Today's news @ yahoo.com:
...U.S. favors "setting targets in the context of national circumstances."
GreenPeace has an interactive web site up showing how Exxon funds scholarly research to rebuke the IPCC reports.Also JunkScience.com keeps volleying back half baked s#!%, back from whence it came.
If the Arctic Ice Cap continues to shrink at it's present rate, we will have clear blue ocean in the arctic by summer, 2030 says Julienne Stroeve on this CBC QUIRKS & QUARKS podcast.
Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent for Reuters says 2020.
"The Arctic ice cap is melting much faster than expected and is now about 30 years ahead of predictions made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.S. ice expert said on Tuesday.
This means the ocean at the top of the world could be free or nearly free of summer ice by 2020, three decades sooner than the global panel's gloomiest forecast of 2050."
We've had El Nino type weather every year since 1998.
"But in the span of seven years, the global temperature for 2005 returned to 1998 levels, without the warming influence of a very strong El Niño episode."
Settlements on the Yukon River Delta, like NEWTOK, Alaska - as well as hundreds of island communities in the bearing sea - are being reclaimed by the sea.
WILLIAM YARDLEY, in the New York Times
"The earth beneath much of Alaska is not what it used to be. The permanently frozen subsoil, known as permafrost, upon which Newtok and so many other Native Alaskan villages rest, is melting, yielding to warming air temperatures and a warming ocean. Sea ice that would normally protect coastal villages is forming later in the year, allowing fall storms to pound away at the shoreline."
Now, lets see if China catches up to the U.S. by 2015... And the permafrost lets go 400 000 000 tonnes of CO2 / year, after a 1.7 % rise...
What we could do is legislate Light weight carbon-fibre standards, in the transportation industry.---> Rocky Mountain Institute
Part One of Quirks in the Arctic
Part Two of Quirks in the Arctic