November 21, 2012.
World Bank Warns Global Climate Change Serious Threat and Scientists Say Earth Warming Likely Greater in Future Than Predicted.
“The lack of action on climate change not only risks putting prosperity
out of reach of millions of people in the developing world,
it threatens to roll back decades of sustainable development.”
– Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
in Boulder, Colorado, reports in the Nov. 9, 2012, journal Science that climate models
most accurately predicting atmospheric moisture linked to cloud cover now predict
global warming the rest of this century will likely reach 5 degrees F. and could
go as high as 8 degrees F. in contrast to the 4 degrees F. predicted by the
U. N.’s Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change. A 5-8 degree F. global
warming increase over the next 90 years will mean more frequent and violent
weather such as Hurricane Sandy and even drought in the Amazon rain forest that
will turn that huge CO2-absorbing lung of Earth into near-desert.
See: AAAS Journal Science.