Wednesday, July 22, 2009



That climate models are inaccurate and uncertain are obvious to me - so this is no shocker. It does not mean that we can say what the heck - no problem. On the contrary. The uncertainty does however make it difficult to adapt to global changes. The topic of my July episode of A Green Space - A Green Earth is the uncertainty related to sea level rise.

We need better models AND more data to fully understand or at least better so that we can make adequate plans.

I had a delightful lunch with a climatologist in Oslo today - she has set her mind on helping city planners and policy makers through visualizing climate data on maps - for their location in Norway. For some places it is clear that measures must be taken already today - like for New Orleans in USA and The Netherlands already lying below sea level. In Norway we are definitely worried about Bergen...

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