Thursday, August 2, 2012

Climate Change Is Here - And It's Gonna Cost Us

Climate scientists who appeared Wednesday morning before a Senate committee hearing on climate change and extreme weather impacts had stark warnings for the lawmakers: climate change is here, climate change is man-made, and climate change is going to cost us big time.   Common Dreams

"Understanding the role of climate change in the risk of extremes is one of the most active areas of climate science," says Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change member and climate scientist at Stanford University Dr. Christopher Fields.

According to Fields, "As a result of rapid progress over the last few years, it is now feasible to quantify the way that climate change alters the risk of certain events or series of events." - Read more

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