Monday, February 9, 2009

Emergency summit on climate change to be held next month

Climate scientists are worried that the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (the "FAR") may be too weakly stated, and are having a major meeting to study the problem and report to governments what should be done.

I've mentioned before about some of the questions, like the speed of sea-level rise, or the various methane feedbacks.

In the meantime, here's a bit of good news, about how leadership and careful civic planning helped smooth a weather emergency, and probably save a few lives.

It will take this same kind of civic effort, multiplied a thousand fold, to manage, if we are foolish enough to let some of these abrupt climate effects take place.

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