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Hundreds of millions worldwide face disaster

Posted by feww on November 28, 2008

We import food from New Zealand because there’s no tax on aviation fuel, even though it makes no sense from a planetary standpoint. —Physicist James E. Hansen

“Time is running out to prevent catastrophic consequences from global warming, a leading climate scientist warned a packed audience Thursday at Stanford University.”

Physicist James E. Hansen said hundreds of millions of people will run out of fresh water sources and hundreds of millions of others will be forced to flee their homes by rising sea levels if greenhouse gas emissions stay the same.

[Note: It’s hoped that James Hansen would mention the rapid loss of topsoil in his future lectures.]

“To preserve creation, the planet on which civilization developed, we must draw down carbon dioxide to less than 350 parts per million,” Hansen  said. Read more

[Note: Moderators believe ‘safe’ emission levels are about 260-270 ppm.]

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