Key findings of the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report (official slide show)

November 7, 2014 6:29 am0 comments
Key findings of the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report (official slide show)

Journalist’s note (MQ): Below are the slides from the IPCC’s power point presentation (available for download) on the key findings of the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report. Material is republished here under fair use for educational purposes.  End.

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IPCC releases its Summary for Policymakers for its Fifth Assessment

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IPCC releases its Summary for Policymakers for its Fifth Assessment

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) culminated its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on climate change with the release of the Synthesis Report (SYR) and attendant Summary for Policymakers (SPM) last Saturday. The purpose of the SYR is to provide a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge on climate change, its projected […]

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What climate scientists are saying about the global warming “hiatus”

October 8, 2014 7:36 pm0 comments
What climate scientists are saying about the global warming "hiatus", a post from CCNF's 'Climate Change in the Media' section

What are our readers to make of the slow-down in global surface temperature rise after 1998? What’s often heard in my neck of the woods is something along the lines of what Dr. Neil Frank, former KHOU-TV meteorologist and beloved Houston personality, wrote in the Houston Chronicle last Friday: “If global warming will be […]

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UN Climate Summit: Obama and Chinese Vice President seek global pledge on climate change; what’s at stake based on latest Forum dialogue

September 29, 2014 7:03 pm0 comments
President Obama speaking at the UN Climate Summit on Tuesday. Source: Ibnnews.com. Republished under fair use.

President Barack Obama called for more ambition and action on the part of all nations to address climate change at the UN Climate Summit in New York City on Tuesday. “We cannot condemn our children, and their children, to a future that is beyond their capacity to repair,” he said. […]

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WMO: Ocean acidification rate unprecedented for last 300 million years at least; atmospheric CO2 increase largest in 30 years, surprising scientists. PBS Newshour: Diminished ability of biosphere to absorb more CO2 suspected.

September 24, 2014 10:51 am0 comments
WMO: Ocean acidification rate unprecedented for last 300 million years at least; atmospheric CO2 increase largest in 30 years, surprising scientists. PBS Newshour: Diminished ability of biosphere to absorb more CO2 suspected.

The increase of atmospheric Co2 from 2012-2013 was the largest in 30 years according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. From the report’s summary: The increase… of 2.9 ppm is greater than the increase from 2011 to 2012, the average growth rate for the 1990s (~1.5 ppm yr–1), and the […]

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Teaching Climate Change through Six Questions

August 12, 2014 3:47 pm5 comments
Teaching Climate Change through Six Questions

Given all the back and forth on climate change out there, it can be hard to know what to think. It’s also a complicated subject, so much of the information is distributed all over the place or in huge tomes. Below I’ve put together a fairly quick overview that I’ve […]

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