Reply To: Global warming forecasts: disasters, diseases

Martin W

Alternet has long list of predictions re global warming, from the Center for American Progress. A few seem trivial; most serious. Include:

Say Hello to Bulgarian Hooker Shortages. “Brothel owners in Bulgaria are blaming global warming for staff shortages. They claim their best girls are working in ski resorts because a lack of snow has forced tourists to seek other pleasures.”

Species Disappear. The latest report from the World Conservation Union says that a minimum of 40 percent of the world’s species are being threatened … and global warming’s one of the main culprits.

Greenland’s Melting. Greenland is melting at a rate of 52 cubic miles per year — much faster than once predicted. If Greenland ‘s entire 2.5 million cubic kilometers of ice were to melt, it would lead to a global sea level rise of 7.2 meters, or more than 23 feet.

IISS: “A Global Catastrophe” For International Security. A recent study done by the International Institute for Strategic Studies has likened the international security effects of global warming to those caused by nuclear war.

The World’s Checkbook. A study by the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University found that ignoring global warming would end up costing $20 trillion by 2100.

Top 100 Ways Global Warming Will Change Your Life