Homes, businesses and travel routes on Scotland’s west coast could end up underwater due to a predicted sea-level rise of nearly half a metre in the next five decades, according to a new report from the national nature agency. Rothesay, Ayr, Campbeltown and Troon are just some of the seaside towns at risk from encroaching tides, as well as the Trident nuclear weapons base near Helensburgh and the train station at Prestwick airport. Internationally important coastal wildlife havens could also be lost.
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A new study published in the Nature Geosciences journal this week by largely UK-based climate scientists has led to claims in the media that climate models are “wrong” and have significantly overestimated the observed warming of the planet. Here Carbon Brief shows why such claims are a misrepresentation of the paper’s main results. In reality, the results obtained from the type of model-observation comparisons performed in the paper depend greatly on the dataset and model outputs used by the authors. Much of the media coverage surrounding the paper, Millar et al, has focused on the idea that climate models are overestimating observed temperatures by around 0.3C, or nearly 33% of the observed warming since the late 1800s.
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