It is imperative that people understand the exponential nature of where our climate catastrophe is and how it will quickly unravel.
We were lied to about the ‘safety’ of a 2C temperature increase, when in fact 2C was always going to trigger a multitude of “Tipping points” that would ensure the unraveling of the bio-sphere that all of the complex life on this planet depends.
It is important to remember that there is a 10 to 30 year lag between the emission of carbon and when we can see the consequences manifest.
Sixty-three percent of all human-generated carbon emissions have been produced in the last 25 years.
Myself and Professor Guy McPherson will be touring NZ in November 2016 giving the people of New Zealand mine and Professor McPherson’s perspective on what we are calling ” The Great Unraveling”.
Facebook Event here;
Brilliant video on Tipping points from Joe Tyndall below;
Climate Change: Beyond the Tipping Point – Joe Tyndall
I’m editing this link on the 20/10/2018 to add this important presentation from PaulBeckwith.net
Torstein Viddal from the Going South You Tube Channel chips in;
The latest analysis from Professor Andrew Glikson via the Arctic News Blog addresses the issue of feedback loops and how they will accelerate the crises we find ourselves in.
Non-linearity is the new normal.
The CO2e number is worrying but don’t take anything on the Arctic News blogspot at face value. This article is quite loosely prepared; for example, the NASA temperature anomaly of 0.8C is not “above pre-industrial levels” but above the average for 1951-1980, as shown on the page linked to.
There is plenty to worry about without misrepresenting the science, as the blogspot does consistently. We should be in the midst of an obvious Arctic meltdown by now (yes, it’s obvious to those who follow these things closely, but not to the masses) as the clathrate bomb apparently fired a decade ago (it didn’t). Arctic sea ice should be regularly zero by September (headed down but nowhere near 1 sq kilometre). The situation is dire but the Arctic News blogspot isn’t a good place to keep track of it.
You seem to have missed the point that the post was from Professor Andrew Glikman from the Australian National University cross posted on Sam Carana’s Arctic News Blog.
I didn’t miss that point but found a number of loose sentences in there, which was up to the standard of blog, so I didn’t think it could be read without being checked for facts.
But why not link to the original, instead of the repost from a site that probably isn’t a great source for factual information? I would have thought that would make it far more likely to be followed.
The albedo feedback loop.
Global Warming Pushes Microbes into Damaging Climate Feedback Loops
Just another feedback loop to add to the list;
“Regions that have low oxygen content can develop into dead zones, areas in which much of marine life cannot survive in. Kump et al. demonstrated that during such Anoxic events in the past, large quantities of Hydrogen Sulfide gas were released from the Oceans. This noxious gas was most likely related to the large die-off of organic sea life.”
“Losing the remaining Arctic sea ice and its ability to reflect incoming solar energy back to space would be equivalent to adding one trillion tons of CO2 to the atmosphere, on top of the 2.4 trillion tons emitted since the Industrial Age, according to current and former researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego.
At current rates, this roughly equates to 25 years of global CO2 emissions. ”