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  •  Stand Still for the Apocalypse by Chris Hedges (11+ / 0-)

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    Humans must immediately implement a series of radical measures to halt carbon emissions or prepare for the collapse of entire ecosystems and the displacement, suffering and death of hundreds of millions of the globe’s inhabitants, according to a report commissioned by the World Bank. The continued failure to respond aggressively to climate change, the report warns, will mean that the planet will inevitably warm by at least 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century, ushering in an apocalypse.
    The 84-page document,“Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must Be Avoided,” was written for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics and published last week. The picture it paints of a world convulsed by rising temperatures is a mixture of mass chaos, systems collapse and medical suffering like that of the worst of the Black Plague, which in the 14th century killed 30 to 60 percent of Europe’s population.
    Will I get HR because I posted Chris Hedges again? Chris has said some harsh things about Obama.

    Or, is this eco system emergency going to force dealing with parties by going beyond the way that the two parties play their games, and finally force us to address the real problems.

    •  Ask the Republicans. (0+ / 0-)

      "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

      by glorificus on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 05:29:41 AM PST

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    •  I run hot & cold on Hedges. (1+ / 0-)
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      He makes a lot of pertinent points in his comments, but then he gets hysterical: the sky is falling, etc. Where are his thoughts on possible solutions? He's certainly smart enuff to offer them. T and R!!

      Inner and Outer Space: the Final Frontiers.

      by orlbucfan on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 09:12:03 AM PST

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