Saturday, February 10, 2007

Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis

The IPCC report has been all over the news. Right now only the Summary for Policymakers is available; and it is heavy going, very technical (and full of bad news). The full report will come out in April.

The InterGovernmental Panel on Climate Change's own website is presently featuring the 2007 material; many news stories (1)(2)(3) give you some ideas about what it means.

As for what we might be able to do about it, for a fairly draconian description try James Kunstler's long blog entry, The Agenda Restated. We have a number of his books, including the 2005 title, The long emergency : surviving the converging catastrophes of the twenty-first century.

The bad news graphic comes from the NOAA page, Climate Impact of Quadrupling of CO2.

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