James Hansen, the Godfather of Global Warming, says yes:
"This is not some scientific theory," Hansen told The Associated Press in an interview. "We are now experiencing scientific fact."
Bjorn Lomborg says no, or, at least, let us not mislead the public. But he is The Skeptical Environmentalist, campaigned against the Kyoto Protocol and calls the Greenhouse Effect a myth. He has a PhD in POLITICAL SCIENCE from the University of Copenhagen and is associated with the Copenhagen Business School. Hansen has a PhD in physics and is with Columbia University, in addition to heading the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Okay, who has more credibility, Hansen or Lomborg? An amazing number of people actually side with Lomborg. This is a good part of our problem.
Well, there is tropical storm at 40 MPH in the Atlantic that will soon become Hurricane Isaac and traipse west through the Caribbean islands towards Florida:
However, in the west Pacific are two significant events. Typhoon Tembin, now at 105 MPH, will strengthen into a Category 4 storm, but somewhat weaken before striking Taiwan on Thursday:
However, right behind, to move north of Taiwan, is Typhoon Bolaven, already at 90 MPH, predicted to strengthen into a Category 3 storm, threaten Okinawa and make landfall in Zhejiang Province, China:
Interesting, but Tembin (left) and Bolaven (right), under certain conditions, could meet and combine: