Tuesday, July 8, 2008


I'm still intrigued by this 20 years ago thing...

Andrew C. Revkin

And, unlike smog or water pollution -- where solid evidence has been plain for all to see -- global warming is a looming, complicated problem that never quite seems to arrive. In other words, a nightmare for a politician.

There will never be a day when newspaper headlines proclaim ''Earth Warms -- Floods, Famine Erupt,'' climate experts say.

This Summer from the Times... Headlines and an editorial.

Flooding in Southern China Claims Scores of Victims
Weather Risks Cloud Promise of Biofuel
In Midwest Floods, a Broad Threat to Crops
Officials predict longer and stronger fire season

Famine Looms as Wars Rend Horn of Africa
Food, oil crises 'grave threats'

Man-Made Hunger

Published: July 6, 2008

Thirty countries have already seen food riots this year. The ever higher cost of food could push tens of millions of people into abject poverty and starvation.

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