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The way our government may see the future

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The way our government may see the future

I have just read this in the Times Climate change report sets out an apocalyptic vision of Britain and my first thought was that it was typical over-hyped journalism until I downloaded the full report from http://www.foresight.gov.uk/OurWork/ActiveProjects/LandUse/lufoutputs.asp and was absolutely appalled at Appendix E - The Scenarios - which they actually paid for and is the biggest load of rubbish I have read for a long time. Talk about off the wall blue sky thinking this comes under the heading of what can we think of to scare everyone rigid.
Who wrote the forward to the report
Professor John Beddington CMG, FRS
Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government and
Head of the Government Office for Science
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@oldjim. Interesting thank you for the link.
“Crude Awakening” I also put under the heading of
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what can we think of to scare everyone rigid.

(World starting to run out of cheap oil within a few years, passed the Point of "Peak Oil" a few years back)
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The link provided by one of the Timesonline correspondents is worth a look: www.climatereview.net
Otherwise my brain hurts after reading some of the report.
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@Petlew Yes, hard going and badly written, should have got somebody like Terry Pratchett to write the forward Cheesy
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i wasn't willing to wade through the entirety of that verbiage, but i sum as follows:
"how can we make sure big business gets what it wants to keep the shekels rolling in without upsetting the voters too much?"
they will build on designated green spaces and on arable land, so that by the time we can really no longer feed ourselves, we'll need to demolish a few buildings to get at the last bit of arable land we might be able to grow food on - if there's time.
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thought you just filled a page of rubish saying it was the man made plane trials, make your B mind up
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Somebody told me the world is round, but I think they are lying.
Next they'll be claiming that there aren't any turtles...
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I think you're right James.
If you're stopped by a policeman for suspected drink driving and asked to walk a straight line you can't unless the earth is flat.
If it's round you would be walking an arc which is not a straight line.
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