Archive for November 15th, 2009
If we doubt any of the reports of accelerating melt on Antarctica in recent days from Scientists (warming at three times the global average) it is a wake up call;………… no it is a wake up SHOUT when you take a Google Earth tour of the Antarctic coastline. var showHover=false;
Posted: November 15th, 2009 under Climate Change, Foundation News, Nature, Tipping Points.
Tags: Antarctica, catastrophic climate change, global warming, icesheet loss, sea level rise, West Antarctic
World leaders meeting in Singapore have said it will not be possible to reach a climate change deal ahead of next month’s UN conference in Denmark. After a two-day Asia-Pacific summit, they vowed to work towards an “ambitious outcome” in Copenhagen. But the group dropped a target to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, which [...]
Posted: November 15th, 2009 under Climate Change, General, Negotiations.
Tags: Climate Change, climate negotiations, Copenhagen, global warming, International negotiations, Obama administration
NOTE A 1.1-meter rise by 2100 is based on the maximum IPCC figures and were calculated mainly from the expected expansion of water from temperature increase. It takes no account of on-going melting of the great glaciers in Greenland and the Western Antarctic. Let alone the possibility based on ice-core samples of ice sheet [...]
Posted: November 15th, 2009 under Climate Change, Foundation News, General, Nature, Tipping Points.
Tags: Antarctica, catastrophic climate change, climate change costs, climate negotiations, Copenhagen, global warming, greenland, icesheet loss, sea level rise, Tipping Points, West Antarctic