(Original post by Astra owner)
October 2014 was the warmest October on record for centuries, seeing mischief night and Halloween night reaching 22 degree Celsius. It's the 1st of November now and a very mild start at that, forecasters are predicting very warm weather all winter and say we could quite possibly even see a mini heat wave reaching 25 degree Celsius in December over the Christmas period.
I have been seeing people outdoors wearing sandals and flip fops over the last 2 weeks which are usually put aside for summer.
The way I see it, global warming means less harsh winters, = less deaths especially in the elderly , why should we reduce our carbon footprints if global warming is actually kinder to the human population? sure it means polar bears going extinct but human life is more important obviously
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I'm afraid it's not that simple as just getting warmer. And just because for a couple years it's been warmer doesn't mean that it's solely due to global warming,
There always were warmer/colder years, sometimes it's not just years, but thousands of years due to changes in earth's orbit around sun or tilt of earth's axis or other things.
This global warming is something else, it's turning earth into a greenhouse where climate will change drastically and that will affect weather far worse than just having warmer winters in UK.
Some of the things that will happen because of this global warming will be expansion of deserts, lack of water in some areas & inability to grow crops, sea level rise causing many islands to be under the sea, melting of polar caps can potentially disrupt gulf stream which would cause Europe to be far colder than it is now.
Some potential affects could be changes in sea level acidity due to excess carbon that would cause mass extinction of some fish which would disrupt whole food chain.
And so on. Of course humankind is not going to go extinct from this, we'll be fine it's just some countries will be affected worse than others and everyone will have to adapt which will cost.