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The Final Countdown

On 28 Aug 2008 at 12:02am Smiler wrote:
Time is fast running out to stop irreversible climate change, a group of global warming experts warns. We have only 100 months to avoid disaster. Andrew Simms explains why we must act now - and where to begin


On 28 Aug 2008 at 10:09am Sprinter wrote:
There have always been predictions about the end of the world. Here are a few recent examples:
2006-JAN-25: James Kingsley predicted a major "Earthquake Storm" near Los Angeles, CA. It was to start shortly after midnight of 2006-JAN-25, last for 2 hours, and be centered in Redondo Beach. The individual quakes range in magnitude from 7.1 to 7.9, and will be called "The Big One".
2006-MAY-25: Eric Julien of the Exopolitics Institute predicted that a remnant from a comet would hit the Atlantic ocean and generate massive tsunami almost 200 meters (650 feet) in height. Most heavily affected will be the Atlantic coasts between the equator and the Tropic of Cancer. He predicted that there will be tens of millions of deaths. North America and Europe was to be hit with less devastating tsunamis. Dozens of underwater volcanoes were to erupt, raising the temperature of the ocean to the boiling point.
2006-JUN-06: "666," the number of the beast mentioned in the biblical book of Revelation, is really a date: 06/06/06 or 2006-JUN-6. He expected the rapture and start of the tribulation on that date.
Find more at: religioustolerance.org/end_wrl1.htm (with usual www. prefix)
On 28 Aug 2008 at 12:54pm X wrote:
100 months - that's a nice round number. Especially handy if you're running a publicity-seeking campaign.
On 28 Aug 2008 at 12:58pm FA wrote:
I stopped reading the moment i saw the word "Guardian"
On 29 Aug 2008 at 5:48am expat two wrote:
I don't suppose this Andrew Simms fellow has a career dependant on people believing in climate change?
On 29 Aug 2008 at 4:05pm Sprinter wrote:
Expart - he certainly does. He is Policy Director at the New Economics Foundation and head of the Climate Change programme. I don't imagine you get that job without being fully committed to the party line.

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