Sunday, February 2, 2014

4 Must Read Climate Change Articles From The Past Week

Comments this week from Prince Charles and John Stossel were at opposite ends of the climate change spectrum. While Prince Charles described climate change deniers as "headless chickens", John Stossel pointed out that there is not much the U.S. can do to impact climate change as long as China and India continue to pump massive amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere, so why not just "chill out".
Climate change deniers are 'headless chickens' says Prince Charles
Let's chill out about global warming - Fox News
The drought in the southwest of the U.S. is a slowly developing castastrophe in the making. I for one certainly would not be making any long term investments in Las Vegas, given the water woes that city may face in the near future. And agriculture in Southern California may be in huge trouble as water throughout the semi arid southwest become a scarcer and more expensive resource.

Leading Scientists Explain How Climate Change Is Worsening California’s Epic Drought

Finally, I find the lack of concern of many bright individuals, including John Stossel, regarding the potential sensitivity of the environment to future greenhouse gas emissions to be challenging to comprehend. One of the reasons for the low level of concern is 

The communication of uncertainty is hindering climate change action - The Guardian

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