01/23/2007 by Daniel Rosenblum
Based on mounting evidence of slow but steady melting of continental ice sheets, scientists are now warning that the glaciers in the Alps will be mostly melted by 2050 according to a Jan. 21 AP story. California recently announced plans to reduce carbon emissions by 25% to 1990 levels by 2020, and by 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. The United States Climate Action Partnership (industry/environmental groups) proposal announced yesterday (Jan. 22) calls for a carbon dioxide emissions drop of only 10 percent to 30 percent from today’s levels within 15 years. Fast enough?