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The warning signs
12 July 2001
* The Earth is warming faster that at any time in the past 1,000 years
* Levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have risen by nearly a third over the past 250 years
* The rate of increase in CO2 is the highest for at least 20,000 years
* Present concentrations of CO2 have not been exceeded for at least 420,000 years and possibly not during the past 20 million years
* Average global temperatures could rise by 5.8C by 2100
* Predicted increases in global warming are without precedent during the past 10,000 years
* Existing man-made emissions of greenhouse gases will continue to affect climate for generations to come
* The area of the northern hemisphere covered by ice and snow has decreased by 10 per cent in 40 years
* Arctic sea ice has thinned by about 40 per cent during late summer
* Three-quarters of the man-made emissions of carbon dioxide over the past 20 years are due to the burning of fossil fuels
-- Swissrose (email@example.com), July 12, 2001
Add to the mix: world population has quadrupled in the past 100 years. This alone could well account for all the supposed ravaging of our planet's resouces.
Subtract from the mix: only 4% of all the stress put on the atmosphere is man-made. A whopping 96% - beyond our control - is nature-made.
So, all I can say is: what can we do about all of this? In sum, nothing substantive. So, all I can say in addition is: in the meantime, give me back my freon.
-- Wellesley (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 12, 2001.
If you go to --
http://www.oism.org/pproject/ This is the site for the scientific community's petition against the treaty.
It will help give you a view of the scientific opposition to the treaty and WHY. 17,000+ scientists have signed it to date, compared to the 1700 that signed the IIPC report. News links are numerous.
ALSO - for those tha can understand more technical eplainations -- http://www.john-daly.com/ is a site LOADED with informtion.
-- Jackson Brown (Jackson_Brown@deja.com), July 12, 2001.