Major climate changes looming

Posted by Robyn, January 29, 2013

In his inaugural address last Monday, President Obama made climate change a priority of his second term. It might be too late.

Within the lifetimes of today’s children, scientists say, the climate could reach a state unknown in civilization.

In that time, global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels are on track to exceed the limits that scientists believe could prevent catastrophic warming. CO{-2} levels are higher than they have been in 15 million years.

The Arctic, melting rapidly and probably irreversibly, has reached a state that the Vikings would not recognize.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Major-climate-changes-looming-4227943.php#ixzz2JNYeDuwj

via Major climate changes looming – SFGate.