Thats from the Grauniad. Its was on the BBC 10 o’clock news. It was Scientist issues grim warning on global warming in the Times. But why? Thats what I was wondering, as I watched the news (just for once on TV; from my mothers house, on hols for Easter. Very nice too but no wireless connection…). Suddenly we were back to melting glaciers and dry lake beds but I could think of no particular report or reason for it coming out, and the TV gave no clue.
Most of it appears to be conciousness-raising: Prof King’s latest comments are partly designed to raise the profile of the climate change debate among members of the public. “The government’s willingness to deal with it is there. The finance is behind it, the obligation on the utilities is behind it but now it really is for the public to support it. If we don’t get international agreement, we don’t tighten our belts further on the issue, then we certainly are heading towards issues that go into dangerous climate change,” he said.
And the rest of it seems to come from Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change last year. So nothing new, it seems.
Meanwhile, the IPCC AR4 draft is out for review in a new (final?) draft. The US CCSPO is co-ordinating the US review, it seems, and appears to be handing out the draft on its own bat, presumably by agreement with the IPCC itself.