Monday, December 24, 2012

On Issues Like Climate Change, Can Urgency and Patience Coexist? -
[Revkin] I think there was a bit of a rush, especially in the mid 2000s, on climate change to try to cast it as an emergency that needed to be dealt with with a kind of urgency that’s really hard to sell to people – and especially to politicians. And when you look at the trajectories for emissions, and for what you would need to do to blunt warming, you realize that if we keep sort of dilly-dallying we will be in trouble. But the idea that we had to rush in and have a perfect deal like in Copenhagen or a perfect bill in Washington has gone away and I think that’s actually a good thing.
India confronts mountain of coal problems - The Washington Post
BASUNDHARA, India — Across India, thermal power stations are running below capacity because they cannot get enough coal, and factories are running on expensive diesel generators because they cannot get enough power.
Climate Change: Will Global Warming Create “The End Of The World” | The Guardian Express
Earth has seen a major in increase in the frequency of earthquakes measuring 5.0 or larger on the Richter scale, and combined with recent volcanic activity leads one to wonder if this all isn’t connected somehow.

If things don’t change soon, perhaps we will see the end of the world as we know it.

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