Thursday, October 15, 2009

12/18 is the next 9/11

12/18 is the final day of the UN Copenhagen Climate Conference, and what is announced that day will determine if humans are intelligent enough to work together to prevent global devastation caused by out-of-control global warming.

3000 people died on 9/11 and $billions were lost. Without a strong and binding agreement to reduce CO2 to 350ppm, global average temperatures will rise above 2 degrees C. Once that occurs, we may enter a feedback loop, where melting arctic tundra releases methane, taking global warming beyond human control, resulting in disasters that are a thousand times worse than 9/11. Out-of-control global warming will lead to billions dying and $trillions lost.

12/18 is the next 9/11. It is that serious and you are being forewarned.
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1 comment:

TM said...

We've come to the end of the 2009 UN Copenhagen Climate Conference, and I'm not sure how it ended. Some call it a failure because 193 nations could not come to unanimous agreement about all of the details.

Seems like President Obama was able to pull a bird out of the hat, in the 11th hour, to get an informal agreement between the U.S., China, Brazil, India and South Africa that agrees to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius to help meet their new objective. $100bn was also pledged by 2020 to help developing countries deal with climate change. Another meeting is being planned for 2010?

So the question is, what kind of bird did PO pull out? turkey? crow? dove? or eagle? Only, time will tell. In any case, we all need to try to reduce energy (and water, which also consumes energy). If all (developed) nations were to reduce 10% in 2010, we would stay on track even without an agreement.