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Leading climate scientist: Future is bleaker than we thought

Highly speculative. Full of conjecture. Based on flimsy evidence. Not supported by mainstream science. Not peer reviewed. Not suitable for basing policy on. It sounds like climate scientists are talking about the claims of climate deniers. But this time they are talking about a 23 July discussion paper by James Hansen, the most famous and respected climate scientist on the planet. …

World’s Oceans Could Rise Higher, Sooner, Faster Than Most Thought Possible – Jon Queally

If a new scientific paper is proven accurate, the international target of limiting global temperatures to a 2°C rise this century will not be nearly enough to prevent catastrophic melting of ice sheets that would raise sea levels much higher and much faster than previously thought possible. “Parts of [our coastal cities] would still be sticking above the water, but …

Global sea levels have risen six meters or more with just slight global warming

A new review analyzing three decades of research on the historic effects of melting polar ice sheets found that global sea levels have risen at least six meters, or about 20 feet, above present levels on multiple occasions over the past three million years. What is most concerning, scientists say, is that amount of melting was caused by an increase …

America is the worst polluter in the history of the world. We should let climate change refugees resettle here. By Michael B. Gerrard

Michael B. Gerrard, associate faculty chair at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, is the Andrew Sabin professor of professional practice and director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School. Toward the end of this century, if current trends are not reversed, large parts of Bangladesh, the Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, Egypt and Vietnam, among other countries, will be under …

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G7 Climate Goal Will ‘Send Shivers Down the Spine’ of Fossil Fuel Industry – Lauren McCauley

In an acknowledgement of the severity of the climate crisis, officials from the some of the world’s leading economic powers on Monday issued a joint statement calling for a “decarbonization of the global economy over the course of this century.” In a communique (pdf) issued on the second and final day of the G7 summit in Bavaria, Germany, leaders from the United …

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The Gary Null Show – 06.03.15

As always, Gary gives us new information on health and healing. The latest on vaccines – new information on toxicology. We thought the Bush administration were the first to talk about WMD in Iraq – we’ll hear the truth today. Privatization has been a colossal flop, and part of Antarctica has been thawing unusually fast. And much more.

Part of Antarctica has begun thawing unusually fast, leaving scientists unsure whether a natural cycle or human-caused climate change is responsible. By Tim Radford

Antarctic glaciers once thought relatively stable are starting to melt. Evidence from a five-year satellite study of the frozen rivers on the southern Antarctic Peninsula now reveal that these are shedding ice at the rate of 60 cubic kilometres a year: altogether around 300 trillion litres of water has moved from the frozen continent to the oceans. Bert Wouters of …

Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica so large it affects Earth’s gravity field

A group of scientists, led by a team from the University of Bristol, UK has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica. The research is published today in Science. Using measurements of the elevation of the Antarctic ice sheet made by a suite of satellites, the researchers found that the Southern Antarctic Peninsula showed …