Posts Tagged ‘Global change’

What about glacial melt in the Andes?

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Following the debate on the IPCC’s mistake on the future of Himalayan glaciers, and their statement (see previous post), the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) has asked its scientists to offer their perspective on glacial melt in the Andes. The report is available here (pdf).

In summary, most glaciers are shrinking and although some may survive and others disappear (particularly in tropical and subtropical regions) the key message is that people who depend on rivers fed by glaciers and snow must already learn to adapt to changes in seasonal water flows.

Global Procrastination

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

A recent dust storm in the city of Sydney provides armageddon-like images of nature's wrath (AAP: Tracey Nearmy, found on ABC News)

A new label was suggested for global warming and associated global change in a comment by Bubbles on the New Scientist magazine’s blog: Global Procrastination…

Sounds good. Of course, other commentators suggested alternative labels such as “Global Scaremongering”.