The 10 things you need to know from the new IPCC climate report

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The latest IPCC report is out, and the news is not happy. The chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri, called the report the “strongest, most robust and most comprehensive” to come out of the IPCC, which has been tracking climate change since 1988.

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Is the IPCC's science the gold standard or questionnable?

Environmental Economics

For several commentators, the panel’s continued inclusion of the IPCC report as a source of information was an issue. 19 panel meeting, saying he thinks the panel shouldn’t use data from the IPCC report. He said he had been one of the IPCC report’s expert reviewers and that the report’s sea level rise acceleration scenarios aren’t credible. However, he said the draft makes the assumption that the IPCC is “the gold standard” for sea level rise information. 

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Coral Reefs & Climate Change: What the New IPCC Report Says

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Mark Spalding : This report is not the first time the IPCC has singled out coral reefs for attention, and countless other scientists have voiced similar views over the years. Coral Reefs coral IPCC Mark Spalding

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"The IPCC treatment of the total economic impact of climate change"

Environmental Economics

  Although the estimates may not change that much, the degree to which the IPCC is "certain" has increased over time (and justifies some additional rhetoric). Everyone would agree I am sure that the IPCC should be objective and base their summaries on the scientific facts.  The real issue is what the IPCC and governments should do in light of these "not surprising" results? 

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IPCC: ‘Severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts’

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The numbering below is by me, but the text is taken directly from the IPCC document.

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The Entire IPCC Report in 19 Illustrated Haiku

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Reports released by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) can be daunting, even for science and policy insiders. Housebound with a rotten cold one recent weekend, Greg Johnson found himself paring his key takeaways from the IPCC report into haiku.

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Reporte Completo del IPCC en 19 Haikus Ilustrados

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Nota del editor: El año pasado, Sightline publicó una serie de acuarelas y haikus realizados por el oceanógrafo del noroeste Greg Johnson, donde que representan los resultados del quinto reporte de evaluación de la IPCC.

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Quick IPCC Summary: Human-caused warming is “unequivocal”

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Headline messages in the IPCC report: Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. Global Warming climate change climate science IPCC The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its Fifth Assessment Report on the Physical Science Basis for Climate Change. It summarizes what scientists now know about the causes and extent of climate change.

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IPCC: Global warming impact will be severe and irreversible

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That is the conclusion of the newly released IPCC report , which scientists and officials say is the most comprehensive study to date on the impacts of climate change. Humans will be increasingly affected as the century goes on, the IPCC report claims.

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IPCC: Climate efforts not sufficient, huge increase in green energy required to avert climate disaster

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IPCC, the UN’s expert panel on climate change, released part three of their new global warming study yesterday. Clean energy sources will need to triple and completely dominate world energy by 2050, the IPCC report concludes. 3%, the IPCC report concludes.

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The Past and Future of the IPCC

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As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) finalizes its latest climate-assessment report, a News Feature in Nature explains that since the panel’s last report in 2007, researchers have greatly improved their understanding of the factors that contribute to rising sea levels.

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IPCC 5 in Haiku.

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Amazing what the bout of the flu can do. International climate scientist Gregory Johnson, who co-authored the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change''s 5th report, which came out in September, has simplified the 2000 page preview report into 19 illustrated haiku. I feel I understand it better now! https://www.youtube.com/watch v=I0McGUF9hc0

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New Global Warming Report confirms we are Running out of Time.

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Bicycle Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Enlightened Society Green climate change elected officials emissions energy sources extreme heat flooding global warming ipcc planet take action trump voteThe saddest part of what will come is that we have the power to act and to make changes—and we have simply chosen not to.

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The IPCC Report and What Needs to be Done

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After 25 years of IPCC reports, the inconvenient truth is confirmed: climate change is real; it’s happening at an alarming rate, and human-activities, mainly the burning of fossil fuels, are causing it.

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Reaction to the IPCC Report on Climate Change

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Some reactions from some big NGOS to the recent IPCC report. Asad Rehman, Head of International Climate, Friends of the Earth EWNI says the report is the equivalent of a planetary alarm bell ringing its final chimes.

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Safer Moose Crossings, IPCC Haiku, the Importance of Extinct Giant Birds & More

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No one has time to read the entire 2,000 page IPCC report — or even its 27-page summary. A young bull moose, Alces alces, stops on a dirt road and licks minerals in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Image credit: Dave Spier /Flickr through a Creative Commons license.

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'It Is Not Hopeless,' says World's Chief Climate Scientist

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climate change green living IPCC As Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change opens meeting to finalize latest report to the world, head of agency says meeting challenge of global warming will not be easy, but that it can be done "It is not hopeless."

IPCC: Near zero emissions needed by 2100 to avoid climate catastrophe

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On November 2, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released two major reports on climate change, a 116-page Synthesis Report and a 40-page summary for policy makers. In this assessment report, the IPCC warns that climate change will inflict “severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts” for humans and the natural world unless rapid action is taken to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Pachauri, Chair of the IPCC.

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U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warming

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climate change green living IPCC COPENHAGEN — The gathering risks of climate change are so profound that they could stall or even reverse generations of progress against poverty and hunger if greenhouse emissions continue at a runaway pace, according to a major new United Nations report.

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IPCC New Report on Extreme Weather Events - Take Action or Get More

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Change (IPCC). Even in writing that is as polite as the IPCC it doesn't look good.

IPCC On Global Warming: It’s Happening, And It’s Our Fault

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Last Friday, a report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) resolved the debate forever: the Earth is warming, and humans are the cause. Will we stop arguing and turn our collective energy towards mitigation and adaptation, as the IPCC urges? Sea levels will riseit is a question of when and how much, and not if, says Michel Jarraud (Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization).

