Amid all the hand-wringing, legitimate and not-so, over shortcomings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the wake of hacked e-mails, a blown Himalayan melting glaciers prediction, and sundry other issues, Nature magazine comes through with an intelligent and well thought-out exchange of views on a possible post-IPCC world. Strange that just a [...]
The IPCC’s 2007 report missed out the melting of the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets which would be the key drivers in dramatic sea level rises. The reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are balanced and comprehensive documents summarizing the impact of global warming on the planet. But they are not [...]
Posted: January 23rd, 2010 under Climate Change, General, Nature, Tipping Points.
Tags: Antarctica, catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, glacial melt, global warming, icesheet loss, IPCC, science, sea level rise, Tipping Points
Powerful vested interests and climate sceptics will work overtime to block legislation and discredit the science ahead of the next global climate summit in Mexico It is often said by perceptive observers that a disconnect is in evidence in many countries between a public that want stringent action to tackleclimate change and what governments are [...]
Hundreds of millions of people around the world would be affected as low low-lying coastal areas became inundated Global sea levels could rise by up to 9m in the next few hundred years, even if the world manages to stabilise average temperatures to 2C above pre-industrial levels, according to a new study. In this scenario, [...]
‘Copenhagen Diagnosis’ offers a grim update to the IPCC’s climate science reports seen now as flawed.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—the world’s foremost body for weighing and assessing climate science—received a kick in the pants today from members who say the climate situation is much worse than the IPCC has so far reported. Twenty-six climatologists—including 14 IPCC members—have released a startling update to the panel’s work, reporting that sea levels [...]
Posted: November 25th, 2009 under Climate Change, Foundation News, Nature, Tipping Points.
Tags: Antarctica, catastrophic climate change, Climate Change, Copenhagen, emissions reductions, global warming, greenhouse emissions, greenland, Ice free Arctic, IPCC, science, sea level rise, Tipping Points, West Antarctic
Katey Walter Anthony, Aquatic Ecologist and Biogeochemist I have been watching the work of this young scientist for sometime. Much of her research into methane releases presently being emitted from the thawing permafrost and bubbling from lakes in the far north of Alaska has passed under the radar of climate change discussions. This is very [...]
Posted: November 22nd, 2009 under Climate Change, Foundation News, General, Nature, Tipping Points.
Tags: Alaska, catastrophic climate change, global warming, greenhouse emissions, IPCC, methane, methane clathrates, natural systems, permafrost, science, Siberia, Tipping Points
A new study from Norwegian and New Zealand scientists provides updated numbers for CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. While the global financial crisis may have slowed down the emission growth, it has not been sufficient to stop it: From 2007 to 2008 global emissions from fossil fuels increased by 2.2 percent. From 2003 to 2007, [...]
Posted: November 22nd, 2009 under Climate Change, General.
Tags: China, Climate Change, CO2 Emissions, CO2 levels, Coal Fired Power Stations, energy production, fossil fuels, global warming, India, IPCC
Average temperatures across the world are on course to rise by up to 6C without urgent action to curb CO2 emissions, according a new analysis. Emissions rose by 29% between 2000 and 2008, says the Global Carbon Project. All of that growth came in developing countries, but a quarter of it came through production of [...]
Posted: November 17th, 2009 under Climate Change, General, Negotiations.
Tags: Climate Change, CO2 levels, Copenhagen, developed nations, developing nations, global warming, IPCC, per-capita emissions
Reported by BBC News The Greenland ice sheet is losing its mass faster than in previous years and making an increasing contribution to sea level rise, a study has confirmed. Published in the journal Science, it has also given scientists a clearer view of why the sheet is shrinking. The team used weather data, satellite [...]