Tag 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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On politics, prophets and practicalities

In the face of failing political initiatives on climate, there is much to be gained from some inspiring writing published this month. [18 May 2010 | Peter Boyer] Professor Tim Flannery’s attack on Kevin Rudd last week for his “breach of … Continue reading

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