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What states will emerge/remain as a world power in during Climate Change age?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Reginleif, Mar 5, 2011.

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What states will emerge/remain as a world power in the during Climate Change age?

  1. Algeria

    5.6%
  2. Argentina

    11.1%
  3. Brazil

    40.7%
  4. Canada

    44.4%
  5. China

    35.2%
  6. Columbia

    5.6%
  7. Egypt

    7.4%
  8. European Union

    44.4%
  9. India

    25.9%
  10. Indonesia

    3.7%
  11. Iran

    9.3%
  12. Israel

    11.1%
  13. Japan

    20.4%
  14. Mexico

    9.3%
  15. Nigeria

    7.4%
  16. Pakistan

    5.6%
  17. Peru

    9.3%
  18. Russia

    50.0%
  19. Saudi Arabia

    7.4%
  20. South Africa

    11.1%
  21. South Korea

    7.4%
  22. Thailand

    3.7%
  23. USA

    57.4%
  24. Venezuela

    5.6%
  25. Other, tell us!

    18.5%
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  1. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    While alot of the current 'green' tech isn't the answer, it can provide a nice basis for future advances and no reason why we shouldn't use what we have now.
     
  2. Reginleif

    Reginleif Warlord

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    I agree with you on India and China. Most forcasters believe that they will ascend to superpower heights, but these people never take into account changes in climate. China and India are both in a position to suffer harshly due to climate shifts shifts, which will only aggravate civil tension in each nation. India though has a better chance since they do not suppress large nationalistic entities as much as China.
     
  3. Monsterzuma

    Monsterzuma the sly one

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    i really don't think that climate change will have a significant effect on which nations in the world do and don't develop into superpowers. It is a relatively diminutive trend compared to oil supply stagnation (/decline?) and excess leverage (i.e. debt, both private and public) across the western world.
     
  4. Archbob

    Archbob Ancient CFC Guardian

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    USA is #1. The lands of Canadia will actually get warmer and wetter.
     
  5. gangleri2001

    gangleri2001 Garbage day!!!

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    Hygro day!
     
  6. Chose

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    (1) The earth's climate goes into cycles of glacials and interglacials.
    (2) The earth's climate is always changing because of (1)
    (3) We are always in a 'climate change age' because of (2)
    (4) All counties who exist have emerged and remained during a climate change age.
    (5) Selecting all countries is the correct answer.

    I win.
     
  7. TheLastOne36

    TheLastOne36 Deity

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    The parts of the world with the resources and the ability to survive will become dominant.

    This will be Canada and US, Europe, Russia, Australia(if they manage themselves very well) and most of the Latin American world.

    Probably China as well, though they'll suffer greatly, they'll find a way to do things. They are the Chinese after all. :lol:

    While I agree with John, China will go through terrible terrible times and great catastrophe, I am confident at the end they will emerge themselves as world powers.
     
  8. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Justice guaranteed

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    :lol:
     
  9. TheLastOne36

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    :lol: Obviously not currently. Last I heard, the Aussie Government wants 50m people living in the continent. :lol:

    But if well managed I can see Australia surviving relatively intact.
     
  10. Ceoladir

    Ceoladir Come Fly With Me

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    It will be a good time for the Aussies to rise up and assert their dominance over the rest of the world.
     
  11. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    I wll say that countries that are now frozen will unfreeze making them more productive and we will see Greenland become green again. So those countries with lots of tundra and frozen lands will do well, just like in the last warm period we had, about 1000 years ago.
     
  12. Mathalamus

    Mathalamus Emperor of Mathalia

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    i think Canada, at least will fare the climate change fairly well. our capital and most of the major cities are a fair distance from the coast (dependign on what the great lake does)

    i will be in Calgary as an old man, and i shall laugh at the humans who were too stupid to realize the damage to the climate.

    (that is, if Calgary is still reasonably intact. the weather will get more chaotic and intense as it gets hotter.)
     
  13. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Justice guaranteed

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    Don't get too excited. Greenland wasn't a very hospitable place even 1,000 years ago.
     
  14. Mathalamus

    Mathalamus Emperor of Mathalia

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    it was slightly more hospitable though. didn't the vikings establish a colony there at one time?
     
  15. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Justice guaranteed

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    Yes, a colony that didn't grow beyond a few thousand people.
     
  16. Skwink

    Skwink FRIIIIIIIIIITZ

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    After the floods, one true world super power will emerge from the ruins. Mexico.
     
  17. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    I predict Bangladesh will be the biggest loser
     
  18. Mathalamus

    Mathalamus Emperor of Mathalia

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    you sure? what about Egypt? they would lose the delta, and probably whatever's next to the river.
     
  19. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    Bangladesh is a very low lying poor country
     
  20. metatron

    metatron unperson

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    This.

    Peak Oil >>>>>> sack of rice drops in China >>>>> impact of climate change.

    That's why the whole debate in the U.S. on the nature (or existance) of climate change is so delusional. They are the first economy that will go down the drain with the abundance of oil and they spend their time arguing whether god wanted it hot on earth (and them consuming even more oil) or not... :mischief:

    I am writing "Denial!" on my notepad.
    And i'm underlining it three times.
     

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