Science Seat: Meet a climate change scientist
Thousands of families were left devastated when Superstorm Sandy destroyed their homes in October. When it comes to these extreme climate events, according to Chris Field, founding director of the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology, the worst is yet to come.Insurance Agents Address Climate Change | PropertyCasualty360
Field is also a professor of biology and environmental earth system science at Stanford University and a member of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change delegation that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He holds a doctorate from Stanford University.
... Climate has a real responsibility to try and protect the natural world. [?!]
...And the evidence that humans are contributing to climate change is almost beyond dispute at this point. The evidence is overwhelming with the climate system changing. The fact that humans are the drivers by far makes it the most attractive explanation based on the evidence — not based on what I believe — but based on what the evidence says.
Field: I think what we are seeing now is that there are already impacts of climate change already occurring. We have already seen extremely hot conditions, heat waves, we’ve seen flooding. We’ve seen a clear increase in the number of events like high sea levels that caused Sandy.
The evidence of linkage that cause these things are pretty clear. It is also clear that as we move forward, much of what we will see will be a change in the frequency, the intensity and the duration of these types of extreme events. Climate change is not going to be about a perception about how the average [temperature] has changed. The most important impact that I believe [will happen] when it comes to climate is more extreme conditions.
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...We are seeing more violent storms due to these warming tendencies and the frequency is increasing as well.
What can small communities like Goderich do in the face of the increasing frequency of natural disasters over the past century, wonders this town’s mayor.As The Economy Recesses, Obama's Global Warming Delusions Are Truly Cruel - Forbes
“When you first think about climate change and [melting] polar caps, to me it’s almost overwhelming. What the hell can I do as the mayor of a little town on climate change?” Deb Shewfelt asked, during the annual Mayor’s Luncheon, hosted by the Huron Chamber of Commerce yesterday
All of the costs of Obama’s global warming regulation will be for zero benefits in any event. The formerly third world countries with rapidly emerging economies, such as China, India, Brazil, joined by Russia, and other growing countries, have made clear in power grabbing United Nations confabs that there is no way they are going to compromise their growth over the politically correct Lysenkoism of potentially catastrophic, man-caused, global warming. But even wild-eyed global warming hysterics admit that strict CO2 emission restrictions in America alone are not going to have any more than a negligible effect on future global temperatures. So Obama’s global warming regulatory crusade would suffer the most upside down cost benefit ratio in world history.