Thursday, December 3, 2015

Bye Bye Persian Gulf

Don't have enough to worry about these days?  Think two or three million refugees from Syria is about as bad as it can get in the Middle East?  Think climate change is a pack of nonsense?  Consider the following, from the Washington Post:


"Persian Gulf may be too hot for human survival by 2090...A study predicting deadly heat waves in the Persian Gulf by the century’s end has underscored concerns about the effects of rising global temperatures on cities in other parts of the world, including the United States. 

Monday’s report in the journal Nature Climate Change warned that Persian Gulf cities could experience extreme summer temperatures that are literally too hot for human survival."

I heard about this a few weeks ago, and I have been thinking about what it means, and not just to the United States.  Here's a map of the Middle East, showing the area that might be rendered uninhabitable if these predictions are correct- and let's remember that scientific predictions about global warming have almost always proven to be too optimistic:

I spent a few minutes trying to estimate the number of people who may be living in this area.  I can hardly claim that my methodology was that scientific, but I think that I can't be too far off.  My estimate is that the number of people living in this area is about 123 million.

So, two or three million refugees are destabilizing the Middle East and Europe.  Imagine if all of these people are driven out of their homes.  This would be a catastrophe unprecedented in the history of the human race.  It would sweep away a large part of civilization in the Middle East, Europe and Africa, and utterly destroy the economic structure of the world.  It would make the World Wars look minor by comparison.

This is the fate that the corrupt leaders who deny the reality of climate change are bringing to their grandchildren.  So far, no one has found a way to stop their treason against the entire human race.  And the world center of this evil is right here in the United States, in the Republican party.  When, I wonder, does their betrayal become so great that we sweep them into oblivion?  Or do we just agree to send our descendants to hell, so a few politicians can rake in their share of the energy companies' wealth?


8 comments:

Jerry Critter said...

We should ask Ted Cruz. Is making part of the Middle East unlivable for humans part of God's plan? Hell, they are only Muslims. Right Ted...you shithead?

Anonymous said...

Thanks China

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr Prime Minister

Magpie said...

Anon,

Tony Abbott is not the Prime Minister anymore.
He was a Right wing arsehole, so his own party dumped him - a practice I would broadly recommend.

By the way - this article is dated December 1st 2015. Abbott was dumped months ago. The original article was from May - meaning your source has no idea he is no longer Prime Minister and mistakenly thinks this information is current.

You may want to mention it to them.

Anonymous said...

wow it was dated a whole week ago

Green Eagle said...

"He was a Right wing arsehole, so his own party dumped him"

He has a future right here in the U. S. of A. Yes sir, he will fit in just fine here.

Magpie said...

"wow it was dated a whole week ago"

Yes, Anon, and months are longer than a week. Just keep working at it and you might get there, but if you are still confused there are other grown-ups who can explain time to you.
If your point, however, was that climate change denialists are stupid... then I concur.

Anonymous said...

We have to be careful as not to destroy ISISbergs