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Comment #439453 by keddaw

No, it won't. In 2,000 years (if even) there will be little to no trace of AGW.

That's nonsense. It takes thousands of years for an excess of CO2 to be removed from the atmosphere. It will be at least 1000 years before any current AGW can start to reverse. There will be effects that will last much, much longer.

Climate change will affect all parts of our planet, but certainly not always in a negative way.

It doesn't matter. The basis of the vast population growth in the past few centuries has been the stability of climate and environment. Even slight shifts in temperature will mean that hundreds of millions will have to be relocated, and global patterns of agriculture changed. These things will create global disruption on a scale never seen before, and will cost trillions to even begin to deal with.

Mon, 07 Dec 2009 15:15:00 UTC | #420978