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STUDY: GLOBAL WARMING EFFECTS TO LAST 1,000 YEARS

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(AFP photos) Published on Monday, January 26, 2009 by Agence France Presse PARIS - Global warming may create "dead zones" in the ocean that would be devoid of fish and seafood and endure for up to two millennia, according to a study published on Sunday .

TIBETANS IN THE PATH OF CLIMATE CHAOS

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It is vanishing glaciers like the ones below that are already inflicting tragedy on Tibetans and others around the world. Please read story, below. 1875 photo courtesy H. Slupetzky/University of Salzburg The Pasterze, Austria's longest glacier (both photos, above), was about 2 kilometers longer in the 19th C. but is now completely out of sight from this overlook on the Grossglockner High Road. By Christina Larson, Christian Science Monitor Less snow in the mountains means less water and less food. It also means more of the same for other Asian nations downstream. Read more here>>

"HEAT AND HOPE: TIME RUNNING OUT FOR STEEP EMISSION CUTS"

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Jan. 13-'08 by Larry Powell http://www.worldwatch.org/ A large, well-respected research organization believes the world will actually have to end carbon dioxide emissions altogether by 2050 if we want to avoid "catastrophic" climate change and a planet which is "hostile to human development and well-being." *The Worldwatch Institute makes the sombre predictions in its 2009 "State-of-the-World" report entitled, "Into a Warming World." Despite all of this, the 47 scientists who wrote the report believe there is still plenty of opportunity for "efficiency improvements" in such fields as renewable energy, farming and forestry; improvements that will "slow and manage" climate change. While disaster can still be averted, "There's not much time left." Only with massive public support, political will to shift toward renewable energy, new ways of living and "a human scale that matches the atmosphere'