Global Warming: A Vicious Circle
Climatologists are getting ready to issue a new report that says global warming will be a more gradual process than the researchers who predict sudden climate change say it will be. But that may not be accurate.
Researchers are frantically trying to figure out how severe climate change will become in the future. Ice specialist Lonnie Thompson says the new report does not take into account the dramatic melting of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. In LiveScience.com, Seth Borenstein quotes him as saying, “I think there are unpleasant surprises as we move into the 21st century.”