Exactly 20 years after warning America about global warming, a top NASA scientist said the situation has gotten so bad that the world’s only hope is drastic action.
James Hansen told Congress on Monday that the world has long passed the “dangerous level” for greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and needs to get back to 1988 levels. He said Earth’s atmosphere can only stay this loaded with man-made carbon dioxide for a couple more decades without changes such as mass extinction, ecosystem collapse and dramatic sea level rises.
“We’re toast if we don’t get on a very different path,” Hansen, director of the Goddard Institute of Space Sciences who is sometimes called the godfather of global warming science, told The Associated Press. “This is the last chance.”
As totally inept Congress is, and given that we are in the middle of a year of nothing but politics, we might as well, eat, drink and be merry.
There is no way either the govt, corporate America, or even our own society is going to turn this thing around.
Nature has a way of being a forceful equalizer. It’s coming and there’s probably not a damn thing we can do about it anymore no matter who is POTUS!