13 May '11, 8pm

Don’t want to face impossible decisions? Act now on climate:

Don’t want to face impossible decisions? Act now on climate:

The Mississippi River on the rise. Photo: boxchain Cross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council . As The Washington Post reported today , people along the Mississippi River and its swollen tributaries are facing a very difficult decision: Should they flood the farms to save the cities? That's a tough spot to be in, and one we are more likely to face as a result of climate change, according to a report released today, "America's Climate Choices ," by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. The report states: The impacts of climate change -- on coasts, water resources, agriculture, ecosystems, transportation systems, and other human and natural systems -- can generally be expected to intensify with warming. That warming, the report says, ... is very likely caused by human activities, and poses significant risks for a broad range of human...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-change/2011-05-13-impossible...

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