Friday, April 4, 2014

IPCC: Climate Report Maps Out Human Fate?


Human security will be progressively threatened as the climate changes. Human insecurity almost never has single causes, but instead emerges from the interaction of multiple factors. Climate change is an important factor in threats to human security through (i) undermining livelihoods, (ii) compromising culture and identity, (iii) increasing migration that people would rather have avoided, and (iv) challenging the ability of states to provide the conditions necessary for human security. Graphic: IPCC WGII AR5
Climate Change - Possible Human Complexities


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30 March 2014 (IPCC) – The Final Draft Report, dated 28 October 2013, of the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment ReportClimate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability was 
accepted but not approved in detail by the 10th Session of Working Group II and the 38th Session of the IPCC on 29 March 2014 in Yokohama, Japan. It consists of the full scientific and technical assessment undertaken by Working Group II.
The Final Draft Report has to be read in conjunction with the document entitled “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report — Changes to the Underlying Scientific/Technical Assessment” to ensure consistency with the approved Summary for Policymakers (IPCC-XXXVIII/DOC.4) presented to the Panel at its 38th Session. This document lists the changes necessary to ensure consistency between the full Report and the Summary for Policymakers, which was approved line-by-line by Working Group II and accepted by the Panel at the above-mentioned Sessions. A listing of substantive edits additionally indicates corrections of errors for the Final Draft Report.

ASSESSING AND MANAGING THE RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE 

Human interference with the climate system is occurring, and climate change poses risks for human and natural systems (Figure SPM.1). The assessment of impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability in the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (WGII AR5) evaluates how patterns of risks and potential benefits are shifting due to climate change. 
It considers how impacts and risks related to climate change can be reduced and managed through adaptation and mitigation. The report assesses needs, options, opportunities, constraints, resilience, limits, and other aspects associated with adaptation. 

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The same old song... with the same meaning



For fun - no holds barred today. But these guys at the IPCC must think that we are all really stupid. They present a graph with a bunch of circles, add some pretty colours and words. Then presto! All our problems are defined and thus somehow possibly within their control or ability to fix. Now should we all walk away with the comfort and knowledge that these folks have humanity's fate well in hand? Sorry, but nothing could be further from the truth..

Why? Because the now world -famous Kinesa Climate Change Curve (KCCC)  looks extremely different in comparison. First, draw a  straight 12 inch vertical line from the left to the right side of a page. Call it lapsed time 

Then draw a horizontal line somewhere along the vertical line. Call it climate order. Remember too, that the vertical line continues on and on for miles and miles at both ends. There you go - your very own  KCCC graph with a very different story.

What do you  mean it doesn't curve? Actually it does,  if you look close enough!

Dr. Peter G Kinesa
April 4, 2014   


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