Sitting in the hot seat
As part of its attempt to cut its carbon footprint, the World Bank is moving its executives out of airlines' first-class berths.Scientists say drought, flood signal what's to come | Iowa City
Yes, things are that grim. The suited coterie is moving purposefully back into business class to save the world.
The World Bank's executives might need to move further back in the plane yet, or even step off. The future of aviation is up in the air in a world that, according to the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (www.tyndall.ac.uk), now requires ''urgent and radical emission reductions''.
In that future, tourist air travel could share the fate of the tobacco industry, becoming socially marginalised, and accompanied by consumer warnings on travel websites, tourist brochures and in-flight safety cards that read: ''Danger: Air travel damages the planet's health.''
“You take what your weather system was, back when I was a kid in the ’70s, and put it on steroids,” said Iowa City native Rob Hogg, an Iowa state senator from Cedar Rapids whose new book is titled “America’s Climate Century.” [In any given year, how do the CO2 molecules communicate with each other regarding their general game plan to produce drought or flood this time around? If a given year would have naturally had 50% of the perfect amount of rain, why wouldn't powerful alleged CO2-steroids produce close to 100% of the perfect amount of rain?]Alberta is a centre of climate-change denial, but not all Albertans deny reality of global warming | Georgia Straight
Let's get real. There's a large number of climate-change deniers in Alberta. What else could explain a dinosaur like Rob Anders winning six consecutive elections with more than 50 percent of the votes in Calgary West?