Prof. Camilo Mora: 'The actual writing of the paper took us about two months. It’s 40 pages altogether. But it’s amazing that the press release on this paper took us two months to prepare. It was a massive investment of time for just two pages of paper. So another limitation for us as scientists is that it’s very hard for us to commit that kind of time to prepare for that press release.'
What motivates Mora? 'My motivation and everybody’s motivation whenever we produce these papers is trying to increase the level of awareness of people and politicians to take action on these things...So as scientists, we are struggling to figure out how we can increase public awareness on this issue.'
Mora, a University of Hawaii biogeographer, ecologist, and climate modeler. 'By the year 2047 the climate is going to move beyond something we’ve never seen in the last 150 years.' - 'All the species in the tropics are going to suffer quite dramatically' - 'What I’m suggesting is to inform people about the environmental and social costs of having a child.'
Steve Milloy: Today’s elevation is not all that different from the low points of 1956 and 1965 (about 1,090 feet, shown in first graph), especially when you consider the increases in water use and human management of reservoir levels over time. No doubt that drought is affecting Lake Mead. But Western drought is natural (the region is a desert, after all), and Lake Mead was comparably low more than 100 ppm CO2 ago.
Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, Hollywood actors, venture capitalists — they’re all pushing lab-grown meat as the solution to world hunger and environmental sustainability, but scientists last week told a panel of experts they have serious concerns about the product’s safety.