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Panel Says Global Warming Carries Risk of Deep Changes

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Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2013 01:41 AM by AlexMuller

At the same time, some worst-case fears about climate change that have entered the popular imagination can be ruled out as unlikely, at least over the next century, the panel found. These include a sudden belch of methane from the ocean or the Arctic that would fry the planet, as well as a shutdown of the heat circulation in the Atlantic Ocean that would chill nearby land areas — the fear on which the 2004 movie “The Day After Tomorrow” was loosely based.

 
In a report released Tuesday, the panel appointed by the National Research Council called for the creation of an early warning system to alert society well in advance to changes capable of producing chaos. Nasty climate surprises have occurred already, and more seem inevitable, perhaps within decades, panel members warned. But, they said, little has been done to prepare.
 
“The reality is that the climate is changing,” said James W. C. White, a paleoclimatologist at the University of Colorado Boulder who headed the committee on abrupt impacts of climate change. “It’s going to continue to happen, and it’s going to be part of everyday life for centuries to come — perhaps longer than that.”
 
While most climate scientists believe the human release of greenhouse gases has made immense changes in the earth inevitable, they hope many of these will happen slowly enough that society can adapt.
 
The document the panel released Tuesday is the latest in a string of reports to consider whether some changes could occur so suddenly as to produce profound social or environmental stress, even collapse. Like previous reports, the new one considers many potential possibilities and dismisses most of them as unlikely — at least in the near term.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-05
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This could seem comforting. The fact that there is no global catastrophe looming in the near future is a good news, however could send a wrong message.
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-05
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I agree, we should not relax and stop all regulations and measures to reduce global worming due to human activity. If we stop, this prediction may soon change
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-05
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We just recently had an information that we can slow down global warming. Recent research supports a link between a ban on CFC use to a "pause" or slowdown in temperature increases. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-05
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Ozone chemicals should be targeted further - reduce more Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-05
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Evidence is strong that CFC gases are responsible for a massive hole in the ozone layer Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-05
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Do not forget that the panel says that Global Warming Carries Risk of Deep Changes! Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-05
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It is a god thing that there are international talks on this topic and no one would like to stop further talks and agreements. However, this remains very complex and difficult and we should not relax this effort in a view of this analysis
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-05
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At a recent conference the problem was that China and India clashed with the developed countries by insisting that rich countries continue to operate under stricter standards than poor countries. Avoiding impacts on economic growth seem to be the main goal for all involved
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-05
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Two weeks of talks had failed to deliver substantial progress just weeks after an international panel of scientists warned about the growing consensus on human-caused global warming Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-05
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This disagreement is typical of the so far unsuccessful diplomatic effort to reduce the heat-trapping carbon emissions that scientists say are warming the planet.
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-05
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Participants from developing countries have absolutely nothing to write home about at the moment Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-05
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Global warming is well known-the rise in the average temperature of Earth's atmosphere and oceans was observed from the late 19th century and is projected to continue

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-05
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However, scientists have a big argument to support statement about heat-trapping carbon emissions Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-12-05
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Climate financing is hard to agree on. Rich countries have promised to help developing nations make their economies greener and to adapt to rising sea levels, desertification and other climate impacts. They have provided billions of dollars in climate financing in recent year Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-05-06
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hola tengo una duda, hace poco compre shampoo y acinoocidnador de la marca organix, que también vienen sin sal, mi cabello no es tinturado ni tampoco tengo alisado de keratina, ¿sera conveniente que utilice este tipo de productos? pregunto porque he leído bastante y siempre lo recomiendan para ese tipo de cabellos. Saludos y me encanta tu blog! Reply


 

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