On Monday, at the California Climate Change Symposium in Sacramento, the usual academic suspects from California’s universities argued that global warming represents an imminent threat to Man.
Unsatisfied with simply stating their positions, scientists were determined to prepare for the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Paris by asserting that those opposed to the climate change agenda must be convinced to join the global warming chorus, according to The Daily News.
Elizabeth Hadly, a professor of biology and geological and environmental sciences at Stanford University, warned, “Dialog is more important than advocacy. You’ve got to learn how to communicate outside the Ivory Tower,” and asserted that the Scientific Consensus Statement, which pontificates, “Earth is rapidly approaching a tipping point. Human impacts are causing alarming levels of harm to our planet … The evidence that humans are damaging their ecological life-support systems is overwhelming,” should be pressed on developing countries, as well skeptics among religious leaders and military officials.
The symposium was organized by the infamous International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as well as the California Natural Resources Agency.
Robert Weisenmiller, chairman of the California Energy Commission, exhorted the rest of the world to imitate California, which requires greenhouse gases to be cut to 1990 levels by 2020, with a further cut of 80% by 2050. UC San Diego Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan warned that sea levels could rise between 2 meters to 5 meters threaten Los Angeles International Airport and San Diego International Airport.
Professors from UC Berkeley dominated the conference, with five speakers, including Nancy Thomas, Shruti Mukhtyar, David Ackerly, John Radke and Whendee Silver; two professors from UCLA spoke: Alex Hall and Glen MacDonald.