Navigation Links
Tom Bowman's Climate Report delves into Arctic methane controversy
Date:8/5/2013

August 5, 2013 Signal Hill, CA Tom Bowman, climate science communications expert and host of the Climate Report with Tom Bowman, interviews economist Chris Hope and oceanographer Peter Wadhams, two of the three authors of an article in the journal Nature that has stirred scientific controversy since its release on July 24, 2013. The authors modeled the economic impact of a single phenomenon of global warming in the Arctic the release of methane from thawing permafrost beneath the East Siberian Sea and concluded that it "comes with an average global price tag of $60 trillion."

The podcast of the interview reveals the methods and assumptions behind the analysis, and discusses the results of several other methane release scenarios that the authors also modeled. During the interview, Hope and Wadhams stress that the impacts of Arctic warming will be felt throughout the world.

The nature of the methane release from permafrost on the seafloor has been the source of recent controversy. On the podcast, Hope and Wadhams rebut the claim that they have overstated the effects of Arctic methane release, saying that their models predict an even higher financial impact from a slower release of methane.

Bowman says that the crux of the discussion revolves around the difficulty in assessing climate risks involving very severe global consequences. "This debate stretches the boundaries of what must be considered in gauging the risks of climate change," says Bowman.

The interview can be heard in its entirety at http://tombowman.com/posts/climate-change-is-the-unthinkable-now-possible/.


'/>"/>

Contact: Tom Bowman
tom@bowmandesigngroup.com
562-494-3400
Bowman Global Change
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Looking to the past to predict the future of climate change
2. UCSB study finds climate change is causing modifications to marine life behavior
3. Radio waves carry news of climate change
4. New knowledge about permafrost improving climate models
5. What can plants reveal about global climate change?
6. Iberian lynx threatened by climate change
7. Snakes devour more mosquito-eating birds as climate change heats forests
8. Climate tug of war disrupting Australian atmospheric circulation patterns
9. Surprise species at risk from climate change
10. DoD-funded research: Can climate change heat up conflict?
11. Alpine lakes reflect climate change
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016  Neurotechnology, a provider ... MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) , ... multi-biometric projects. MegaMatcher ABIS can process multiple complex ... any combination of fingerprint, face or iris biometrics. ... SDK and MegaMatcher Accelerator , which ...
(Date:4/19/2016)... -- The new GEZE SecuLogic access control ... system solution for all door components. It can be ... interface with integration authorization management system, and thus fulfills ... dimensions of the access control and the optimum integration ... considerable freedom of design with regard to the doors. ...
(Date:3/31/2016)... Florida , March 31, 2016 ... ) ("LegacyXChange" or the "Company") LegacyXChange ... potential users of its soon to be launched online ... ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyTLBzmZogV1y2D6bDkBX5g ) will also provide potential ... use of DNA technology to an industry that is ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... LOUISVILLE, Ky. , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... from two Phase 1 clinical trials of its ... double-blind, placebo-controlled, single and multiple ascending dose studies ... and pharmacodynamics (PD) of subcutaneous injection in healthy ... APL-2 subcutaneously (SC) either as a single dose ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... LONDON , June 23, 2016 ... & Hematology Review, 2016;12(1):22-8 http://doi.org/10.17925/OHR.2016.12.01.22 ... Review , the peer-reviewed journal from touchONCOLOGY, ... the escalating cost of cancer care is placing ... a result of expensive biologic therapies. With the ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... is exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and will showcase its product’s latest ... ClinCapture will also be presenting a scientific poster on Disrupting Clinical Trials in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... 23, 2016 , ... Velocity Products, a division of Morris ... optimized exclusively for Okuma CNC machining centers at The International Manufacturing Technology Show, ... several companies with expertise in toolholding, cutting tools, machining dynamics and distribution, Velocity ...
Breaking Biology Technology: