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Are Droughts, Floods & Infestations In Our Future?  
User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1366 times:


Droughts, floods and infestations
could increase, the report says

Climate change a 'deadly threat'

The Christian Aid charity has warned that 184 million people in Africa alone could die as a result of climate change before the end of the century. Climate-induced floods, famine, drought and conflict could reverse recent gains in reducing poverty, it says. Its report says rich nations must aid poorer ones to adopt non-fossil-fuel energy sources such as solar power. The report comes as almost 190 states gather in Bonn, Germany, to discuss climate change.

The Christian Aid report, entitled The Climate of Poverty: Facts, Fears and Hopes, says rich countries must end their dependence on fossil fuels and aid poorer nations to switch to wind, solar and wave energies.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4771399.stm

Wow, I'm almost speechless. I hope this isn't just some fringe group with a minor one-off commentary. Getting some of the millions of motivated Christians out there to take environmental protections seriously would be a great new development that might herald a new direction for some of the more Christian-oriented governments in this world.

[Edited 2006-05-15 07:22:29]


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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

Quoting SATX (Thread starter):
Its report says rich nations must aid poorer ones to adopt non-fossil-fuel energy sources such as solar power.

Then get rid of the Kyoto Treaty. Until they have an incentive to use clean fuel do we expect them to do so? Same goes for the developed countries as well. The continued mismanagement of Africa by the fueding warlords and such will do nothing to help the continent even with any help we can give them.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

 confused They are in our past, why wouldn't they be in our future? Can they be avoided or minimised? Maybe, but we should start soon - and this doesn't appear to be a priority.

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