Friday, October 13, 2006

I mentioned before about global climate change

And George Monbiots book I had read.

Well I mentioned Gordon Browns report about how much climate change would cost the economy compared to the cost of sorting out the problem, it's not out yet, but both Shell and Firends of the Earth have published today.

there is a report from the Guardian here about it, don't be put off when you read Friends of the Earth, as the article goes on to mention Shells report about how big a market there is for tackling the problems.

to quote

Shell's chairman, James Smith, said: "We do have to tackle climate change and that's a matter for government, companies and individuals as well, because the costs in the coming years from rising sea levels, from floods and extremes of climate will be too high.

"The cost-benefit equation of action to tackle climate change is favourable. That's true not just for the UK but internationally as well," he said on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

If an oil company like Shell is taking the matter seriously then you cannot deny we have hard times coming if we don't tackle the problem.

As Creedance Clearwater Revival put it in bad moon rising!

"I see hurricanes a blowing I know the end is coming soon
I fear rivers overflowing I hear the voice of rage and ruin"

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