The always wonderful Yatzer blog has an August post ‘The Global Warming Effect On Art & Design: Because The World Is Melting’ that predated the recent climate panel conclusions published in the NYT. Yatzer has pulled together a collection of visuals from the art and design world that serve as a commentary on global warming and the state of nature.
Climate Panel Cites ‘Near Certainty’ On Warming
A new report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that the authors are now 95 - 100 percent confident that human activity is the primary influence on the planet’s warming.
The coming report will be the fifth major examination of climate change among international scientists who came together in 1988 around the topic. The last report was issued in 2007. Significant changes in the new report include:
1) Increasing the probability that humans are creating global warming from 90 percent to odds of at least 95 percent.
2) Backing down somewhat from the 2007 argument around the minimum 3.6 degrees increase in temperatures on the planet if carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere doubled, the new report restores the 1979 to 2007 consensus of a rise as low as 2.7 degrees.
The draft of the report was leaked before it’s final review in Stockholm in September.