The Education topic features the comprehensive IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change) reports. The IPCC reports summarize mostly published peer-reviewed research, and are available for download free. The most recent 2013-2014 IPCC reports are now issued. There are three reports:
HERE are climate DATA references, sources and graphs
Oslo, 10 December 2007
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change".
The Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change is the leading body for the assessment of climate change, established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences.
The IPCC is a scientific body. It reviews and assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change. It does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters. Thousands of scientists from all over the world contribute to the work of the IPCC on a voluntary basis. Review is an essential part of the IPCC process, to ensure an objective and complete assessment of current information. Differing viewpoints existing within the scientific community are reflected in the IPCC reports.
Here is IPCC Supporting Material. Supporting material consists of published reports and proceedings from workshops and expert meetings within the scope of IPCC work programme that have IPCC recognition and material commissioned by Working Groups in support of IPCC assessment process which IPCC decides should have wide dissemination. Supporting material is prepared for consideration by the IPCC and has not been subject to the formal IPCC review process.
For the 2007 reports, over 2500 scientific expert reviewers, 800 contributing authors, and 450 lead authors produced the approximately 3,000 pages of these reports.
The bogus controversy manufactured by right-wing denier media over an isolated erroneous paragraph on glaciers in the second "Impacts" 1000-page 2007 IPCC report, as well as the hacked emails, are treated in links given at the end of the "Contrarians" essay; CLICK HERE.
The AGW Observer is a blog about climate science, with an emphasis on those observations that show that mankind is causing this current climate change by greenhouse gas...
The Contrarians? Full article with referencesLast Updated on 2017-01-16 08:14:16
AKA climate science deniers or climate "faux" skeptics spread disinformation about climate and try to prevent responsible climate risk management. Information for this rather comprehensive article is drawn from the many sources and links in the text.
Who are the contrarians?
What is the contrarian Agenda?
What do contrarians Say about global warming? [The "Four Fallacy Trenches"]
What about Real Scientific Skepticism and contrarians?
What are some Contrarian Tactics and Fallacies?
What about "fringe" contrarian ideas?
Aren't there some contrarians with credentials who disproved mainstream climate science?
ANSWER = NO
The Tobacco Analogy
What do contrarians misunderstand about climate Risk Management?
or WHY CONTRARIANS ARE CLIMATE RISK... More »
Department of Defense Acknowledges Risks of Climate ChangeLast Updated on 2017-01-16 08:13:02
IS CLIMATE CHANGE A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT?
THE U.S. MILITARY AND MILITARY EXPERTS SAY YES!
2014 Quadrennial Defense Review
Video on the military aspects of climate change - Watch it!
Analysis (Guy Quinlan)
The Waxman-Whitehouse letter on National security and climate change
Climate Risks Relevant to Speech by John Kerry (by Climate Nexus)
2010 Quadrennial Defense Review
2014 QUADRENNIAL DEFENSE REVIEW
Full text is HERE. Quotes from the review are below:
"The impacts of climate change may increase the frequency, scale, and complexity of future missions, including defense support to civil authorities, while at the same time undermining the capacity of our domestic installations to support training activities."
"Climate change poses another significant challenge for the United States and the world at large. As... More »
CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE RISK OF NUCLEAR WARLast Updated on 2017-01-16 08:12:19
CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE RISK OF NUCLEAR WAR
For some time experts, including the U.S. military, have been warning Congress that climate change has serious national security implications, including increased risk of armed conflict. Now a December 2016 article from the Princeton University Project on Science and Global Security specifically calls attention to risks of nuclear war.
One of the most dangerous possible nuclear flash points is in South Asia, where nuclear-armed India and Pakistan have fought three wars and numerous smaller armed conflicts, often over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Now the danger is being heightened by increasing tensions over water rights. Both countries depend heavily on the Indus River system, originating in the snow and glacier meltwater of the Himalayas, and tensions have been rising over such actions as India’s construction of dams on... More »
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk ReductionLast Updated on 2017-01-16 08:10:57The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework) is a 15-year, voluntary, non-binding agreement which recognizes that the State has the primary role to reduce disaster risk. Disaster risk includes disasters from climate change impacts, as stressed in the Disaster risk reduction and resilience in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, document by the UNISDR (United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction).
The Sendai Framework aims for:
The substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries. Click Here for the chart for the Sendai Framework
Specifically, the Sendai Framework has seven targets and four priorities for action... More »
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