Thursday, September 20, 2007


I've blogged many articles about this, but it's always good to remember. Ah yes, lets also remember that it is the industrialized countries who make up the EU commission who are the original cause of global warming.

"Moreover, the EU Commission is concerned that the effects of global warming are felt first and foremost by the poor and vulnerable in developing countries. Responsible for just a small percentage of global pollution themselves, they nonetheless feel the immediate effects of ecological degradation caused by industrialized and emerging nations.

While most affected by global warming, these countries also have the least capacity to deal with climate change.

"Developing countries will be the hardest hit by the effects of climate change and therefore need our help to mitigate climate change and to adapt to the changes already occurring," said this week's Commission statement." (Thanks D.)

In fact it looks like it may be too late to avoid global warming. Look at this article on the latest IPCC report and the expected impacts on specific regions of the world"

"Arica: Between 350 and 600 million people will suffer water shortages or increased competition for water. Yields from agriculture could fall by half by 2020 while arid areas will rise by up to 8 per cent. The number of sub-Saharan species at risk of extinction will rise by at least 10 per cent."

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