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Hansen 2003

Hansen, J., 2003: Can we defuse the global warming time bomb? naturalScience, posted Aug. 1, 2003.

All glaciers in America's Glacier National Park are retreating inexorably to their final demise. Global warming is real, and the melting ice is a portent of potentially disastrous consequences. Yet most gloom-and-doom climate scenarios exaggerate trends of the agents that drive global warming. Study of these forcing agents shows that global warming can be slowed, and stopped, with practical actions that yield a cleaner, healthier atmosphere.

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  • Derived from a presentation made to the Council on Environmental Quality, June 12, 2003. Document on GISS site is the preferred text and was last revised January 2004. A shorter version of this article was published in 2004 as "Defusing the global warming time bomb".