Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | March 13, 2009

World facing risk of “irreversible” climate change

Melting Icebergs. Courtesy of Windows to the Universe, http://www.windows.ucar.edu

Melting Icebergs. Courtesy of Windows to the Universe, http://www.windows.ucar.edu

The world is facing a risk of “irreversible” climate change was the warning heard at a three-day conference of 2,500 climate researchers and economists in Copenhagen, Denmark this week. They reported that the worst-case scenarios presented by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) in 2007 may already be underway and could get worse. According to a press release issued by the conference, temperatures, sea levels, ocean acidification, ocean and ice sheets dynamics, and extreme events  were already moving “beyond the patterns of natural variability within which our society and economy have developed and thrive.”

For more:

Go to the conference web site: Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions

Or check out these news articles:

The Physical Environment Links: Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming, Climate Change: Global Warming

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