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30 Months To Save The World! It's Time for World Leaders and Industry to Step Up! If they don't ...

30 Months To Save The World! It's Time for World Leaders and Industry to Step Up! If they don't ... | Global Warming and Mankind's Folly | Scoop.it

 

As our weather grows more wild, the scary reality of a climate in crisis is unfolding. 

 

Vast columns of Methane gas are now spewing into our atmosphere.

 

We have 30 months until the Paris Summit, the meeting that world leaders have decided will determine the fate of our efforts to fight climate change.

 

Last chance?

 

 

Lusk Creek Rider's insight:

 

Russian scientists have discovered hundreds of plumes of methane gas, some 1,000 meters in diameter, bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean. Scientists are concerned that as the Arctic Shelf recedes, the unprecedented levels of gas released could greatly accelerate global climate change. See: 

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/giant-plumes-methane-bubbling-surface-arctic-ocean-163804179.html

 

Dramatic, unprecedented plumes of methane - a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide - are bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean...

 

... we found torch-like structures like this in the past but they were only tens of metres in diameter. This is the first time that we've found continuous, powerful and impressive seeping structures, more than 1,000 metres in diameter. 

 

One of the greatest fears is that the disappearance of the Arctic sea-ice would melt the Siberian permafrost, releases the trapped methane into the atmosphere and leading to rapid and severe climate change. See: 

http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/23244

 

Arctic Seabed Methane Destabilizing And Venting. A section of the Arctic Ocean seafloor that holds vast stores of frozen methane is showing signs of instability and widespread venting of the powerful greenhouse gas, according to the findings of an international research team led by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists Natalia Shakhova and Igor Semiletov. The amount of methane currently coming out of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf is comparable to the amount coming out of the entire world’s oceans," said Shakhova, a researcher at UAF’s International Arctic Research Center. "Subsea permafrost is losing its ability to be an impermeable cap.

 

Methane is a greenhouse gas more than 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide. See: 

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1832516/arctic_seabed_methane_destabilizing_and_venting/

 

The Russian research vessel Academician Lavrentiev conducted a survey of 10,000 square miles of sea off the coast of eastern Siberia. They made a terrifying discovery - huge plumes of methane bubbles rising to the surface from the seabed.

 

'We found more than 100 fountains, some more than a kilometre across,' said Dr Igor Semiletov, 'These are methane fields on a scale not seen before. The emissions went directly into the atmosphere.'  See:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2073686/Fountains-methane-1-000m-erupt-Arctic-ice--greenhouse-gas-30-times-potent-carbon-dioxide.html

 

 

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Centre for Climate Safety's curator insight, June 23, 2013 1:00 PM

Read about why this call from Avaaz is important and needs our attention: http://climatesafety.info/?p=2894

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Peak Soil: Civilization is on the Verge of Eating Itself!

Peak Soil: Civilization is on the Verge of Eating Itself! | Global Warming and Mankind's Folly | Scoop.it

 

The UN projects that global population will grow from today's 7 billion to 9.3 billion by mid-century.

 

A new report says that the world will need to more than double food production over the next 40 years to feed an expanding global population. 

 

Industrial agriculture, the report finds, is a major contributor to climate change ...

 

Soil is a ... rapidly depleting resource.

 

(See link to complete article above)

 

Lusk Creek Rider's insight:

 

We are running out of time. Within just 12 years, the report says, conservative estimates suggest that high water usage will afflict all the main food basket regions in North and South America, west and east Africa, central Europe and Russia, as well as the Middle East, south and south-east Asia.

 

When we factor into this picture soil erosion, land degradation, oil prices, bee colony collapse, and population growth, the implications are stark: industrial civilisation is on the verge of eating itself - if we don't change course, this decade will go down in history as the beginning of the global food apocalypse.

 

 

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What is the ultimate in individual 'Free Will'? Choosing 'Common Sense' over Socially Prescribed Ignorance. "A common thing with the ignorant is to despise what they do not understand." James Leoni, London 1726.

