"Climate is Changing Ten Times Faster Than Predicted" Dr. Konrad Steffan, Director of CIRES – the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

By May 19, 2010 February 21st, 2013 Climate Catastrophes

*** I talked with one of the scientists that I interviewed in Greenland in 2007 recently. I had found a previously forgotten quote that appeared to be from him in my notes from my trip and I wanted to confirm. The quote was "Climate change is proceeding ten times faster that we had predicted". This scientists is Dr. Konrad Steffen, Director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. When he returned my email he was sitting in the same hotel that I had interviewed him. He had just completed a month-long field session at Camp Swiss on the ice sheet. Dr. Steffen founded Camp Swiss in 1990. His email confirmed that he remembered me and our interview, and that indeed, climate change was progressing ten times faster than predicted… How much faster is ten times faster? It is as if one’s average 81.5 year-long life was condensed down to 8 years and 6 months…***

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