2020: Kiss the snows of Kilimanjaro goodbye

2020: Kiss the snows of Kilimanjaro goodbye

Summary: Michael Kanellos reports on a discussion on global warming a the U.S.

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kilomajaro.jpgMichael Kanellos reports on a discussion on global warming a the U.S.-China Symposium on Climate Change taking place at University of California, Berkeley, this week. Not good news. According to John Harte, professor of energy and resources at Berkeley, a 3 to 5 degree increase in average global temperature, could raise sea levels a half meter, leading  to disappearing island nations and disastrous problems for Hong Kong...for starters. No more snow on Mt. Kilimanjaro by 2020, he predicted, and say goodbye to polar bears...

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  • Those darn SUVs

    If only we hadn't used those icky CFCs and those darn SUVs! Oh well, it might not be all that bad. I didn't like Florida anyway. Well, I'm off to cook myself a Panda burger. Cheers!
    • Relax.

      Warming happens every few thousand years; we're just lucky.

      The whole blame human thing is a way for some people to get the power to tell everyone else what to do.

      When this excuse disappears for lack of interest another will follow shortly.
      Anton Philidor
      • It was a joke...

  • Already visible signs...

    Climatic change is very real, anyone can see the changes in their
    own environment but it's going to get a lot more challenging as
    we go ahead.


    Because Mother Nature is going to join the party in unexpected

    1. Permafrost in Northern Canada (and similar climates
    planetwide) will start to melt, liberating trillions of tons of
    carbon monoxide which has been trapped there for the last
    million years.

    It'll poison us and destroy our ozone layer currently protecting
    us from the sun.

    2. The Gulf Stream will change and Europe will get a lot colder.
    The rest of the world will also be hit with wild noticeable
    weather changes. Hurricanes will probably be commonplace for
    a while in the Southern US.

    3. The rising water levels will cause major headaches all over the
    world and no just along coastlines. Much heavier rainfalls will
    destroy crops and entire regions, not to mention widespread
    erosion that'll cut up our productive lands.

    It's a question that should be dealt with now. We have no
    "backup planet" in store if this one fails so I say we should get
    our act together and manage our planet like owners.
    Claude Gelinas
    • Manage our planet like owners?

      "Owners" you say?? An owner would be able to control when and where a thunderstorm hits, when and where to have tornadoes, dust storms, etc. When and where a hurricane strikes, when and where an earthquake hits, when and where a tidal wave hits, etc. We're not owners, just lucky to be here, like every other creature. Mother Nature can wipe us out anytime it likes, to use an anthropomorphic metaphore. History has shown that 90% of all species have been made extinct purely through natural processes, without our help. No, we're not owners here. It's more like the Earth owns us.
      Mark Miller