Friday, September 27, 2013

UN report on man-made climate change is pretty scathing

The UN International Panel on Climate Change has reduced a report indicating a 95% chance that the spike in carbon dioxide levels and world temperatures in the past few decades is man-made.  CNN has a detailed report and multiple videos here.
  

All likelihood is that sea levels would rise by several feet at least by 2100, and that storm surges will become stronger.
  
One of the biggest but uncertain risks could have to do with methane release.
   
The direct link to the UN report seems to be this.


Moral questions arise in the idea that many people don’t experience “generativity” as part of their locus of personal responsibility.  Advanced countries with lower populations will be accused of emitting much more carbon per person.   

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