Global Warming Expert Says Tsunami Shows Vulnerability To Rising Sea Levels
- Excerpts taken from an interview with Professor Naomi Oreskes*
... a global warming expert the University of California ...
Expert Says Tsunami Shows Vulnerability To Rising Sea Levels
A professor at the University of California says the tsunami that
struck Asia and Africa highlights how many people live along the
world's coastlines. What's more, she says, it highlights the need to
take action on global warming, which could affect sea levels.
Many reports have been issued stating Global Warming is a reality,
but often a government official says more study is needed. She
says, "Many people have gotten the impression that we really do need
more study. That is really is a kind of contested scientific issue
and that's just not true. The science of this problem is not at
Why question the many reports? "Because you don't want to do anything
about it. That's the only reason that makes any sense."
* Naomi Oreskes is an associate professor of history and director of
the program in science studies at the University of California. She
recently wrote an op-ed piece for the Washington Post newspaper
entitled: "Undeniable Global Warming." From San Diego, she spoke to
English to Africa reporter Joe De Capua about global warming.
Voice of America, De Capua interview on Global Warming:
Jan. 3, 2005
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