NPR Wrong In Reporting Purpose of Climate Change Summit


I heard NPR’s Jack Speer say on National Public Radio at 4:00 pm today that the world’s leaders were meeting to find a way to “reverse climate change”.

As reputable scientists have been saying for years, it’s not possible to reverse global warming, even if the world stops emitting greenhouse gases (GHGs) entirely. That’s why many of us were saying an urgent reduction in GHGs emissions was needed, as early as 1999, or before. Once carbon dioxide and most other GHGs are emitted (in the pipeline), there is no easy way to retrieve them.

They can remain in the atmosphere for centuries. Each year’s emissions thus add to the heat-trapping strength of the atmosphere, causing more warming at the earth’s surface.

About Mike Neuman

Environmentalist; Father; Senior Citizen; Husband, Former School Crossing Guard for City of Madison; Bike to Work Advocate; Animal/Children/People Lover (in general); Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Madison, Wisconsin, Anti-long distance travel (via fossil fuel burning); Against militarism in any form; Strong believer in people everywhere having the right to speak their minds openly, without any fear of reprisal, regarding any concerns; for those in authority to listen attentively AND, as warranted, ACT AS NECESSARY AND IN A TIMELY MANNER TO REDUCE OR ELIMINATE those concerns; Lover of music, especially live music, music by: David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young; John Prine; Steve Goodman; B.B. King; Eric Burton; Gracy Slick, Carol King;John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr; Bob Dylan; Lightfoot; Mark Knoffler; Richard Thompson; Elvis Presley; Tom Petty; Willie Nelson, Others too numerous to mention.

One response to “NPR Wrong In Reporting Purpose of Climate Change Summit”

  1. La Mer says :

    Great catch, Mike. You are so accurate to point this out!
    At this stage in the game, it is criminal to get the facts wrong about fossil fuel combustion and climate change — I hope NPR gets feedback about that inaccurate reportage!

    The urgent need to “keep it zipped” (i.e., keep Bakken and tar sands in the ground) is because of the imminent threat of global disaster from climate change as well as imminent threats to our local water, soil and potential for sustainable food production — the essentials for life.

    Fossil fuel combustion gases and PIPELINES threaten our local Wisconsin soil and water and those resources in the other Great Lakes states, as well as threatening the Great Lakes themselves. Clearly what Enbridge, Koch bros. et al. are doing in MN, MI and WI is criminal.

    See recent NASA map for the amazing Great Lakes soil and water content — the invaluable resource is water, not oil.

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