Uh Oh. From CNN:
More than 300 million people are already seriously affected by the gradual warming of the earth and that number is set to double by 2030, the report from the Global Humanitarian Forum warns. “Climate change is the greatest emerging humanitarian challenge of our time, causing suffering to hundreds of millions of people worldwide,” said the forum’s president, former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Of the 300,000 lives being lost each year due to climate change, the report finds nine out of 10 are related to “gradual environmental degradation,” and that deaths caused by climate-related malnutrition, diarrhea and malaria outnumber direct fatalaties from weather-related disasters.
There is much, much more, but it is early and I don’t want to scare you too much. This is how it works. We won’t see the immediate effects of climate change. It won’t be like we’ll have a “Climate Change” monster walking around, toppling buildings and spitting out acid rain. It will be slow, gradual increases in the number of people dying each year in third world countries. That’s the major problem. Americans won’t have to feel the effects until it is too late, until it is unfixable and unavoidable. Its not too late yet! Stop using plastic bags! Recycle that orange juice carton! Vitamins! Take your damn vitamins!