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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:05 PM

This is Not Cool: Climate Scientists on Global Climate 2013



Just published on the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media.
http://www.yaleclimatemediaforum.org/2012/12/perspectives-of-8-scientists-attending-agu-2012-fall-meeting-new-video/

I talked to a whole lot of scientists at this year’s American Geophysical Union Conference, and a number of them took time for interviews. I’ll be building videos around these in the coming year, but for now, here is a sampling of perspectives on what we know now, and what we’re looking for in 2013.

Included are Charles Johnson of NASA JPL and Ben Abbott of U. of Alaska, on permafrost. Texas A&M’s Andrew Dessler on Extreme weather attributions, Eric Rignot of JPL on polar ice, Robert Rohde, lead scientists of Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project, Ben Santer on IPCC models and the upcoming report, Ted Scambos of National Snow and Ice Data Center – on Snow and Ice Data, and Jason Box of Byrd Center on Greenland melt.

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greenman3610 Dec 2012 OP
NoOneMan Dec 2012 #1
Eric the Reddish Dec 2012 #2
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #3
Hissyspit Dec 2012 #4
midnight Dec 2012 #5
greenman3610 Dec 2012 #6
littlemissmartypants Dec 2012 #7

Response to greenman3610 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 03:16 PM

1. Science will easily solve this

 

By developing new shiny Ipads and consumer toys, which we will burn carbon to produce, which will heat up the globe and acidify the oceans, which will kill off much of life on earth, which will reduce carbon emissions, which will lead to eventual homeostatis in a million or so years. Science!

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Response to greenman3610 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:06 PM

2. DURec

 

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Response to greenman3610 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 04:09 PM

3. excellent video and project.

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Response to greenman3610 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:32 PM

4. "Among the issues touched on in this new video featuring concise comments by eight scientists..."

"Among the issues touched on in this new video featuring concise comments by eight scientists representing various climate research organizations:
- the accelerated state of permafrost degradation in Alaska;
- concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane and changes in the Arctic “much faster” than has been predicted by models;
- rapid melting of the Greenland ice sheet in 2012;
- periodic cool periods resulting from volcanic eruptions, but seen in the overall context of persistent greenhouse gas warming;
- a lesson to be learned from “Superstorm Sandy”: the vulnerability of human beings to climate changes still of a relatively modest scale given projections for the future;
- water vapor and upper-ocean heat content;
- potential sea-level rise of more than 1 meter by the end of the current century; and
the multiple channels of evidence pointing to the warming of our climate and the causes of it."

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Response to greenman3610 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:19 PM

5. Wisconsin had 70 degree weather about two weeks ago, and tonight a state of emergency snow storm.

Last summer we had a drought and no apples on my apple tree... I usually leave the apples for the deer for as long as I remember, but no apples and the deer have nothing this winter... So many things are impacted by this crazy weather.

The shot of Greenland water rushing along looked like it was washing away some kind of boat?

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Response to midnight (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:21 PM

6. that was actually a bulldozer

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Response to greenman3610 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:57 PM

7. LMSP kicking...n/t

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