[LINK] We live in interesting times.... Or - is the gold standard really extinct.

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Wed Oct 22 13:28:04 EST 2008


Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
[snip]
>
> What has puzzles me about the Global Warming is the downside for Cold
> places...would people in Cold climates really be worse off in a
> Mediterranean or Tropical climate? I know which one I would prefer.
> Though I
> don't fancy the extreme amounts of sunlight across the year.
...various downsides occur to me right off the top of my head, without
particular research. Extreme weather events, habitat loss, species loss,
radical change to farm productivity, and sea level rises; all of these
would affect places that are now temperate-to-cold.

Even from the anthropocentric view, "milder winters" as an upside
doesn't begin to outweigh the downsides.

RC
>
> In 2006, the snows failed in Germany and they had to ship snow in for
> skiing
> competitions. However, the artificial slopes in the Ruhr valley,  did
> a roaring
> trade. I was trying to find a reference, for this story,  but came
> across this:
>
>> Interesting imaging technique, but it suggests that the Benelux
>> countries are producing much more CO2 than Germany's Ruhr area, which
>> seems unlikely. The prevailing winds appear to be skewing the result.
>> http://www.greencarcongress.com/2008/03/envisat-provide.html
>
> As I quite regularly drive into Canberra, I notice the persistent
> layer of smog
> sitting over the city. This seems to indicate that it may well be Cars
> rather
> than Industry that are creating the CO2. Here's the skiing story:
> take  your
> pick...of online resources.
>
>> Changing Climate Is Forcing World Cup Organizers to Adapt
>> Article Tools Sponsored By
>> By NATHANIEL VINTON
>> Published: November 27, 2006
>>
>> ASPEN, Colo., Nov. 26 Ã?Â? High temperatures in Europe have disrupted
>> the Alpine skiing World Cup, throwing the calendar of
> <http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/27/sports/othersports/27ski.html>
>
>> Changing Climate Is Forcing World Cup Organizers to Adapt
>>
>> by: Nathaniel Vinton    27 November 2006
>>
>> ASPEN, Colo. Ã?Â? High temperatures in Europe have disrupted the
>> Alpine skiing World Cup, throwing the calendar of the sport's pr
> <http://www.stopglobalwarming.org/sgw_read.asp?id=12122211272006>
>
> Marghanita




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