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10 november 2012

Somberste voorspellingen opwarming aarde kloppen waarschijnlijk

Illustratie (later toegevoegd): cover New Scientist van 17 november 2012. Zie hierover dit artikel op Climate Progress. 

Science Stunner: Observations Support Predictions Of Extreme Warming And Worse Droughts This Century
Door Joe romm, 9 november 2012

'Future warming likely to be on high side of climate projections', concluded a new analysis by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). And that 'higher temperature rise would produce greater impacts on society in terms of sea level rise, heat waves, droughts, and other threats'.

Zie ook: 

Climate Predictions: Worst-Case May Be Most Accurate, Study Finds
Door Juli Berwald, National Geographic, 8 november 2012 

Study: We're Headed To 11°F [6°C] Warming And Even 7°F [4°C] Requires 'Nearly Quadrupling The Current Rate Of Decarbonisation'
Door Joe Romm, Climate Progress, 6 november 2012 

Proces [door Urgenda] tegen de staat om klimaatbeleid
Door Joop Bouma, Trouw, 10 november 2012

Climate Change Report Outlines Perils for U.S. Military
Door John M. Broder, The New York Times, 9 november 2012

Later toegevoegd:
 
James Hansen: ‘Klimaat kan wel twintig graden warmer worden’
DuurzaamNieuws.nl, 22 september 2013

Vicious Cycle: Extreme Climate Events Release 11 Billion Tons Of CO2 Into The Air Every Year
Door Joe Romm, Climate Progress, 28 augustus 2013

Ocean Acidification May Amplify Global Warming This Century Up To 0.9°F
Door Joe Romm, Climate Progress, 26 augustus 2013

IEA Report: Fossil Fuel Boom Is A Climate Disaster In The Making
Door Lorne Stockman, Oil Change International / Climate Progress, 13 november 2012

The International Energy Agency released [in its new] World Energy Outlook: 'No more than one-third of proven reserves of fossil fuels can be consumed prior to 2050 if the world is to achieve the 2 °C goal', the internationally recognized limit to average global warming in order to prevent catastrophic climate change.
[Alleen al] [...] the Canadian tar sands industry has enough projects producing, under construction and approved to blow well past the climate limits prescribed by the IEA.

Can We Pull the Planet from the Brink of Catastrophe?
Door Bill McKibben, TomDispatch / Alternet, 18 augustus 2013

It can only happen if engaged citizenry create a widespread but thoroughly interconnected movement.

Zie ook:
 
Campagne Do The Math van 350.org
It's simple math: we can burn 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming - anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Fossil fuel corporations now have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves, five times the safe amount. And they’re planning to burn it all -  unless we rise up to stop them

Amerikaanse CO2-heffing op de agenda
Door Emma van de Wateren, Trouw, 14 november 2012 

Record Growth Of Global CO2 Emissions In 2011
Door Stephen Lacey, Reuters / The Huffington Post / Climate Progress, 14 november 2012 

Nederland niet goed genoeg voorbereid op klimaatverandering
Trouw, 15 november 2012

[De Rekenkamer noemt niet eens de metershoge zeespiegelstijging op termijn van een paar eeuwen! Tekenend voor de stompzinnige slaperigheid en kortzichtigheid in dit land; K] 

'Temperatuur op aarde stijgt deze eeuw nog met 4 graden'
Trouw, 19 november 2012

[Volgens deze graadmeter stevenen we af op 4,4 graden Celcius als alle tot dusver voorgenomen beleidsmaatregelen worden uitgevoerd; anders wordt het 4,9 graden; K] 

Shocking World Bank Climate Report: 'A 4°C [...] World Can, And Must, Be Avoided' To Avert 'Devastating' Impacts
Door Joe Romm, Climate Progress, 19 november 2012 

Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Reach New Record
World Meteorological Organization, 20 november 2012

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2011, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Between 1990 and 2011 there was a 30% increase in radiative forcing – the warming effect on our climate – because of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping long-lived gases.

[...] According to WMO’s bulletin, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere reached 390.9 parts per million [ppm] in 2011, or 140% of the pre-industrial level of 280 parts per million.

