Monthly Archives: November 2014

  • Update for FEASTA Climate Group on “Sink or Sue” Climate Litigation Project

    3rd Nov 2014

    Brian Davey, John Jopling and David Knight came up with the idea of a mock trial at a FEASTA study group at Rossbeigh in September 2012. The mock trial was seen as an initial step towards a real court action and would develop and test a claim against a fictitious British Fossil fuel company for wrongdoing in consequence of their past and present contribution to the already dangerous levels of greenhouse gases that have accumulated in the atmosphere and their …

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  • Dangerous Climate Change is Here-Myth Busters by Spratt & Dunlop

    2nd Nov 2014

    Myth 3: Big tipping points are unlikely before 2°C Tipping points, often an expression of non-linear events, are difficult to project. But if it is sometimes hard to see tipping points coming, it is also too late to be wise after the fact. Estimated tipping points around or below ~1.5ºC include: West Antarctic Ice Sheet: Current conditions affecting the West Antarctic Ice Sheet are sufficient to drive between 1.2 and 4 metres of sea rise, and these glaciers are now …

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