Despite widespread concern over global warming, humans are adding carbon to the atmosphere even faster than in the 1990s, researchers warned Saturday.
Bad, yes. But here’s the kicker:
“It is now outside the entire envelope of possibilities” considered in the 2007 report of the International Panel on Climate Change, he said. The IPCC and former vice president Al Gore received the Nobel Prize for drawing attention to the dangers of climate change.
Of course the IPCC projections underestimated the climate crisis. When the IPCC results were released in April, 2007, the AP reported:
The United States, China and Saudi Arabia raised the many of the objections to the phrasing, often seeking to tone down the certainty of some of the more dire projections.
But I’m sure when it comes to fixing this, the Republicans will suddenly demand to be included — you know, because of their awesome credibility on the climate crisis.