Monday, October 01, 2007

"I Don't Like Cold Weather Anyway"

How do you get through to someone whose opinion of global warming is summarized by the quote above? Try this, a list of 100 ways that global warming will change your life. You've probably heard a few of these before, but this article collects them all in one place, complete with source links. Some of these items are based on projections, but many have already been directly observed. For example, destructive beetle populations that were naturally managed by cold weather are now thriving, endangering pine, ash, and spruce populations -- that translates into fewer Christmas trees, less wood for baseball bats, and less scenic Alaska vacations, respectively. Other areas of concern include food and drink (wine, nuts, avocados, lobster, salmon), extinctions (penguins, frogs, koala bears, walruses, birds), and insect-borne diseases (malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus). And that's just scratching the surface of how climate change will affect us. Read the whole list.

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