Friday, January 25, 2013

Global Warming May Not Be Quite As Bad As Feared - Science News - redOrbit
In conclusion, the authors say that if nations cut back particularly on emissions of sulphate particles in the coming years, then the impact of global warming will be much less than feared.
Age of Miracles: What If Climate Change Were Sped Up? | Culturing Science, Scientific American Blog Network
Sometimes it frustrates me that we feel the effects of climate change so slowly, if at all.

It’s not that I’m an apocalypse-monger, dreaming of mass hysteria induced by floods and droughts, shortages of food and fuel. Rather, I worry about people’s incredible ability to acclimate: to let changes go unnoticed, as long as they’re gradual over time. I worry that people won’t notice that the air is warmer, storms are fiercer, and coral reefs are less brilliant over the course of their lives because these adjustments happen so incrementally. And thus climate change inaction will continue.

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