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Our Biggest Security Threat Is Global Warming-Induced Extreme Weather


Environment  (tags: politics, government, usa, climate, national security, climate-change, politics, globalwarming, environment, destruction, humans, weather, ecosystems, globalwarming, government, greenhousegases )

Cal
- 1212 days ago - alternet.org
We risk losing our country to permanent droughts and extreme natural disasters.



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Tony Isaacs (40)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 3:19 am
Tell me about it! Down here in sunny Texas we have had days on end of hundred plus degree days with no rain. It's 5 AM and the temperature is 84 degrees. Predicted highs the next three days are 111 and the ten day forecast has nary a day predicted to be below 106.

Maybe that explains why we have half-baked politicians like Rick Perry . . .
 

Cheree M. (46)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 4:03 am
It;s 81 degrees here in Florida. But here the past 4-5 days we had been getting thunder storms .
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 5:01 am
noted, thanks Cal and I agree!!
 

Julie P. (149)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 5:12 am
Skeptical Science has a very informative explanation of the 40 year delay between cause and effect. Essentially, the oceans have been absorbing CO2 (thermal inertia), so the effects we are seeing now are the results of the emissions from the 1960's.
http://www.skepticalscience.com/Climate-Change-The-40-Year-Delay-Between-Cause-and-Effect.html

Add to this the fact that the Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on the planet. Locked in the permafrost are billions of tonnes of methane, a greenhouse gas more than 20 times more potent than C02, which is being released as temperatures rise.
 

Bette M. (91)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 3:32 pm
Judy.......Your comment is very scary!!
If we do not stop te uman overpopulation
we are doomed. Even if our population continues to
grown te polars melting will surely do us all in.

It is a reality all of us are going to face.
Man as a whole will not survive tis.

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth........
 

Monica D. (580)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 4:58 pm
Climate change is very concerning. We humans need to reduce our climate changing emissions significantly.
 

Dave C. (224)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 7:40 pm
we've been living this for years and too many still won't give up their comforts...big gas guzzlers, lots of AC, 2nd homes, etc, etc, etc....we are going to reach a tipping point and massive destruction and extinctions all for our desires to have "what I want, now, because I want it"....no foresight, no attitude that "enough is enough"....
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 11:14 pm
So dangerous.

Humans should be cutting CO2 emissions due to burning fossil fuels, deforestation, etc. We won't have the money and other resources to cope with extreme weather.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Thursday August 4, 2011, 11:15 pm
I guess only people rich or ruthless enough will survive, if that - sad for the human race.
 

Shirley S. (176)
Friday August 5, 2011, 12:20 am
Scary
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday August 5, 2011, 1:07 am
Very worrisome to say the least!
 

Start Bas (22)
Friday August 5, 2011, 1:27 am
just try to imagine 2040. , i think we are pretty much doomed
 

Christia F. (158)
Friday August 5, 2011, 7:23 am
Noted
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Friday August 5, 2011, 10:47 am
Noted. Now lets do the best we can for everyone and every living thing while we have the time.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday August 5, 2011, 12:52 pm
Noted , if there was anything I could do about , I would , just keep going the best way possible !
 

Walter Askins (2)
Friday August 5, 2011, 2:53 pm
I wonder what HAARP has been up to?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It can create High pressure systems, and steer the jet stream among other things. I you look at the extreme drought areas the drought seems to follow the Texas borders fairly closely. Texas has been giving a lot of grief to the TSA lately. Food for thought. As for the Ice sheet recent evidence has shown that there was "far less Ice Holocene Climate Optimum, there was more open water and far less ice than today - probably less than 50% of the minimum Arctic sea ice recorded in 2007" (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14408930) if methane was an issue it would have reared its ugly head then. Climates change this world is dynamic and ever changing, but if Al Gore is willing to by a beach front house for 8 million dollars in California I have a hard time believing his story about CO2 especially with the recent research (some of which appears to have been around for some time) that has come out.
 

AWAYNOW M. (463)
Friday August 5, 2011, 8:11 pm
Oh for Cotten Picken Sake....YA THINK??????????????????????
 
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