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 Post subject: 'Disastrous Effects' of Global Warming Tipping Points Near,
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 6:01 am 
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'Disastrous Effects' of Global Warming Tipping Points Near, According to New Study

NASA: Danger Point Closer Than Thought From Warming

May 29, 2007

Even "moderate additional" greenhouse emissions are likely to push Earth past "critical tipping points" with "dangerous consequences for the planet," according to research conducted by NASA and the Columbia University Earth Institute.

With just 10 more years of "business as usual" emissions from the burning of coal, oil and gas, says the NASA/Columbia paper, "it becomes impractical" to avoid "disastrous effects."

The study appears in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Its lead author is James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.

The forecast effects include "increasingly rapid sea-level rise, increased frequency of droughts and floods, and increased stress on wildlife and plants due to rapidly shifting climate zones," according to the NASA announcement.


Three page article plus comments. Truly scary stuff. As scary as George Bush!

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I wish we would get some rain in my part of the world...we've had one day of rain in the past three weeks. :?

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We are short on rain too. Plants are dying. I am surrounded by all those piles of dead branches, five foot stacks of them--no rain is scary.

Rain to the south and east in New York state, not here in May.

I hear there is a system moving your way from the east Catherine. Moving towards Florida so far, maybe it will move up the coast.

Do you think Bush can blame the fires we are having on Clinton?

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Winters are not what they used to be here, and drier conditions are impacting the Great Lakes.

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From what I hear, Canada is impacting the Great Lakes too. Haven't looked it up, will have to do that.

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