Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Pace of Global Warming Causes Alarm




'Very different and frightening world' coming faster than expected, scientists warn


by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press, posted on Commondreams




"...Just five years ago biologists, though not complacent, believed the harmful biological effects of global warming were much farther down the road, said Douglas Futuyma, professor of ecology and evolution at the State University of New York in Stony Brook. "



"I feel as though we are staring crisis in the face," Futuyma said. "It's not just down the road somewhere. It is just hurtling toward us. Anyone who is 10 years old right now is going to be facing a very different and frightening world by the time that they are 50 or 60."



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