Climate change the subject of Tupper Talk

first_img Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like SOUP’S ON: Signature dishes to fill ’empty bowls’ Friday Shades of Lester’s Flat! Those who remember Lester Sanders’ place out on Highway 29 will certainly remember Lester’s chili. It… read more Book Nook to reopen Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Contentcenter_img Published 3:00 am Friday, April 20, 2018 “The beginning of the instability in Syria and the Arab spring uprisings in Egypt and elsewhere were, in large part, due to drought and wheat crop failure causing sharp price increases and famine,” Mullen said.Sea level rise threatens major cities worldwide and low-lying lands and the millions of people who live there, he said. The loss of glaciers and regular glacial melt waters that sustain many rivers and provide water for irrigation is a troubling effect of climate change.“Estimates are that additional storms and flooding, disease, forest fires and food issues already are producing 300,000 deaths a year and, by 2030, could produce 500,000 deaths,” Mullen said. “And, these are low estimates. So, we all need to be concerned about climate change. If we continue to go about business as usual and don’t take steps to reduce carbon emissions, civilization could return to the Dark Ages and eventually the extinction of Homo sapiens.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Mullen said this tends to make the air a more effective blanket for the earth and to raise its temperature.“The effect may be considerable in a few centuries,” he said.Mullen outlined the current effects of climate change and the list was rather long. A huge effect is the increasing of the frequency and severity of droughts and of strong storms and deluges with flooding. The effect of climate change will include increasingly powerful tropical storms, although perhaps no increase in the number of storms, he said. By The Penny Hoarder Climate change the subject of Tupper Talk Email the author Latest Stories Mike Mullen, a Choctawhatchee Riverkeeper and board member of Alabama Water Watch, was the program guest at the Brown Bag noon event at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge Thursday. He has been involved in environmental advocacy in Alabama since the early 1980’s.Mullen told the gathering at the library that the greatest threat to humanity, short of all-out nuclear war or possibly a new super pandemic is carbon dumping and “we are doing much too little about it.”“Coal consumption is affecting the climate,” Mullen said. “The furnaces of the world are now burning about 2,000,000,000 tons of coal a year. When this is burned, uniting with oxygen, it adds about 7,000,000,000 tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere yearly.”last_img read more