An ice age would be better. Maybe Mother Earth has some more surprises in store for us.
Well either one is a distant prospect. If the earth will hold up for a couple of billion years the sun will swell up and devour it in its later red giant phase.
Oh lordy, shouldn't we be doing something about that now?
Well, long before that happens, just millions of years from now, the earth is very likely to be hit by an asteroid large enough to wipe out most life. Numerical experiments by astronomers also suggest that chaotic instabilities in the orbits of the outer planets in our solar system are a distinct possibility over the next hundreds of million years - a collision (or even near miss) with Saturn or neptune could also be fatal.
Uh oh! We're down from billions to millions.
I guess, I (we all?) will suffer from dementia by that time and soon forget the collision(s).
So, this doesn't me bother me much.
No, no, we must begin now to dismantle that asteroid. How do we know it will be millions of years? It could be thousands....or hundreds.....or....
Didn't you guys see the movie "Armageddon"? (Good adventure flick). Actually, I think by the time we are really threatened by a major collision, we will most likely have the technology to deal with it. I think we maybe are planning ahead on that one or I bet somebody is figuring out how it could be done.
More immediately, according to a guy on "After Dark" (late night radio) recently, the shadow people, possibly from the center of the earth, may be intending to wipe out human kind in the nearer future.
Now all you wackos get nice and distracted with your minds on global ecological disaster and just don't think about Al Queda for awhile, kay? Don't worry, they won't hurt you.
There are plenty of threads focusing on Al Qaida cjhsa. And they all ignore potential ecological disasters.
I ran across this website that provides links to a number of interesting articles re global warming:
The most interesting thing was the opinion of the Russian representative that views the Kyoto Accord as dubiously and with as much skepticism as the current U.S. administration views it.
And then we have also recently posted:
Global warming is approaching the critical point of no return, after which widespread drought, crop failure and rising sea-levels would be irreversible, an international climate change task force warned Monday.
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And I'll be long gone from this reality.
No. It’s happening now.
Louisiana is losing a pretty tidy plot of land to the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi.
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Louisiana is finalizing a plan to move thousands of people from areas threatened by the rising Gulf of Mexico, effectively declaring uninhabitable a coastal area larger than Delaware.
A draft of the plan, the most aggressive response to climate-linked flooding in the U.S., calls for prohibitions on building new homes in high-risk areas, buyouts of homeowners who live there now and hikes in taxes on those who won’t leave. Commercial development would still be allowed, but developers would need to put up bonds to pay for those buildings’ eventual demolition.
A large fraction of the land erosion in the Mississippi delta arises , not from rising sea levels in the Gulf at all. Instead it is a result of the loss of the sediment deposits formerly carried into the delta by the river. This is caused by the cumulative effects of all the many upriver flood control and navigation improvements that residents have been making now for centuries.
This is a near universal phenomenon observable in most of the river deltas in the world. It has very little to do with supposed global warming.
That's your opinion.
But climate change is at least an important factor for rising sea levels.
Besides that this "universal phenomenon observable in most of the river deltas" is there related to climate change.
The rapidly rising sea level in Mississippi has little to nothing to do with "many upriver flood control and navigation improvements". (Hint: Delta Works
in the Netherlands)
But perhaps the denial of climate change really gives a better result than of other places who deal with it.