Category Archives: inertia

Ice melt studies say we underestimate sea level rise

If a couple of new ice studies are only partly right, we face massive disruption from sea level rise within decades. Are melting polar ice sheets as stable as we think, or have we missed something? Could we be facing … Continue reading

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Wake-up calls from the real world

What sort of climate calamity will it take to stir humanity into action? [23 October 2012 | Peter Boyer] There’s a lot of black humour about in climate science circles these days. Here’s a sample from a CSIRO seminar on … Continue reading

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Titanic: a centennial reflection aboard Spaceship Earth

[2 February 2012 | Arthur Marcel] WIKIPEDIA: “The RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City, United States, and sank on 15 April 1912, resulting in the … Continue reading

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