Posted By Dave Snope
"I think the Caribbean countries face rising oceans and they face increase in the severity of hurricanes. This is something that is very, very scary to all of us. The island states in the world represent -- I remember this number -- one-half of 1 percent of the carbon emissions in the world. And they will -- some of them will disappear," he added.
Chu said the United States would not be spared, either.
"Let me state what the official IPCC (the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) prediction is: It (sea levels) could go up as much as three-quarters of a meter in this century, but there is a reasonable probability it could be much higher than that," Chu said.
He said a rise in levels of one meter, coastal areas around Florida around Louisiana would move much farther inland.
"Lots of area in Florida will go under. New Orleans at three-meter height is in great peril. If you look at, you know, the Bay Area, where I came from, all three airports would be under water. So this is -- this is serious stuff. The impacts could be enormous," he said.
I hope you are sufficient scared from what this Nobel Prize winning laser physicist said.
Wha-wait. Laser physicist?
It's hard to choose which part of his speech is worse. It's either the long-ago discredited idea of intensifying hurricanes, or the idea that he is making political speeches disguised as science backed by his Nobel prize credibility (in lasers).