Monday, November 19, 2012
The World Bank Warns About The Implications Of Global Warming
The World Bank has raised concerns about global warming. It believes that we are on a path to a 3 to 3.5 C degree increase in temperature. It warns that we may not be able to recover from a 4 C degree increase in temperature. That would seriously threaten the global food supply and sea levels would rise by 4 feet. The bank is already meeting with leaders from Asia and Africa on how they might prepare from the potential damages. Unfortunately, political leaders in the US and China are more concerned with more pressing short term matters. They are responsible for the majority of carbon emissions that are responsible for global warming. It is up to the public to raise their level of concern about matters that do not impact the next election cycle. It is also up to the public to reduce the impact that fossil fuel providers have on the political debate. They have difficulty thinking beyond the next quarter's profits.