Climate Change Could Be Extremely Costly for Japan, Government Says Climate change could cause dire consequences in Japan, Bloomberg reported citing a Nikkei English News summary of a government panel's conclusions. Among the impacts that could occur are a 1-meter rise in sea levels, the loss of 2,400 square kilometers of farmland, a temperature rise of up to 4.7 degrees Celsius, floods, typhoons, and an increase in the number of malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Nikkei estimated that the loss to Japan's economy could reach $1 trillion.
Remember how George Bush I and George Bush II told us that saving the planet would be too expensive? Turns out, trashing the plantet is pretty expensive, as well. Who knew?
I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."