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June 2011

The Next Worst-Case Scenario: RCP 8.5

By Scenarios

We have more acronyms for your increased state of general confusion.  The AR5 is coming up (Assessment Report 5) to be relapsed by the IPCC in 2013 (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.)  This generation’s report will look at newly created scenarios that more appropriately simulate atmospheric physics than the current scenarios. Scientists are leaving behind…

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Siberian Permafrost Venting could Trigger Abrupt Climate Warming Warns National Science Foundation

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Climate Progress quote: "NSF issues world a wake-up call: “Release of even a fraction of the methane stored in the shelf could trigger abrupt climate warming.” Science 5 March 2010: Vol. 327 no. 5970 pp. 1246-1250 DOI: 10.1126/science.1182221 Report Extensive Methane Venting to the Atmosphere from Sediments of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf Climate…

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