Copenhagen Climate Change Congress: Press Briefing with Stefan Rahmstorf

Following is a video just released from ClimateBrad, the YouTube channel for Brad Johnson who blogs over at ThinkProgress.

Stefan Rahmstorf gives a brief statement to the press at the conclusion of last week’s  International Scientific Congress on Cliamte Change.

Rahmstorf is Professor of Physics of the Oceans, Potsdam University, Head of Earth System Analysis, PIK, Honorary Fellow of the University of Wales/Bangor, Member of the Academia Europaea, and Member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).

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  1. it is made by nature when it has to be made, not now of course.
    Copenhagen congress will be a waste of time.
    please note that we are in a cooling period.
    hahaha…this summer i never had so cold..please.
    open your eyes and look at the real world.try not to live only in an office with conditioning air every day of your life.
    warming it is suggestion.
    tell me how many days of big hot this year.
    i live in italy not in norway so i can feel when it is hot.
    because if you call it “global warming” it have to be GLOBAL.
    everywhere warm every day more, and more and more.
    not only at north pole where it is normal in summer to see ice retiring.
    IPCC it is only bad policies.
    how they can forecast the 2050 and not tomorrow.
    they use computer models that are a total failure.
    please concentrate your mind and power to real problems like air pollution near our noses.
    dont waste time with the poor CO2.
    i dont want to breath more pollution walking on the road.
    so please speak about this, not about “global warming”.
    speak about something that kill NOW thousands of people, not about future legend.
    Sorry for my bad english.

  2. Andrea, I don’t know what you want me to say. You need to open your eyes and understand what is going on globally in terms of climate disruption. Global warming is, in fact, global. Average global land and sea surface temperatures are trending higher, especially in the oceans (which are also rapidly acidifying) which are the big weather and climate drivers.

    I’m afraid I simply can’t take seriously a comment like “it’s been cold where I am” as it belies an utter lack of understanding of climate. Weather is not climate. It most certainly does NOT mean that “everywhere warm every day more, and more and more” – that is ludicrous.

    Naturally occurring CO2 is not a pollutant. It becomes dangerous when millions of years worth of stored geologic carbon is gassed into the atmosphere in barely 200 years.

    You may feel it is safe to play this grand experiment on the atmosphere, but I do not. You will believe what you will, but I fear your arguments as presented here simply make little sense.



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