Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Draft of IPCC Synthesis Report

The final draft of the IPCC synthesis report is out and it's not good. Human caused climate change is already here, it's dangerous and if we keep it up it's likely severe, pervasive and irreversible. Burning fossil fuels is the main culprit. If we don't change, examples of consequences include rising sea levels, ocean acidification, and increasingly severe weather like droughts, heat waves and flooding. The resultant food and water shortages will likely cause worsening violent conflicts and fleeing refugees. The best scientific anti-climate change challenge doesn't deny these consequences but just asserts that we're an adaptive species so will figure out how to adjust to it. That's their best argument?

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