Six US scientists have issued a warning: civilization is threatened by global warming. These NASA researchers claim that the UN panel on climate change (the IPCC) is UNDERESTIMATING the upcoming sea level rise.
In the Independent, Steve Connor quotes NASA’s James Hansen as saying, “?The Earth is getting perilously close to climate changes that could run out of our control.”
In their new study, the scientists say, “Civilization developed, and constructed extensive infrastructure, during a period of unusual climate stability, the Holocene, now almost 12,000 years in duration. That period is about to end.” They stress that humanity can’t afford to burn the Earth’s remaining underground reserves of fossil fuel, and say, “To do so would guarantee dramatic climate change, yielding a different planet from the one on which civilization developed and for which extensive physical infrastructure has been built.”
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