Say Goodbye to French Wines. Wacky temperatures and rain cycles brought on by global warming are threatening something very important: Wine. Scientists believe global warming will "shift viticultural regions toward the poles, cooler coastal zones and higher elevations." What that means in regular language: Get ready to say bye-bye to French Bordeaux and hello to British champagne.
Say Goodbye to the Beautiful Alaska Vacation. Warmer weather allowed Spruce Bark Beetles to live longer, hardier lives in the forests of Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, where they killed off a section of spruce forest the size of Connecticut.
Say Goodbye to Ski Competitions. Unusually warmer winters caused the International Ski Federation to cancel last year's Alpine skiing World Cup and opening races in Sölden, Austria. Skiers are also hard-pressed now to find places for year-round training. Olympic gold medalist Anja Paerson: "Of course we're all very worried about the future of our sport. Every year we have more trouble finding places to train."
Say Hello to Poison Ivy. You're gonna need an ocean of calamine lotion. Increased CO2 levels cause poison ivy and other weeds to grow "taller, lusher, and more resilient."
Saturday, September 29, 2007
More on global warming
I want to call your attention to an article entitled "Top 100 Ways Global Warming Will Change Your Life". Take a look at some samples:
There's more where those came from. Go look. The article is an eye-opener.