Hopefully it won’t take water literally lapping at Washington’s back door to make the change.
Climate Change: Why We Can’t Wait
By James Hansen, The Nation
Posted on April 21, 2007
This is an adaptation of a talk delivered February 26 at the
National Press Club. Comments relating to policy are Dr. Hansen’s
personal opinion and do not represent a NASA position.
a huge gap between what is understood about global warming by the
relevant scientific community and what is known about global warming by
those who need to know: the public and policy-makers. We’ve had, in the
past thirty years, one degree Fahrenheit of global warming.
there’s another one degree Fahrenheit in the pipeline due to gases that
are already in the atmosphere. And there’s another one degree
Fahrenheit in the pipeline because of the energy infrastructure now in