Misunderstandings in "Failure in communicating an environmental issue regarding melting ice in the polar regions and change of sea level"

Jusen Asuka, Seiichiro Yamamoto, Shinichiro Asayama

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Abstract

Endo et al. says that the sea level will be lower due to the ice in the polar region, and refers to the IPCC (Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change) assessment reports as if these reports would have supported the notion. The referred sections of IPCC reports, however, describe the effects of "polar ice sheets" of Antarctica and Greenland combined, and not "ice in the polar region" as Endo et al. says. The misinterpretations of these terms also lead to their unfounded and untenable criticism on the "White Paper on the Environment" published by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-63
Number of pages3
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Volume74
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan

Keywords

  • Antarctic
  • Arctic
  • Climate change
  • Environmental issue
  • Global warming
  • Inter-governmental Panel on climate change (IPCC)
  • Polar region
  • Sea level

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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