[...] Atmospheric methane reached a new high of about 1813 parts per billion (ppb) in 2011, or 259% of the pre-industrial level, due to increased emissions from anthropogenic sources. Since 2007, atmospheric methane has been increasing again after a period of levelling-off with a nearly constant rate during the last 3 years. 

The Road To Climate Disaster Is Paved With Coal: 1,200 New Coal Plants Planned Around The World
Door Stephen Lacey, Climate Progress, 20 november 2012 

NY Times Warns On Climate Change: ‘Fear Death By Water’, Rising Seas Likely To Swallow Up City If We Don’t Act Soon
Door Joe Romm, 25 november 2012 

New Scientist Special Report: 7 Reasons Climate Change Is ‘Even Worse Than We Thought’
Door Joe Romm, Climate Progress, 26 november 2012

[...] What’s needed is very clear: emissions cuts, and soon. The best way to do that is to change our economic systems to reflect the true long-term cost of fossil fuels. That means ending the $1 trillion of annual subsidies for fossil fuels and imposing carbon taxes instead. 

Catastrophic sea levels 'distinct possibility' this century: study
Door Marlowe Hood, Physorg, 15 april 2009

[Een enorme zeespiegelstijging van circa drie meter deze eeuw is onwaarschijnlijk, maar niet ondenkbaar, gezien de geschiedenis van de aarde; des te meer reden om eindelijk snel werk te maken van het afbouwen van fossiele branstoffen en de overschakeling op zonne- en windenergie; K] 

Zeespiegel stijgt sneller dan is voorspeld
Nu, 28 november 2012

Sea levels rising 60% faster
Iafrica.com / AFP, 28 november 2012

Simulatie ondergelopen Londen
Mail Online, 28 november 2012

Chasing Ice
Acclaimed photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. 

Opwarming aarde dreigt in Amerika tweede Dust Bowl te veroorzaken
Door Melissa Gaskill, Scientific American, 27 november 2012

Climate Disruption: Earth's Forests Calling - S.O.S
Door Reese Halter, The Huffington Post, 26 november 2012

Studie over CO2 slaat klimaatsceptici wapen uit handen
Trouw, 29 november 2012

IJskappen smelten drie keer zo hard
Trouw, 29 november 2012

[...als in de jaren 90, volgens een groot internationaal onderzoek; K] 

Scientific American: 'Loss of Ice, Melting Of Permafrost And Other Climate Effects Are Occurring At An Alarming Pace'
Door Joe Romm, Climate Progress, 29 november 2012

Our Climate Is Headed Toward 'Extremely Dangerous' or 'Catastrophic:' Here's Our Best Off Plan For Staving Off Total Disaster
Door Alex Steffen, Alternet, 29 november 2012

Alex Steffen's new book Carbon Zero offers solutions on how to pull us back from the brink of disaster. 

Science Stunner: Greenland Ice Melt Up Nearly Five-Fold Since Mid-1990s, Antartica’s Ice Loss Up 50% In Past Decade
Door Joe Romm, 30 november 2012

150,000 Years Of Sea Level History Suggests High Rates Of Future Sea Level Rise
Door Rob Painting, Skeptical Science / Climate Progress, 9 december 2012

West Antarctica Warming Three Times Faster Than Global Average, Threatening To Destabilize This Unstable Ice Sheet
Door NCAR / Climate Progress, 27 december 2012

‘Sprawling Heat Wave Of Historical Proportions’ Brings ‘Horrendous’ Wildfires To Australia
Door Jeff Spross, Climate Progress, 8 januari 2013

Off-The-Charts Heat Wave Brings Australia Its Hottest Average Temperature And New Map Colors For Temps Above 122°F!
Door Joe Romm, Climate Progress, 8 januari 2013

End Climate Silence Now: Draft Climate Assessment Warns Of Devastating 9°-15°F Warming Over Most Of U.S.
Door Joe Romm, Climate Progress, 11 januari 2013

En m'n blognotities:
'De hel is de waarheid te laat ingezien'
UK 2080: jaarlijks +11.000 doden door opwarming aarde
De aarde kan te heet worden voor mensen
Opwarming van de aarde breekt morbide records
Bosbranden in VS tonen gezicht opwarmende aarde
Droogte in UK ergste in 124 jaar
Helse hitte en hoog water

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