0149 From John Davies to Phil Jones, Wed 4 July 2007.
On: GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGES IN THE NEXT FIFTEEN YEARS.
The main point to be borne in mind is that the world faces a high chance of very large climate changes in a very short space of time which we know about but of which we are nevertheless largely unaware. This is creeping up on us unawares because of the relative climate stability of the last ten years.
Should this period of climate stability continue then the sceptics will publicise it and insist that global warming is a myth and many politicians and much of the public will believe them. Success for the sceptics will mean that no action will be taken to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
This possibility can be minimised if the defenders of the global climate inform the world of the climate stability before the sceptics jump in and if climate campaigners accurately explain the dangerous future facing humanity and the world.
It will be extremely difficult to make people aware of the danger we face if this climate stability goes on much longer. In military terms this situation represents a classic ambush.
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