Unfortunately, some elements of the Earth system have crossed a point of no return,” Gore said during an interview with PJM on the green carpet of the An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power screening Wednesday evening at the Newseum. “The big chunk of the West Antarctic ice sheet, for example, makes a considerable amount of sea level rise inevitable in the future.
# Jeff Skoll, a producer of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, said Gore was not predicting the “end of the world” when he said in 2006 that the “point of no return” would be reached within 10 years. “The 10 year ago prediction wasn’t that it would be the end of the world, it would just be it’s going to be a lot harder 10 years from now if we don’t get started,” he said.
Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres among signatories of letter warning that the next three years will be crucial to stopping the worst effects of global warming
Schellnhuber, of IPCC & director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, added: “The maths is brutally clear: while the world can’t be healed within the next few years, it may be fatally wounded by negligence [before] 2020.”
Sting sings a 'global warming' tune: 'Seems things are worse than some had feared'
Only Sting’s eco-hypocrisy may be on par with Leonardo DiCaprio and James Cameron. And that’s saying something. His lavish lifestyle, which hardly meshes with his environmental message. Imagine the energy required to pay Sting’s bills. Here’s The Daily Mail dishing on Sting’s lifestyle circa 2008: He keeps no fewer than four homes in Britain with his wife, Trudie Styler, including the 800 acre Lake House estate in Wiltshire. The home has 14 bedrooms and 8 baths...Sting’s band The Police topped the list of groups with the largest carbon footprint.
His former cook Jane Martin told an employment tribunal how “opulent extravagance reigned” at the home, and there was “no regard to cost, expense or wastage” of food or drink.