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The Disaffected Lib: IPCC – "Criminally Complacent"

Arctic expert, professor Peter Wadhams, doesn’t think much of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In fact, the Cambridge professor of ocean physics and head of the university’s Polar Oceans Physics Group, denounces the IPCC as a dangerous sellout.

He highlighted that the IPCC has failed to quantify and properly assess the risk of . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: IPCC – "Criminally Complacent"

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PostArctica: Arctic sea ice time bomb ticking: the bang’s gonna be huge

by Gareth on July 24, 2013

Reading this press release about a new paper in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology spoiled my day. It might not be obvious to a casual reader just glancing through the morning news — but a couple of paragraphs leapt out at me:

Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations recently reached 400 parts per . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Arctic sea ice time bomb ticking: the bang’s gonna be huge

The Disaffected Lib: It’s Still Fossil Fuel

The Japanese have successfully tapped seabed methane clathrates, also known as “flammable ice.”   Deposits of compressed and frozen methane are fairly common in northern waters.  British Columbia has looked at exploiting them.

The gas field is about 50km away from Japan’s main island, in the Nankai Trough.

Researchers say it could provide an . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: It’s Still Fossil Fuel

350 or bust: Dramatic Increase In Arctic Methane Release Requires Dramatic Increase In Political Will To Address Climate Crisis

* All eyes in the climate change community are going to be on President Obama tonight as he delivers his State of the Union address, which outlines his administration’s vision for the next four years. The clip below, from AP, discusses the urgent need for Obama to address climate change (although one wonders why they . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Dramatic Increase In Arctic Methane Release Requires Dramatic Increase In Political Will To Address Climate Crisis

DeSmogBlog: EPA Shale Gas Emissions Standards: "Too Little, Too Late"

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The gas industry received a blow yesterday when the nonprofit group Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE) released a joint statement by Professors Anthony Ingraffea and Robert Howarth of Cornell University. According to the release the EPA’s new emissions standards for methane and volatile organics from shale gas . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: EPA Shale Gas Emissions Standards: "Too Little, Too Late"