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Kyoto Protocol: Adapt Or Fry
New Scientist ^ | 9-10-2006 | Michael Reilly

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at newscientist.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adapt; fry; kyoto; kyotoisdead; protocol; throwinthetowel

1 posted on 09/10/2006 3:40:22 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
perhaps even banning dwellings close to sea level.

Why am I thinking of Mayor Nagin all of a sudden...
2 posted on 09/10/2006 3:42:33 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: blam
Should we accept that global warming is inevitable and plan accordingly?

Invest in swimming pool futures?

3 posted on 09/10/2006 3:44:05 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: P-40
What about dwellings below sea level?

Bye-bye Ray. Bye-bye NOLA.

4 posted on 09/10/2006 3:44:33 PM PDT by upchuck (Q:Why does President Bush support amnesty for illegal aliens? A:Read this: http://tinyurl.com/nyvno)
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To: blam
http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/greenhouse_data.html

Water Vapor is what counts.

5 posted on 09/10/2006 3:45:57 PM PDT by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: upchuck

Kyota is nothing but a scheme to screw the United States.


6 posted on 09/10/2006 3:46:52 PM PDT by golfisnr1 (look at a map)
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To: blam

We in Denver have saying aboout global warming.



When?


7 posted on 09/10/2006 3:47:14 PM PDT by SpngebulletSquarepants (More Info)
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To: blam

Must be nice to be able to read Mother Natures palm and know what is going to happen.


8 posted on 09/10/2006 3:47:22 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: blam
I say raise the temp even further then I will not have to buy those pesky fur coast every winter. Besides I look really good in a tan and just think we will have more BBQ weather.
9 posted on 09/10/2006 3:47:27 PM PDT by svcw
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To: SpngebulletSquarepants

I wonder if that building lot on north Lake Superior is still available ?


10 posted on 09/10/2006 3:50:25 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: blam

http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/220277/south_park_the_day_after_tomorrow.swf


11 posted on 09/10/2006 3:52:02 PM PDT by badpacifist (Stop the suffrage of uninformed voters)
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To: Cementjungle

Hmmm, maybe I will stay in the NW. Been a great summer. Great boating & flying weather. More to come it seems.


12 posted on 09/10/2006 3:52:21 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: svcw

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.


13 posted on 09/10/2006 3:53:48 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Here come I, gravitas in tow.)
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To: blam

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"?)


14 posted on 09/10/2006 3:55:04 PM PDT by Mark Felton ("Your faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.")
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To: SpngebulletSquarepants

We up here in Northern Alaska are saying, Hurry Up!


15 posted on 09/10/2006 3:55:20 PM PDT by alaskamomma
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To: blam

Greenland is just waiting for the temperatures to heat up again so she can be green again.


16 posted on 09/10/2006 3:56:02 PM PDT by Mark Felton ("Your faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.")
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To: Mark Felton

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!


17 posted on 09/10/2006 4:01:49 PM PDT by JillValentine (Being a feminist is all about being a victim. Being an armed woman is all about not being a victim.)
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To: svcw

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.


18 posted on 09/10/2006 4:03:46 PM PDT by Alas Babylon! (Clinton played, Osama stayed, America paid.)
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To: P-40

ROTFLOL!!


19 posted on 09/10/2006 4:05:45 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Our troops will send all of the worlds terrorists to hell in a handbasket with no virgins!)
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To: blam
Countries that introduce Kyoto Protocol targets are hurting. It is very expensive for small business, and for the middle class. Its driving their economies down fast.
20 posted on 09/10/2006 4:19:09 PM PDT by FreeRep
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To: blam

"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!)


21 posted on 09/10/2006 4:20:25 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: stubernx98
Hmmm, maybe I will stay in the NW. Been a great summer. Great boating & flying weather. More to come it seems.

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!

22 posted on 09/10/2006 4:27:04 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: golfisnr1

Amen! and BUMP!!


23 posted on 09/10/2006 4:28:49 PM PDT by upchuck (Q:Why does President Bush support amnesty for illegal aliens? A:Read this: http://tinyurl.com/nyvno)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Good grief 'coast' I guess I was just thinking of the great beach weather.
24 posted on 09/10/2006 4:41:10 PM PDT by svcw
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To: blam

This is the greenies' version of "Vote or die!"


25 posted on 09/10/2006 4:50:21 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("A litany of complaints is not a plan." - GW Bush, referring to DNC's lack of a platform on ANYTHING)
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To: golfisnr1

"Kyota is nothing but a scheme to screw the United States."

Exactly why India and China were exempted.


26 posted on 09/10/2006 4:52:01 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: blam

"Tax! Spend! Pass Laws!" - the new cry of today's Chicken Little crowd.


27 posted on 09/10/2006 5:54:24 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon Liberty, it is essential to examine principles, - -)
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To: Mark Felton

"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.


28 posted on 09/11/2006 12:49:02 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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