Monday, March 31, 2014

UN Scientific Panel Releases Report on Climate Change

In this Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 photo, a flock of Geese fly past the 
smokestacks at the Jeffrey Energy Center coal power plant as 
the suns sets near Emmett, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) | AP

Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that issued the 32-volume, 2,610-page report here early Monday, told The Associated Press: "it is a call for action." Without reductions in emissions, he said, impacts from warming "could get out of control.".........

Twenty-first century disasters such as killer heat waves in Europe, wildfires in the United States, droughts in Australia and deadly flooding in Mozambique, Thailand and Pakistan highlight how vulnerable humanity is to extreme weather, according to the report from the Nobel Prize-winning group of scientists. The dangers are going to worsen as the climate changes even more, the report's authors said.

"We're now in an era where climate change isn't some kind of future hypothetical," said the overall lead author of the report, Chris Field of the Carnegie Institution for Science in California. "We live in an area where impacts from climate change are already widespread and consequential."

Read more here.

Update: I posted following picture a while ago suggesting that earth may become a barren globe.

Now I see that The Huffington Post has posted the barren land globe on its front page under the UN Report on Climate Change. Interesting! I am not the only one who thinks that earth may become barren someday.

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  1. I read the synopsis, LD. things are getting increasingly dire, but in our country, the Harperites behave and enact policy as if it were still the 1950s.

  2. Lorne, you're quite right. Harprites want take us back to 1950s without worrying about the global warming.