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Unformatted text preview: th five passengers is energy-equivalent to California’s planned HSR
with 1011 passengers and heavy rail with 298 passengers over a period of decades. They also note that while one mode may
perform better than another at their average occupancies, there are many ridership levels where this may not be the case: one mode may not be as
environmentally friendly as another mode at average loading, or occupancy. This is particularly important for HSR which may
travel at 25% loading at some times and 90% loading at others. Impact Module: Water Scarcity/Poverty/War
Unabated climate change collapses civilization
Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, February 15, 2011
[Christiana, Security Address to the Congress of Deputies of Spain at the Centro Superior de Estudios de la Defensa
Nacional in Madrid,” http://climateprogress.org/2011/02/15/food-crisis-climate-change-figueres/, Accessed 6/12/11]
In its context, it is alarming to admit that if the community of nations is unable to fully stabilize climate change, it will
threaten where we can live, where and how we grow food and where we can find water. In other words, it will
threaten the basic foundation - the very stabili...
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