Monday, March 24, 2014

If it's Monday, the sea level must be rising … except in the Fox News universe … by gimleteye

"Climate change poses another significant challenge for the United States and the world at large. As greenhouse gas emissions increase, sea levels are rising, average global temperatures are increasing, and severe weather patterns are accelerating. These changes, coupled with other global dynamics, including growing, urbanizing, more affluent populations, and substantial economic growth in India, China, Brazil, and other nations, will devastate homes, land, and infrastructure. Climate change may exacerbate water scarcity and lead to sharp increases in food costs. The pressures caused by climate change will influence resource competition while placing additional burdens on economies, societies, and governance institutions around the world. These effects are threat multipliers that will aggravate stressors abroad such as poverty, environmental degradation, political instability, and social tensions – conditions that can enable terrorist activity and other forms of violence." From the US Department of Defense 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review

(GOP strategists discuss global warming with Jeb Bush and Mitch McConnell)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As I looked at the water world of the Indian ocean, I thought about all those countries in that area that would be impacted by sea level rise. And I wondered how we would adapt when FL becomes a part of the Atlantic ocean.