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Assessing the Ice: Sea Level Rise Predictions from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, 1981–2007

Michael Oppenheimer, Naomi Oreskes, Dale Jamieson, Keynyn Brysse, Jessica O’Reilly, Matthew Shindell, and Milena Wazeck

in Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226601960
eISBN:
9780226602158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226602158.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) has major policy significance due to its potential to disintegrate rapidly, producing a disastrous sea level rise. Scientists have struggled to find ways to ... More


Changes During The Industrial Age

Eelco J. Rohling

in The Climate Question: Natural Cycles, Human Impact, Future Outlook

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190910877
eISBN:
9780197559918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190910877.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Most of the 1°C temperature change since the start of the industrial revolution has occurred in the last six decades (Figure 1.1). The warming is evident in all independently monitored timeseries ... More


Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy

Michael Oppenheimer, Naomi Oreskes, Dale Jamieson, Keynyn Brysse, Jessica O'Reilly, Matthew Shindell, and Milena Wazeck

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226601960
eISBN:
9780226602158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226602158.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Societies have long turned to experts for advice on controversial matters, but in the past, the arrangements to solicit expert advice were largely ad hoc. In recent years we have witnessed the ... More


Life Without Glaciers

Jorge Daniel Taillant

in Glaciers: The Politics of Ice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199367252
eISBN:
9780197562925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199367252.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Climate change is accelerating glacier melt. In the same month that this book first went to the editors, scientists reported the irreversible collapse of a massive portion of the West Antarctic ice ... More


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