Monday, December 4, 2006

The (very) Inconvenient Truth

Caught this Al Gore documentary on DVD and found it to be a real eye-opener. I'm already convinced about global warming and this film showed the facts, often chillingly. Amazing how much the human race has altered in a course of this lifetime. The before and after photos of formerly icy regions turned into vast, bare lands, is a telling piece of evidence.N ext time a supertyphoon or hurricane strikes, we can't blame Mother Nature solely. Guess we have to admit to the (inconvenient) truth. 

Some interesting developments:
- the number of category 4 and 5 hurricanes almost doubled in the last 30 years
- Malaria has spread to higher altitudes in places like the Colombian Andes
- Global sea levels could rise by more than 20 feet with the loss of shelf ice in Greenland and Antartica
- Heat waves along with draughts and wildfires will occur more often
- the Artic Ocean could be ice free in summer by 2050

If I may add, I've noticed that our country has experienced signal no. 4 typhoons twice this year.I s there a connection between global warming and the "wild and freakish" weather we've been having? You make your conclusions. Hope those tidbits roused your curiosity. Catch An Inconvenient Truth or go to


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