Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Rate of Climate Change has been underestimated--It's Much Worse

Scientific America  reported on the findings of a new book  Discerning Experts that the pace of climate change has been underestimated.  Here's a quote:

Because the oceans cover three fifths of the globe, this correction implies that previous estimates of overall global warming have been too low. Moreover it was reported recently that in the one place where it was carefully measured, the underwater melting that is driving disintegration of ice sheets and glaciers is occurring far faster than predicted by theory—as much as two orders of magnitude faster—throwing current model projections of sea level rise further in doubt.

Pretty wonky stuff. 

I made the post because I wanted to highlight that climate change is much worse than previously forecast and I expect that this trend will continue.

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