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Saturday, November 17, 2007

IPCC latest - climate change evidance "unequivocal"

Last night in Valencia, the IPCC approved its Fourth Assessment Synthesis report, which sums up the key points from the three major reports published this year on climate change science, its impacts and the mitigation options. It will be the key reference document for policymakers in the coming years. (Should be anyway, unfortunately not all politicians like 'fact based' decision making.)

The IPCC is a pretty careful, conservative body, so there were no big surprises. (Our press release is here.) But the message behind these reports is becoming increasingly blunt. From the New York Times:

Members of the panel said their review of the data led them to conclude as a group and individually that reductions in greenhouse gasses had to start immediately to avert a global climate disaster that could leave island states submerged and abandoned, African crop yields decreased by 50 percent, and cause over a 5 percent decrease in global gross domestic product.

The panel, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last month, said the world would have to reverse the growth of greenhouse gas emissions by 2015 to avert major problems.

"If there’s no action before 2012, that’s too late," said Rajendra Pachauri, a scientist and economist who heads the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. "What we do in the next two to three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment."

He said that since the panel began its work five years ago, scientists have recorded "much stronger trends in climate change,” like a recent melting of polar ice that had not been predicted. "That means you better start with intervention much earlier."

Clear enough for you?

Source: Greenpeace

1 comment:

Ethan said...

Listen just because there is more evidence for climate change doesn't mean that there is more evidence for CO2 in fact during the late 1940's the temperature dropped for 5 years while CO2 and solar variance were both rising thus ruling them out as likely causes plain and simple. What did happen was the largest shift in global radio frequency propagation in the ionosphere. It was discovered nearly 30 years ago that radio waves from scientific transmitters stimulate a known ozone depletion mechanism called electron precipitation, yet the IPCC has overlooked the fact that the historic use of specific broadcast frequencies and there effects on ozone depletion can be seen in the global temperature graph. The global temperature has been following the rise of broadcast technology. It's funny to think that we have been using climate alteration technology for the past 100 years without even knowing it. And another note about whether or not global warming is happening at all: Listen the global temperature has risen in the past 100 years and it can be atributed to anthropogenic causes, it doen't even matter if it is still rising, the fact that it has changed unnaturally alters ecosystems and disease patterns over long time periods. Pandemic is the most dangerous thing humanity has to worry about as global temperature changes. And who is to say that ANY unnatural change in temperature is not a threat? It's time to wake up people! AM 1400MHz is a gyrofrequency and ozone depletion is sensitive to this frequency. Wake UP!!!

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