Human Role in Climate Change Now Virtually Certain -Leaked IPCC Report

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The fifth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was prematurely published on a blog called Stop Green Suicide by blogger Alec Rawls , who obtained the document as a reviewer.

UN Climate Panel Chief Rajendra Pachauri resigns over sex scandal

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Rajendra Pachauri, director of think-tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has resigned as chief of the United Nations (UN) panel of climate scientists today after allegations of sexual harassment, which he has denied.

Nature’s Climate Solutions

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Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today.

Making Climate Change Relevant to You: Climate Wizard Maps the Future

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The Climate Wizard tool was originally launched in 2009, using future climate models developed for the data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment report released in 2007. Climate Change climate change impacts Climate Wizard Evan Girvetz IPCC World Bank

Forests: A Rising Global Climate Superpower?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The last IPCC report (2007) concluded that nearly 20% of greenhouse gas emissions come from tropical forest destruction alone. Natural processes account for the vast majority of gross flows of greenhouse gases, a whopping 96% according to the IPCC (Denman et.

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, August 21

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IPCC is near certain that climate change is caused by humans. ( We’ve got climate change updates, nasty plastic news, showers of poison and more in today’s green news. The New York Times ). A poison shower to kill rodents on an island could help rare seabirds recover, say the Feds. Huffington Post ). Fukushima is leaking 80,000 gallons of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean every day. ( NPR ).

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World scientists’ report will sound new climate alarm

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While the IPCC correctly responds to criticism of these as premature, since they are by no means finalized yet, there are some things we can already be certain of. Global Warming climate change climate science IPCC

UN Blames People for Global Warming, Warns of Dire Consequences

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, also known as IPCC, says it is 95 percent certain that mankind caused more than half the warming observed over the past 60 years. The IPCC is located here. Cities Climate Change flooding IPCC UN weather

The Green Buzz: Monday, September 30

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Here are five big takeaways from the IPCC’s big global warming report on Friday. We’re ending the month of September with some good reads on issues like coexisting with keystone species and sinkholes. Yikes. National Geographic ). The Bayou Corne Sinkhole : growing bigger and dividing a town, in the process. ( New York Times ). Can Burmese pythons in the Everglades be lured into traps? Pretty much everyone hopes so… ( Christian Science Monitor ).

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It's Final -- Corn Ethanol Is Of No Use

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The IPCC was quite diplomatic in its discussion, saying “Biofuels have direct, fuel‐cycle GHG emissions that are typically 30–90% lower than those for gasoline or diesel fuels. OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment?

Jim Skippen, former WiLAN CEO, Remarks on IP Protection in Green Tech Sector

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Sponsored Posts clean tech climate change green tech intellectual property IPCCJim Skippen advises us on the state of intellectual property rights as related to climate change technologies. The post Jim Skippen, former WiLAN CEO, Remarks on IP Protection in Green Tech Sector appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 15

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Word of the day: 'Catastro-f '

Environmental Economics

The IPCC expects a 5-degree world to be characterized by "major extinctions around the globe" and a "reconfiguration of coastlines worldwide." " Just beyond that, at 6 degrees, we're looking a "catastro-f " that would be almost "infinitely costly," said [Gernot Wagner], the Environmental Defense Fund economist [ and sporadic contributor to Env-Econ ]. "It's "It's akin to killing the planet, basically. Or society on the planet."

Karl Marx and the Metabolic Rift Theory

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that the observed 0.6 °C Karl Marx came up with the term “metabolic rift” to explain the crack or rift that capitalism has created between social and natural systems, humans and nature.

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How Climate Change Threatens Alexandria, Casablanca, and Tunis

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Climate Climate Change IPCC natural disastersIn the coming decades, natural disasters could costs Alexandria, Casablanca, and Tunis $1 billion each.

Leonardo Dicaprio Demands Action on Climate Change

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?Leonardo Dicaprio urges people to sign a new petition encouraging leaders to take action on climate change in the wake of the IPCC report. Read More The post Leonardo Dicaprio Demands Action on Climate Change appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News leonardo dicaprio

Obama says he will attend Copenhagen climate talks, also announces emissions reduction target

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According to the IPCC report in 2007 industrialised countries such as the USA needs to cut their emissions by 25-40% by 2020. Maybe he liked the city? Either way, President Barack Obama announced today that he will attend the climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December.

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Carbon tax will not save us from climate catastrophe

Green Prophet

The announcement follows a devastating IPCC report revealing society has a mere 12 years to start rapidly phasing out fossil fuels to limit the worst of the climate chaos ahead. The IPCC report acknowledges that carbon taxes would have to be incredibly high to make even a dent in the crisis.

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Richard Branson Offers Solutions on Climate Change

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Richard Branson responded to the latest IPCC report on climate change by saying, ''Sometimes the riskiest decision you can make is to do nothing.'' Read More The post Richard Branson Offers Solutions on Climate Change appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Another opportunity to explore the extent of solar subsidies

Environmental Economics

Scotland Yard has been accused of hacking campaigners' email accounts

Green (Living) Review

If the alleged whistleblower's allegations are true, the IPCC said, then the hacking would be unlawful if personal communications were intercepted for any other reason other than to combat major crime, terrorism or some other serious public need.

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A second correction in the Journal of Economic Perspectives

Environmental Economics

We recommend that readers interested in these questions use the figure and data from the IPCC report as their starting point. From Retraction Watch :  The  Journal of Economic Perspectives   has published a second correction for a 2009  paper  that argued that some amount of global warming could lead to economic gains. After the first correction was published, several people contacted the  JEP  to point out more issues with the paper.