Climate change and trace gasesJune 19, 2007 at 10:31 am | Posted in America, Britain, Climate change, Ghg, Greenhouse gases, Hansen, MSM, Newspaper, Public awareness, Royal Society, The Independent, UK, US | 9 Comments
Volume 365, Number 1856 / July 15, 2007
Can anyone tell me why Climate change and trace gases in the Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society is not getting much attention? Is it just too-o-o-o scary to contemplate, or too risky to comment on?
It was published online one month ago yesterday, 18 May 2007. Blogs that picked up on it seem to have received only one lonely comment, if they are lucky! The news is just making headlines in little-known Irish and Welsh sources as a result of today’s startling front page story by Steve Connor, Science Editor of The Independent:
…and nothing short of a planetary rescue will save it from the environmental cataclysm of dangerous climate change. Those are not the words of eco-warriors but the considered opinion of a group of eminent scientists writing in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
By Steve Connor, Science Editor
Published: 19 June 2007
Six scientists from some of the leading scientific institutions in the United States have issued what amounts to an unambiguous warning to the world: civilisation itself is threatened by global warming.
Is this getting any airplay Stateside? Or is the team of scientists led by James Hansen considered too hot to handle?