Study Says Global Warming May Spark Mass Extinction

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by zimv20, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    link

     
  2. Code101 macrumors newbie

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    Who cares about what the UN says. They tell lies!
     
  3. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    i'm lobbying the Union of Concerned Scientists to classify morons as a species.
     
  4. toontra macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for that considered and balanced contribution!

    There is a certain irony here though. The US, rather than having the political courage to take measures and start drastically cut it's polluting, gas-guzzling ways, chooses instead to invade Iraq to secure oil supplies to enable it to carry on polluting the world into the forseeable future. Thanks.
     
  5. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    "May" is the operative qualifier, stipulating a worst-case rise in temperature. If, during the next 40 to 50 years, the world society (as an overall group) changes its ways, the lesser numbers would apply.

    Any notion of how the 5- to 10- degree rise as we left the "Little Ice Age" of recent history may have affected species? Any information of how the fairly recent desertification of the Sahel affected the number of species in that area?

    Even if every vehicle on earth were powered by some now-unknown zero-pollution system, there would still be drilling for oil and gas. There would still be cargo ships and airplanes, not to mention computers and other high-tech toys.

    zim, if idiots were classified as a separate species, they'd probably outlast cockroaches, rats and and coyotes...

    'Rat
     
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    WOW!

    lets just give another bunch of tax spenders an excuse not to get a proper job.
     

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