OT - Global Warming

Geoffrey Barnier coffeecamp@optusnet.com.au
Tue, 24 Jan 2006 12:42:32 PST
I heard a talk by an environmental scientist from the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) recently who explained succinctly what we're up against in environmental warming:

The atmosphere is getting warmer.  Therefore, it can hold more water vapour. Consequently there'll be longer intervals between rain.  And when it does rain, it'll be a deluge.  We'll have greater extremes in weather.

Many species of plants & animals will become extinct as they will be unable to adapt to a warmer climate of even a couple of degrees.  There will be an increase in environmental weeds and pest animals/insects as mice, mosquitoes, rats, ants, cockroaches etc adapt very quickly.  In short chaps, the future generations can look forward to a depleted world with lots of rubbishy plants & animals with diseases like malaria occurring in places like Italy.

The Netherlands has said that if sea levels continue to rise as they have been doing over the last 25 years, then the whole of their country will be under water within 20 years as they do not have the technology to keep the sea back.  New Zealand is giving refuge already to some Pacific Islanders whose low lying islands are being submerged.

When a European environmentalist was asked what he would do if the sea level continued to rise at the present rate, he replied 'move to the Alps'.


Geoff in Sub-tropical North Eastern NSW, Australia in flood last week, 33C & sunny today & with more than 50% environmental weed on his 2 hectare property & trouble with ants.

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