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World Not Ready for Climate Change, New Report Says
National Geographic ^ | March 29, 2014 | by Brian Clark Howard

Posted on 03/29/2014 6:08:45 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

On Monday morning in Japan, the world's leading body of climate scientists will release a major report on the impacts of climate change, with the goal of spurring world leaders to act more decisively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

"Observed impacts of climate change are widespread and consequential," the scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) write in a draft version of the new report.

The new report is expected to show that "today's choices are going to significantly affect the risk that climate change will pose for the rest of the century," says Kelly LeWanker, a scientist who studies the impacts of climate change at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climategate; failure; hoax; weather

1 posted on 03/29/2014 6:08:45 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m as ready as I need to be.


2 posted on 03/29/2014 6:11:52 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Kelly LeWanker - well named
3 posted on 03/29/2014 6:12:01 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I know I’m not ready.

I can barely keep up with the change in the seasons....


4 posted on 03/29/2014 6:13:06 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Kelly LeWanker.

I can’t believe this isn’t a parody!


5 posted on 03/29/2014 6:14:14 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So close to 1984 with these people.


6 posted on 03/29/2014 6:14:39 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Say it ain’t so, Joe!


7 posted on 03/29/2014 6:15:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ClearCase_guy
I’m as ready as I need to be.

I plan on prepping tomorrow, I am going to run around outside screaming " Oh,noes! Were all gonna die, were gonna die!" and the plus side is I'll three squares and a bed for seventy two hours!

8 posted on 03/29/2014 6:15:06 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Cicero

Kelly Levin?


9 posted on 03/29/2014 6:16:43 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

the IPCC?

love the initials


10 posted on 03/29/2014 6:17:58 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
From the article: Still, Levin says the "window hasn't closed" on addressing climate change. There is still time to head off the most severe impacts. The new IPCC report should help show the way, she says.

IOW, they need just a few more stupid voters and bought-out politicians to implement their dream of world socialism through the control of energy supplies. Maybe the latest propaganda about storms will do the trick. It's raining here in Virginia and my yard is muddy.

11 posted on 03/29/2014 6:22:36 PM PDT by palmer (There's someone in my lead but it's not me)
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To: palmer
"The new IPCC report should help show the way, she says."

The IPCC is now featuring proctologists with flashlights?

12 posted on 03/29/2014 6:24:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’ve got a couple years’ worth of firewood...


13 posted on 03/29/2014 6:26:45 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.

3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


14 posted on 03/29/2014 6:30:41 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Apparently its not ready for earth hour either. LOL

http://twitchy.com/2014/03/29/earth-hour-2014-leaves-environmentalists-in-the-dark/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter


15 posted on 03/29/2014 6:31:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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“Five takeaways from the new report:

1. On the extreme weather front, the report concludes it is “very likely” that cold days and nights have decreased, while warm days and nights have increased, since 1950. More extreme precipitation has also likely increased worldwide, particularly in North America and Europe. That means that the top one percent of heaviest rain or snow storms are heavier now, as compared to then. In other words, when it rains hardest, it pours harder.

2. The oceans have warmed with “virtual certainty,” the report concludes, at a rate of about 0.2 degrees Fahrenheit (0.11 Celsius) per decade since 1970 in the upper 246 feet (75 meters) of surface water. Ocean warming accounts for more than 90 percent of the heat added to the atmosphere by global warming in that time, with most of it pumped into the top 2,300 feet (700 meters) of the oceans. “That doesn’t mean the oceans are saving us,” Stocker says. “It means it would be much worse without the oceans.”

All the excess carbon dioxide emitted by burning fossil fuels in that time has “very likely” also increased acidification of the ocean—which threatens corals, shelled sea creatures, and the oceanic food web—by 26% since the beginning of the industrial era. That means a pH drop of 0.1 delivered to the global oceans by humanity.

