Tuesday, March 25, 2014

UN panel warns about climate change

A Polar Bear walks on the frozen tundra next to Hudson Bay ahead of 
the freeze-over 12 November 2007 outside Churchill, Mantioba, Canada. 
| PAUL J. RICHARDS via Getty Images

If you think of climate change as a hazard for some far-off polar bears years from now, you're mistaken. That's the message from top climate scientists gathering in Japan this week to assess the impact of global warming.

In fact, they will say, the dangers of a warming Earth are immediate and very human.

"The polar bear is us," says Patricia Romero Lankao of the federally financed National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., referring to the first species to be listed as threatened by global warming due to melting sea ice.

Read more here.

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1 comment:

  1. Sigh. I don't get a lot of respect while providing links to show I've done my homework - but don't write off the polar bear quite yet. They've been around in a warming world before. And their numbers are more like a bumper crop than endangered.
    But the kicker is this : you are citing the political program of a UN bureaucracy specifically designated as the promotional arm for policy revolving around climate change : hence the name.
    That precedes any resemblance of scientific findings - and those directed 'studies' are reported in the summaries so as to conform with policy.
    Which is why they can whoop and holler...without being able to cite established facts.
    But hey : it is also designated drivel to assign blame for contrary opinion on buyout by polluters. Odd isn't it. You can see the need for balanced testimony in court - but when somebody actually respects the need for testing a thesis as per Scientific Method, they are castigated and misrepresented.
    I've been busy finding such alternative ideas and opinions - a diverse lot which only reflects the unavoidable uncertainty attending making inherently unverifiable predictions.