on the edge
"The summer of 2005 broke all records for melting in Greenland. So we may be on the edge." Chief NASA climate modeller Jim Hansen. via informant388.Apparently a genuine global concern. But there are those presidential popularity polls, which matter more to some:
A satellite study of the Greenland ice cap shows that it is melting far faster than scientists had feared - twice as much ice is going into the sea as it was five years ago. The implications for rising sea levels - and climate change - could be dramatic.The first step is for the concatenated world to know that its leaders don't see it, hear it, care about it. They have more important matters to reckon.
Yet, a few weeks ago, when I - a NASA climate scientist - tried to talk to the media about these issues following a lecture I had given calling for prompt reductions in the emission of greenhouse gases, the NASA public affairs team - staffed by political appointees from the Bush administration - tried to stop me doing so. I was not happy with that, and I ignored the restrictions.
The next step? Perhaps to not be blinded by what our leaders see.