Global Warming is a bigger threat than the 3rd WORLD WAR

India
January 4, 2009 9:24am CST
Yesterday i was watching a program on discovery channel and during one of the breaks, there was an advertisement aired by HSBC, which said that; the polar ice cap is melting at an alarming rate of 10cms every year. The sheer seriousness of the situation struck me a little later when i actually thought about the repercussions it would have on our earth. Imagine, if the ice in the snow covered regions starts melting so fast; it would result in the rising of sea levels all around the world. And this will consequentially mean that more land mass would go down under water, thus further reducing the land size available for the exploding population across the globe. It is indeed a very serious problem that we are going to face very soon if we don't collectively think about reducing global warming.
3 responses
• United States
4 Jan 09
There are vast differences between the threat of global warming and that of a 3rd World War. We're working on "healing" our planet, and these cycles that the world has always been through are being slowed. When it comes to war, though, any idiot can set it off by killing or bombing or threatening the wrong place at the wrong time. With modern weaponry, we can be destroyed before we can do anything about it. Fanatics are much more dangerous to humanity than the damage done by climate. I wish we could do without both!
• India
13 Jan 09
I know madam; that the reference here might seem a little out of context; but if you try to get into the shoes of those who live on sea-shores; you will definitely be better placed to understand my point-of-view. For the people there, the threat is imminent; it is right there; in front of their eyes. And with incidents like Tsunami not far away; the endless blue in front of their eyes would sometimes be sending chill down their spines. What do ya say...?
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• United States
14 Jan 09
Sorry to disagree, although only to a point. I live on the seaside a good deal of the time, too, as most of Miami is beach-y, but we've done a lot of refining of building codes, so that more and more structures and people survive the weather's wrath.
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• United States
14 Jan 09
I meant to add that our forecasters are able to warn us to evacuate when we need to do so, and we stay fairly safe that way. Underdeveloped countries, such as many of the Caribbean nations, fall prey still, but they'll catch up!
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• United States
4 Jan 09
Hi, I didn't see the program you are refering to but I am a believer of global warming. I've noticed I live close to sea level but this december we were hit with a lot of snow. Extreme weather changes is one thing cause by global warming.
• India
13 Jan 09
Now that's exactly what i am talking about! Those who live closer to the threat will tell you that it is a much bigger threat that is threatening to swallow their mere existence. Talk to the people of Venice in Italy; and they sure would have plenty of things to say about global warming, which is the main cause behind rising sea levels which are threatening the old towns situated on beaches.
4 Jan 09
I believe that this is a pattern that the world goes through on a regular basis. To use, 50 years seems a very long time...but in terms of the world development 50 years is just a few minutes. I dont believe that 'Global warming' will have any effect on ending the world as we know it nor do I believe that we have any power to stop it from happening. The world warms up and cools down constantly, whether we humans like it or not, and we are powerless against the forces of nature. We are not intended to occupy Earth forever, and the quicker that people get used to this idea, the happier people will be and they might stop worrying about things that we cannot control.
• India
13 Jan 09
Probably you are right buddy! But as long as we do occupy, we should try to make sure that it does not get difficult for our future generations.