Climate Change Thoughts

tony leather By tony leather, 14th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2sur_x51/
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Urgent action being vitally important is now an indisputable need, because the environment in which storms form has dramatically altered, global hydrological cycles altering through atmospheric and oceanic warming.

Climate Change Thoughts

Al Gore narrated, in 2007, the iconic climate documentary An Inconvenient Truth, and has now claimed, with some justification it seems, that there is now clear proof of climate change being directly responsible for millions of people being at the mercy of devastating floods, storms and droughts during this year.

Speaking in Edinburgh, former US vice-president Gore said a fork in the road had been reached, the evidence from the floods in Pakistan, China, South Korea and Columbia so compelling that combating carbon emissions had become the top priority for humanity.

Real world observations, he stated, made it clear that failure to act immediately meant a catastrophe would be inevitable, nearly every climate scientist actively now agreeing that a causal link between global, sharp increases in extreme weather undoubtedly existed.
Urgent action being vitally important is now an indisputable need, because the environment in which storms form has dramatically altered, global hydrological cycles altering through atmospheric and oceanic warming.
With far more water evaporating, to be atmospherically stored as water vapour, amounts of this are 4% higher now than a generation ago. especially in the tropics. This has been a major factor, without doubt, for the incidence of ever heavier and more violent storms, displacing many millions of people around the world this year.
Among the dreadful effects of this phenomena are far more wildfires, increasing agricultural land desertification and Amazon river levels fluctuating wildly in the. While close to 400 million worldwide were victims of drought, many global locations recorded highest daytime temperatures ever recorded
Global Insurers state that they feel indisputably that climate change could be the only plausible explanation for rapid rises in extreme weather events. Al Gore said, and who could argue the point, that the
younger generation needed to be demanding and initiating positive action by world leaders on a massive scale.

At least in Scotland the emphasis on tidal, wave and wind power show a high degree of moral courage which others needed to adopt with equal vigour, new renewable technologies hopefully making a successful shift possible from fossil fuel dependence. This is, without a doubt, the time that all of us really need to re-visit the dread predictions given in the course of that incredible Inconvenient Truth video, because part II is now a very real and present danger for the whole of the human race.

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Climate, Gases, Greenhouse, Problems, Storms, Warming, Weather

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