Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Two Degrees Out of the Question?

It is somewhat disturbing to read that more than 90% of climate scientists do not believe that there is any chance of world action limiting global warming to the 2 degrees Centigrade that might represent the minimum disruption to the planet (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/apr/14/global-warming-target-2c). Two degrees is predicted to still involve major problems for human populations as well as extinctions for a whole range of animals and plants. Higher elevations would exacerbate the difficulties further. The major reason for their pessimism seems to be the difference between political rhetoric and action.

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