Monday, November 29, 2010

Global Warming? - #2432 - Cancun Climate Change Summit: Scientists Call for Rationing in Developed World - The Telegraph

In this picture which was included with this article.   The Second World War and the concept of rationing is something we need to seriously consider if we are to address the scale of the problem we face.'  Photo: GETTY
Global warming is now such a serious threat to mankind that climate change experts are calling for Second World War-style rationing in rich countries to bring down carbon emissions. In a series of papers published by the Royal Society, physicists and chemists from some of world’s most respected scientific institutions, including Oxford University and the Met Office, agreed that current plans to tackle global warming are not enough. Unless emissions are reduced dramatically in the next ten years the world is set to see temperatures rise by more than 4C (7.2F) by as early as the 2060s, causing floods, droughts and mass migration. As the world meets in Cancun, Mexico for the latest round of United Nations talks on climate change, the influential academics called for much tougher measures to cut carbon emissions........He said politicians should consider a rationing system similar to the one introduced during the last “time of crisis” in the 1930s and 40s.  This could mean a limit on electricity so people are forced to turn the heating down, turn off the lights and replace old electrical goods like huge fridges with more efficient models. Food that has travelled from abroad may be limited and goods that require a lot of energy to manufacture.  “The Second World War and the concept of rationing is something we need to seriously consider if we are to address the scale of the problem we face,” he said.   Read more..........  If the Food Safety and Modernization Act, SB 510,  is passd, the control mechanisms would be in place to control the food supply.

White House Expedites Wind Farms; Stalls Drilling - Redstate - Interior Secretary Salazar has decided that America has serious energy needs - needs which must be addressed through an emergency effort to activate new sources quickly. Is this a sudden move to expedite offshore drilling - and reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil? Not quite. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday said his department would propose regulatory changes to simplify and speed the leasing process for wind energy development off the Atlantic coast. In addition, the department will work aggressively to process applications to build transmission lines to move the electricity produced by offshore wind farms to consumers, he said at a news briefing in Baltimore with officials from Maryland and Delaware.  Read more........

No comments:

Post a Comment