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

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Wed Oct 22 15:04:10 EST 2008

Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> 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.

Maybe I'll concede the extreme weather events - is Sydney experiencing one this 

But since when was loss of habitat and radical change to farm productivity an 
effective argument?

Marghanita da Cruz
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