Supercomputer launched to study sea level rise

November 2, 2008 at 5:48 am | Posted in Climate science research | Leave a comment
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If temperatures increase and ice sheets continue to melt, it’s certain sea level will rise.  What’s less certain is by how much and how much fast.

Answering those number questions will take more study of the ice sheets that sit atop Greenland and the Antarctic.

And lots of math.    

A new supercomputer being deployed in Wales is about to be set to work running the many numbers involved. 

The computer – called Blue Ice – will be used to study the behavior of melting polar ice sheets. 

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Florida sizes up climate risks to investments

October 6, 2008 at 7:23 pm | Posted in Climate and economy | Leave a comment
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Given the events of the last few weeks, it’s little wonder the public’s confidence in the validity of investor confidence has taken a nosedive.  After all, it’s hard to have faith in their risk assessments when it looks like they made a miscalculation on the order of $700 billion plus. 

Yet, Florida’s chief financial officer, Alex Sink, recently made a bet that fund managers will play a critical role in protecting taxpayer dollars from risks associated with climate change. Check out the release.

He’s not going to trust the fund managers to do their own reporting, though. Instead, he’s partnered with RiskMetrics Group, an international risk management company, to analyze how well 21 different investment funds do when it comes to assessing climate risks.

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