And all this climate change dread can only lead one to drink.
Especially in Canada where of course we have not met our Kyoto targets, nor apparently is the New Government in any hurry to attempt to.
"Climate change is leading to changes in temperature, rainfall patterns, snow cover, wind and storm events, flooding and coastal erosion. All of these could have significant impact on Scotland's environment, economy and people." - Scottish Environmental Protection Agency report
'Half world to face drought by year 2100'
The incidence of moderate drought will double to affect half the world by the end of the century unless greenhouse gas emissions are curbed, according to a study.
Computer modelling of the effect of global warming on water levels conducted by the Met Office, Britain's official weather forecaster, also suggests severe droughts could rise sharply, in the absence of action to limit emissions from the consumption of fossil fuels.
Worsening water shortages threaten to lead to intensifying problems of starvation and international conflict.
The Met Office forecasts, to be published shortly in a US journal, are based on a projection of reasonably strong global economic growth, with no mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. In that scenario, global temperatures rise by 1.3 to 4.5 degrees celsius by the century's end.See: