Reflection on Impacts Readings( Kolbert (2005) – The Climate of Man part 1 and part 2 ,

Reflection on Impacts Readings( Kolbert (2005) – The Climate of Man part 1 and part 2 ,
We have taken a fairly solid look at both the physics behind our understanding of global warming, and the observations that support our scientific understanding. For this weeks reflective writing, we are asking you to reflect on the impacts of climate change presented in the reading assignments.
In the two reading assignments on climate impacts:
*Kolbert (2005) – The Climate of Man part 1
*Kolbert (2005) – The Climate of Man part 2
what ideas, arguments and impacts have you found most compelling? Why?
This is meant to be an open ended assignment — for you to reflect on the papers. Below are some questions that might get you started, but you are not expected to address them specifically unless they are helpful to frame your thoughts. What impacts discussed in the papers are you most concerned about? How do you expect changes in the Earth’s permafrost to affect on the Arctic? other parts of the world? How about the changes in sea ice observed by the Des Groseilliers and by NASA? What about ice sheets (glaciers) on the land? Are the lessons of the impacts of past climate changes relevant for understanding the impact of changes in the Earth’s climate in the future? Do not feel you need to constrain yourself to talk about just the aspects of the readings raised in these questions