In the Grauniad this time: “Global warming: the final verdict” (oh good, we can stop work and do something else!).

One for Roger: A draft copy of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, obtained by The Observer, shows the frequency of devastating storms – like the ones that battered Britain last week – will increase dramatically. Not sure I believe it says that, though.

It also sez the IPCC report’s final version is set for release on 2 February in a set of global news conferences so thank heavens we’ll get the real report fairly soon.

Comments

  1. #1 Adam
    2007/01/24

    “shows the frequency of devastating storms – like the ones that battered Britain last week – will increase dramatically.”

    Interestingly, the BBC’s recent GW programme claimed a similar increase – no reference but probably not from AR4. They were using CP.net as their model and they did have Peter Cox and a few others on as well. Maybe a Hadley Centre outcome?

    There was one person on who was saying that he believed that SLR of 2m was possible by the end of the century (IIRC), but I only caught the end of his caption so missed who he was. I think he was from Benfield HRC though: http://www.benfieldhrc.org/activities/publications.htm

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