Category Archives: Assessments of Climate Impacts and Adaptation

Wall Street Journal misquotes IPCC to advocate inaction on climate change

A new editorial in the Wall Street Journal distorts and cherry-picks quotations from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, asserting that the report walks back on climate alarm. In fact, we’re in more climate trouble than we’ve ever … Continue reading

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Assessing IPCC climate report, The Economist draws conclusion at odds with report itself

The Economist offers a watered-down reading of the recently released IPCC assessment report on climate change Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. The article discusses the report’s dire warnings about the impacts of climate change if current trends continue.  But it draws conclusions that … Continue reading

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IPCC climate change Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability assessment poses urgent challenge for risk management

"We're now in an era where climate change isn't some kind of future hypothetical," said Chris Field, co-chair of the IPCC Working Group II 2014 climate change assessment report on Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. "We live in an era where … Continue reading

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Outlier scientist seeks spotlight as new IPCC report outlines climate risks

The IPCC climate change assessment report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, to be released in Japan on March 31, highlights the grave risks we face as the climate changes. But some news coverage previewing the release has focused on the views … Continue reading

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Previewing the new IPCC assessment of risks of climate change impacts

Several news sources, including The Guardian, the Associated Press, and the Yomiuri Shimbun, have published articles from Japan previewing some strong conclusions to expect in the IPCC climate change assessment report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, to be released in … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley op-ed is a laundry list of IPCC misrepresentations

Right on cue, Matt Ridley has another error-filled opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal anticipating the forthcoming Working Group II (WG2) release of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on climate change impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. In reality, the WG2 report reveals … Continue reading

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New York Times op-ed asks wrong questions on climate change and California drought

A new opinion piece in the New York Times downplays the many lines of scientific evidence connecting climate change to the ongoing drought in California. The op-ed by NOAA’s Dr. Martin Hoerling addresses only the question of direct causation, and fails … Continue reading

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"Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change"

Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises, now in final form from the National Academy of Sciences, differs from previous studies by focusing both on abrupt climate changes and on abrupt climate impacts that have the potential to severely affect the … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading: Mandela and divestment; National Academy of Sciences on "Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change"; Hansen et al. on "Assessing 'Dangerous Climate Change'"; denialists on AMS climate survey

A few highlights from our weekend reading: (1) Joe Romm at Climate Progress on "Nelson Mandela's Legacy for Climate Hawks;" (2) Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises, a new report from the National Academy of Sciences; (3) "Assessing 'Dangerous Climate … Continue reading

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James Taylor's deceptive attempt to discredit National Climate Assessment experts

In a new Forbes op-ed, James Taylor denigrates the validity of the National Climate Assessment (NCA) on the grounds that seven of its directors have past connections to groups he considers to be biased. His accusations are thoroughly misleading and … Continue reading

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