Its certainly worth taking the time to read some of the knowledge this blog unearths and so I've highlighted some of the best comments in red after the jump.
Wed 20 Apr 11 (08:05am)
Thank you for helping delay any meaningful action. Far better for the probelem to be infinetly larger and possibly insurmountable at some point in the future - out of sight , out of mind.
We’ve almost guaranteed a 2 degree post-industrial temperature rise. The last time this happened - over 2 million years ago - sea level was eventually 25 metres higher. 250 million people and a trillion dollars of infrastructure are within just a 1 metre rise.
The problem is that the temperature numbers seems so small that people don’t grasp their significance.
During the last mini-ice age the temperature of the globe averaged over the seasons was only 1/2 of a degree lower. And when the planet was 5 degree cooler there was a kilometre thick ice sheet over New York.
If we aren’t able to contain our present temperature rise - which we are measurably the cause of - to within 2 degrees then any number of positive feedbacks kick in and we may well be on the way to a 4 degrees or more and the limits for human adaptation are likely to be exceeded in many parts of the world.
Bye bye humans… thanks Mr Clot.