As US Obstructs Progress, The Climate Heads Toward the Cliff

Sat, 2007-05-26 07:05Ross Gelbspan
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As US Obstructs Progress, The Climate Heads Toward the Cliff

Human-made greenhouse gases have brought the Earth's climate close to critical tipping points, with potentially dangerous consequences for the planet. The warming of 0.6ºC in the past 30 years has been driven mainly by greenhouse gases, and only moderate additional climate forcing is likely to set in motion disintegration of the West Antarctic ice sheet and Arctic sea ice.