Friday, January 11, 2008

No One Could Have Anticipated . . . .

From today's EEI newsletter:

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?


Sharon said...

Ah, but you see, Jezus is going to come swooping down Any Day Now and rescue the Righteous from this Hell that we have created for ourselves. So the Righteous have nothing to fear from global catastrophes or even global annihilation. Indeed, it is a result devoutly to be wished and hoped for. And even helped along a little, because God isn't always on the same timetable that the Righteous are on.

Labrys said...

Or, if Jezus is busy, Michael Crichton assures us that it is just Ma Nature having a hot flash, it is all normal and won't be but a temporary inconvenience. Pics like the polar bear and others make me all teeth-gnashy and snarly. Oh, and makes me want to bite Crichton.

Anne Johnson said...

Hecate, you may want to relocate, because Washington, DC is a low-lying area like parts of Japan.

The cat is out of the bag, people are worried about global warming, and yet no one wants to give up their big SUV that they drive 60 miles a day. We need a concerted effort from everyone, and I just don't see that happening.

Anonymous said...

Do you know your property's elevation?