'When Americans fire up their grills on Independence Day, they'll dump up to 882 million pounds of carbon pollution into the atmosphere—the equivalent of burning 2,145 railcars of coal. And that doesn’t even include the carbon burned just by driving to July 4 celebrations or the pollution that leeches from fireworks displays. - Red meat has the biggest environmental footprint, which is largely a result from the methane produced by cow digestion and manure. Methane is anywhere between 25 to 36 times more potent than carbon over 100 years.'
National Geographic claimed that as “warming is expected to increase, it will likely bring more sharks farther north and entice more people to get into the water, which will lead to more bites.” The news outlet noted earlier on in its article that “[m]ost shark attacks in North Carolina happen when the water reaches about 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 Celsius)” and that the “warmer weather has also brought more people to the state’s beaches and entices them to take a dip to cool off.”
The model does show that our current way of life appears to be unsustainable and could have dramatic worldwide consequences. Dr Aled Jones, the Director of the Global Sustainability Institute, told Insurge Intelligence: "We ran the model forward to the year 2040, along a business-as-usual trajectory based on ‘do-nothing’ trends — that is, without any feedback loops that would change the underlying trend. "The results show that based on plausible climate trends, and a total failure to change course, the global food supply system would face catastrophic losses, and an unprecedented epidemic of food riots.
Morano: "You would have to frankly be abnormal to believe that symbolic regulations by the U.S. government would impact future extreme storms and or temperature...What is the carbon footprint of electroshock therapy? That is the next thing if they are going to treat 'abnormal' skeptics.'"
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the UN special adviser and director of The Earth Institute believes that three key meetings in July, September and November, will present ‘our generation’s best chance to get on track’: Sachs: ‘The time has finally arrived – we’ve been talking about these six months for many years but we’re now here. This is certainly our generation’s best chance to get on track. Such diplomatic opportunities only come around every decade or so, and here they are all aligned in six months. We need to be successful.' Professor Sachs is an adviser to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
'Climate change might even mess up that most holy of traditions – your weekend...we might actually run out of beer. From California to the Czech Republic, hop production is being hit by rising temperatures and a lack of water...The world is running out of chocolate. That's because climate change and crippling poverty are driving Africa's cocoa farmers to produce other crops.'