Adaptation to climate change / global warming will be needed along with mitigation. Because impacts are already being observed and because the ocean takes a long time to heat up, mitigation - although crucial - will not be enough. Adaptation unfortunately will not be a simple matter. The human race is no longer composed of small groups of hunter-gatherers, but billions of people generally living in highly arranged societies with limited mobility. The worse the impacts of global warming, the more difficult adaptation will be.
We should start planning for adaptation now, along with mitigation to try to lessen the impact of global warming. However, adaptation should not be used as an excuse not to mitigate global warming.
A great website is "weADAPT" that "is an online ‘open space’ on climate adaptation issues and synergies with mitigation which allows practitioners, researchers and policy makers to access credible, high quality information and to share experiences and lessons learnt. "
US Senate Climate/Energy Legislation Update
Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act bill released today 12 May 2010; Ref: HERE.
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MIT Climatologist Kerry Emanuel castigates "Climategate" attacksLast Updated on 2016-12-16 13:42:00The distinguished MIT climatologist Prof. Kerry Emanuel wrote a very hard-hitting essay: "Climategate": A Different Perspective, posted on the politically conservative National Association of Scholars NAS website on 7/19/10. Emanuel castigates the vicious right-wing attack on legitimate climate science that uses the pretext of the hacked emails and the minor IPCC report errors. This essay is extremely important. Click here for quotes.
HERE is a video of Emanuel testifying recently before the Science and Technology Committee of the US House of Representatives:
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QUOTES from Emanuel's essay on climate"
...the scandal I see is very different from the one that has been presented to NAS members. Climategate is merely the latest in a series of coordinated, politically motivated attacks that represent an... More »
Chad Tolman's Climate Change News feedLast Updated on 2014-11-10 19:59:52
Here is Chad Tolman's Climate Change News feed, a monthly summary of articles about energy and climate change science and policy.
Climate Change News is a monthly blog intended to keep its readers up to date on energy and climate change science, public policy, public opinion and ethics. You can find it most easily by googling "climate tolman". There are instructions at the end of any issue for how to subscribe (or unsubscribe) for automatic email delivery through Yahoo Groups.
Graph: Global warming since 1975 is clear from the measured temperature data (NASA), and is getting worse.
Carbon Capture and Storage (Sequestration)Last Updated on 2014-04-26 18:04:44
Carbon capture and storage (sequestration) or CCS
Background on CCS
Will We Really Need Carbon Sequestration? Yes. Why?
BUT there is a Big Caveat - we can't use CCS as an excuse not to mitigate directly
What does Jim Hansen say?
More Information for point carbon capture and storage
Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR; Non-point capture)
Agriculture and Forestry Sequestration
What about Hemp for sequestration?
What about Biochar for sequestration?
Genetically engineered Bacteria and CCS
And What About China's Use of Coal without sequestration?
Other Examples of Carbon Sequestration
Videos on CCS and coal plants
References for Carbon Sequestration
Background on CCS
Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and sequestration (CCS) is a set of technologies... More »
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