[CAMWEST-discuss] Climate change

Danny Hannan danny_hannan at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 20 22:37:07 UTC 2009

Being a bit of a science nerd/geek myself and an energy trader, I have to agree, it is all about reducing/covering  the risk.  However:  Global peak oil and global peak energy is a far more scientifically certain problem in the next 2 decades than is the consequences of global warming.  The probability that we will pass Global Peak Energy within the next 20 years is over 90% and my estimate is about 10 years to Global Peak Energy.  The probability that sea levels will rise by 1metre within the next 20 years is less than 10%.

And the two are related in that 90% of our energy production comes from fossil fuels which produce the double whammy of releasing both heat and carbon dioxide into the biosphere.  Conserving our fossil fuels by reducing consumption, increasing energy efficiency, and developing renewable power all make a contribution in reducing the impact of both Global Warming and Peak Energy.  See attached file.

And people power is still the answer to getting things changed.

 danny_hannan at yahoo.com 

From: John Holstein <jonhol2 at netscape.net>
To: camwest-discuss at nicku.org
Sent: Saturday, 19 September, 2009 8:49:57 PM
Subject: [CAMWEST-discuss] Climate change

Hi Folks,
            here is an interesting take on global warming and the consequences of it on our planet.
The two videos basically say the same thing & I urge you to watch them both and then form your own opinions.
They are not arguments for or against global warming, just a very valid argument on why we should or should not do something to combat the possible effects.

Please do not delete this without viewing at least one of the videos.



John Holstein
Member of CAMWEST (http://camwest.pps.com.au) advocating for better cycling infrastructure for Sydney's West.

"if we don't change direction, we will end up where we are headed" (Professor Irwin Corey
American vaudeville comic and actor (1914 - ) )

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