CBS News had a terrific panel discussing the climate change link to the extreme weather slamming the country on Face the NationSunday.
It’s good to see experts who distinguish between the extreme weather events that we know global warming is already making worse — such as droughts, heat waves, and superstorms — and the cases where the link is more tenuous, such as tornadoes (see “Tornadoes, Extreme Weather And Climate Change, Revisited“).
And unlike many panels of experts who ignore the central cause of recent climate change, Kluger stated clearly, “We’re getting a level of consensus on thousands of peer reviewed studies over decades that have established the human contribution to climate change.”
Finally, Cullen made clear we must act now to reduce carbon pollution because “the longer you wait to fix it the tougher it gets to fix, so the sooner we start the better off we are.”
***To learn more about leaders tackling climate change, come to our June 5th Green Drinks meeting at Gators 4 Cinema. Cinema Verde will be screening The Island President, a film about the former President of the Maldives who gained fame at Copenhagen for his fight to protect the island nation from sea rise due to climate change. More than just a fascinating story about a charismatic fellow in a faraway place, The Island President should be of interest to our community: Parts of coastal Florida are also expected to be underwater in less than 50 years.