316. Excellent climate science reports

February 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

From Cliate Change.

The year climate science caught up with what top scientists have been saying privately for years

Key aspects of the climate are changing faster than expected and if we stay on our current emissions path, we face catastrophe

January 4, 2010

In 2009, the scientific literature caught up with what top climate scientists have been saying privately for a few years now:

Many of the predicted impacts of human-caused climate change are occurring much faster than anybody expected — particularly ice melt, everywhere you look on the planet.

If we stay anywhere near our current emissions path, we are facing incalculable catastrophes by century’s end, including rapid sea level rise, massive wildfires, widespread Dust-Bowlification, large oceanic dead zones, and 9°F warming — much of which could be all but irreversible for centuries.  And that’s not the worst-case scenario!

The consequences for human health and well being would be extreme.

via The year climate science caught up with what top scientists have been saying privately for years « Climate Progress.

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