New research from two professors at the University of Bergen, Norway, reveals that nature absorbs much less greenhouse gas from the atmosphere than estimated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The two professors, Eystein Jansen and Helge Drange of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, have contributed to the IPCC.
The Bjerknes center has made the first simulations for the coming IPCC assessment report. The models show that the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere could likely be 20 to 25 percent higher than previously estimated. Consequently climate change will happen faster, writes the Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen.
Unpleasant Surprise – COP15
Why on earth (…) is this a surprise to anyone? The biggest surprise would be if we were actually being realistic, and facing up to the fact that we’ve designed a system for living that is optimised for destroying the environment.
All this positive thinking, and pushing for a tough agreement at Copenhagen flies in the face of the reality that very few of the (largely symbolic) Kyoto Agreement pledges have been met.
No doubt people feel better for thinking that they are doing something, but as long as capitalism is the worlds driving ideology… we’re not going anywhere cooler.
Ah, haven’t had a decent seething hatred on for a while. That was fun.