Skip to comments.Science News: Climate change could bring 'travel chaos'
Posted on 10/23/2010 7:06:34 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Rail networks in the United Kingdom face serious threats from climate change and its effects, researchers say.
Scientists from the University of Southampton say extreme weather events, projected to become more common over the next 50 years as a result of global warming, could lead to more landslides and floods.
Damage from such events could cause "widespread disruption" to travel, the researchers say.
"This is a really serious issue which needs to be addressed," lead author Fleur Loveridge-Wanker, a Ph.D. student at the University of Southampton, said.
"Climate change in the near future is 'locked in' -- it's too late to change that," she said.
(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...
“Cats and dogs living together! Mass hysteria!”
The difficulty with these "GW is going to mean disruptions of traffic due to landslides, etc." advertisements is that they assume people are too stupid to build roads, railroads and airports in better locations.
"BYPASS" is a word with meaning (and something I'd recommend to the folks who need to use that icy road in the picture).
Some of the GW stuff has been so bizarre that you'd have to imagine a billion people just standing there quietly as flood waters rose over their heads.
How appropriate Dr. Wanker would be a spokesman about the effects of climate change.
You just can’t make this stuff up.
The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard-pressed to keep up with it.
...droughts, floods, extended dry spells, long freezes, delayed monsoons and even local temperature increases all of which have a direct impact on food supplies.
Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climatic change, or even to allay its effects. They concede that some of the more spectacular solutions proposed, such as melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers, might create problems far greater than those they solve. But the scientists see few signs that government leaders anywhere are even prepared to take the simple measures of stockpiling food or of introducing the variables of climatic uncertainty into economic projections of future food supplies. The longer the planners delay, the more difficult will they find it to cope with climatic change once the results become grim reality.
The Cooling World:
Original Newsweek article with scary maps and graphs:
..I’m thinking of that movie called “Airplane” and that one guy who says stupid stuff in short spots...the bald headed fem-type guy...running amuck screaming about Global Warming..
LOL. Many here won’t get your reference.
Fleur Loveridge-Wanker, a Ph.D. student at the University of Southampton, said.
Some people should really think about changing their names.
Been there... done that
In case anyone wants to know what a Loveridge-Wanker looks like: http://www.oucc.org.uk/pictures/picos_caves/la_texa/fleur_at_entrance.htm
Oh, the poor thing.
I don't care as long as I can get to the grocery store to restore beer supply.
Ouch!!! That one will hurt for a long time :). That’s what I call ugly as a bucket of a..holes.
“. . . and we predict that next summer will be hotter than it has been ALL YEAR LONG!”
I made up the quote, but then again, maybe it’s been said somewhere by a global warm . . . rather Climate Changeist.
The point is that much more study of this issue is critical to our survival. Much travel must be undertaken by Grant moochers such as Loveridge-Wanker to many far off, warm weather, luxury hotel equipped destinations.
Unfortunately, they destroyed records and proved themselves to be ethically challenged. Meanwhile, real adult scientists worldwide uncovered a clumsy conspiracy of deceit, intimidation and fabrication that has tainted science for generations.
Ain't buying this BS even a little bit.
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