Arctic Climate Emergency



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The reason for this site is that the Arctic climate feedback  planetary emergency has not been generally acknowledged and is not included in the IPCC assessments.


The science is not addressing the risk of Arctic multiple feedback runaway global climare change.


Arctic subsea floor methane hydfate is not iin the the policy maker reports.


The rate of  decline of Arctic albedo and the rate of Arctic amplification are not given.


The risk of the rapid decline of Arctic sea ice on the Northern hemisphere is not included


The enormous implications of the loss the Far North snow and Arctic summer sea ice albedo coling on temperate NH agriculture is not being considered at all.


This is not a professional type website (we don't have sufficient funds) - please excuse its amateur nature.


The aim is to collect all the evidence for an Arctic planetary emergency lodged on one site withn the science refernces and to find out what dangerous gaps there may be with respect to policy making.


It  is maintained by Dr Peter Carter whose relevant past experience is in envionmental health protection policy development, particularly fossil fuel pollution.


It is an academic type site documenting and referencing  the published papers that make up the evidence of the Arctic cause of the planetary global climate emergency.


James Hansen has has warned that the world is in a state of planetary emergency as a result of the rapid loss of Arctic snow and summer sea ice (2008 and agai 2012).


By definition (positive) climate feedbacks to global warming are the greatest danger from global warming because a feedback results in global warming causing more global warming.


By far the most  and largest sources of positive feedbacks are in the Arctic.


The scientific assessments gloss over the extreme dangers of Arctic climate feedbacks, and the climate science models  used to project the global temperature increase (RCP scenarios) do not include any of the extra Arctic feedback warming.


Permafrost emissions could ultimately account for up to 39 per cent of total global emissions.

(UNEP  Policy Implications of Thawing Permafrost 2012).