The European Commission has released a draft of a report on the likely consequences of global warming, urging their member nations to act now to protect “power stations, transport systems and agriculture from flooding, droughts, forest fires and landslides.”
More apocalyptically, this report says Europe could be faced with “relocating ports, industry and entire cities and villages from low-lying coastal areas and flood plains.”
“Soft” measures enacted now, like “water conservation, changes in crop rotation and working on wetlands on flood prevention” could prevent “hard” measures from being needed later on. Such hard measures would include “increasing the height of dikes, relocating ports, industry and entire cities and villages from low-lying coastal areas and flood plains, and building new power plants because of failing hydropower stations”
The contrast between Europe, which is actively providing solutions to climate changes, to the do-nothing US Congress, which has lethargically just now decided to create a commission (see next post) to study climate change, is telling. European governments get it. The US government, and this includes both parties, does not, and instead is living in a dream world of unreality.