Friday, March 13, 2009

IPCC issues upgraded dire warning on global warming and sea level rise from Denmark

Jan M. Olsen has an AP story about a meeting in Copenhagen where hundreds of scientists warned yesterday (March 12, 2009) that climate change may occur much more rapidly than expected, and that sea levels could rise by over one meter by 2100. The link is here.

AOL reported the story, along with extra slides, and a poll that so far suggests only lukewarm concern about climate change from the general public, and a pessimistic attitude that public carbon habits will change in time.

The Climate Change 2007 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, AR4 Synthesis "Summary for Policymakers", is here. The three day meeting in Denmark aimed to upgrade the 2007 report.

There is an island off Denmark, Samso, that is supposed to be powered entirely by renewable energy, description here.

I found a Wordpress blog from Feb. 2009, however, that talks about IPCC "excuses", here.

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