Copenhagen diagnosis

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    RealClimate: Copenhagen

    The ‘Copenhagen Diagnosis‘, a report by 26 scientists from around the world was released today. The report is intended as an update to the IPCC 2007 Working Group 1 report. Like the IPCC report, everything in the Copenhagen Diagnosis is from the peer-reviewed literature, so there is nothing really new. But the report summarizes and highlights those studies, published since the (2006) close-off date for the IPCC report, that the authors deemed most relevant to the negotiations in Copenhagen (COP15) next month. This report was written for policy-makers, stakeholders, the media and the broader public, and has been sent to each and every one of the COP15 negotiating teams throughout the world.

    Among the points summarized in the report are that:

    The ice sheets are both losing mass (and hence contributing to sea level rise). This was not certain at the time of the IPCC report.

    Arctic sea ice has declined faster than projected by IPCC.

    Greenhouse gas concentrations have continued to track the upper bounds of IPCC projections.

    Observed global temperature changes remain entirely in accord with IPCC projections, i.e. an anthropogenic warming trend of about 0.2 ºC per decade with superimposed short-term natural variability.

    Sea level has risen more than 5 centimeters over the past 15 years, about 80% higher than IPCC projections from 2001.

    Perhaps most importantly, the report articulates a much clearer picture of what has to happen if the world wants to keep future warming within the reasonable threshold (2°C) that the European Union and the G8 nations have already agreed to in principle.

    The full report is available at The Copenhagen Diagnosis. Three of us at RealClimate are co-authors so we can’t offer an independent review of the report here. We welcome discussion in the comments section though. But read the report first before commenting, please.
     
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    Your maniacal clinging to the discredited "Science" of ManMade Global Warming makes the Jews at Masada looks like sissies.

    Make sure you and Al Gore have 2 bullets in the gun when you enter the bunker
     
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    RealClimate. The Daily Kos of the AGW arguement. :lol:

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    Globalclimatewarmercoolering atmospheric googly-moogly: DOA.
     
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    Saw that one.

    It's like Watergate all over again.
     
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    This blows me away. This is so deep and widespread....:evil:
     
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    Ya, sure.

    A whole worldwide conspiracy to melt the ice caps and glaciers. To heat the ocean. One that includes most of the scientists in all nations.

    Put your little tin hat on, and hide under the bed.
     
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    You really are stupid on purpose.

    Que lastima.
     

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