here


Responses

  1. The question is “do we have time?” if we do, we shouldn’t wait until further damage occurs.And what if we don’t have time,here we have to work rapidly,make quick actions to limit carbon emission to avoid earth collapse.Even if we are not certain of what is going to happen if carbon was not reduced we should do something.One would never go on a plane knowing that it has 10% risk of crash.

  2. I think we should take straight action because everything shows that the damage is going to increase, so we need to do something about it before it’s totally out of control. Talking and arguing isn’t going to get us anywhere, because the bottom line is that we’re under major risk! WE SHOULD REDUCE OUR EMISSIONS!

  3. Don’t freak out, my anonymous friend. If we lost a major battle with climate change then it doesn’t mean we lost the war. We can still do something to save our planet and not simply REDUCE OUR EMISSIONS!…however, it is a long way to save our planet and if we have to dig a ditch and move the sea spoon by by spoon, then by God we will do it…we must do it because we have no choice. The shocking news that Anderson is portraying is very cruicial for changing people’s attitudes toward climate change in a way that it should act as an incentive to push people to do something about climate change.


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