environmental warnings

Tom Atlee forwards this article by Bill McKibben, who states: “a month before Katrina hit, MIT hurricane specialist Kerry Emmanuel published a landmark paper in the British science magazine Nature showing that tropical storms are now lasting half again as long and spinning winds 50 percent more powerful than just a few decades before.” (The article is downloadable as a pdf; click through on the link above and scroll down.)
McKibben concludes, “New Orleans doesn’t look like the America we’ve lived in. But it very much resembles the planet we will inhabit the rest of our lives.”

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