A good place to start.

For those genuinely interested in learning a few facts about climate change, a new report prepared for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics, is a good place to start. It’s a lengthy report that examines implications of future warming on not just environmental systems but societal systems as well. It is an excellent synthesis of up to date peer reviewed science and has some well modelled most likely future scenarios as well. The most impressive thing about this report is that it is written so non scientific people can grasp the information. I have put a link to the report in my climate change section and a more direct link is here. Please take the time to download this report and read it….or if you score highly on the Worrall scale, write it off as “watermelon” nonsense without bothering to read it but be sure to comment on it.

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5 responses to “A good place to start.

  1. john byatt

    The report made both the ABC and The Age, that was about it

    for anyone who missed catalyst this week here is both video and transcript

    http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3633447.htm

  2. john byatt

    Drumroll

    Reply by Denise Scanlan (W6.5) yesterday
    Well it seems the bankers are getting worried so they have put out an alarmist article in The Age.

    The World Bank has warned the planet is on track to warm by four degrees Celsius this century – causing increasingly extreme heat waves, lower crop yields and rising sea levels – unless significant action is taken to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

    In a major report released ahead of the year-end United Nations climate summit in Qatar, the bank says changes associated with four degrees of warming would have dramatic and devastating effects on all parts of the world, including Australia, but that the poor would be most vulnerable.

    Scientists say global warming must be kept within two degrees of pre-industrial temperatures to give the world the best chance of avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.

  3. john byatt

    Denier comment of the day JONova W7

    “Newby probably thinks skeptics deny the “basic physics” when that’s never been the case. She apparently doesn’t know the models she relies use dubious assumptions to amplify the basic physics into a catastrophe. She hasn’t done her research. If she had, she’d know the debate is not about the physics, but about the feedbacks”