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Michael Bloomberg On Global Warming And Terrorism

by | 12th, February 2008

global-warming.jpgNEW YORK mayor Michael Bloomberg – that’s his name on all those electronic money market news terminals – is speaking on global warming.

Says he: “Terrorists kill people. Weapons of mass destruction have the potential to kill an enormous amount of people, but global warming in the long term has the potential to kill everybody.”

Scared? Terrified? Terrified of the terrorists? Terrified of the temperature?

The clincher to a brilliant argument: “No scientist knows for sure what’s going to happen, but you don’t want to wait to find out.”

Terrified yet?

Update: The risk of a fatal heatwave in the UK within ten years is high, but overall global warming may mean fewer deaths due to temperature, a report says.

A seriously hot summer between now and 2017 could claim more than 6,000 lives, the Department of Health report warns.

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