We are still all going to die - latest.
The risk of rising sea levels engulfing Britain’s coasts has been overstated but the evidence for other devastating impacts of climate change is growing, according to the first major review of the science of global warming since the “climategate” affair.
Apocalyptic claims about the slowing down of the Atlantic Ocean conveyor belt, popularly known as the Gulf Stream, have also been exaggerated, the review found.
But....The latest observations of thinning ice indicate that ships could sail routinely across the North Pole in summer months as early as the 2060s, according to the review by the Met Office, the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.
The review predicted that the intensity of tropical storms would increase but admitted that it is unclear whether such storms would become more frequent.
It suggested that bouts of extreme weather, such as intense rainfall, could become more frequent. But it added: “At present, we have poor skill in quantifying the local changes in extremes.”