Tag Archives: John Church

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

Posted in Antarctic, Arctic, atmospheric science, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, changes to climate, climate sensitivity, CSIRO, disruption, economic threat from climate, extreme events, future climate, glaciology, governance, ice, inertia, marine sciences, modelling, oceanography, palaeoclimatology, sea level, temperature | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Arctic, atmospheric science, carbon, carbon emissions and targets, changes to climate, climate system, CSIRO, environmental degradation, future climate, glaciology, human behaviour, inertia, marine sciences, modelling, ocean acidification, oceanography, organisations and events, science, sea level, social and personal issues, social mindsets, temperature | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Wake-up calls from the real world

Understanding sea level demands caution, patience

Not all our news can be rendered in short sound grabs and black headlines, which makes for problems in understanding implications of the science behind rising sea levels. [10 July 2012 | Peter Boyer] Patience is a virtue, my mother … Continue reading

Posted in climate politics, economic activity, economic threat from climate, education, future climate, local government, marine sciences, modelling, oceanography, science, sea level | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Understanding sea level demands caution, patience