Monday, April 30, 2007

Global Warming: far more serious than Big Business will admit!

The planet’s finished as far as mankind is concerned. The inhabitable parts of the globe will continue to shrink over the coming decades and it’s too late to do anything about it. The future’s only bright for insects, reptiles and tropical fish.
Even if everyone in every country in the world turned down their heating by 2 degrees, it wouldn’t make a blind bit of difference. Everyone turning off their TV at night won’t make a blind bit of difference. Inflating your tyre pressures correctly won’t make a blind bit of difference. Buying a fuel-cell car won’t make a blind bit of difference. Some scheme in the Sahara to build massive solar energy plants won’t make a blind bit of difference. All these suggested methods of cutting down on energy use WON’T MAKE A BLIND BIT OF DIFFERENCE. Big Business wants you to be dumb enough to think it will, however, so they can continue to manufacture superfluous garbage for your never-ending consumption.
In Phaedrus’ view, the world has ALREADY passed the so-called “tipping point” beyond which there is no recovery. Even if the US, Europe, India and China completely stopped emitting carbon dioxide today (likelihood zero percent) the world would still continue to warm. The Greenland ice shelf would continue to melt; the seas would continue to rise, the permafrost of Siberia would continue to melt, break-up and release methane (which is even more climate-unfriendly than CO2). The fact is, we are ALREADY in a self-reinforcing, closed, positive feedback loop and have been for many years. The concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is far too high to ever be reined in by any conceivable technology that could even begin to counter the billions of tons of pollutants belched into the atmosphere each and every year by the industrialized and developing countries. So here’s a real-estate tip: sell Mediterranean, buy Scandinavian. Move north and move up in terms of sea-level. That should ensure your kids live out their lives in comfort. Beyond that is anyone’s guess as it’s going to get mighty crowded towards the poles. The Norwegian fjords look like becoming the New Riviera within our children's lifetimes.

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