 

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Obama's Arctic Strategy Sets Off a Climate Time Bomb! Obama - an All Around Disappointment.

Obama's Arctic Strategy Sets Off a Climate Time Bomb! Obama - an All Around Disappointment. | Global Warming and Mankind's Folly | Scoop.it

 

American National Strategy for the Arctic Region prioritises corporate 'economic opportunities' at the expense of everyone else on the planet.

 

At the heart of the White House's new Arctic strategy is an elementary but devastating contradiction between what President Obama, in the document's preamble, describes as seeking "to make the most of the emerging economic opportunities in the region" due to the rapid loss of Arctic summer sea ice, and recognising "the need to protect and conserve this unique, valuable, and changing environment." Obviously it is Impossible to do both. So the "need to protect and conserve" is flat out  

Malarkey. Where have you heard that word before?

 

Obama, truly a man with forked tongue! Espouses high values for himself and mankind on one hand and then sells out mankind and the planet on the other! This man is becoming the epitome of Hypocrisy. Maybe he always was the epitome of Hypocrisy. Me thinks.

 

Lusk Creek Rider's insight:

 

OK, let's have, for the hell of it, an 'All out War' amongst Northern Nations -  fighting for territorial jurisdiction. Or a good old western gold rush type Stampede to rip the 'untapped' resources out of the Arctic. Gangway American Imperialism. Gangway Capitalism.

 

So the planet is dying and all that mankind can think of is raping the hell out of it. Aren't we just a wonderful species.

 

I call down the gods to rid this planet of this homo sapien scurge.

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Oceans are Acidifying 10 Times Faster Today than 55 million years ago when a Mass Extinction of Marine Species Occurred!

Oceans are Acidifying 10 Times Faster Today than 55 million years ago when a Mass Extinction of Marine Species Occurred! | Global Warming and Mankind's Folly | Scoop.it

 

Climate change caused by rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) is now widely recognized. But the other side of the equation—the massive absorption of CO2 by the ocean—has received far less attention. The planet’s seas quickly absorb 25 to 30 percent of humankind’s CO2 emissions and about 85 percent in the long run, as water and air mix at the ocean’s surface. We have “disposed” of 530 billion tons of the gas in this way, and the rate worldwide is now one million tons per hour, faster than experienced on earth for tens of millions of years. We are acidifying the ocean and fundamentally changing its remarkably delicate geochemical balance.

 

Lusk Creek Rider's insight:

 

... according to a new report issued today by Oceana, is that today’s ocean chemistry is already hostile for many creatures fundamental to the marine food web. The world’s oceans – for so long a neat and invisible sink for humanity’s carbon dioxide emissions – are about to extract a price for all that waste.

 

What alarms scientists most is the rate of change: The transformation has happened over 250 years, faster than anything in the historical record. And if emissions remain unchecked, Oceana warned, the oceans in 40 years will be more acidic than anything experienced in the past 20 million years.

 

http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/acid-test/the-oceans-acid-test

 

Peering into the microscope, Alan Barton thought the baby oysters looked normal, except for one thing: They were dead. It took several years for the Oregon oyster breeder and a team of scientists to find the culprit: a radical change in ocean acidity. The acid levels rose so high that the larvae could not form their protective shells...

 

http://oceanacidification.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/oceans-rising-acidity-a-threat-to-shellfish-and-humans/

 

 

... the vast clouds of shelled creatures in the deep oceans had virtually disappeared. Many scientists now agree that this change was caused by a drastic drop of the ocean’s pH level. The seawater became so corrosive that it ate away at the shells, along with other species with calcium carbonate in their bodies. It took hundreds of thousands of years for the oceans to recover from this crisis...

 

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2010/02/18/205525/ocean-acidification-study-mass-extinction-of-marine-life-nature-geoscience/

 

 

 

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Renewable Energy now Cheaper than new Fossil Fuels in Australia!

