Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Media must confront GOP candidates on climate change denial

Reporters and debate moderators must refocus the campaign debate and force Republican insult presidential candidates (Cruz and Trump) to face up to genuine issues, like this alarming report from The Washington Post:

Sea levels could rise nearly twice as much as previously predicted by the end of this century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, an outcome that could devastate coastal communities around the globe, according to new research published Wednesday...  
If high levels of greenhouse gas emissions continue, [scientists] concluded, oceans could rise by close to two meters in total (more than six feet) by the end of the century. The melting of ice on Antarctica alone could cause seas to rise more than 15 meters (49 feet) by 2500.
Similar story in The New York Times today, and multiple posts about these issues on this blog - - a 2014 sample - - dating to 2008. Consult the index.

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