It’s the End Times, baby!

by alphamonkey on January 24, 2005 · 4 comments

in News,Sci-Tech

So everybody booze up and RIOT!

Yes, I’m on a doom and gloom theme today, which probably hasn’t been helped by reading snippets of a report that states Earth has about a single degree of temperature latitude before we hit the point of no return, leading to droughts, massive crop failure, and worldwide water shortages. (from the article)

“Above the 2 degrees level, the risks of abrupt, accelerated, or runaway climate change also increase. The possibilities include reaching climatic tipping points leading, for example, to the loss of the West Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets (which, between them, could raise sea level more than 10 metres over the space of a few centuries), the shutdown of the thermohaline ocean circulation (and, with it, the Gulf Stream), and the transformation of the planet’s forests and soils from a net sink of carbon to a net source of carbon.”

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  • Just Plain Bob

    we’re all gonna die! wooooooo!

  • PEPÉ

    Hey that is a good comic! “Watchmen” or something.

    The heating thing won’t bother me. I’ve got a/c in my hummer.

  • .alphamonkey.

    The Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons, yes.  That was the result of a random GIS for “smiley”, but I was hoping I’d find that particular image.

  • Thundarr

    They’re still trying to get the movie project off the ground, Paul Greengrass (Bourne Supremacy) replaced Darren Aronofsky as the director attached to the project.  Don’t hold your breathe…

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