Friday, April 27, 2007

Global Warming Could Spur 21st Century Conflicts

Global Warming Could Spur 21st Century Conflicts
by Alister Doyle
OSLO - Droughts, floods and rising seas linked to global warming could spur conflicts in coming decades, experts said on Monday, the eve of a first U.N. Security Council debate on climate change.And the poor in tropical regions of Africa and Asia are likely to suffer most, perhaps creating tensions with rich nations in the temperate north which are likely to escape the worst effects of warming widely blamed on use of fossil fuels.

World to US: We Demand ‘Climate Justice’

World to US: We Demand ‘Climate Justice’ -

World to US: We Demand ‘Climate Justice’
by Jeffrey Allen
WASHINGTON - Dubbing the battle against climate change a moral test for the United States, global anti-poverty and religious leaders called on U.S. politicians Monday to take drastic and immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to minimize the country’s contributions to global warming.The activists, academics, and international charities echoed the charges leveled in a recent major scientific report that the hazardous consequences of a changing global climate will take a particularly powerful toll on people living in the world’s poorest countries.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Geopolitics of Climate Change

The Geopolitics of Climate Change

By John Ashton and Tom Burke

The May 2004 Edition of SWP Comments - the English version of the magazine of Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (The German Institute for International and Security Affairs) - includes an online version of the paper on the Geopolitics of Climate Change written by John Ashton and Tom Burke.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Climate Change: Changing the world as we know it

Climate change may change the world as we know it. If we do not begin to realize the extent of the problen, the seriousness of the problem. Unless we begin to mitigate our carbon output our lives will change.

This blog is one man‘s attempt to publicize the extent of the problem that we face globally.

If because of sea level rise part of Bangladesh is flooded millions of of the countries inhabitants will become refugees. Where will the go and who will feed them? If rainfall patterns change will India be able to feed their population? Will rising ocean temperatures cause stronger and more frequent cyclones / hurricanes? What effect will this have on the residents of countries in the global hurricane belt?

Will peak oil and diminishing oil supplies lead to conflict? Is producing ethanol from food grains a smart move? Or will it lead to a shortage of grain that may be needed by less developed countries. Or if not a shortage perhaps a price increase that makes the grain too expensive.

If the Gulf Stream / Atlantic Conveyor slows down causing temperatures in Western Europe to fall drastically will Europe be able to produce enough food to feed their populations?