The upcoming recession is being talked about in the news right now, and it’s mainly being blamed on oil prices and the sub-prime mortgage situation. But there’s another area where our economy is leaking money: the insurance industry. They’ve taken a beating from the bad weather caused by global warming.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted a 21st century rise in ocean levels of 32 inches, but now they say it could be twice that: 64 inches. This is what happened the last time the earth got this hot, 100,000 years ago. This news has the insurance industry terrified, since they?ve already lost $75 million from natural catastrophes in 2007.
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On Dreamland, prophet John Hogue says the election motto for 2008 will be, “It’s the ECOLOGY, stupid.” Want to begin to be more environmentally friendly in 2008 but can’t afford a hybrid car? There are plenty of other ways to lessen your impact on the environment and go green.
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New research has discovered that massive ice sheets existed on the earth during past periods of global warming, giving us hope that sea levels may not rise to disastrous levels during this one.

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography has found strong evidence that a glacial ice cap, about half the size of the modern day glacial ice sheet, existed 91 million years ago during a period of intense global warming. This extreme warming event in Earth?s history raised tropical ocean temperatures to 95-98.6

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The ocean is no longer doing it very well.Forests are no longer doing it much either. But that doesn’t mean WE can’t do it.

In, Charles Q. Choi writes that scientistsare working on ways to “pull carbon dioxide straight from the air to potentially attack global warming directly.” He quotes researcher Frank Zeman as saying, “The technology to do this is going through major advances, moving toward detailed designs. It’s becoming more and more efficient?we’ve cut the electricity requirements by well over half” (it doesn?t help if the machines that REMOVE greenhouse gases also CONTRIBUTE to them).
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