Iceberg in Ross Sea, Antarctica seen from bridge of
icebreaker N.B. Palmer. Photo © Bruce Luyendyk
Over the last two weeks significant news has occurred on the Climate Change front. First was the report from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on the security threat posed by Climate Change, second was the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and last was the takeover of the U.S. Senate by the Republican party (GOP).
I have selected and edited some excerpts from the Synthesis Report released November 2, 2014: