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Scientists Warn on Climate Tipping Points


Environment  (tags: climate, ClimateChange, globalwarming )

Camilla
- 2683 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Some tipping points for climate change could be closer than previously thought. Scientists are predicting that the loss of the massive Greenland ice sheet may now be unstoppable and lead to catastrophic sea-level rises around the world.



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Chris Otahal (511)
Friday August 17, 2007, 8:14 pm
Good article - thanks!
 

serge vrabec (280)
Friday August 17, 2007, 10:51 pm
Noted and thx for the info Camilla
 

Judy Cross (83)
Saturday August 18, 2007, 12:11 am
It warmed faster in the 1920s than it is now. There is no tipping point...they made it all up.

Greenland warming of 1920-1930 and 1995-2005
Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L11707, 13 June 2006, doi:10.1029/2006GL026510.
http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2006/2006GL026510.shtml
Abstract:
We provide an analysis of Greenland temperature records to compare the current (1995-2005) warming period with the previous (1920-1930) Greenland warming. We find that the current Greenland warming is not unprecedented in recent Greenland history. Temperature increases in the two warming periods are of a similar magnitude, however, the rate of warming in 1920-1930 was about 50% higher than that in 1995 - 2005.
 

Chris Otahal (511)
Saturday August 18, 2007, 1:35 am
Well, that's convienent.....if a study supports the denialists, then it is impeckable science, but if a study does not support the denialist position then it is all lies. Who could argue with such brilient reasoning???
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 31, 2007, 1:54 am
thank you Camilla...I
I could not agre more Chris ..I wonder when it gets real HOT if" that piece of information" will be of any comfort to you Judy..
 
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