VIDEO Will Japan be around in the year 2500?

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  1. whoosh

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    Two recent newspaper articles about climate change in the far distant future, say 2500 or so, (titled, respectively, “How much more proof is needed for people to act?” and “Ignoring the future — the psychology of denial”) emphasized the importance of facing major issues that will have an impact on the future of the human species.

    Climate change is indeed an issue and the Japanese people will also be on the front lines of the battle. Why? Because Japan will not exist as a country by the year 2500. Everyone there will have migrated north to Russia and Alaska.

    Despite most observers’ belief that solutions lie in mitigation, there are a growing number of climatologists and scientists who believe that the A-word — adaptation — must be confronted head-on, too. The fact is — despite the head-in-the-sand protestations of denialists like former Alaskan Gov Sarah Palin in the U.S. — that we cannot stop climate change or global warming. The Earth’s atmosphere has already passed the tipping point, and in the next 500 years, temperatures and sea levels will rise considerably and millions, even billions, of people from the tropical and temperate zones will be forced to migrate in search of food, fuel and shelter.
    Will Japan be around in the year 2500? ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

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