Scientists Cite ‘Pressing’ Need to Limit Greenhouse Gases
The report comes from the National Research Council, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences.
The nation’s scientific establishment issued a stark warning to the American public on Thursday: Not only is global warming real, but the effects are already becoming serious and the need has become “pressing” for a strong national policy to limit emissions of heat-trapping gases.
Not only is the science behind the climate-change forecast solid, the report found, but the risks to future generations from further inaction are profound. Already, the report noted, sea level is rising in many American towns and the average United States air temperature has increased by two degrees in the last 50 years.
In response, BP butt-kisser Barton had this to say:
“I see nothing substantive in this report that adds to the knowledge base necessary to make an informed decision about what steps — if any — should be taken to address climate change,” Mr. Barton said.
Look for Republicans to soon insist on defunding the National Academy of Sciences and diverting said funds to oil company tax breaks.