Monday, November 06, 2006

Monday November 6, 2006 Why worry?

Quotes from the internet news today.

Think what you want about corporate control of natural resources, but according to the United Nations, two-thirds of the world's population won't have access to enough water by 2025. Water is a huge problem and dilemma that receives relatively little attention.

The lower prices at the pump today will not last long; we can easily expect oil prices to rise to $100 a barrel over the next five years.

According to the scientists' data, Greenland's ice is melting at a rate three times faster than it was only five years ago. “We have only been watching the ice cap melt during a relatively short period,” physicist Jianli Chen said Thursday, “but we are seeing the strongest evidence of it yet, and in the near future the pace of melting will accelerate even more.” The same satellites tracking Greenland's ice cap also are monitoring the melt rate of Antarctica's ice cover, and there too the melting is adding to the global rise in sea level, according to another team of scientists. The result could be a critical change in the composition of the main ocean current that flows past Europe's northern edge, blocking off warmer waters that normally flow there and -- ironically -- making Northern Europe's weather colder than normal, at least temporarily, while the rest of the globe continues warming.


We run out of water and oil doubles in price and the ice caps melt and the world heats up and we have more people than we can feed.

It reminds me of the Kingston Trio song where it ends with the statement:
“what nature doesn't do to us will be done by our fellow man. But, we can be tranquil and thankful and proud for man's been endowed with a mushroom shaped cloud. And we know for certain that some lovely day, someone will set the spark off and we will all be blown away.”

So, why worry?

The good news is that we have enough oil and water and food for now and it's a nice day today.

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