Category Archives: Climate change impacts

Did human-caused climate change lead to war in Syria?

by Chip Knappenberger and Pat Michaels

Understand climate change did not cause the conflicts we see around the world. It’s now believed that drought and crop failures and high food prices helped fuel the early unrest in Syria, which descended into civil war in the heart of the Middle East – President Obama

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Pondering Nepal’s hazards

by David L. Hagen

Nepal just experienced a great 7.8 magnitude earthquake  on April 25th, 2015 with major (6.7 and 6.6 magnitude) aftershocks..

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Planetary boundaries, tipping points and prophets of doom

by Robert Ellison

There is a new paper that appeared last week in Science: Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet.

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Challenging the 2 degree target

by Judith Curry

“Without significant cuts in emissions by all countries, and in key sectors, the window of opportunity to stay within less than 2 degrees [of warming] will soon close forever.” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

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No bodies

by Rud Istvan

One of the firmer catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW) predictions made by IPCC AR4 WG2 was an alarming increase in species extinctions.

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Importance of intellectual and political diversity in science

by Judith Curry

“He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.”  – John Stuart Mill

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Pondering the anthropocene

by Judith Curry

[H]ow we meet the needs and aspirations of all of humanity while sustaining the planet’s ecology, is what the Anthropocene is all about. – Keith Kloor

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