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Glaciers and geopolitics

31 May 2005
Summarising his work in central Asia today on openDemocracy, Stephan Harrison concludes:

"Few non-scientists recognise the extreme rapidity with which climate can alter, and the non-linear and dynamic nature of the climate system. Politicians have consistently failed to listen to the warnings or take them seriously. This means that climate change is likely to have some very unpleasant surprises in store for us". (full text here)

For outstanding, easy to read background on tropical glaciers (with great photos!) read a 23 May article by Eric Steig on RealClimate.org

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