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#TBT: Volcanologist Haroun Tazieff's warning about climate change in 1979

A 2 or 3°C increase in temperatures, polar ice melting... 40 years ago, volcanologist Haroun Tazieff was sounding the alarm. And already met with scepticism... #tbt

10/17/2019 10:41 AM
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  • Judith N.
    06/19/2020 18:04

    We knew and we did bugger all until now at the 11th hour 🤷

  • Colin N.
    05/01/2020 16:15

    Scientists know and so far have been correct.

  • Paul T.
    05/01/2020 11:19

    Climate change is a hoax!

  • Karen M.
    05/01/2020 04:51

    Crying wolf for 40 years.

  • Francisco A.
    05/01/2020 03:52

    No existe el calentamiento global producido por el hombre. Ahora en momentos que estamos en cuarentena. Sigue subiendo la temperatura. No es por el hombre es por los máximos solares.

  • Ερικ Γ.
    05/01/2020 02:38

    I moved to Florida from Greece 7 years ago and never felt the weather as cool as it is the last 2 months! The impact we have to the planet is massive and catastrophic! The virus is not an accident

  • J M.
    05/01/2020 00:59

    40 years and we're still going downhill. We waited for a pandemic to let the ozones heal and animals roam. What greater catastrophe do we need to fix everything else in the planet?

  • Stephanie C.
    04/30/2020 22:51

    We all knew from mid 1980s! Major international speeches were made. If your parents, or you had more than one or two children and have lived high carbon lives, then look to yourselves...We are responsible.

  • Lynn F.
    04/30/2020 22:20

    Apparently, not such a load of crap after all.. 🙁😔

  • Mary T.
    04/30/2020 21:17

    Add James Hansen of NASA to this list of men who have tried to help save us. He was silenced by the Bush administration.

  • April A.
    04/30/2020 20:32

    Climate change has been happening long before we walked upright on this Earth. Now humans play an important part in the changes being seen. We are unwilling to give up those creature comforts that contribute to the co2 increase. The path we choose will dictate our future destiny. Sadly humans, collectively, have never chosen wisely to protect our planet. Only in the face of catastrophe will we finally see what we have wrought but by then it might be to late to change.

  • Stephanie C.
    04/30/2020 19:32

    Yes we have ALL known for over 35 years that population growth and their consumption would have the commencing catastrophic effects we are seeing. Population doubled in 20 years and due to double again in 18. Currently 8 Billion. Many estimates say the planet can support 4 Billion sustainably. Yes we have had a choice in our control of the population growth individually since the 60s. What did you individually do?

  • Danny B.
    04/30/2020 17:02

    Perspectives that focus on how old the planet is are never very wise because they don't take into account the exponential growth of humans. The ice might be 10 million years old but since this discussion took place the human population has almost doubled from 4.4 billion to 7.8 billion.

  • Marko P.
    04/30/2020 16:41

    Crazy that's all I can say.

  • Christian M.
    04/30/2020 16:16

    j'ai rencontré les deux hommes, c'est vrai qu'ils étaient visionnaires

  • Maria F.
    04/30/2020 14:17

    Very interesting ~

  • Karilyn R.
    04/30/2020 13:03

    There is only one person in this discussion who has got it right and that is 40 years ago and they are still not listening.

  • Carmel M.
    04/30/2020 12:14

    Profit always wins out. At any cost.

  • Sue M.
    04/30/2020 11:41

    Yep we have known for a very long time this was coming but have sllowed profit to be our master.

  • Natasha S.
    04/30/2020 11:36

    ...and nothing changed since them...people are just talking about it not changing....supply and demand will destroy our nature...sad...