Climate Change


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During the summer of 1778 the famous explorer and cartographer Captain Cook was well into his third voyage of discovery. When he set sail in 1776 the public had been advised that it was to return the Pacific Islander, Omai to Tahiti, but the real motive was was to locate a Northwest Passage around the American continent. After […]

Captain Cook’s detailed records confirm warming – #climate #arctic


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The White House has issued a rather detailed plan for how the US was going to actually tackle climate change. Science journalist and author Chris Mooney, writing within the Washington Post, explains that this 111 page document is … a “mid century strategy” to massively slash U.S. carbon emissions by the […]

Climate Change: we now know the US plan for deep decarbonisation #climate #cop22


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The World Meteorological Organisation is an intergovernmental NGO with a membership of 191 Member States and Territories. It was founded in 1873. Well OK, that’s a tad misleading. It was originally known as the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), and was re-badged with its current name in 1950. Their remit is to be the UN’s […]

WMO provisional Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2016




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The official position of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is that the “Do Nothing” approach will led to an increase in Global temperatures of something in the range of 2.6 and 4.8 degrees above pre-industrial numbers by about 2100. However, there is now some emerging evidence via an analysis of […]

Climate Change: What will happen if we do nothing?