Monday, 24 January 2011

Driving Straight Into Catastrophe

By Julio Godoy - Interpress Service
PARIS, Jan 24, 2011 (IPS) - Despite repeated warnings by environmental and climate experts that reduction of fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions is fundamental to forestalling global warming, disaster appears imminent.                                                                                   (AFP/File/Natalia Kolesnikova)
According to the latest statistics, unprecedented climate change has Earth hurtling down a path of catastrophic proportions. 

FIRST SPRING FLOOD OUTLOOK FOR MANITOBA - another flood of the century?

Gov't of Manitoba News Release - Jan 24, 2011

Manitoba Water Stewardship's first spring flood outlook indicates the 2011 spring flood potential is high for much of Manitoba including the Red, Souris, Pembina, Assiniboine, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Fisher rivers and the Interlake.  High river flows, above-normal snow-water content in the snowpack, and an expected cooler and wetter spring have increased the probabilities of significant flooding.

With average weather along the Red River, a flood the size of 2009 is anticipated while unfavourable weather could result in a flood of 1997 levels.  With average weather along other rivers and streams in Manitoba, flooding is still anticipated and, with unfavourable weather, significant flooding could occur.

Resource Revolts Will Make 2011 The Year of Living Dangerously

Michael T. Klare 
- Tomgram Jan 24-2011
Rising Commodity Prices and Extreme Weather Events Threaten Global Stability
Photo credit AFP