Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Not So Bad
Do not listen to the nay sayers. We can beat global warming without too much trouble.

OSLO (Reuters) - Tough targets for avoiding dangerous global warming may be easier to achieve than widely believed, according to a study that could ease fears of a prohibitive long-term surge in costs.

The report, by scientists in the Netherlands and Germany, indicated that initial investments needed to be high to have any impact in slowing temperature rises. Beyond a certain threshold, however, extra spending would have clear returns on warming.

Until now, most governments have worried that costs may start low and then soar -- suggesting that ambitious targets will become too expensive for tackling threats such as extinctions, droughts, floods and rising seas.

When Florida sinks under the ocean the political will will be there but it will be to late. It will become easier through economies of scale, conservation(aka efficiency), education, and new technology.

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