This Can’t Be Happening – Professor Harold Wanless – 4/9/14

Posted on: April 9th, 2014 by Archivist   Categories: This Can't Be Happening

Professor Harold Wanless, chair of the Geology Department at the University of Miami and a leading climate change expert, talks about the latest IPCC report, explaining that as scary as its latest predictions are for global warming, it is far too conservative, because the IPCC does not factor in the feedback loops that are making things get worse faster — whether it’s the doubling of the pace of Greenland and Western Antarctic ice melt every seven years, or the releasing of massive methane deposits in permafrost and undersea methyl cathrates. If we don’t act quickly to significantly reduce the use of carbon fuels, he says, we could see a “baked in” 70-foot sea rise, perhaps in our children’s or grandchildren’s lives, and even an end to human civilization.

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