20 Apr '11, 6pm

Hansen et al: "We conclude that the rate of sea level rise is likely to accelerate during the next several years."

If I were writing or editing this paper (which I’m clearly not), I might rework that sentence to something like: “Humanity is on a treadmill where our air pollution aerosols might be reducing our greenhouse gas emission warming effects by around half, possibly more. If humanity manifest any common sense about the health effects on humans and all plants of such aerosols, they would curtail them immediately. This combined with the minimum solar activity in the reliable record since satellite data began in 1979 during the last six years or so naturally increasing could compound the effects of human greenhouse gas emissions into sudden warming unlike any civilization has seen. Also, a severe economic downturn could lead to a loss of capital and the ability to maintain the current fossil fuel-based global economy, meaning those emissions could be curtailed involuntarily. And si...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/04/20/hansen-sea-level-ri...

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