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What catastrophic climate change looks like.
Posted: 27 September 2017 07:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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Note, the usual suspects stay far away from this thread.
It must stir a bit of cognitive dissonance so they run and hide. 

Life is so much better within their fantasy bubble.

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Posted: 27 September 2017 08:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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They probably read it and get a secret pleasure knowing they’re bringing such misery to so many lives.

They don’t need to comment on the impacts of their actions, just make sure we don’t change course.

They are clearly psychopaths…

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Posted: 27 September 2017 11:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Working on another project and came across this. 
May as well touch on the physical roots of the increasingly catastrophic global warming driven cascading consequences we are witnessing throughout the world.

Must-Read Trenberth: How To Relate Climate Extremes to Climate Change
JOE ROMM
MAR 25, 2012
https://thinkprogress.org/must-read-trenberth-how-to-relate-climate-extremes-to-climate-change-fc5c4a4f5b96/

Scientists are frequently asked about an event “Is it caused by climate change?”
The answer is that no events are “caused by climate change” or global warming, but all events have a contribution.
Moreover, a small shift in the mean can still lead to very large percentage changes in extremes.

In reality the wrong question is being asked: the question is poorly posed and has no satisfactory answer.
The answer is that all weather events are affected by climate change global warming (‘climate change’ is the result)
because the environment in which they occur is warmer and moister than it used to be.

The basic story was also told in Scientific American.

More violent and frequent storms, once merely a prediction of climate models, are now a matter of observation.
Part 1 of a three-part series
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/extreme-weather-caused-by-climate-change/

incidentally, Cascading Consequences would be more appropriate than “climate change” which, if you think, about is a pathetic nothing of a descriptive,
as bland and un-nourishing as white bread.

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Posted: 30 September 2017 07:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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Taking the Long View: The ‘Forever Legacy’ of Climate Change
Climate change projections often focus on 2100.
But the geological record shows that unless we rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions,
we will be locking in drastic increases in temperatures and sea levels that will alter the earth not just for centuries, but for millennia.

BY ROB WILDER AND DAN KAMMEN • SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

http://e360.yale.edu/features/taking-the-long-view-the-forever-legacy-of-climate-change

SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
Antarctic Glacier Loses Chunk of Ice Four Times the Size of Manhattan
http://e360.yale.edu/digest/antarctic-glacier-loses-chunk-of-ice-four-times-the-size-of-manhattan

A section of ice more than 100 square miles in size — four times as large as Manhattan — has broken off the Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica.
It is the fifth major calving, or ice loss, event on the glacier since 2000.

... Pine Island alone has the potential to raise global sea level 1.7 feet if it melts completely, The Post reported. In 2015, the glacier lost a piece of ice 220 square miles in size, and recent calving events are originating farther and farther inland, Stef Lhermitte, a satellite observation scientist at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, tweeted.

In a paper published last year ( https://news.osu.edu/news/2016/11/28/pineisland/ ), scientists reported that rifts in the Pine Island Glacier were originating in the middle and underneath its floating ice shelf, not along its face, which is generally how pieces of ice calve from a glacier. The researchers theorized this was because warmer ocean waters are reaching farther underneath the base of the glacier and the ice shelf.

“We predicted that the rifting would result in more frequent calving, which is what’s happening here,” Ian Howat, a climate scientist at Ohio State University and co-author of the 2016 study, told The Post. “If new rifts continue to form progressively inland, the significance to ice shelf retreat would be high.” ...

Oh and okay it’ll take more than +3.5°C to melt all the ice (as I recently claimed) according to experts best estimates   hmmm

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Posted: 30 September 2017 10:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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San Juan Mayor One-on-One with Anderson Cooper: “HELP US, WE ARE DYING”. #SanJuan @CarmenYulinCruz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DIZu7tTRTg

Trump Brags about Puerto Rico Response as Fed-up survivors plead for Electricity, Water, Fuel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM4ScZa2_JA

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Posted: 30 September 2017 12:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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CuthbertJ - 08 September 2017 10:06 AM

Unfortunately none of what you mention matters. Even more unfortunately it’s going to take horrible weather events to change people’s minds. And I think it’s only partially (but still mostly) due to the politization of climate change. If you’ve ever been involved with local politics, so many times things don’t happen, like getting that new stop sign installed, until it’s too late and somebody gets hit or killed. THEN everyone is up in arms as to why it didn’t get done earlier. I guess you call it inate human stupidity and inertia.

