Note for Connie Hedegaard, the EU Commissioner for Climate Action

September 2012

Climate models... Start with Neven's Arctic Sea Ice Blog

Neven's sea ice blog
from Models are improving, but can they catch up?

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Trends in Arctic sea ice extent from CMIP5, CMIP3 and observations

Other references to Climate models

Rossby waves: what are they?
Arctic summer sea ice might thaw by 2015 - or linger for decades

More on the Arctic, weather and food

Linking Weird Weather to Rapid Warming of the Arctic
Sea ice, climate, food production, and an unknown unknown

Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University, 25 January 2012.

Does Arctic Amplification Fuel Extreme Weather in Mid-Latitudes?
Jennifer Francis Arctic affects our weather

Last summer's question and answer summarised on Neven's Arctic Sea Ice Blog

Last year I wrote to the Connie Hedegaard, the European Commissioner for Climate Action to say that "the science used in formulating climate policy is out of date and seriously underestimating the scale and pace of climate change." Reply from one of the officals said
When making judgements about individual pieces of research we defer to the considered opinion of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), which brings together thousands of experts globally to review all the relevant scientific literature. For any comprehensive re-evaluation of climate change research, we will rely on IPCC review processes and in particular the upcoming Fifth Assessment Report. We are actively engaged with these processes which will produce new comprehensive climate assessments in the coming years.
Surely this means that EU climate policy is badly out of date ?