13 april 2005

Dagens värsting(ar): Den eviga tillväxtens företrädare

Ur Newscientist: "The time lag occurs because rising air temperatures take time to make themselves felt throughout the immense thermal mass of the oceans. This "thermal inertia" means that Earth has not yet felt the full effect of today's level of greenhouse gases, explains Meehl.
And because water expands as it warms, this time lag in temperature will continue to push sea level higher. Meehl's models predict that thermal expansion alone would make sea levels rise by about 11 centimetres over the next century, even if greenhouse gases were held at 2000 levels."

Motivering: Seriösa klimatforskare har numera rätt bra koll på hur utvecklingen ser ut. Vår nuvarande påverkan på miljön går mot en ohållbar situation, fortare än man tidigare trott.
Och vi i "den rika världen" köper stadsjeepar(metafor!) för fullt!

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