Remember when unstoppable anthropogenic global warming was an imminent threat to our civilization? Now, in the wake of widespread public awareness of scientific fraud in the ClimateGate scandal and record cold winter weather worldwide, the scientific-government complex has retooled at least one computer model, delaying Armageddon a wee bit and therefore pushing further embarrassment beyond the event horizon. Despite the way this weather forecast reads, the study is published in Nature Geoscience not Analog Science Fiction.
Global Warming: Dire Prediction for the Year 3000
Even if humans stop producing excess carbon dioxide in 2100, the lingering effects of global warming could span the next millennia. The results? By the year 3000, global warming would be more than a hot topic - the West Antarctic ice sheet could collapse, and global sea levels would rise by about 13 feet (4 meters), according to a new study.
Using a computer model, researchers looked at two scenarios - an end to humans' industrial carbon dioxide emissions by 2010 and by 2100 - stretched out to the year 3000.
Even if humans were to stop emitting excess carbon dioxide - or if they figured out a way to completely capture it - the effects of global warming would continue to accumulate. That's because previously emitted carbon dioxide lingers in the atmosphere and the oceans, unlike land, warm only gradually, according to one of the study researchers, Shawn Marshall, an associate professor of geography at the University of Calgary.
So Al Gore isn't wrong, just early. See?