Posts Tagged ‘ IPCC ’

Living on Earth: UN Climate Change Reports As Haiku | Living on Earth

Apr 5th, 2014 | By

The reports of the UN’s Panel on Climate Change are critically important but notoriously dense. IPCC scientist Gregory Johnson tells Living On Earth host Steve Curwood about his personal project to write haiku poems to make the reports more understandable.



IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, Part 1: The Physical Science Basis, By Henry Auer

Oct 7th, 2013 | By

The Report first summarizes past changes in the climate system. It states that the recent warming of the earth’s climate is “unequivocal.” Since the 1950s changes in many climate parameters including concentrations of greenhouse gases; temperature; loss of snow cover, glaciers and ice sheets; and rising sea levels are “unprecedented” considering the last decades to thousands of years. There are many recognized contributions to these effects but by far greatest single factor is the increase in the atmospheric concentration of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from climate change expert Henry Auer.



CLIMATE CHANGE: A guide to the IPCC’s take on extreme events

Nov 25th, 2011 | By

Did the heatwave of summer 2003, which killed at least 30,000 people in Europe, have anything to do with climate change? And were the 2010 floods in Pakistan, which affected more than 20 million people, linked to a warming climate? Various studies have attempted to examine the links between extreme weather events and climate change,

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IPCC expected to confirm link between climate change and extreme weather

Nov 17th, 2011 | By

Climate change is likely to cause more storms, floods, droughts, heatwaves and other extreme weather events, according to the most authoritative review yet of the effects of global warming.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will publish on Friday its first special report on extreme weather, and its relationship to rising greenhouse gas emissions.