Blair Anderson, on the hustings 'canvassing for opinion'

Blair Anderson, on the hustings 'canvassing for opinion'

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Coastal thinking, and C&C

Harder Rain, More Snow
Meteorologists See Future of Increasingly Extreme Weather Events
Computer models based on nine different countries' climate data indicate every country will be hit with climate change throughout this century.
The potential effects are far reaching; the computer models have accurately simulated past weather events and now some experts believe these simulations of future climates are likely to be correct. Scientists, however, disagree on what can or should be done, but know something needs to be done.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research [N-CAR] scientists expect the average global temperature to increase by three degrees over this century. Three degrees may not seem like a large amount, but in a heat wave, a three-degree difference could be dangerously hot for more people and create one-foot higher storm surges.
As these evidence based theories mature and reports become increasingly both regular and convincing, one must ask, what [quantative] measures are we taking to ensure the global community stays under two degrees. The only environmental framework that addresses itself to optimal economic imperatives while remaining both ethical and constitutional is "Contraction and Convergence".
It is now obvious to many that we have a problem. We just need the conversation. Those who live on and invest in the coastal margins and our collective civic infrastructure are at grave risk. The risk is a mere 'in our childrens children lifetime, and for some, sooner.' 

Blair Anderson ‹(•¿•)›

Social Ecologist 'at large'

ph (643) 389 4065 cell 027 265 7219

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