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5/20/09

Surviving The 21st Century

What if the world warmed by 4 °C? What if the best efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions fail? What if around the Earth climates continue to accelerate warming? "Some scientists and economists are considering not only what this world of the future might be like, but how it could sustain a growing human population."

First, the good news. Humankind can survive the various global catastrophes. That was to prepare you for the next sentence.

Now, the bad news. As part of the aggregate population, your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are not so likely to do so. That is, unless serious planning and implementation are undertaken very soon.

Certainly a very few people can and will survive, but many people? Not likely, according to mainstream climatologists unless nations the world over mobilize in a concerted effort.

"Alligators basking off the English coast; a vast Brazilian desert; the mythical lost cities of Saigon, New Orleans, Venice and Mumbai; and 90 per cent of humanity vanished. Welcome to the world warmed by 4 °C." More

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