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 climatecrisis.org
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