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The climate disaster that could soon destroy India

Young_ChitlinYoung_Chitlin YCN Chief/FCC Member/#RedVelvetSquad Member/IC Task Force GeneralASUville, PhoenixPosts: 23,071 ✭✭✭✭✭
By: Tim Barribeau

More than 3000 years ago, the Harappan Civilization was one of the largest and most powerful in the world — and it was brought low by climate change — specifically, monsoons in the area stopped and desert took over. Now the same thing appears to be happening right now with monsoons elsewhere in Asia.

The Harappan destruction was caused by naturally occurring climate change, but the human influenced version could have a very similar effect, according to a paper published in Environmental Research Letters. The authors argue that the next 200 years could see the traditionally reliable Indian monsoon become infrequent and erratic thanks to climate change.

The model suggests that as the climate warms, the Pacific Walker circulation system that brings areas of high pressure over the Indian Ocean could be shifted to bringing those fronts eastward, over India, suppressing the monsoon rains. This could lead to a 40%-70% reduction in rainfall into the 22nd century.

Vast areas of the world rely on the monsoon systems to provide water for agriculture, and their regularity is a major part of the farming system in Asia. If the monsoons were to be altered so dramatically, it would have untold effects on food production for millions of people.
¡No contaban con mi astucia!
5 Grand wrote: »
I see a lot of people saying they'd "give" family members money.

Thats not what you want to do.

You want to set up a trust fund so they get a monthly payment. You can set up a trust fund so your mother gets, say, $10,000 a month for the rest of her life. According to my math, $10,000 per month for 20 years is $2.4 million. That's better than giving her $2.4 million up front because she can blow it all in a matter of days and then she'll want more and you'd feel obligated to give it to her.

So if you win, don't "give" anybody anything. Set up a trust fund.

Now that I think about it, I could set up a trust fund for my brother. I'd give him $10,000 a month. He's about 45 now so $10,000 per month for 40 years is only $4.8 million. That makes more sense than giving him the money in one lump sum.

AggyAF wrote: »
Anyone else think it's crazy only about 10 posters regularly post here and we got damn near 500 pages?

All the other sports threads on here are people with hobbies. This is football - the beautiful game. We eat, sleep and drink football.

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  • Young_ChitlinYoung_Chitlin YCN Chief/FCC Member/#RedVelvetSquad Member/IC Task Force General ASUville, PhoenixPosts: 23,071 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    ¡No contaban con mi astucia!
    5 Grand wrote: »
    I see a lot of people saying they'd "give" family members money.

    Thats not what you want to do.

    You want to set up a trust fund so they get a monthly payment. You can set up a trust fund so your mother gets, say, $10,000 a month for the rest of her life. According to my math, $10,000 per month for 20 years is $2.4 million. That's better than giving her $2.4 million up front because she can blow it all in a matter of days and then she'll want more and you'd feel obligated to give it to her.

    So if you win, don't "give" anybody anything. Set up a trust fund.

    Now that I think about it, I could set up a trust fund for my brother. I'd give him $10,000 a month. He's about 45 now so $10,000 per month for 40 years is only $4.8 million. That makes more sense than giving him the money in one lump sum.

    AggyAF wrote: »
    Anyone else think it's crazy only about 10 posters regularly post here and we got damn near 500 pages?

    All the other sports threads on here are people with hobbies. This is football - the beautiful game. We eat, sleep and drink football.

    hqg-277.gif


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