What the Government Doesn’t Want You To Know About Global Warming

JUAN GONZALEZ: Dr. James Hansen is widely regarded as the leading climate change scientist in the country. It was his testimony to a Senate committee in 1988 that first brought the threat of global warming to the world’s attention. For the past quarter of a century he has headed the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA’s premiere climate research center.

Just over a year ago, Dr. Hansen went public with a charge that made headlines around the world, that the Bush administration had been trying to silence his warnings about the urgent need to address climate change.

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Insecure About Climate Change

When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, Americans witnessed what looked like an overseas humanitarian-relief operation. The storm destroyed much of the city, causing more than $80 billion in damage, killing more than 1,800 people, and displacing in excess of 270,000. The country suddenly had to divert its attention and military resources to respond to a domestic emergency. While scientists do not attribute single events to global warming, the storm gave Americans a visual image of what climate change — which scientists believe will likely exacerbate the severity and number of extreme weather events — might mean for the future.

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Global warming causes quakes, early spring

Those skeptics who think enviros and climate change scientists and certain politicians like to blame everything on global warming will enjoy this one: Global warming causes earthquakes.

No, climate change doesn’t affect plate tectonics, that would be silly. But it does cause the melting of ice sheets, which scientists think could release stored up energy that triggers quakes.

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