Tuesday, November 01, 2011

IPCC thinks you're stupid: With 29 of the 30 deadliest tropical cyclones occurring more than 20 years ago, they're ready to claim that CO2 will lead to "sharply increased risk for large swathes of humanity in coming decades"

Climate change linked to extreme weather
A draft UN report three years in the making concludes that man-made climate change has boosted the frequency or intensity of heat waves, wildfires, floods and cyclones and that such disasters are likely to increase in the future.
Hundreds of scientists working under the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) will vet the phonebook-sized draft at a meeting in Kampala of the 194-nation body later this month.
But the overall picture that emerges is one of enhanced volatility and frequency of dangerous weather, leading in turn to a sharply increased risk for large swathes of humanity in coming decades.

AFP obtained a copy of the draft report's 20-page Summary for Policymakers, which is subject to revision by governments before release on November 18.
- Peak temperatures are "likely" (66-100% certainty) to increase -- compared to the late 20th century -- up to 3.0 degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) by 2050, and 5.0 C (9.0 F) by 2100;

- Heavy rain and snowfall is likely to increase over the next century over many regions, especially in the tropics and at high latitudes
Deadliest World Tropical Cyclones : Weather Underground

1 comment:


Yes, I don't believe there's ever been Heavy rain in the tropics, or Heavy snow in higher latitudes.