Another scientist warns the public
- "Global warming is already starting, and there's going to be more of
it," NASA scientist James Hansen said Jan. 9, 2007, at an annual
gathering of meteorologists in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. "I think there
is still time to deal with global warming, but we need to act soon.
Humans now control global climate, for better or worse."
Hansen said the effects of global warming are being felt around the
world and unless international efforts are launched within the next
10 years, species will disappear and the Earth will be a vastly less
habitable planet by the end of the century.
The NASA scientist added that after the warming of the past three
decades, the world is within 1 degree Celsius of its warmest period
in the past 400,000 years. He predicted that if greenhouse gas
emissions continue at the same rate, the warming this century will
approach 3 degrees Celsius, or about 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Hansen
forecast that such a change would eliminate up to half the species
on Earth and would melt polar ice caps. Subsequently rising ocean
levels would inundate Florida, most of Louisiana and much of the
East Coast, according to the scientist.
How many scientists have to say this before people see that we're
not just crying wolf, that a climate change crisis is indeed taking
place. Yes, we need to sound the alarms and start taking action.
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