Friday, 5 October 2007

End of the world as we know it

So, everyone is still talking about "the tipping point" in regard to climate change. I got news for you people. We're past the tipping point, "2000 zero zero party over, ooops out of time"*, and galloping up on "the point of no return". With more and more science (your know, that stuff the skeptics say we need more of before we do anything) from the UN IPCC, Australian CSIRO etc. saying that we have to ACT NOW as more and more evidence piles up for 2012 being that point, and not just because that is when the Kyoto Protocol is up. It's the end of the world as we know it. (BTW there's been talk about the Mayan calendar date of December 21st, 2012 A.D. for many years.) The only comfort I take was recently articulated by Dr David Suzuki; in effect if we humans blow it, and climate change is an ELE (extinction level event), the planet will still be here, it's just that we human beings and a whole bunch of other species, won't. NB: Tim Flannery appeared on Lateline on Tuesday 9th; Celcius - tipping point already reached? DOUW! *Prince: (Party like it's) 1999