Friday, March 13, 2009

Scientists Warn of 'Irreversible' Changes

This article written by Jan M. Olsen from Associated Press is frightening and all of us are involved with it. Here is an excerpt:

"COPENHAGEN (March 12) - Hundreds of leading scientists warned Thursday that global warming is accelerating beyond the worst predictions and threatening to trigger "irreversible" climate shifts on the planet.

Saying there's no excuse for inaction, the nearly 2,000 climate researchers meeting in Copenhagen urged policy-makers to "vigorously" implement the economic and technological tools available to cut emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases.

A United Nations panel in 2007 predicted the following future events would occur because of climate changes around the world.2009: The world population nears 7 billion as more people now live in cities than in rural areas, changing patterns of land use and adding to smog."

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