Tag Archives: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Climate action a ‘moral responsibility’


Chinese climatologist says the world must work together on global warming. “Global warming is causing changes in glaciers, permafrost and snow cover in Central Asia, threatening the livelihood of millions of people in the region. Nature spoke with Qin Dahe, … Continue reading

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Prodigal plankton species makes first known migration from Pacific to Atlantic via Pole


Microscopic plant disappeared from North Atlantic 800,000 years ago; unwanted return 1 of several climate change symptoms already apparent throughout European oceans Some 800,000 years ago – about the time early human tribes were learning to make fire – a … Continue reading

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Roy Spencer’s Latest Silver Bullet


Roy Spencer has come up with yet another “silver bullet” to show that climate sensitivity is lower than IPCC estimates.  I.e., he fits a simple 1-box climate model to the net flux of heat into the upper 700 m of … Continue reading

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House Republicans cut funding to UN climate science body


Funding ban to IPCC part of cuts package that would slash spending on environmental protection America is to cut off all funding to the United Nations climate science panel under sweeping Republican budget cuts that seek to gut spending on … Continue reading

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Put major government policy options through a science test first, biodiversity experts urge


How should a new ‘IPCC for biodiversity’ work? Leading world scientists offer prescription Scientific advice on the consequences of specific policy options confronting government decision makers is key to managing global biodiversity change. That’s the view of leading scientists anxiously … Continue reading

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A Case Study in Climate Science Integrity


2011-01-22 Skeptical Science Everyone makes mistakes, including scientists. Should we trust our science with those who admit to and correct them, or with those who deny and ignore them? In the past week, two key examples have emerged illustrating how … Continue reading

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Shrinking snow and ice cover intensify global warming


2011-01-18 Nature Geoscience, U. Michigan, Oregon State U. Radiative forcing and albedo feedback from the Northern Hemisphere cryosphere between 1979 and 2008 ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The decreases in Earth’s snow and ice cover over the past 30 years have exacerbated global … Continue reading

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