Tagged: IPCC

IPCC WG2 impacts report released: fire, floods and rising seas in all our futures - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 31, 2014

After the usual run of late nights and argument, the IPCC has released the second part of its fifth report — the Working Group 2 report on climate impacts and risks management. Commenting on the report, VUW climate scientist Professor Tim Naish said “this latest report makes it quite clear that New Zealand is under-prepared […] … Read More

AAAS “What We Know” Initiative: Same Denial, Different Issue – From Ozone Depletion to Climate Change - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Mar 20, 2014

(Cross-posted with permission from Polluterwatch.com) It must be like Groundhog Day for Mario Molina, the scientist who has presided over the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s new report and publicity drive aimed at convincing Americans about the urgency of what’s happening on climate change. The normally reticent AAAS has taken a highly unusual […] … Read More

Saturday snark: a textbook for Vincent - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 01, 2014

As Stoat points out, the IPCC has released the reviewers comments on the Working Group One second order draft report. And as you might expect, the IPCC’s favourite inexpert commenter, the New Zealand Climate “Science” Coalition’s very own Vincent Gray was busy reviewing their work. Here’s comment 1-549 from Chapter One (pdf) by Gray: The […] … Read More

People talkin’ about science (and water) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 28, 2013

To kick off a new open thread (biofarmer, that’s you I’m looking at), here’s the IPCC’s new/latest video, in which various lead authors and Working Group 1 luminaries talk about the state of our understanding of the physical science of climate. You may also wish to discuss — anything. Have at it… … Read More

Poland or Coaland? Climate talks about to begin in Warsaw - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Nov 10, 2013

Another year, another round of climate talks.  It’s the 19th Conference of Parties to the UN Climate Convention and we’re back in Poland, the scene of an almost complete non-event in 2008, the year before Copenhagen. It’s Eastern Europe’s turn to host another meeting, and nobody else was prepared to put their hand up, so […] … Read More

IPCC climate trends: blueprints for tipping points in Earth's climate - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 30, 2013

By Andrew Glikson The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report, authored by 209 lead authors, 50 review editors from 39 countries, and by more than 600 contributing authors from 32 countries, with feedback from many hundreds of reviewers, is an authoritative summary of the scientific peer reviewed literature relating to climate science, global warming and … Read More

We did it and it’s going to get worse, but it’s not (yet) too late: IPCC AR5 science report summary released - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 27, 2013

Aafter all the leaks and attempted spin, the final version of the IPCC’s Summary For Policymakers of the Working Group One report on the physical science basis for our current understanding of climate change has just been released. Download the PDF from the IPCC site here. The full report will follow on Monday — a […] … Read More

IPCC preview: Increased focus on science of sea level change - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 26, 2013

by Holly Ryan Rising sea levels will receive increased attention from climate scientists tomorrow when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change unveils its latest report on the state of the climate. Sea level change will, for the first time, claim its own chapter in the IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report – or AR5, as will ‘climate phenomena’ such as monsoon … Read More