'The 200-page report by the National Academy of Sciences looked at warming problems that can occur in years instead of centuries. The report repeatedly warns of potential 'tipping points' where the climate passes thresholds, beyond which 'major and rapid changes occur.' - 'The report says abrupt changes like melting ice in the Arctic Ocean and mass species extinctions have already started and are worse than predicted.'
NAS study shills for more climate funding!
'The scientists said the issue of sudden changes is full of uncertainties, so the world can better prepare by monitoring places like Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets more. But because of budget cuts and aging satellites, researchers have fewer measurements of these crucial indicators than they did a few years ago and will have even fewer in upcoming years'
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is all about politics and funding these days:
See: NAS Corrupted Warmist Ralph Cicerone: Turned Org. into political advocacy group: $6 million NAS study used to lobby for climate bill
Flashback: MIT's Lindzen Slams: 'Ralph Cicerone of NAS/NRC is saying that regardless of evidence the answer is predetermined. If gov't wants carbon control, that is the answer that the Academies will provide'
Cicerone’s Shame: NAS Urges Carbon Tax, Becomes Advocacy Group — ‘political appointees heading politicized scientific institutions that are virtually 100% dependent on gov’t funding’
AP's Borenstein quotes Prof. Wuebbles: 'Donald Wuebbles, a University of Illinois climate scientist who wasn't part of the academy study, called it important, especially the call for better warning systems'
But no mention that Wuebbles has been writing reports for alarmist pressure groups Union of Concerned Scientists for a decade. See here.
Flasbhack: Warmist Prof. Donald Wuebbles of U. of Illinois goes full climate astrology: ‘There’s really no such thing as natural weather anymore’ - Wuebbles: 'Anything that takes place today in the weather system has been affected by the changes we've made to the climate system'
Climate Depot Response: Prof. Wuebbles might as well claim that we never had weather like this until those darn witches moved in the neighborhood'