2011-05-23 15:28:22Climate Commission report released 23 May 2011
Chris McGrath

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A useful update on climate science was released today by the Climate Commission, authored by Dr Will Stefen.

The Commission’s website is: http://climatecommission.govspace.gov.au/

The report is available at http://climatecommission.govspace.gov.au/files/2011/05/4108-CC-Science-Update-PRINT-CHANGES.pdf.

There are many news reports about it. Including:

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/sealevel-rise-to-hit-sydney-worst-warns-climate-report-20110522-1ez0x.html
http://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/sealevel-fright-as-climate-report-goes-public-20110523-1ezd8.html
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/make-carbon-tax-hurt-julia-gillard-advised/story-fn59niix-1226060716218

The report is very up-to-date and filled with graphics and key pieces of information for informing the current policy debate.

I particularly liked Chapter 3, which was the clearest explanation I've seen of the 'budget approach' to setting policy targets.

2011-05-23 15:32:16
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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The BBC is also reporting on it.

2011-05-24 01:14:26Blog Post Needed
John Hartz
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This report deserves a blog post similar to the one produced by Dana last week for the NRC report, America's Climate Choices.

2011-05-24 01:18:11
Paul D

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The BBC??

All i'm seeing here is Obama supping a Guiness in a pub in Ireland :-)

2011-05-24 02:05:38
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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Hi Paul,

BBC reported on it here.

 

Hope Obama had some Guinness.

2011-05-24 02:06:34
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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OK,  hope Obama enjoyed his Guinness ;)

2011-05-24 02:28:53
dana1981
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I think it might be worth doing a three part series on this report, one part per chapter.  There's a lot of good information that would be hard to cram into one post.  Chapter 1 is a summary of the science, 2 is on risks, and 3 is on emissions reduction targets.

Anybody want to do a post on one of these chapters?  I'll do 2 and/or 3.

2011-05-24 12:56:42
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Nevermind, I got it covered.  Working on Chapter 1 now.

2011-05-24 14:34:04
dana1981
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Post on chapter 1 is up in the blog post section for review

2011-05-25 01:31:30Dana
John Hartz
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Yesterday, I tried to print Chapter 1 of the report but could not get anythoing past page 15. Did you encounter any technical glitch when you printed the report?

2011-05-25 02:17:43
dana1981
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I haven't tried to print it, I just view the PDF on my computer.  No problems there.