Climate destabilization (was Global Warming)
A member of my college listserv put together a page of links to cute (if you can imagine such a thing) videos on global warming - he's put them all in one place, in a logical order, easy to follow. - you can find it here. He says, This might well be the most important issue of our time. Please, at least see the first video.
At one point in the video, the cheerful narrator/science teacher who produced the series shuffles tin cans labeled
But why all the hysteria? What's the big deal about a degree or two?
It turns out it's not the warming that gets you, it's the way such a quick change throws a monkey wrench in the whole system. That's why "global warming" is such a misleading name and "global climate change" is only a little better. Really what we're talking about is "global climate destabilization."
It gets worse because just in the last five years we've learned that this may happen very abruptly, within the span of a decade, so it may turn out to be like pushing on a light switch. Small pushes in the past have produced small results. Until you hit an unexpected tipping point...
What can you do? Spread the word, because the only way we really get [progress toward change] is by policy changes, and those only happen if enough people demand it.
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