Our Wacky World

January 29, 2009

Time for drastic action against warming?

Report that says warming to last for 1,000 years could create momentum


Why bother reducing my carbon footprint? That’s probably what many people asked after reading about a new study that predicts that even if carbon emissions were drastically reduced, droughts and other severe climate changes tied to the emissions would persist for 1,000 years.

So why drive less? Why buy a hybrid? Why promote renewable energy? Because doing nothing, or doing less, would mean even more dire consequences, the study’s authors and other scientists argue.

“If we don’t slow down or stop emissions, the climate changes will get much larger and quite intolerable,” Kevin Trenberth, head of climate analysis at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, said in an interview with msnbc.com. Full Story

1 Comment »

  1. […] really can’t comment on the news that it will take 1,000 years to recover from today’s carbon dioxide pollution better than Mr. Taranto of the Wall Street […]

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