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Climate Change: not future, now.

by Richard on March 31, 2014

The latest IPCC report is sobering.
Food security is highlighted as an area of significant concern. Crop yields for maize, rice and wheat are all hit in the period up to 2050, with around a tenth of projections showing losses over 25%.
After 2050, the risk of more severe yield impacts increases, as boom-and-bust cycles affect many [...]

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More lunacy from UKIP

by Richard on January 20, 2014

Just when you thought UKIP couldn’t get any dafter, there’s news that the party would ban the teaching of climate change in schools.
In 2010. Ukip announced it would ban the screening of Al Gore’s controversial documentary An Inconvenient Truth if elected, but it now says it will go much further.
Speaking to Index on Censorship, Ukip [...]

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Christian Aid: Climate Change is already happening

by Richard on September 25, 2013

Christian Aid is urging governments to heed the warnings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which publishes its new report on the state of the world’s climate on Friday.
The report, only the fifth since the body was formed in 1988 and the first since 2007, is expected to say that scientists are now [...]

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Clinton: climate change denial makes US a joke

by Richard on September 22, 2011

Very true, but those who need to hear won’t be listening.
via Only in it for the Gold

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Greenland Glacier break-up

by Richard on September 5, 2011

I haven’t written a ‘global warming’ post in a while, but that doesn’t mean that the issue has gone away. In fact, the evidence for anthropogenic climate change continues to mount. A story appears on the BBC website that might well be a further link in the chain.
‘Gob-smacking’ scale of Petermann Glacier break-up
New pictures have [...]

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Climate Change rap

by Richard on May 12, 2011

“In the media landscape there are climate change deniers and believers, but rarely are those speaking about climate change actual climate scientists…”
Some aussie climate scientists are getting down with the kids to share their message. (Before you watch, remember that it’s a Rap. Rap’s are supposed to be rude)
yo….we’re climate scientists.. and there’s no denying [...]

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Tornadoes, Hurricanes and Global Warming

by Richard on May 5, 2011

Only In It For The Gold is a must-go-to source for sensible and informed comment about the state of climate science. Is there a trend in Atlantic Hurricanes and Black Birds are two fine recent posts about whether extreme weather events can be linked to climate change.

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Stephan Lewandowsky, The Drum
Indeed, tragically and paradoxically, among Republicans acceptance of the science decreases with their level of education as well as with their self-reported knowledge: Whereas Democrats who believe they understand global warming better also are more likely to believe that it poses a threat in their lifetimes, among Republicans increased belief in understanding [...]

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Climate change in the news

by Richard on April 4, 2011

LA Times :: Critics’ review unexpectedly supports scientific consensus on global warming
A team of UC Berkeley physicists and statisticians that set out to challenge the scientific consensus on global warming is finding that its data-crunching effort is producing results nearly identical to those underlying the prevailing view.
The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project was launched by [...]

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A very strong article by Julia Gillard
The second US President John Adams once famously said that “facts are stubborn things.” No opinion poll can change the fact that climate change is real. It is caused by human activity. And we must cut carbon pollution.
In a nation rich in fossil fuels, I wish it were not [...]

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Koch brothers + US Chamber of Commerce

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Stating the Obvious

by Richard on February 11, 2011

via Only in it for the Gold

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Amazon drought concern

by Richard on February 4, 2011

Is climate change affecting the Amazon basin?
“If greenhouse gas emissions contribute to Amazon droughts that in turn cause forests to release carbon, this feedback loop would be extremely concerning.
“Put more starkly, current emissions pathways risk playing Russian roulette with the world’s largest rainforest.”

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CO2 Prediction

by Richard on January 27, 2011

It’s true. Both Exxon and BP are predicting that CO2 will continue to rise.
How long will a minority continue to promote the fiction that there is any real doubt about climate change?
More Throbgoblins cartoons…

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Hotter, colder, wetter

by Richard on January 17, 2011

Australia’s The Age considers the new world of extreme weather
Certainly, the world appears to have increasingly suffered wild and damaging swings in its weather in recent years, from the record high temperatures and bushfire havoc of Black Saturday in February 2009 to monsoonal flooding in January 2011, from scorching Russian summer to recently snowbound Europe [...]

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The end for small glaciers

by Richard on January 11, 2011

Image via Wikipedia

IPCC estimates of sea level rise corroborated
In the most comprehensive study of mountain glaciers and small ice caps to date, a team of US and Canadian scientists has projected that most of the world’s smaller glaciers will be gone by 2100. The finding confirms that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — [...]

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Interesting article from the Seattle Times
While some politicians are going on the attack against efforts to fight climate change, scientists such as Emanuel are rattling the political pigeonholes. Some are speaking out, using their expertise and conservative credentials to challenge what many researchers consider widespread distortions about climate change.
Texas Tech atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe is [...]

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Gulf of Mexico oil leak may give Arctic climate clues
Almost all of the methane released in the Gulf of Mexico oil leak was quickly swallowed by bacteria - which may give clues to climate change in the Arctic.
Writing in journal Science, US researchers report that methane-absorbing bacteria multiplied in the Gulf following the April accident.
The [...]

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Keeping out the giraffes: The dilemma of growth

by Richard on October 7, 2010

Tim Jackson delivers an economic reality check

Well worth your time.
A great line: “This is a story about us … being persuaded to spend money we don’t have on stuff we don’t need, to create impressions that don’t last on people we don’t care about.”

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F…f…f…fire?!

by Richard on September 3, 2010

Thanks to Michael Tobis

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