Skip to comments.Kyoto Protocol: Adapt Or Fry
Posted on 09/10/2006 3:40:21 PM PDT by blam
Kyoto protocol: Adapt or fry
10:00 10 September 2006
From New Scientist Print Edition. Michael Reilly
Is it all over for Kyoto? Should we accept that global warming is inevitable and plan accordingly?
Yes, says Frances Cairncross, president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BA) which held its annual festival in Norwich, UK, this week.
On Monday Cairncross described the Kyoto protocol as "ineffectual" and called for the world to accept that "a hotter, drier world" is coming - even if everyone fulfils their obligations under Kyoto and pegs levels of carbon dioxide back below the 1990 baseline. "Adaptation policies have had far less attention than mitigation," she told the BA.
Now Cairncross is saying the UK should prepare for the inevitable by developing drought-resistant crops, constructing flood defences and perhaps even banning dwellings close to sea level.
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Invest in swimming pool futures?
Bye-bye Ray. Bye-bye NOLA.
Water Vapor is what counts.
Kyota is nothing but a scheme to screw the United States.
We in Denver have saying aboout global warming.
Must be nice to be able to read Mother Natures palm and know what is going to happen.
I wonder if that building lot on north Lake Superior is still available ?
Hmmm, maybe I will stay in the NW. Been a great summer. Great boating & flying weather. More to come it seems.
These are the same chickens who tell us that the sky is falling because their thermometer ticked a bit but are completely unwilling to recognize the danger posed by Ismalofascists trying to bomb us back to the stone age. Then again, maybe this fits their agenda and they want us to stick our heads in the sand about bombs but run around panicked about the temperature of the earth.
Either way they are totally nuts.
Kyoto is authoritarian BS designed to empower a ruling elite and grow utopian-socialistic tendrils into the governing organs of all globally-connected societies.
The global warming that is occurring is caused by the "heat-island" effect and reduction of "moist" land, not CO2.
The more concrete we pour and the more buildings we construct, the more engines that run, and the more airconditioners that pour out heat then the greater the heating of cities and civilized areas. (an affect that has been well established and explains why cities are 4-10 degrees warmer than rural areas. It is also ignored by the communists).
Also, related, Surface moisture (like that in fields) is reduced due to construction, roads, water projects (drainage, canals), farming and civilization. Less land with surface moisture means the dry ground gets hotter since the moisture would otherwise evaporate and cool the land naturally. now there is more land area that radiates more heat and has nothing to do with CO2.
This helps explian why the temperature increases are at surface levels and not in upper atmosphere (where the CO2 does its "damage"?)
We up here in Northern Alaska are saying, Hurry Up!
Greenland is just waiting for the temperatures to heat up again so she can be green again.
The Earth's climate has been changing for as long as it has existed, long before humans were around. Yet liberals want us to believe that climate change is entirely the result of human activity.
Save me, Al Gore! Save me from Manbearpig!
I really, really hate going to the fur coast as sometimes the fur gets over everything. I much prefer the beaches with just plain old sand.
"a hotter, drier world"
What! That makes no sense, even if we accept the hypothesis of a warmer world, it would be a warmer, wetter world.
Sea levels rising, more water vapor in the air, less water locked up in ice caps.
In all past warm events, the world was wetter. ( and more productive!)
This was my first summer in the NW, and it was spectacular indeed! I even caught my first 20 lb Salmon a couple of weeks ago!
Amen! and BUMP!!
This is the greenies' version of "Vote or die!"
"Kyota is nothing but a scheme to screw the United States."
Exactly why India and China were exempted.
"Tax! Spend! Pass Laws!" - the new cry of today's Chicken Little crowd.
"Global warming...is caused by the "heat-island" effect..."
Let's hear it for "green" roofs in the city.
Also, why don't more stores put tree lanes in their parking lots. They usually do that in Miami, and I helps a lot.