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Apocalyptish

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“THE four horsemen of the apocalypse": that was the disparaging appraisal by Richard Tol of the University of Sussex of a report published in Yokohama on March...
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Despite the misleading quote from Tol at the beginning of this article, the Economist provides a great analysis of the new IPCC report. "The new assessment for the first time looks at climate change not just as a problem in its own right but as something that is merely part of an even bigger context."

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Global warming is just HALF what we said

Global warming is just HALF what we said | The Great Transition | Scoop.it
A leaked copy of the world’s most authoritative climate study reveals scientific forecasts of imminent doom were drastically wrong. the Mail on Sunday has revealed.
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Get ready for the full-on communication attack by climate deniers when the new IPCC report on the science of climate change gets released next week.

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Five Takeaways from the IPCC Report on Extreme Weather and Climate Change | WRI Insights

Five Takeaways from the IPCC Report on Extreme Weather and Climate Change | WRI Insights | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

Excellent analysis by the World Resources Institute of the latest IPCC report on extreme weather and climate change.

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Climate change? Try catastrophic climate breakdown

Climate change? Try catastrophic climate breakdown | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"The message couldn't have been clearer if it had said "up yours". It is an example of the way in which all governments collaborate in the disaster they publicly bemoan. They sagely agree with the need to do something to avert the catastrophe the panel foresees, while promoting the industries that cause it."

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George Monbiot points to the overwhelming responsibility of governments who should now better but continue to be under the spell of the fossil-fuel industry. When are we going to take them to account?

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What climate scientists talk about now

What climate scientists talk about now | The Great Transition | Scoop.it

"Wadhams says this only underlines the “very conservative” views of the body, which has far too many government scientists who are “in the business of really generating complacency”. He even has doubts about how much value there is in today’s IPCC assessment reports, which he thinks have become too big to be widely useful."

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One of the best articles of the last years about the impact, process, controversies and conservatism of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, one month before the release of its first new assessment.

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