3. What about those polar bears? Sea ice (as well as glaciers and ice sheets) has declined overall since 1970. The loss of sea ice very likely accelerated since 1993. Only in Antarctica is sea ice cover growing, something predicted by climate change forecasts. In the Arctic, the average sea ice extent decreased around 3.5 to 4.1 percent per decade from 1979 to 2012. Similarly, permafrost temperatures have increased across most regions, although the amount varies, since the 1980s.

4. Sea level rise has happened, and will happen in the future, as a result of global warming, the report finds. On average, sea level has risen 7.5 inches (0.19 meters) since 1901, and will rise higher with “virtual certainty” in this century. Barring a collapse of Antarctic ice sheets, sea level rise is not likely to exceed 3.22 feet (0.98 meters) by 2100, the report says. (Read “Rising Seas” from the September issue of National Geographic magazine.)

5. More than half of the global warming observed since 1950 has a human cause, largely from the greenhouse gas effects of gases such as carbon dioxide emitted from burning fossil fuels. All of the effects seen in the report look “virtually certain” to continue in the future as long as emissions continue.

In so many words, it’s highly likely, or virtually certain, that we in the first world are going to experience either more or less heavy or light rainfall.
And it will at times be either quite hot or very cold, but the climate will probably become warmer or cooler if we try to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer or continue to burn dead fossils.
Consequently, we should freeze in the dark or just kill ourselves; this, my friends, is the Artist formerly known as Global Warming.
And this is all they’ve got.


16 posted on 03/29/2014 6:47:19 PM PDT by tumblindice (Are all Democrats inveterate, habitual liars?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Like we’re all supposed to listen to the IPCC ever. Who’s the keynote? Michael Mann? Those self-congratulatory, erudite, know-it-alls can pontificate all they want at their own love-in. The rest of us will go on being.


17 posted on 03/29/2014 6:52:42 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: tumblindice

When trying to track temperatures in many areas, meteorologists are faced with UHI or urban heat islands. Large areas of pavement where it once had been open land. These get hotter in the sun than open land. Does it mean the whole world is getting hotter? No. We could not know whether it is from such temperature readings.


18 posted on 03/29/2014 6:52:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: tumblindice

Just imagine for a second this is all true (it isn’t) and we are looking at severe storms and lots of people dying and losing a third of the population - wouldn’t that lower Greenhouse gases and fossil fuel usage - wouldn’t that be Mother Gaia fighting back and creating balance and harmony once again. What the elites don’t like is the randomness of this evolution - it might just kill one of them or their loved ones. They would rather put an impost on the average person who they then hope won’t be able to afford to have kids. Is it any wonder the lefties love China’s one child policy and abortion!


19 posted on 03/29/2014 7:11:00 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I have no doubt “climate change” “global warming” or whatever is happening and is real.............worldwide

I have no idea why its happening. I am absolutely sure man made “fixes” in North America or Europe, will have no global effect.

Those on both sides of this are funded by those who have the most to lose or gain... that’s the reason for the argument.

In my view the whole climate change thing will boil down to folks being to hot or to cold in the next generation..


20 posted on 03/29/2014 7:25:26 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What new “The Sky is Falling,” story are these professional grant grabbers going to come up with to protect their huge government grants?


21 posted on 03/29/2014 8:35:52 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Not ready...Ha...

With a decline in the Sun's sunspot activity...expect another Mini Ice Age.

22 posted on 03/29/2014 8:59:56 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Observed impacts of climate change are widespread”

What observed “impacts”?


23 posted on 03/29/2014 10:07:05 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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“What observed “impacts”?”

I keep waiting for the all inclusive list of island nations that have vacated the map in the last 60 years. More money will solve this issue.


24 posted on 03/30/2014 3:15:44 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thank goodness that this globull warming/climate change thingee is a modern event. If it had been going on since creation, we wouldn’t have been able to survive it and the Earth would be a better place....


25 posted on 03/30/2014 4:27:50 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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