Earth is currently in a long-term warming trend. After a regional nuclear war, though, average global temperatures would drop by 2.25 degrees F (1.25 degrees C) for two to three years afterward, the models suggest.
This is not a joke! These ___holes are suggesting that if the United States (still the only nation to actually use nuclear weapons against population centers) were to nuke somebody, it would save us all from the peril of human-caused global warming!
Read more at: National Geographic
First comprehensive study on climate mortality — projects rapidly increasing death toll especially among children because of climate change.
The report offers some sobering findings.. there are an estimated 350,000 climate-related deaths per year, and that number is expected to nearly double by 2020 and triple by 2030. Not surprisingly, most of those impacted will be children and women in the poorest parts of the world.
The data charts provided in the report reveal a tragic irony — the countries that pollute the most are affected the least. Compare North America with East Africa across four impact types — economic loss, habitat loss, human health and extreme weather impacts:
In the U.S. and Canada, habitat loss increases significantly, but all other impact types remain constant. Africa starts out worse, and gets far worse with mortality doubling while habitat and economic losses quadruple.
From raging heat waves to fire tornadoes and wildfires to massive floods and building-swallowing sinkholes, 2010 is quickly becoming known as the year of “global weirding.”
While scientists generally agree that no single event can specifically be tied to the increase of emissions in the atmosphere, it’s hard to deny that changes are quickly happening on our planet, whether it be the largest ice island to break off from Arctic since 1962 or strange ocean events like thousands of dead fish washing ashore and breakouts of oyster herpes.
Here are some of the natural occurrences causing deadly catastrophes worldwide. Are they mere anomalies, or is this ‘global weirding’ going to become the norm?