Climate change causing dramatic Arctic shifts, scientists say The report completed for the Arctic Council, the group of eight countries that ring the North Pole, was released last week. It represents the work of 90 scientists from around the world and summarizes the most recent research from to
Things aren't looking good and instead of providing good advice and guidance, the IPCC bends over backward in efforts to keep feeding the addiction. The Paris Agreement constitutes a joint commitment by all nations of the world to keep the temperature rise below 1.
The IPCC should have honored this commitment by explaining that the situation is dire and by pointing at action to be taken to improve the situation. Instead, the IPCC bends over backward to make it look as if temperatures were lower than they really are, in an effort to make it look as if there were carbon budgets to be divided, and polluters should be allowed to keep polluting until those budgets had run out.
This is like saying that drug junkies who cause damage and are deeply in debt, should be handed over more OPM other people's money, in this case the future of all people and other species.
In reality, there is no carbon budget to be divided, there is just a huge carbon debt to be repaid. The urgency and imperative to act is such that progress in one area cannot make up for delays elsewhere.
The best policies should be implemented immediately, and everywhere across the world. Use of terms such as trade-offs, net-outcomes, off-sets, carbon budgets and negative emissions is misguided and highly misleading.
Policies based on giving and trading in permits to pollute are less effective than local feebates, i. Here are twelve instances where the IPCC is misleading: Changing the baseline set at the Paris Agreement While the Paris Agreement is clear that pre-industrial is to be used as baseline, the IPCC has instead chosen to usea period when the Industrial Revolution had long started.
This compromises the entire Paris Agreement and thus the integrity of us all. Temperatures may well have been 0. To reach these numbers, the IPCC used misleading calculations in efforts to downplay how dangerous the situation is, as discussed further below.
As an example of misleading wording, the IPCC says it has high confidence that 1. Sure, if warming was 1. But the reality is that warming is already far more than 1. That makes it misleading to associate high confidence with the suggestion that warming will not reach 1.
The use of a straight line linear trend is misleading in the first place, since warming is accelerating. The use of a straight line is even more misleading when such a straight line is then used to make projections into the future and qualifications such as high confidence are added.
Ignoring the importance of peaks Daily and monthly peaks are obviously higher than annual averages, and it's those high peaks that kill, making it disrespectful toward past and future victims of extreme weather events to average that away.Many Arctic animals, such as polar bears, seals, walruses, and seabirds, rely on the sea’s biological productivity and on the presence of sea ice, both of which are highly dependent on climatic conditions.
Aug 22, · Blog edited by Sam Carana, with news on climate change and warming in the Arctic due to snow and ice loss and methane releases from the seafloor. This is especially true within the icy realm of the Arctic, the northernmost polar region of the planet, where the effects of climate change are expected to be most exaggerated  .
This is the second part of a three-part curriculum about Arctic climate. The parts may be used independently or in sequence. In particular, this activity sets the stage for Part 3 in which students plot and analyze Arctic climate data.
The effects of climate change are behind an increase in plant height across the Arctic tundra over the past 30 years. While the Arctic is usually thought of as a vast, desolate landscape of ice.
Arctic sea ice has likely reached its annual minimum, dropping to million square kilometers on September 19 and Tied with and , it is the sixth-lowest minimum in .