Friday, May 29, 2009

'Doom and gloom' or 'doom and boom'?!

Yet another 'top scientist' group has concluded that climate change is a major challenge facing the human race.

Reported in the Telegraph, this summit (including 20 Nobel Laureates [plus Prince Charles? - perhaps someone spelled it as Noble?]) concludes that climate change poses as great a threat to mankind as "the threat posed to civilisation by the advent of thermonuclear weapons".

"the best chance of stopping catastrophic climate change is to keep the predicted temperature rise at or below 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F).........Without action, they envisaged three times that temperature rise, which would mean global warming would cause a huge rise in sea levels, and swamp the cities of London, Paris and Copenhagen."

Hmmm, I wonder if our MP's will be allowed to claim expenses for scuba gear and for living in a house-boat, or maybe a second submarine?

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