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

Green (Living) Review

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. As we explained last week , you may be experiencing déjà vu — that’s because there have been three IPCC reports released since September 2013. climate change green living IPCC

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

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 A diver explores some coral and anemone near the Raja Ampat Islands West Papua Province. Image credit: © Jeff Yonover.

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The Entire IPCC Report in 19 Illustrated Haiku

Sightline Daily

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. He never intended to share these “IPCC” poems. The full Physical Science Assessment, the first installment of the Fifth Assessment Report (pdf), released in manuscript form earlier this year, is over 2,000 pages long.

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Reporte Completo del IPCC en 19 Haikus Ilustrados

Sightline Daily

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. Los reportes publicados por el Panel intergubernamental sobre el Cambio Climático (IPCC) pueden resultar abrumadores, aún para quienes están iniciados en ciencia y política.

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IPCC 5 in Haiku.

Celsias

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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The Past and Future of the IPCC

Celsias

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. The article is part of a special issue of Nature , examining how the IPCC and climate science have evolved over the past 25 years.

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IPCC: ‘Severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts’

Green Blog

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released two major reports on November 2 – a 116-page Synthesis Report ( pdf ), summarizing the key findings in the three working group reports issued earlier in the year, and a 40-page Summary for Policy Makers ( pdf ), which summarizes the Synthesis report. The numbering below is by me, but the text is taken directly from the IPCC document.

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Bill McKibben: The IPCC still underestimates the situation

Green Blog

Bill McKibben, Co-founder of 350.org and – dare I say it – one of the most famous climate activist, has given his opinion about the latest IPCC assessment report on climate change. McKibben warns (and rightfully so) that the IPCC documents “almost certainly underestimates the actual severity of” climate change and the situation we''re in. Another problem is that the IPCC’s reports are based on science that is already several years old.

IPCC: Global warming impact will be severe and irreversible

Green Blog

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. Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change,” IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri said at a news conference in Yokohama, Japan, where the report was presented. 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

Green Blog

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. There is a clear message from science: To avoid dangerous interference with the climate system, we need to move away from business as usual,” said Ottmar Edenhofer, one of three co-chairs of the IPCC working group. 3%, the IPCC report concludes.

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The IPCC Report and What Needs to be Done

Celsias

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

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. By Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller and Lisa Feldkamp of the TNC Science Communications team.

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Reaction to the IPCC Report on Climate Change

Celsias

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. The merchants of doubt who deliberately muddy the science so they can hit the snooze button - have no option but to wake up and accept the debate is over.

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

Eco Friendly Daily

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).

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

Green Blog

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

Celsias

Change (IPCC). Even in writing that is as polite as the IPCC it doesn't look good. The Summary for Policymakers of the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) was approved Yesterday by member governments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate. The Summary for Policymakers of the SREX is available here and here.

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

Celsias

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. A leaked draft report by the world’s top climate scientists has found that is virtually certain that humans are causing climate change but parts of it have been wildly misinterpreted by climate change deniers, experts said.

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

Green (Living) Review

" That was the key message delivered in Copenhagen on Monday by Rajendra Pachauri, chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) , as the agency met to finalize the findings and language of its pending Synthesis Report, the last installment of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), designed to provide the world''s policymakers with a comprehensive scientific assessment of the risks of human-caused global warming and climate change. climate change green living IPCC

UN Climate Panel Chief Rajendra Pachauri resigns over sex scandal

Green Prophet

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. I have, therefore, taken the decision to step down from my position as chair of the IPCC some months before completion of my term,” he wrote, as reported by the Khaleej Times.

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

Green (Living) Review

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.

UN Blames People for Global Warming, Warns of Dire Consequences

Green Prophet

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

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

Nature Conservancy - Science

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. This year, the IPCC and partner science organizations around the world released an updated set of future climate models for the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The Climate Wizard Application showing data from the IPCC AR5 for select countries around the world.

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

Green Living Ideas

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, August 21

Conservancy Talk

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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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.

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

Elephant Journal

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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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."

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The Green Buzz: Monday, September 30

Conservancy Talk

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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How Climate Change Threatens Alexandria, Casablanca, and Tunis

Green Prophet

Climate Climate Change IPCC natural disastersIn the coming decades, natural disasters could costs Alexandria, Casablanca, and Tunis $1 billion each. The Middle East/North Africa region is the second most vulnerable to climate change, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC). Especially vulnerable are some of North Africa’s most famous cities, including Alexandria , Casablanca, and Tunis.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, January 15

Conservancy Talk

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World scientists’ report will sound new climate alarm

Green Blog

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. The certainty on the part of the vast majority of climate scientists that global warming is real and is at the very least primarily caused by human action has been growing with each new IPCC report. Global Warming climate change climate science IPCC

Nature’s Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today. As we race to solve the climate challenge with technology—innovating clean energy solutions that lessen our reliance on fossil fuels—we often overlook the fact that nature has worked as a carbon store for hundreds of millions of years. The way we manage our lands can either accelerate or slow the rate of climate change.

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

Green (Living) Review

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. However, since for some biofuels indirect emissions—including from land use change—can lead to greater total emissions than when using petroleum products, policy support needs to be considered on a case by case basis” ( IPCC 2014 Chapter 8 ).

Karl Marx and the Metabolic Rift Theory

Green Blog

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Leonardo Dicaprio Demands Action on Climate Change

Eccorazzi

?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

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. The IPCC report reinforces what we already know: we have to move Off Fossil Fuels if we want to solve climate chaos.

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Richard Branson Offers Solutions on Climate Change

Eccorazzi

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. Causes Environment News Top News richard branson

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

Green Blog

According to the IPCC report in 2007 industrialised countries such as the USA needs to cut their emissions by 25-40% by 2020. Copenhagen 2009 Andrew Glikson Barack Obama climate change climate negotiations climate summit climate talks Cop15 Copenhagen Damon Moglen Denmark EU European Union Global Warming Greenpeace IPCC Keya Chatterjee Lars Løkke Rasmussen Norway Obama politics UN climate summit USA WWF Yvo de BoerMaybe he liked the city?

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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.

The Risks of Climate Disruption

Sierra Club Compass

Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s Working Group II released a report that examines the impacts climate change has on our current and future environment, where we are most vulnerable, and the adaptation that must take place to deal with a changing climate. "Managing "Managing the risks of climate change involves adaptation and mitigation decisions with implications for future generations, economies, and environments," the IPCC summary states.

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Tol's JEP and JEDC papers on climate change impacts are corrected

Environmental Economics

It reads, in part: A correction to a paper quietly published by an economics journal last week has put pressure on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to amend a section of its new report that claimed that moderate amounts of global warming have overall positive benefits.  The final version of the  Summary for Policymakers   of the IPCC report was published on 31 March, along with the underlying final drafts of the chapters.