Climate Change Report Spells Doom

Climate Change Report Spells DoomA draft copy of a leaked report on climate change has been made public this week. It is the most in-depth investigation into climate change caused by global warming that has ever been undertaken, and the results could spell doom for humanity. The findings are to be presented to the UN at the end of the month and they do not look good. The report states that the warming up of the Earth will result in mass migration, violence, increased health risks and malnutrition.

Information was gathered from thousands of peer-reviewed studies that were put together by a multitude of well-respected scientists. Predictions state that crops of rice, maize and wheat will drop as much as two percent by the end of the decade. That might not sound like much, but globally as populations increase, so does the demand for food. A decrease in crops will increase malnutrition in children by as much as one fifth. There are also pressures on health as the number of heat-waves increase, bringing fires on their heels as vegetation dries out. This in turn pushes up the number of airborne and water-borne diseases. Elevated levels of pollutants in the atmosphere will also cause increased cases of hay-fever and asthma.

By the end of the century, thousands of people will be displaced due to rising sea levels flooding coastal areas and either submerging the land or losing it to coastal erosion. Smaller island nations may disappear entirely. The vast number of refugees as a result could cause an increase in civil war and other types of violent conflict. As land becomes submerged due to global warming, boarders will be broken and changed which could also cause issues between nations.

As well as a irrevocable change in landscape, desert areas will notice a decrease in the renewable amount of fresh water available. This could cause competition for water, which again results in violence. Fresh water and land animals could face rapid extinction as their natural habitats disappear.

The report states that climate change is real and a direct result of humanity’s inhabitation of the Earth. It shows the hazards are extremely high and things could change very rapidly in the future. It spells out that the more time that passes before action is taken, the worse things will become. The executive director of Greenpeace Kumi Naidoo noted that the time to take action is now. There is a narrow window of around five to 10 years before the damage is irrevocable and humanity is doomed.

But what can be done? Naidoo is calling for an “energy revolution” that will see a limit placed on fossil fuel use to try to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. California and Texas topped a list of the ten best states in terms of clean energy jobs last year. Both states have extensive solar power stations. Now researchers are looking to space as a new area to collect solar energy. The United States Navy is creating a large solar panel or “sandwich” module that could capture enough solar energy to power a small city or a military base. The energy is transferred back to earth via radio signals. Although radio waves are most commonly thought of in terms of cell phones or television, they can also carry “usable amount of energy” notes spacecraft engineer, Paul Jaffe who is heading up the project.

So although the released report on climate change could spell doom, the end is not yet nigh. Probable steps are being taken towards a cleaner, better future. Doing nothing by sticking our heads in the sand like those who argue that climate change is false, or somehow part of God’s plan may not cost the present generation, but it lessens the chances of there ever being a future one.

By Sara Watson

Sources:

The Independent
National Geographic
Greenpeace
LA Times

7 Responses to "Climate Change Report Spells Doom"

  1. Robbie   March 25, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Yawn……..all so boring now……

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  2. Bobiscold   March 23, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    The last gasp of a dying religion. Only fools and frauds are on board now. I want to see all of their worthless, brainless heads on poles as the peasants burn their mansions.

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  3. stefanthedenier   March 22, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    bad ”prophesies” of doom and gloom started in stone age and continued, nothing different now… we will all die, mostly from old age – BOO!!! Give us your money!

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  4. mememine69   March 22, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Before we condemn billions of children to climate hell on earth, real planet lovers demand nothing but 100% certainty from the real world of science not the fear mongering world of you remaining “believers”.

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  5. Tom McGrath   March 22, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    We have been hearing these doom and gloom predictions for over 40 years, and yet not one of them have ever come true. The current climate models cannot even get the past climate correct, much less predict the future climate.

    How many times are these fools going to predict the end of the world before they figure out that nobody is listening to their lies any longer? Either they are absolute morons who have never heard of the story of the boy who cried wolf, or they think we are all morons incapable of recalling all of their failed past predictions.

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    • Leslie Graham   March 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      Don’t be so utterly ridicuous.
      Almst evey projection regarding temperature, droughts, flooding, and ice-melt have come ture with the Artic melting 60 years haead of projections.
      The ‘doom’ is forcast over th next century not the last forty years.
      You realy think tens of thousands of scientists and the basic laws of physics are wrong and you ignorant fools are right.
      You just sound insane,.

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