Monday, 28 May 2012
Climate stuff from the week 21-27/5/12
Climate researchers said Thursday the planet could warm by more than 3.5 degrees Celsius (6.3 degrees Fahrenheit), boosting the risk of drought, flood and rising seas
Most models have presumed activity to mediate the change, which has not transpired. This prediction is considered to be more realistic
"...within the next 38 years, it will be the fastest rate of warming ever"
It's that pace of change that will cause the problems - even plant species can migrate, to cope with slow changes
Massive amounts of CO2eq is currently being stored in water-borne species of seagrass. Upturning of this carbon store could release up to 19.9 billion tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere!
More plant species are suffering the ravages of climatic change than previously thought. Warmer winters are disrupting their growth cycles