> Yes, but Ipswichian times although we had the what are now considered
> sub--tropical animals that the sea level was twelve metres higher.
> So repeat that and goodbye all ports, estuaries and coastal Communities.
> Goodbye the Fens, goodbye Peterborough, and let's make York a port again.
> And also goodbye about 25% of the best agricultural land in this country.
> And goodbye Holland and Belgium and most of Polynesia.
> Rob wrote:
> > My personal belief is that Global Warming is just another cycle in
> > mother natures revolving times. We have had multiple ice ages and lets
> > not forget Britain not to many millenia ago was home to animals we
> > asscoiate with the warmer climes and equatorial climates
> > Rob
but with most of our energy consumption coming from oil and gas how are we
going to be able to sustain our CO2 output high enough to cause global
warming? There simply is no cost effective alternative to oil as a fuel for
transport because there is no other fuel that provides the same energy
packed storage and literally "pours out the ground" in the way oil does.
Of course, the worst scenario, is that we have global warming, with a rise
in sea levels swamping the farming land, at the same time oil & gas for
agricultural machinery, fertilisers and pesticides etc. run out, all at a
time when the gulf stream turns off and engulfs the UK in perpetual winter -
but why should we be pessimistic?