To avoid the grimmest outlook posed by warming oceans, we need to extract heat-trapping gases from the atmosphere
The climate emergency is bigger than many experts, elected officials, and activists realize. Humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions have overheated the Earth’s atmosphere, unleashing punishing heat waves, hurricanes, and other extreme weather – that much is widely understood.
The larger problem is that the overheated atmosphere has in turn overheated the oceans, assuring a catastrophic amount of future sea level rise.
Harold R Wanless, a professor of Geography and Regional Studies at University of Miami, was one of Politico’s 50 ‘visionaries who are transforming American politics’ in 2016.