"Speaking for many scientists and engineers who have looked carefully and independently at the science of climate, we have a message to any candidate for public office: There is no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to "decarbonize" the world's economy. Even if one accepts the inflated climate forecasts of the IPCC, aggressive greenhouse-gas control policies are not justified economically." Link
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posted by BobbyVan
on Jan 27, 2012 -
As the global climate changes, agriculture is sure to be affected. The Stern Review
explains that "developing countries - in particular the poorest - are heavily dependent on agriculture, the most climate-sensitive of all economic sectors." Working Group II
of the IPCC
says that: "Smallholder and subsistence farmers, pastoralists and artisanal fisherfolk will suffer complex, localised impacts of climate change (high confidence)." Meanwhile, some important staple crops are especially threatened
by rising temperatures (though genetic engineering may help
). You can experience a taste of it yourself
, with a climate change awareness fast, taking place on Tuesday, September 4th.
posted by sindark
on Aug 30, 2007 -
has some anticipations on the soon to be released first volume of IPCC's
4Th Assesment Report , concerning matters such as climate change and global warming.
Quoting the article : It is virtually certain (there is more than a 99 per cent probability) that carbon dioxide levels and global warming is far above the range of natural variability over the past 650,000 years. It is virtually certain that human activity has played the dominant role in causing the increase of greenhouse gases over the past 250 years.
posted by elpapacito
on Jan 29, 2007 -
Scientific backlash for warming theorists
-- High clouds over the western tropical Pacific Ocean could significantly reduce the estimates of future global warming now being put forward by IPCC's computer models of the Earth's climate. And, in a newly published interview
, MIT's Dr. Richard S. Lindzen describes the Kyoto Treaty on climate change as "absurd". Backlash begun?
posted by frednorman
on Mar 6, 2001 -