Hansen Past the Tipping Point

“Animals are on the run. Plants are migrating too.”

I wrote those words in 2006 to draw attention to the fact that climate change was already under way. People do not notice climate change because it is masked by day-to-day weather fluctuations, and we reside in comfortable homes. Animals and plants, on the other hand, can survive only within certain climatic conditions, which are now changing. The National Arbor Day Foundation had to redraw its maps for the zones in
which tree species can survive, and animals are shifting to new habitats as well. Are these gradual changes in the wild consistent with dramatic scientific assessments of a crystallizing planetary emergency? Unfortunately, yes. Present examples only hint at the scale of the planetary emergency that climate studies reveal with increasing clarity

pubs.giss.nasa.gov/docs/2008/2008_Hansen_1.pdf

Too bad Hansen wasn’t here 90 years ago to prevent the same thing from happening.

http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/

He also could have stopped the planetary catastrophe in 1940

The Courier-Mail  Monday 6 May 1940

By far the largest number of local glaciers in north-east Greenland had receded very greatly during recent decades, and it would not be exaggerating to say that these glaciers were nearing a catastrophe.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/

And the one in 1947

 Polar Meltdown

 Polar Meltdown

http://trove.nla.gov.au/

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3 Responses to Hansen Past the Tipping Point

  1. John Silver says:

    “Plants are migrating too.”

    Triffids! The Triffids is coming!

  2. Billy Liar says:

    Very nice day in Spitzbergen today and tonight (24 hours of sunshine):

    http://longyearbyen.livecam360.com/flash/main.php

  3. John B., M.D. says:

    http://ecocentric.blogs.time.com/2012/05/10/global-warming-an-exclusive-look-at-james-hansens-scary-new-math/

    400,000 Hiroshima’s per day? Alarmism? What alarmism?
    It’s getting so hot that the oceans are boiling and all the snow is gone.

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