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 dropping off Omai, the expedition … Read more Captain Cook’s detailed records confirm warming – #climate #arctic
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 year 2050, reducing them 80 … Read more Climate Change: we now know the US plan for deep decarbonisation #climate #cop22
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 specialist for all things weather … Read more WMO provisional Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2016
As we roll through the months the quantity of Arctic sea ice will of course follow natural seasonal variations. In recent decades it has been observed that it is very much in decline overall, but to some degree this Arctic sea ice loss has been balanced out by a corresponding gain of sea ice in the Antarctic, … Read more Something rather startling is happening to Sea Ice – #Arctic #ClimateChange
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 palo-climatology data that this may … Read more Climate Change: What will happen if we do nothing?
A Trump presidency does not simply have consequences for the US, it actually has consequences for the entire planet. Yes, I’ve put my climate change hat back on today. We stand at a pivotal moment where we, as a species, are starting down the road of taking decisive action to address the human initiated change … Read more Climate Change & Trump