Renewable Energy now Cheaper than new Fossil Fuels in Australia! | Global Warming and Mankind's Folly | Scoop.it

Australia wind beats new coal in the world’s second-largest coal exporter.


Unsubsidised renewable energy is now cheaper than electricity from new-build coal- and gas-fired power stations in Australia, according to new analysis from research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance. 


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“The perception that fossil fuels are cheap and renewables are expensive is now out of date”, said Michael Liebreich, chief executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “The fact that wind power is now cheaper than coal and gas in a country with some of the world’s best fossil fuel resources shows that clean energy is a game changer which promises to turn the economics of power systems on its head,” he said.

 

“It is very unlikely that new coal-fired power stations will be built in Australia. They are just too expensive now, compared to renewables”, said Kobad Bhavnagri, head of clean energy research for Bloomberg New Energy Finance in Australia.

 

 

 

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Major Arctic Methane Release is Almost Inevitable! Tipping Point to Climate Catastrophe and Mankind's Demise!

Major Arctic Methane Release is Almost Inevitable!  Tipping Point to Climate Catastrophe and Mankind's Demise! | Global Warming and Mankind's Folly | Scoop.it

A global temperature rise of just 1. 5 °C will destroyed much of Siberia's permafrost, suggesting that large-scale melting is potentially just around the corner. This melting will release the most potent of all green house gasses - methane.

 

We are on the cusp of a tipping point in the Climate. If the global climate warms another few tenths of a degree, a large expanse of the Siberian permafrost will start to melt uncontrollably. The effects will be staggering.

 

Lusk Creek Rider's insight:

 

The Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the planet, and climatologists have long warned that this will cause positive feedbacks that will speed up climate change further. The region is home to enormous stores of organic carbon, mostly in the form of permafrost soils and icy clathrates that trap methane – a powerful greenhouse gas that could escape into the atmosphere.

 

The Siberian permafrost is a particular danger. A large region called the Yedoma could undergo runaway decomposition once it starts to melt, because microbes in the soil would eat the carbon and produce heat, melting more soil and releasing ever more greenhouse gases. In short, the melting of Yedoma is a tipping point: once it starts, there may be no stopping it.

 

 

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Many Glaciers will Disappear by Middle of Century and add to Rising Sea Levels, experts warn!

Many Glaciers will Disappear by Middle of Century and add to Rising Sea Levels, experts warn! | Global Warming and Mankind's Folly | Scoop.it

Many glaciers will Disappear by the Middle of the Century and Add to Rising Sea Levels, Drought, Famine, Terrorism, and War.

 

... there's no hope for the small glaciers - in the Pyrenees, in Africa, in the Andes or Rocky mountains. The large glaciers in Alaska and the Himalayas will take longer, but even those very large glaciers will change completely; they will be much, much smaller, and many of them will disintegrate, forming lakes in many cases.

 

Lusk Creek Rider's insight:

 

... the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change forecast that if current trends continue, 80% of Himalayan glaciers will be gone in 30 years.

 

In the United States, Glacier National Park, the Montana park has 26 named glaciers today, down from 150 in 1850. Those that remain are typically mere remnants of their former frozen selves  http://www.livescience.com/674-glaciers-disappear-photos.html

 

 

Glacier melting has accelerated in the European Alps since 1980, and 10 to 20 percent of glacier ice in the Alps has been lost in less than two decades. Half the volume of Europe’s Alpine glaciers has disappeared since 1850.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/09/10/820721/as-glaciers-melt-in-the-european-alps-a-famed-austrian-peak-is-nearly-ice-free/

 

 

Thinning and melting rates in Alaskan glaciers have more than doubled just in the past 10 years.

