Friday, August 17, 2012

IEA Bombshell: Global Warming May Lead To ‘Miami Beach In Boston’ Situation Unless Urgent Action Is Taken

The International Energy Agency was, until recently, a conservative and staid body. When I was at the U.S. Department of Energy in the 1990s, we ignored most IEA reports, because, like the vast majority of energy forecasters, they inevitably projected that the future would simply continue the trends of the recent past.

But now, of course, if we stay on current trends, we are going to utterly destroy a livable climate and ruin the lives of billions of people. Even so, attention must be paid when a major international body is so uncharacteristically blunt, when they actually lead their website with this bombshell headline from their own news release!

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/08/06/644231/iea-bombshell-global-warming-miami-beach-in-boston-unless-urgent-action-is-taken/

http://www.iea.org/newsroomandevents/news/2012/july/name,28957,en.html