Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pakistan's lead climate negotiator: Remember when Greenland's ice sheet disappeared last July? That was bad

Defining success at Doha climate talks – The Express Tribune
It is scary to note the limitation in our understanding of the impact of current 0.8 per cent mean global temperature increase with the sudden disappearance of the Greenland’s ice sheet in four days in July this year — a picture which some thought resulted from an error in satellite monitoring. The only conclusion one can draw from such intense events is our inability to fathom the extent and depth of climatic changes we will face in a two-degree Celsius, let alone a higher temperature increase.

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