RE: Seabirds and the greenhouse effect

To: "'Birding-aus'" <>
Subject: RE: Seabirds and the greenhouse effect
From: "Osborn, Paul PR" <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 09:59:05 +1000

        Niels Dreyer's posting is right in one respect. IF the oceans
warm by 5 deg C there will be devastating effects on a lot more than
just seabirds. However, latest predictions from climate modeling are
that this is unlikely to happen. Global warming is now predicted to take
place a lot more slowly than previously thought and to be not as severe
as previously indicated.

        John Howard may therefore be justified in his stand on global
warming but unfortunately, he has expressed his reasons as being of an
economic as opposed to environmental nature. As usual, the almighty
dollar is being used as the justification for action or lack of it,
rather than scientific facts and what is overall, good for the planet.
Still, as Ron from Brisbane commented, this may be due to 'a general
shortage of good second hand brains', particularly among those who voted
the politicians in , ie all of us.
        Paul Osborn

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