General items, plus news from the Barnet-Haringey-Enfield borderlands, including the proposed North London Waste Authority's incinerator-fuel plant, and Barnet Council's dustcart depot, at Pinkham Wood in Haringey.
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
TruthOut: " 'Devastating' Impacts of Climate Change Increasing"
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"A massive collapse of an ice sheet in Western Antarctica has begun and, according to scientists, is most likely an unstoppable event that will cause an inevitable rise in global sea levels of at least 10 feet. "The rise will be relatively slow at first, but by 2100 will ramp up
sharply. This could happen sooner, warn the scientists, as the impacts
of anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD/climate change) continue to
intensify. " 'This is really happening,' Thomas P. Wagner, who runs NASA's programs on polar ice and helped oversee some of the research, said. 'There's nothing to stop it now.' "On April 13, the world's leading scientific body for the assessment of ACD warned of a 'devastating rise of 4-5C if we carry on as we are'."