New research shows we’ve left global warming too late!


Sea levels will rise by several metres by the end of the century due to rapidly increasing greenhouse gas concentrations according to research from a group of esteemed international scientists.

Led by James Hansen from NASA’s Goddard Institute, the group warns that the Earth is ‘perilously’ close to entering a new era of dangerous runaway climate change.

Jim Hansen will be speaking at the “Zero Emissions Conference” to be held at RMIT Melbourne, June 30-July 1.

The peer-reviewed paper predicts that humans have less than ten years to make substantial reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions to avoid dangerous climate change. The West Antarctic ice sheet in particular is dangerously sensitive, with the potential to add over five meters to global sea levels within two centuries when collapsed.

“This paper spells devastation for Australia,” said Matthew Wright, lead spokesman for Beyond Zero Emissions. “The impact of the predicted sea level rise will have cataclysmic affects for the millions of Australians in coastal communities around the nation. The events in New South Wales recently are just a small taste of what’s to come.

“There is little point setting 2020 or 2050 greenhouse gas reduction targets. We have too much carbon in the air right now, in 2007.

“We are placing our planet and ourselves at unacceptable risk. We simply must reduce our global greenhouse gases emissions to zero as soon as possible, and then to naturally extract the remaining carbon excess from the atmosphere.”