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Mars: Temperature, Greenhouse state, atmosphere, atmospheric compostion

Lower average temps than earth: -50C to -60C


GH effect lost


Atmosphere v thin (lower CO2 concs)


Atmospheric comp: mainly CO2 (95%)

Venus: Temperature, Greenhouse state, atmosphere, atmospheric compostion

V. high avg tempss 460C


Runaway GH effec


Atmosphere v dense (high conc of CO2)


Comp = CO2 97%

Earth

Avg =20C

Drivers of natural long term climate change?

Suns energy


Milankovitch


Variations in Earths geomagnetic field


biological evolution


rock weathering reactions



3 improvements of IPCC

1) Modelling and future emmisions scenarios


2) Concecpts of climate change impacts


3) Uncertaintaity representations

Scenarios for future: A1

Market orientated Bad

Scenarios for future: A2

Differentiated Less bad

Scenarios for future: B1

Convergent Getting there

Scenarios for future: B2

Local solutions WOOO GR8

Model possible incresase

By 2100


1.1 to 6.4 C

Sea level rise between 1961 and 2003

1.8mm/yr

Sea level rise between 1993 and 2003

3.1mm/yr

Sensitivity

degree of impact on a social system, community or individual

Resilience

Ability to absorb disturbances

Adaptive capacity

ability to adjust, moderate potential damages, cope with consequences or take opportunites

Glaciergate

mistake in 2007 IPCC report that galciars in the himalyas could melt by 2035 (actually 2350)

Simon Lewis

Had his views mispresented by the sunday times 'amazongate'



Climategate

UEA scientists criticesed for lack of openess in 2010

Mediaology

role of scientists + journalists to ensure accuracy in media reports

Mann

published article in the late 1990s shwoing the "hockey stick" graph for global temperature

Hindcasting

reproducing the average climate of the recent past

Uncertainity repersenatiomn

the process of assignig probabilities to liklihood of events

Hulme + Mahony

2010


Revuews research of IPCC



Maslin

2009


5 to 6 C temp. rise is unthinkable, everyoe loses above 2C

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