If there were weather conditions that destroyed half the world’s land mass and population, the climate deniers who are left will be saying the same thing they say now—that it’s a natural cycle and human activity has nothing to do with it.

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Posted: 30 September 2017 12:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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LoisL - 30 September 2017 12:15 PM
CuthbertJ - 08 September 2017 10:06 AM

Unfortunately none of what you mention matters. Even more unfortunately it’s going to take horrible weather events to change people’s minds. And I think it’s only partially (but still mostly) due to the politization of climate change. If you’ve ever been involved with local politics, so many times things don’t happen, like getting that new stop sign installed, until it’s too late and somebody gets hit or killed. THEN everyone is up in arms as to why it didn’t get done earlier. I guess you call it inate human stupidity and inertia.

If there were weather conditions that destroyed half the world’s land mass and population, the climate deniers who are left will be saying the same thing they say now—that it’s a natural cycle and human activity has nothing to do with it.

Lois

Nah, they’ll figure out how to blame it on liberals.

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Posted: 07 December 2017 11:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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California is once again burning up now in December.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/06/us/california-wildfire-numbers-trnd/index.html

Barely two months after the wine country fires charred Northern California, the state is once again staring down a spate of wildfires, this time in Southern California. These fires are fueled by some of the strongest Santa Ana winds in recent memory. Here are some eye-popping numbers from these newest fires:

The Thomas Fire, the largest of the blazes, is burning through Ventura County toward Los Angeles and is now more than twice the size of Washington, D.C. and showing no signs of slowing. The Thomas Fire is more than three times the size of the Tubbs Fire (36,807 acres), which was the most destructive of the fires in Napa and Sonoma counties back in October.

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Posted: 08 December 2017 05:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Climate Change due to Global Warming is here folks. Deny it or not, we’re gonna have to live with it and a lot of human and animal life will die.
The classic story of “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.”

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Posted: 08 December 2017 09:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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Look on the bright side, the air quality in LA is probably better right now than its been in 50 yrs.

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Posted: 09 December 2017 09:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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Beltane - 08 December 2017 09:39 PM

Look on the bright side, the air quality in LA is probably better right now than its been in 50 yrs.

It is only possible to look at that bright side if one lives in LA.  What percentage of the global population is that?

Oh damn!  I didn’t look at the bright side.  Vulcan genes.

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Posted: 31 December 2017 10:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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Catastrophes take many forms.
Here’s one most don’t think about.

Humidity may prove breaking point for some areas as temperatures rise, says study
From US south to China, heat stress could exceed human endurance

Date:  December 22, 2017
Source:  The Earth Institute at Columbia University
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171222090302.htm

Summary:
Climate scientists say that killer heat waves will become increasingly prevalent in many regions as climate warms. However, most projections leave out a major factor that could worsen things: humidity, which can greatly magnify the effects of heat alone. Now, a new global study projects that in coming decades the effects of high humidity in many areas will dramatically increase. 

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Posted: 31 December 2017 10:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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Don’t say it, let me guess:  ‘HEY, it’s only a few days a year!  What’s the big deal?’

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What’s “32°C Wet Bulb” anyways ?   grrr

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Posted: 31 December 2017 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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Write4U - 08 December 2017 05:24 PM

Climate Change due to Global Warming is here folks. Deny it or not, we’re gonna have to live with it and a lot of human and animal life will die.
The classic story of “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.”

California is now dealing with it full force, the entire year there is now wildfire season.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/26/us/2017-california-wildfire-records-trnd/index.html

This year’s rash of catastrophic wildfires didn’t just destroy neighborhood and livelihoods—they also annihilated records. And the destruction’s not over. The Thomas Fire, which has torched the equivalent of Dallas and Miami combined, is still raging in Southern California.

And this doesn’t just apply to California, the entire nation is at risk now including the south and east for hurricanes, the midwest from more frequent and powerful tornadoes, flash flooding is becoming a greater threat in many places, all the coastlines will be facing greater erosion and some a much greater threat of storm surge and more.

And the idiots now running the US are pretending this existential risk doesn’t even exist. The entire GOP is in denial of reality on multiple levels which leaves all Americans at severe risk.

Maybe we should all hold a giant prayer meeting to make it all go away… or could it be the evangelicals see this as a excellent opportunity to bring about the end of the world that many seem to crave.

Totally insane situation…

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Posted: 01 January 2018 12:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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DougC.V2 - 31 December 2017 02:56 PM

Maybe we should all hold a giant prayer meeting to make it all go away…

Been there, done that, https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/11/rick-perrys-unanswered-prayers/

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