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BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Earth warming faster than thought
Earth warming faster than thought
By Matt McGrath
BBC environment reporter, Copenhagen
The worst-case scenarios on climate change envisaged by the UN are already being realised, say scientists at an international meeting in Copenhagen
..they say there is an increasing risk of abrupt or irreversible climate shifts...
...Scientists heard that waters could rise by over a metre..
...There was also new information on how the Amazon rainforest would cope with rising temperatures. A UK Meteorological Office study concluded there would be a 75% loss of tree cover if the world warmed by three degrees for a century....
If 'ifs' and 'ans' were pots and pans, we'd have no need of tinkers...
The meeting was also addressed by Lord Stern, the economist, whose landmark review of the economics of climate change published in 2006 highlighted the severe cost to the world of doing nothing.
He now says the report underestimated the scale of the risks, and the speed at which the planet is warming.
And how fast is that My Noble Lord? Sort of not very fast at all this century? Sort of not at all since you wrote your report? If you want to use a two year data set to spread alarm then you can't complain if others actually look at it, and if you use two years data as "climate" evidence then you can't then claim it is just weather.