New Internationalist

NASA’s climate warning

November 2002

If George Bush won’t listen to the environmentalists, will he listen to NASA? Pressure is mounting on President Bush to take effective action on climate change after a report led by space agency NASA warned that failure to take action could be catastrophic. The report came out a few days after the US Environmental Protection Agency dropped any mention of climate change from its annual air-pollution report for the first time in six years.

The report by the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, part of NASA, says that even if no more gases are released into the atmosphere ‘additional global warming of 0.5oC is already “in the pipeline”’.

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