Happy Easter from The Guardian: Global warming like Vesuvius-Pompeii — except Pompeiians had no warning

“A case in point is last month’s warning by the outgoing chief scientific officer, the level-headed Professor Sir John Beddington, about a ‘perfect storm’ of rising demand for energy, water and food by 2030.”

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2 thoughts on “Happy Easter from The Guardian: Global warming like Vesuvius-Pompeii — except Pompeiians had no warning”

  1. I’ve read the Pompeii analogy several times. Maybe this is just a rehash. A mild volcanic eruption can actually be a boon to the biosphere by spreading valuable trace elements, including CO2. Mild global warming, which is all that even the worst models predict (I know they call it catastropic), is more likely to benefit the biosphere than to harm it.
    That’s on net; this is kind of a budget thing. Alarmists can shriek about the specific damage to one polar bear and distract from the greater benefit to all bears, as welfare advocates can always find someone whose welfare cuts did real harm but miss the thousands who were moved to fend successfully for themselves.

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