Okay, look, I'm interested in policy and politics so this might seem harsh and offtopic in a tea forum, but...
Global climate change is real. It's also a major threat to our lives and livelyhoods, not to mention our tea. I can read scientific papers, and I can understand what they say. I also have a firm enough grounding in social and economic flows to know that really bad stuff is coming as a result. Hell, I *make* tea decisions based on global warming, ultimately. Global climate change isn't going to just not happen [moderator edited]
As it is, people are dying and going hungry from the *first* effects of this sort of thing, which is really high high pressure domes, like the one that baked Russia last summer, or the one shown by models to give horrific cold to many areas of the US in the some days (not saying this could happen, but a chance). Other effects include mini monsoons that all of a sudden dumps huge amounts of water, like what happened in the SE US, in Nashville, Atlanta, and eastern North Carolina, not to mention the large scale disasters in Pakistan or Australia. That's just the *first* real effects!
This stuff is really freakin' FAR beyond pressing the panic button at this late date, and I'm just not amused at "hockeystick".
Last edited by Chip
on Jan 6th, '11, 21:18, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Moderator edit for forum rule violation, no politics, never ends well on an otherwise friendly tea forum