Climate change or global disruption

Scientist John P. Holdren, in a July 3 appearance on Democracy Now!, argues that global warming is a misleading term. Heprefers global disruption.

In his interview, he says:

“‘Global warming". . .implies something that’s mainly about temperature, that’s gradual, andthat’s uniform across the planet. . . In fact, temperatureis only one of the things that’s changing. It’s a sort of an index ofthe state of the climate. The whole climate is changing: the winds, theocean currents, the storm patterns, snow packs, snowmelt, flooding,droughts. Temperature is just a bit of it.”

Not to mention the changing ocean pH.

Holdren is Teresa and John Heinz Professor ofEnvironmental Policy and Director of the Program on Science,Technology, and Public Policy at the Kennedy School, as well asProfessor of Environmental Science and Public Policy in theDepartment of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University.He is also the Director of the Woods Hole Research Center.

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