Comments on: What will they say in 2100 about what (didn’t) happen in 2009? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/12/03/what-will-they-say-in-2100-about-what-didnt-happen-in-2009/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: eddieblack http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/12/03/what-will-they-say-in-2100-about-what-didnt-happen-in-2009/comment-page-1/#comment-343612 Tue, 08 Dec 2009 19:51:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14825#comment-343612 Clyde, there is no scientific data to suggest the Earth has cooled in the last 10 years. Roughly 10 of the last 14 years have been the hottest on record. Temperatures do not tell the whole story. Soil erosion, desertification, rising sea levels, retreating glacial ice and associated potable water loss are the big changes the planet has been experiencing for many decades. China now looses farmland the same way the U.S. did in the 1930s, wind/dust storms.

Sea levels are rising and swallowing up densely populated areas of Bangladesh and the Polynesian islands. Sea levels rise because all the glaciers and mountain ice have melted and flowed back into the seas.
What other than global warming could cause all the glaciers and mountain snow to recede?

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By: erikkirschbaum http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/12/03/what-will-they-say-in-2100-about-what-didnt-happen-in-2009/comment-page-1/#comment-343558 Sat, 05 Dec 2009 13:32:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14825#comment-343558 Hi Clyde, what if the scientists are right, though? What will your son (and his son) think of our generation then?

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By: hedagi http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/12/03/what-will-they-say-in-2100-about-what-didnt-happen-in-2009/comment-page-1/#comment-343536 Fri, 04 Dec 2009 13:51:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14825#comment-343536 Anubis is right about the inadequacy of democracies for tackling environmental catastrophes. It is more or less the same inadequacy totalitarian regime have shown and usually show on this same issue. Centrally run goverment systems are not necessarily undemocratic, as Anubis’ comments imply; in this sense, I agree with Anubis that they are more likely to be more effective and efficient than federal systems in tackling catastrophes. Command-and-control is a plus in this case.

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By: Gotthardbahn http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/12/03/what-will-they-say-in-2100-about-what-didnt-happen-in-2009/comment-page-1/#comment-343535 Fri, 04 Dec 2009 13:50:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14825#comment-343535 What rubbish. This guy should get an Oscar for over-acting! Has he never heard of Climate-gate? The true believers are becoming more desperate in pushing their case.

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By: Clyde http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/12/03/what-will-they-say-in-2100-about-what-didnt-happen-in-2009/comment-page-1/#comment-343527 Thu, 03 Dec 2009 21:55:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14825#comment-343527 Yea, I think the same thing about my son. But I think about the huge deficit and financial burden that will be left to him and his children. They will be taxed over 50% of there income to pay for a theory that cannot be proven. Especially when those holding the data refuse to release it for peer review and manipulate it to fit their gravy train models. The earth has cooled the last 10 years, but I know. I am suppose to shut up and go away.

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By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/12/03/what-will-they-say-in-2100-about-what-didnt-happen-in-2009/comment-page-1/#comment-343525 Thu, 03 Dec 2009 17:39:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=14825#comment-343525 I urge all to read Jared Diamond’s “Collapse”. From his observations it appears democracies are woefully inadequate at addressing environmental catastrophes past and present. Centrally run governments like that of Germany and Japan of the 16th century were effective at reversing complete deforestation. Easter Island, the Maya and the Anisazi were however not successful. The future is not written in stone but rather by us. This chapter of humanity is not yet completed.

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