|Al Gore is my hero (Photo credit: Steve Rhodes)|
1982 tip 2002 UN - 20-year tipping point warning. Status: Tipped.
1989 tip 1999 UN - 10-year TP warning. Status: Tipped.
2007 tip 2012 UN - 5-year TP warning. Status: Tipped.
2009 tip 2013 NASA - 4-year TP warning. Status: Tipped.
2006 tip 2016 Al Gore - 10-year TP warning. Status: Active.
2012 tip 2016 UN - 4-year TP warning. Status: Active.
2014 tip 2029 UN - 15-year TP warning. Status: Active.
2014 tip 2034 Former Irish President Mary Robinson - 20-year TP warning. Status: Active.
2014 tip 2036 Michael Mann - 22-year TP warning. Status: Active.
My second favourite is Michael Mann's. A 22 year warning has more gravitas than a 4-year warning, and sounds much more scientific than a 5, 10, or 15 year warning. As Pharoah says in the Ten Commandments, "so it is written, so it shall be done"!
But my sentimental favourite is still Al Gore's. As I recall, he said after 2016, it would be too late to do anything. Two more years, and then we're free from the constraints of anthropogenic climate control. Thank you, Al Gore!
We'll all be like the Australians in On The Beach, waiting for the inevitable doom. I'm going to celebrate by waxing down my surfboard and going cruising for a burger in my car while being true to my school!
File under: "settled science". Dissenters will be ostracized sued, and, if necessary, disembowelled and/or imprisoned.