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Global Warming Climate Panel Reaches Consensus on Need to Reduce Harmful Emissions

Updated on May 4, 2007

Climate Panel Conclusions on Warming

The world needs to divert substantially from today's main energy sources within a few decades to limit centuries of rising temperatures and seas driven by the buildup of heat-trapping emissions in the air, the top body studying climate change has concluded. Here's a link to the full article by Andrew C. Revkin in today's NY Times:

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070503/NEWS06/705030426/1001/NEWS

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      Mark 

      10 years ago

      Hi Ralph,

      I just read an article written by "Gerald Flores" in which he reckons that even if we stopped emitting heat-trapping gases immediately, the climate would not stabilize for many decades because the gases we have already released into the atmosphere will stay there for years or even centuries. So while the warming may be lower or increase at a slower rate than predicted if we reduce emissions significantly, global temperatures cannot quickly return to today's averages. And the faster and more the earth warms, the greater the chances are for some irreversible climate changes.

      From what I've read it seems as though theres no real urgency being placed on the whole global warming issue. Yes I know everyones talking it up but thats all thats seems to be happening.

      I've posted the link where I found the article if anyones wants to read the full post, its under the heading of "we need to act now"

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      ipsism 

      10 years ago

      Global warming is real. Only thing is, global warming is a transient trend in the cycles of earth's history.

      If one reviews the temperature history that scientists have obtained, There can be no conclusion other than that our current climate is a natural cycle, no worse than prior cycles. See, https://hubpages.com/misc/The-Global-Warming-Fores orhttp://Ipsism.com

      Climatologists ignore the affects of geological events, such as sub-oceanic volcanoes and astrogocial findings. Everyone takes a small sampling of data to support their pet hypothesis, rather than examining the globe in a unified approach. As such, there is rancor and duplicity to force an agenda that will make a few super-rich while making the majority poorer.

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      Ralph Deeds 

      11 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Hmh, Doctor Evil is going to solve our problems?

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      thecounterpunch 

      11 years ago

      Don't worry livelonger the CIA is going to lobby in the medias for that:

      “Mitigation is not happening and is not going to happen,” physicist Lowell Wood declared at the NASA conference. Wood, the star of the gathering, spent four dec­ades at the University of California’s Law­rence Livermore National Laboratory, where he served as one of the PENTAGON’S CHIEF WEAPON DESIGNERS and threat analysts. (­He reportedly enjoys the “Dr. Evil” nickname bestowed by his critics.) The time has come, he said, for “an intelligent elimination of undesired heat from the biosphere by technical ways and means,” which, he asserted, could be achieved for a tiny fraction of the cost of “the bureaucratic suppression of CO2.” His engineering approach, he boasted, would provide “instant climatic gratification.”

      http://www.wilsoncenter.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=w...

      Of course people will think as usual that the support of such idea will come from themselves whereas the medias "suggested" it to them.

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      Jason Menayan 

      11 years ago from San Francisco

      The only way that's going to happen is if a substantial carbon tax is devised and enforced. How many politicians are going to support that?

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