 

 

What will the loss of Glaciers and Ice do to us? No Drinking water, More Famine, More Wars, etc.

http://www.bukisa.com/articles/214988_the-importance-of-the-worlds-glaciers-and-ice

 

 

 

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Our New Reality

Our New Reality | Global Warming and Mankind's Folly | Scoop.it
Extreme Killer Super-storms, historic drought, vanishing sea ice, an increase in ocean acidity by 30%, the hottest decade on record, mega forest fires, disappearing glaciers, and widespread flooding...
Lusk Creek Rider's insight:

 

The energy industry tries to sell us 'ethical oil', 'clean coal' and 'natural gas', but this extreme weather is mobilising people to act.

 
Extreme weather ... is becoming our new reality. "That's all happened when you raise the temperature of the earth one degree," says author Bill McKibben, "[t]he temperature will go up four degrees, maybe five, unless we get off coal and gas and oil very quickly." Additional temperature rises could compromise our safety and cause incalculable damage from a large number of billion-dollar disasters in coming years – if we don't address our emissions, insist upon an appropriate climate policy and curtail the rogue fossil fuel industry. 

 

Tar sands exploitation leaves behind a dead zone. It also leaves behind the Largest toxic unlined impoundments on the planet in enormous lakes ...

 

 

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Sea Level Rise and Global Warming. What You Need to Know.

Sea Level Rise and Global Warming. What You Need to Know. | Global Warming and Mankind's Folly | Scoop.it

 

Sea level is rising -- and at an accelerating rate -- largely in response to global warming.

 

Global average sea level has increased 8 inches since 1880.

Sea levels along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico are rising much faster.

 

The choices we make today will determine how high sea level 

rises this century, how fast it occurs, and how much time we
have to protect our communities, possessions, and families.

 

To realize the urgency of global warming, it’s important to understand the ways it affects us. Sea levels are rising and glaciers are melting; record high temperatures and severe rainstorms and droughts are becoming increasingly common.

 

Please read:

http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science_and_impacts/impacts/

 

Use link a top - ucsusa.org,  for more info, graphs, and diagrams.

 

 

Lusk Creek Rider's insight:

 

If global warming emissions continue to rise unabated, we will see growing costs related to climate change. This fact sheet (see link below) reports some of the projected damages—to our coasts, our health, our energy and water resources, our agriculture, our transportation infrastructure, and our recreational resources—that will occur in states and regions throughout the United States and Canada. Making the choice to dramatically lower our emissions at least 80 percent from 2005 levels by 2050 will help avoid some of the worst consequences of climate change.

 

For more detailed informations use link below:

http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/global_warming/climate-costs-of-inaction.pdf

 

 

 

 

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Ex-NASA scientist says Europe Reindustrialising with Fossil Fuels Makes No Sense. Idiots, World just hit 400 PPMillion CO2 Levels and these Guys are Worried about Gaining a Competitive Edge.

Ex-NASA scientist says Europe Reindustrialising with Fossil Fuels Makes No Sense. Idiots, World just hit 400 PPMillion CO2 Levels and these Guys are Worried about Gaining a Competitive Edge. | Global Warming and Mankind's Folly | Scoop.it

 

The powerful employers’ group BusinessEurope has called on European Commission President José Manuel Barroso to radically shift the EU's energy policy away from climate change mitigation towards cost-competitiveness and security of supply.

 

BusinessEurope is the the organisation representing 41 industrial and employers’ federations in 35 European countries, which is seen by its critics as the most powerful lobbyist with many friends in the European Commission’s leadership.

 

European industry groups argue that unilateral climate measures unfairly disadvantage them against competitors like the United States, which enjoy cheaper energy prices.

 

Looks like they borrowed that ignorant argument from the likes of Stephen Harper, PM of Canada. Don't these people have children and grandkids - sure, sacrifice your chlidren's future for short term gains. Jerks. Disgusting, disgusting, disgusting!

 

 

Lusk Creek Rider's insight:

 

 

As a small glimmer of hope:

 

James Hansen was in Brussels with Mark Jaccard, a UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change author and Canadian former utilities regulator, for meetings with Commission officials about EU plans to label fuel from Canada’s tar sands more polluting than conventional crude.

