Reports bring various doomy and gloomy predictions
Indeed, the depressing reports come fast and furious. German-based Energy Watch Group says the world has already reached peak oil, and predicts that production will now fall by 7 percent a year. The Worldwatch Institute suggests that 21 cities that will have populations of 8 million or more by 2015 are highly vulnerable to havoc wreaked by rising seas. The comprehensive “The U.S. Economic Impacts of Climate Change and the Costs of Inaction” suggests that the U.S. faces hundreds of billions of dollars in weather-related damages in coming years if it doesn’t get crackin’ on climate-change mitigation. And an informal office poll suggests that no one got laid last night. Will the dry spell never end?