Saturday, November 17, 2007

Global Warming: Last Chance to Avert Catastrophe

How fitting that we should receive this picture of our beautiful blue and white planet setting over the barren moon.

Just as a panel of climate change scientists warns that we are in danger of destroying it.

Global warming may have “abrupt and irreversible” consequences and could cause the extinction of almost a third of all plant and animal species on the planet, the UN’s climate science panel will say today.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which shared this year’s Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore, the former US Vice-President, will tell world leaders that they have only a decade to curb greenhouse gas emissions and prevent catastrophic warming.

Only a decade.

And the scary part is the situation could be even worse than they describe it...

The IPCC has considered only work published up to last year, and so has ignored several alarming recent studies, such as research that suggests that the Southern Ocean and rainforests are soaking up less carbon dioxide than before.

Which means that the worst effects of global warming could hit us sooner and more abruptly than anyone predicted.

The saddest part?

Canadians aren't doing enough to save this beautiful planet.

While Stephen Harper and his neocon thugs, climate change deniers, and oil pimps are doing all they can to destroy it.

Which means that if we want to save Canada AND the world...we're going to have to bury these Cons in the garbage can of history. And the sooner the better.

In the meantime...if you could jump out of a balloon in outer space....with a surf board on your back.... and hug our planet....

Wouldn't you?

It may be just a little blue and white ball sailing through the darkness of space.

But isn't it BEAUTIFUL?


Anonymous said...

In he meantime, the Northern ice cap melts and nobody sees a rise in ocean levels because most of the ice was already in the ocean, displacement. We don’t see sea levels rising because of it but it will catch up with us in ways we have no hope of stopping.

Simon said...

Hi Bruce!! Yeah and the really scary part is that the southern oceans...and to some degree the northern ones... are showing signs of not being able to absorb anymore CO2. And when that happens the rise in greenhouse gases could suddenly escalate exponentially in a very short time. Either the biggest revolution in thinking happens really soon or we're in for quite a ride...