Climate Debate: Not If but How Soon?
By Murray Carew
Have we been lulled – even those of us working for change – into a sort of nervous complacency?
There *is* a scientific debate on climate change, but it’s not about whether it’s happening or what is causing it.
Increasing evidence is emerging that the policy summaries on climate impacts and mitigation by the UN Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were significantly ‘diluted’ under political pressure from some of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters, including Saudi Arabia, China, Brazil and the United States.]
See for example this audio interview with Canadian climate scientist Paul Beckwith:
As Jeff Masters posted in a blog Monday the worst flooding in a century has occurred in Bosnia and Serbia this past week. At the same time, a record May heat wave has affected Estonia, Finland, Belarus, and northwestern Russia. Here are some details.