Climate Change Beyond the Climate Tipping Point

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

 

 

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I’m editing this link on the 20/10/2018 to add this important presentation from PaulBeckwith.net

Activist, sailor, passionate about the earth and all it's inhabitants without favour . Brace for imminent impact as we bare witness to the non-linear unraveling of the biosphere and habitability disappearing for most if not all complex life on the only habitable planet we know of. To quote President Niinistö in North Russia: ‘If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World’. Folks we have lost the Arctic.

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75 comments on “Climate Change Beyond the Climate Tipping Point
  1. Kevin Hester says:

    “The tiny particles from the fires lingered in the Northern Hemisphere’s atmosphere for a month, each molecule of black carbon trapping 3,200 times more heat than CO2 over a 20-year span.”
    Wow, how’s that for a feedback loop?

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/4/24/1759260/-Expect-abnormally-high-ice-loss-from-Greenland-in-2018-Melting-is-feeding-on-itself-scientists-say

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  2. Kevin Hester says:

    “Methane emissions from lakes in the northern hemisphere could almost double over the next 50 years because of a novel “feedback loop” say scientists.”
    Another day, another feedback loop;
    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43990403#

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    • Mike Roberts says:

      We have to be careful here, in characterising such research. There is nothing in the article that suggests the scum microlayer is caused by warming, or is likely to be made worse by warming. So not a feedback loop. Also, there is nothing in the article which says how this affects atmospheric CO2 concentration, if at all. It is restricting exchange of CO2, which goes both ways. So I don’t think we should read too much into it, at this stage, at least not so far as climate change is concerned.

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  3. Kevin Hester says:

    “But the general gist of the study is considerably more ominous: not only have we discovered a climate tipping point, but we’ve spotted it after the system has probably already flipped into a new regime.”
    https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/06/barents-sea-seems-to-have-crossed-a-climate-tipping-point/

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    • Mike Roberts says:

      There is no mention of feedback, in the article. Data were sketchy before; this is really just measuring the carbon transfer accurately for the first time. One of the researchers also mentioned that the outgassing is not suprising, though the magnitude of it is. So why do you mention that this is a “classic feedback loop”?

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      • LN says:

        Agreeing with Mike — this is new data, not necessarily new emissions. Gotta keep the facts straight and the logic correct.

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  4. Kevin Hester says:

    “Lister​ told Truthout that “methane emissions [in the Arctic] are already a severe risk,” and that he and Dr. MacCracken’s UN paper shows that once temperatures started rising they would be largely unstoppable due to the interacting nature of the feedback mechanisms.”
    Dahr Jamail​ steps up to the plate and confronts the issue of feedback loops in our climate crisis and how rapidly the effects will kick in. Time now for the large NGO’s to face the reality of our predicament.
    If everything holds together Dahr and I will be touring Aotearoa NZ together in July next year after he launches his latest book “The End of Ice”. He will be touring the US and Australia also keep an eye out on our Facadebook walls and via the Truthout​ website.
    I’ll be discussing these issues with Paul Beckwith​ in tomorrows episode of Nature Bats Last on PRN.FM. Dahr will be my guest again in January when the book is released.
    I
    “One of the greatest shortcomings of the human species is it’s inability to understand the exponential function” Albert Bartlett.

    https://truthout.org/articles/how-feedback-loops-are-driving-runaway-climate-change/

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Kevin Hester

Kevin Hester is currently living on Rakino Island, a small island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand, monitoring the unravelling of the biosphere and volunteering at the Rakino Island Nursery is currently developing a proposal to create a marine reserve near by. The Island has no grid tied electricity or reticulated water.  I catch my own water from the roof and generate my electricity from the ample solar radiation on the island.

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