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Global Warming Danger: Catastrophic?

[A short version was published by the Canberra Times, 2 Feb, as “Evidence Points to Catastrophic Climate Change”.  A longer version was posted on On Line Opinion, 8 Feb.]

In a new scientific paper (pdf, 600kb) prominent climate scientist James Hansen and his colleague Makiko Sato argue that the Earth is now at least as warm as it was between earlier ice ages, and further warming by even one degree celsius could result in sea level rising by anything from 5 to 25 meters, with perhaps 5 meters rise by the end of this century.

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