Unprepared for hotter planet

AS I cut out your recent report on climate change and put it in my bulging 2012 folder of newspaper cuttings about global warming (“Burn notice: report warms of hotter planet”, Central Western Daily, November 20), I wondered how many readers made time to read it.

Among my large collection of books, journals and newspaper cuttings about global warming/climate change are books published 30 or more years ago.

These books give similar warnings that are being given by climate scientists today.

The final, short paragraph of your news report is sobering, to say the least: “the report says the full impact on human development of a four degree-hotter world is unknown, making it unclear whether humanity would be able to adapt.”

It makes you wonder about human priorities and intelligence, doesn’t it.

Keith Curry, 

Orange

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