IPCC 2013 report drafts leaked

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Robert Maxwell, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell Comfortably Numb Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2001
    Location:
    where it hurts
    Link

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is not releasing their next report until late next year, but some draft versions are already circulating. In summary, the predictions aren't changing that much, though they are becoming more precise.

    Greater sea level rises are anticipated, but fewer strong storms and droughts.

    Highlights from the article:

    It's certainly a mixed bag, though obviously no one knows for sure just what a global temperature rise of 3 degrees over 200 years will do.
     
  2. gturner

    gturner Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2005
    Location:
    Kentucky
    The draft finally gives mention to solar forcing, which correlates well with past climate changes where we have isotope data, but then the authors say they don't like some of the theories to explain the magnitude of the effect, and thus discount the effect. IPCC science - backwards as usual. We might as well go back to Aristotle. "We don't understand the mechanism, so we'll pretend the observations don't exist."