Apparently the next IPCC report will ‘scare the wits out of us’

Which is hardly surprising.  Read on here.

Also, I’m in the last week of my last assignment of semester, so I’m absolutely drowning.  I’ll be back next week though.  I’ve recently been to a really interesting talk by Dr Jonathan Patz and also one on environmental health and coal mining/power generation, so I’ll have a lot to say!

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6 thoughts on “Apparently the next IPCC report will ‘scare the wits out of us’

  1. Good. The only time homo fatuus brutus gets off its fat behind and does something is when a couple million years of evolution trips the ‘OMG FFS shift it!’ reflex.

    • PS (having followed your link)

      Yvo de Boer, the UN climate chief during the 2009 Copenhagen climate change talks, said […] superstorm Sandy may spur more Americans, and people elsewhere, to consider the risks of climate change, but warned: “It’s a bit like being shocked into stopping smoking when you’ve been told you’ve got terminal cancer.”

      Good point. “The IPCC’s fifth assessment report is due to be published in late 2013 and early 2014.”. Which will leave us with very little time indeed to hit that emissions peak and begin slowing up from our headlong rush to oblivion. That’s cutting it a bit fine, for my taste.

  2. I totally agree. It’s human nature to wait until the last moment (*cough* my probably not very good assignment just handed in *cough*), but for something as urgent as reducing carbon emissions, it’s not a workable option.

    Unfortunately, I think that’s exactly what will happen though. We may, if we’re lucky, manage to prevent the worst case scenario, but we’re definitely in for some worrying changes…

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