Climate change severity levels

2010-03-24

in The environment, Writing

In the interests of using language clearly and consistently, when talking about climate change, I have written up some personal definitions over at BuryCoal.com. Specifically, I have defined what I mean when I talk about ‘dangerous,’ ‘catastrophic,’ and ‘runaway’ climate change.

I hope the post will serve the dual purpose of helping to encourage effective conversation – in which all participants understand one another clearly – and of reminding people just what a serious problem we are dealing with, when it is necessary to define such terms and consider the implications of such phenomena.

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