Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The worst thing about the problem of climate change . . .

. . . is that it's impossible to adequately express its magnitude and urgency. Here's Joe Romm writing about James Hansen's latest offering, and the measured prose just rolls by. If they were to read that aloud on the nightly news, it would just be too much to register. Want to see what I mean?

[T]he New York Times reported last year on the news of the accelerating collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet that “The heat-trapping gases could destabilize other parts of Antarctica as well as the Greenland ice sheet, potentially causing enough sea-level rise that many of the world’s coastal cities would eventually have to be abandoned.”
That would include, hmm, let's see -- oh yeah, New York City. But, are Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. and Dean Baquet worried about it? Not nearly as much as they are worried about Hillary Clinton's e-mails. What is to be done?

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