Great Barrier Reef Doomed says new gospel
Australians simply aren't panicking enough. After Al Gore's piece of theatre, Nicholas Stern's "Pay out 9 trillion or your all dead" and Tim Flannery being appointed Aussie of the Year you'd think we'd get the message.
But no. More obviously needs to be done. Lets see...tell the Aussies that their beloved Great Barrier Reef will cease to exist in 20 years. Now that should bring them to the pews of the Church of Global Warming and Latter Day Alarmists on Sunday
From the Age
THE Great Barrier Reef will become functionally extinct in less than 20 years if global warming continues at its current pace, a draft international report warns.
A confidential draft of the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), obtained by Melbourne's The Age newspaper, says that global warming will cause billions of dollars of damage to coastal areas, key ecosystems and the farming sector without massive greenhouse gas emission cuts.
Not enough? Try this then. Kakadu and the Murray Darling basin will dry up and the alpine snow field will melt. Snow fields...mmm...that should panic the yuppies.
The fact that the rise in temperature over the past century has been in the order of 0.6C (plus or minus 0.2C) then we are looking at maybe 5 centuries before we have a problem; and that presumes that in all that time the human race couldn’t come up with an answer. They may even come up with a computer model that us sceptics can believe. Even if we double the rise in temperature rate then in 20 years the temperature in the Great Barrier Reef might rise as much as .12C.
The report quoted by the Age is to be released soon by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In looking through the website I can't see any mention of the Australia-specific disasters and think it may be Liz Minchin's interpretation in an attempt to convert the public.
Sorry, not panicking or converted yet.