Category Archives: Climate change impacts

Risk assessment: What is the plausible ‘worst scenario’ for climate change?

by Judith Curry

We know that climate change is a problem – but how big a problem is it? We have to answer this question before we can make a good decision about how much effort to put into dealing with it.

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Heat waves: exacerbated by global warming?

diby Judith Curry

Western Europe is on track for a potential record breaking heat wave.  Should any of this be blamed on human-caused global warming?

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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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