Global Warming Facts and Effects – Global Warming Climate Change


November 25, 2013

How to feed the world in 2050: actions in a changing climate

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November 18, 2013

Climate Change: Lines of Evidence

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Shame On You America: Congress And The Truth About Global …

Category: Climate change economics – admin 12:06 am

by: Ian McCoy

Just 4 the Planet has in recent months been urging the US Congress to pass a major Climate Change Bill introduced by Senator Kerry. We said it was time for the USA to “step up to the plate” and hoped that environmental concerns would take precedence over the mighty dollar.

Unfortunately the mighty dollar won out and America did not step up. Incredibly myopic Republican Senators destroyed any chances of passing the legislation, arguing that taxing the big polluters would lead to higher energy price.

Now in a case of tragic irony the death of climate change legislation in the Senate has been followed by the appearance of two government reports in the past week that underscore the overwhelming scientific case for global warming — and go out of the way to repudiate sceptics.

First came a report on global climate from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which confirmed that the 2000s were by far the warmest decade in the instrumental record — as were, in their turns, the 1980s and the 1990s. Unlike year-to-year fluctuations, these 10-year shifts are statistically significant. Further, the report notes that it derived its conclusions from an array of data sources — not just the land-surface readings that doubters challenge — from ocean heat uptake to melting land ice to sea level rise.

“If the land surface records were systematically flawed and the globe had not really warmed, then it would be almost impossible to explain the concurrent changes in this wide range of indicators produced by many independent groups,” the report said. “The warming of the climate system is unequivocal.” The gases most likely responsible for that warming, such as carbon dioxide, continue to accumulate.

Second was a strongly worded response from the Environmental Protection Agency to petitions that it revoke its finding that “climate change is real, is occurring due to emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities and threatens human health and environment.” As with much climate-change scepticism, the petitions were based “on selectively edited, out-of-context data and a manufactured controversy,” EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson said. Among other things, the agency reviewed every document from the “Climategate” e-mail hack at a respected British climate research unit. The EPA found what four other independent studies did: that the e-mails contained some “candid” language but nothing that seriously discredits the scientific consensus on global warming.

Many climate-change sceptics will simply dismiss these reports as more evidence of a sprawling conspiracy instead of what they really are: yet more affirmation of the risks humanity runs if it continues to pump carbon into the atmosphere.

As for the US Congress we can only ask – have US legislators learned nothing from the Gulf disaster and the high price paid when oil lobbyists dictate US energy policy. Shame on you America.
Ian McCoy

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November 11, 2013

Full Show 9/27/13: The Challenge of Climate Change

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How Climate Change Affects the Way We Do Business – ArticleCity …

Category: Climate change economics,Uncategorized – admin 12:11 am

by: BigPictureTV

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November 4, 2013

News In Two Minutes – Israeli Airstrike – Desert Refugees – Cholera Increases – Climate Change

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Press Release States Climate Forecasting Investment Could Boost …

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by: Ashly Sun

The study, released in the scientific journal Bulletin for the American Meteorological Society, states that investments that are made today can result to as much as 10-20 percent progress in climate forecasts for the UK and Europe in the approaching decades, and up to 20 percent improvement all over the world.

The results of the study come as good news to industries and policy makers that aim to assist in the adaptation to climate change for the years to come. Ambiguity in climate predictions could mean that climate change adaptation measures should be planned with more flexibility –something which also makes the measures more expensive.

Information from a group of climate models was used by the researchers to distinguish the primary reasons for the vagueness in temperature change forecasts in different time scales and areas.

Although the study had been done on a worldwide scale in the past, it is the first time to use a regional scale for the study.

The study illustrated that in the coming four decades at all regions, the principal uncertainties for climate forecasts are mainly caused by dissimilarities between the climate models as well as the natural unpredictability of the climate.

According to the research, the two types of uncertainty may be lessened through investment and advancement of climate science.

It was therefore advised for funding agencies and planners to focus on the issue of how climate science can best bring improvements given the forecasts, and in the process, lessen the expenses of adaptation to climate change.

This, as well as other issues was the topic of discussion at the World Climate Conference-3 in Geneva. The conference concentrated on climate predictions and gave key points for decision-making. The objective of the conference was to make a global framework for connecting scientific advances in climate forecast with the requirements of the users.

A press release from the event states that the conference aimed to provide current and future generations with climate forecasts so that they can adapt better to climate change and lessen losses that are brought about by extreme weather and climate events like heat waves, sand storms, cyclones, drought and floods. The forecast resulting from the conference aims to help decision-makers manage their respective sectors such as food security, water management, health care and tourism better.
Ashly Sun is a seasoned writer, having travelled around the world, largely putting all her experiences and the sights and sounds she has come across to paper. She now writes extensively about topics related to green news, mostly on renewable energy, but also on a variety of related topics as well. When not travelling around the world, she is based in Central Hong Kong, taking in the myriad colours, flavours, and scents of the melting pot that Hong Kong is known for.

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