(Context Florida) On climate change adaptation, the hour is very late.
Only seven years ago the mainstream media began reporting the likelihood that warming temperatures at the arctic extremes could begin releasing vast quantities of methane gas into the atmosphere, with its potential to rapidly double the amount of global warming gases already overloading the atmosphere. With a summer that has produced astoundingly high temperatures and forest fires in arctic North, that hypothesis is coming to pass.
It is no surprise that climate scientists, as a result of data pouring in, are beginning to publicly express what they privately experience: despair.
So what is the single, effective step that President Barack Obama could take on climate change? Read the rest of this entry »