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Sunday 11 February, 02007

by Matthew Bartlett @ 11:13 pm

Recent Kim Stanley Robinson interview

The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) summary rundown: human-caused climate change is very likely to be already detectable; the world is very likely warmer than any time in the last 1300 years; the world will warm by 1.8–6.4 degrees C this century, and sea will rise between half a foot and two feet, not counting any of the sorts of effects mentioned here last month
… and more at wikipedia

3 responses to “”

  1. David says:

    now now Matt, we all know that this global warming thing has been around since the earth began… we are just going through another cycle. The earth is incredibly resistent.


  2. dennis bartlett says:

    so who’s correct Al Gore at 6 metres or the IPCC?

  3. Matthew says:

    Both — IPCC are excluding all the sudden bits as they are too uncertain to put a number on (which seems really stupid to me, as it’ll be reported as ‘IPCC have revised figures downward since the last report’. From the wikipedia article:

    In the weeks before publication of the first report, controversy broke out about the report’s projections of sea-level change, which in the new report was estimated at less than previous estimates. The now published text gives a warning that the new estimation of sea-level could be too low: “Dynamical processes related to ice flow not included in current models but suggested by recent observations could increase the vulnerability of the ice sheets to warming, increasing future sea level rise.”

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