Browsing the "intergovernmental panel on climate change" Tag

Thawing Arctic Permafrost Likely to Release Large Amounts of Carbon

August 24th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

New research which contradicts 2007’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s assessment suggests that billions of tons of carbon dioxide trapped in high-latitude permafrost may be released into the atmosphere by the end of this century if the temperatures continue to rise apace, which in turn will only further and quicken global warming


Worst Case Scenarios Not Worst Case Enough

July 14th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

A new study has found that the worst case scenarios calculated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which were released in 2007 may not realistically calculate the actual worst case scenarios facing planet Earth and her inhabitants.


Join the 'Climate Hot Map Scavenger Hunt' & Win a Trip to Brazil

June 23rd, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has unveiled its latest salvo in the fight to curtail human-caused global warming: an interactive 'Climate Hot Map Scavenger Hunt'. The Climate Hot Map educate sand entertains as it stimulates the user's curiosity to sift clues and scavenge for answers. What's more, completing the scavenger hunt qualifies you for a chance to win the fabulous Grand Prize: an Earthwatch Institute trip for two to assess climate impacts in Rio Cachoeira national Reserve in Brazil!


UN Climate Change Panel to Adopt New Procedures, Quality Guidelines

May 15th, 2011 | by Michael Ricciardi

Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meeting this past week in Abu Dhabi for their annual conference have announced the adoption of new procedures to address questions of conflicts of interest, data analysis errors and other policy procedures. The member report comes in the wake of the 2009 pseudo-scandal at the UK-based University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit, and more recently, in response to recommendations submitted by the InterAcademy Council, an international group of representatives from top science academies.


West Antarctic Ice Sheet More Stable than Previously Thought

March 16th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

In many climate models and scientists’ theories the West Antarctic ice sheet is expected to melt over the coming hundreds of years and raise the sea levels. Much of this is based on the theory that during the last interglacial period the ice sheet must have melted in order to raise the sea levels as much as they had been. However new research suggests that the West Antarctic ice sheet may be more stable than had been previously realised



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