500 m years to create; we’re burning it in 200 Featured
Bite notes: Quote attributed to Jack Edwards, Professor of Geology, University of Colorado as referenced in the book 'Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change' By Guy Dauncey, Patrick Mazza, Ross Gelbspan. Contributor Patrick Mazza, Ross Gelbspan. Edition: illustrated. Published by New Society Publishers, 2001. p. 6.
The quote goes on: "Humanity is conducting an unintended, uncontrolled, globally pervasive experiment whose ultimate consequences could be second only to a global nuclear war. The Earth’s atmosphere is being changed at an unprecedented rate by pollutants resulting from human activities, inefficient and wasteful fossil fuel use, and the effects of rapid population growth in many regions. These changes represent a major threat to international security and are already having harmful consequences over many parts of the globe...”
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