Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I'm confused again: Why are major climate advocacy groups emphasizing alleged *current* climate risk while an AR5 lead author says "We've only seen a bit of climate change yet"

Climate Risks: Linking Narratives to Action | Stanford Social Innovation Review
Climate advocates are increasingly bringing attention to the risks of the here and now. A quick look at the press releases from some of the major environmental NGOs makes this apparent. As illustrated in Figure 1, since 2006 there has been a steady increase in the number of press releases in which major climate advocacy groups emphasize current climate risks—such as todays’s wildfires, hurricanes, droughts, and ecosystem impacts—instead of emphasizing similar risks far in the future.
Twitter / richardabetts [IPCC AR5 Lead author]
@tan123 Why should they? We've only seen a bit of climate change yet, nowhere near what's projected in our paper. @RichardTol

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