Hinault a Warmist

Looking through an old cycling mag I came across this comment from Bernard Hinault.

The warming up of the earth will become a catastrophe one day. The climate has lost its regularity. I don’t know where it will lead to.”

Clearly he is worried, perhaps he had read of the threat to badgers

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  1. Well if you like me kept a training diary in the 80’s you will know that the Winters are a lot warmer these days.
    Ok last year wasn’t exactly brilliant but its not as cold as it used to be – maybe wetter but not as cold.

    Thats not a scientific look at the weather by a long way — and in reality nobody really knows the real reason why the planet is getting warmer.
    It probably is a number of things.

    Whether this is global warming is due to human activity is another issue.
    Of course the real worrying problem never really gets discussed at least not these days by the powers that be.
    Even the green party avoids the really questions that should be answered.

    I am talking about the exponential growth of the Human species.
    I am guessing that when the editor of Green Jersey was born there was only 2.5 billion people on the planet. Now in 2010 there is over 6.5 billion people on the planet.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population

    Upper limits suggest that it could be as high as 14billion by 2050, I will be 84 then if I live that long and no doubt the world will be a very sad place by then.
    And I will be glad to part with the world at this stage.

    It doesn’t matter really if the weather is getting hotter there are a lot more environmental issues that are going to effect the human species specially in key areas of the planet.

    Water supply is one, we are rapidly coming closer to a time where water will be so valuable that we won’t be able to afford to to water our flower pots.
    And many around the world will be dying of the lack of clean water or for that matter any water at all.
    And that isn’t just the 3rd world counties, The USA is facing a real problem of potential water shortage in the future.

    Peak oil is another issue,ie the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate of production enters terminal decline. This concept is based on the observed production rates of individual oil wells, and the combined production rate of a field of related oil wells. The aggregate production rate from an oil field over time usually grows exponentially until the rate peaks and then declines—sometimes rapidly—until the field is depleted. This concept is derived from the Hubbert curve, and has been shown to be applicable to the sum of a nation’s domestic production rate, and is similarly applied to the global rate of petroleum production. Peak oil is often confused with oil depletion; peak oil is the point of maximum production while depletion refers to a period of falling reserves and supply.
    There will come a point when it just isn’t cost effective to source the oil out of the ground.

    The green revolution with the likes of Green Peace, green party, Prince Charles etc etc still doesn’t address in a time of natural resources diminishing rapidly why something isn’t being done about the growth in the human species.
    never mind the fact that due to the growth in the human species others species on the planet suffer and disappear for every day.
    take a look at these images, pictures is all we may have in the very near future.
    http://www.google.com/images?oe=UTF-8&gfns=1&q=disappearing+animals&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=ufKETMTyK4L6lweU7Okj&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CDgQsAQwAw&biw=1440&bih=721

    http://www.earthportals.com/extinct.html

    Oh I could go on an on but today the population of the human species will grow by 203800.

    I think in the next 40 years we will see a dramatic narrowing of the available energy availability
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_energy_resources_and_consumption

    Basically we are all doomed, and those being born today will live in a world where wars over natural supplies of energy and natural resources will increase.
    Unless of course the politicians and leading powers do something now.

    But nothing is really being done.
    It is amazing that the subject of over population get very little air time.

    We should make the most of our cycle riding and keep our heads in the sand like everybody else I guess.
    We can leave the politicians to blabber on about things that really have no real importance on the future of the human race.
    And let the environmental ngo’s flounder with the smaller issues that ultimately are caused due to the fact that there are just too many humans.

    Now if you follow this subject as closely as I — or maybe you follow it closer and have a love of maths you maybe should watch this eight part video
    Its all about something I mentioned earlier, exponential growth :-

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