 

The EU plans to do this under its Fuel Quality Directive (FQD), which mandates a 6% reduction in the greenhouse gas intensity of EU fuels by 2020. On Tuesday (14 May), a public consultation on the issue closed, ahead of an impact assessment which had been expected in June, along with a final proposal. 

 

This is giving the Canadian Government a real pain in the ass. Forcing certain Canadian officials into major Hissy Fits - threating European Legislators with multiple Lawsuits and, as well, threating to pull out of pending Free Trade negotiations.

 

Hansen said that the EU’s plan– and a possible presidential block on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline bringing tar sands fuel to Texas – would make it more difficult to develop Alberta’s tar sands fields. “That’s why [Canada’s Natural Resources Minister] Joe Oliver is getting so worried and running around like a chicken with its' head cut off,” he said, “because they’re afraid.”

 

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Unfortunately, mankind's intellectual goal is to reach its' lowest common denominator! Unfortunately, we are getting close. Then again, maybe I'm being overly optimistic. "A common thing with the ignorant is to despise what they do not understand." James Leoni, London 1726. "Commune hoc ignorantiae vitium est: quae nescias, nequicquam esse profiteri"

 

 

 

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Prime Minister Harper and Big Oil Making Sure It's - Game Over For The Climate

Prime Minister Harper and Big Oil Making Sure It's - Game Over For The Climate | Global Warming and Mankind's Folly | Scoop.it

 

Quote: James Hansen

 

Global warming isn’t a prediction. It is happening. That is why I was so troubled to read a recent interview with President Obama in Rolling Stone in which he said that Canada would exploit the oil in its vast tar sands reserves “regardless of what we do.”

 

If Canada proceeds, and we do nothing, it will be game over for the climate.

 

The global warming signal is now louder than the noise of random weather, as I predicted would happen by now in the journal Science in 1981. Extremely hot summers have increased noticeably. We can say with high confidence that the recent heat waves in Texas and Russia, and the one in Europe in 2003, which killed tens of thousands, were not natural events — they were caused by human-induced climate change.

 

Major international oil companies are buying off governments, according to the world's most prominent climate scientist, Prof James Hansen. During a visit to London, he accused the Canadian government of acting as its tar sands' salesman and "holding a club" over the UK and European nations to accept its "dirty" oil.

 

"Oil from tar sands makes sense only for a small number of people who are making a lot of money from that product," he said in an interview with the Guardian. "It doesn't make sense for the rest of the people on the planet. We are getting close to the dangerous level of carbon in the atmosphere and if we add on to that unconventional fossil fuels, which have a tremendous amount of carbon, then the climate problem becomes unsolvable."

 

Link below from Guardian for complete article:

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/19/tar-sands-exploitation-climate-scientist?CMP=twt_fd

Lusk Creek Rider's insight:

 

The two photos above are representative of the choices Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada is offering Albertans and Canadians. Through his actions at home and around the world Harper has chosen for Canadians the sludge pit on the right. If there was oil under Peyto Lake on the left Harper and Big Oil would turn that into a sludge pit as well.

 

At the end of article, Game Over For The Climate, there is a comment section. I was struck very deeply by a remark from a person as far away from Canada as you can get. Here it is:

 

Oh dear dear. What do I now tell my beloved children about the future they face. Unless I lie awfully I will destroy all their hopes and aspirations for their future. Thank you Canada for this gift of despair.
Malcolm Lyons, New Zealand

 

I had to reply. Here it is:

 

I am a Canadian and regrettably an Albertan as well. To you and your family I sincerely apologize for your anguish and worry my country has imposed on you. I was born in Alberta and have lived and worked in many of it's towns and cities. It was a wonderful place. My wife and I with our own horses have explored much of the Eastern Slope of the Rockies. The Country is beautiful beyond description. In my younger days when my family lived in Edmonton my friends and I fished and explored the Athabasca river from its source to the delta area beyond Fort McMurray. A wonderful beautiful river. Now ruined and sacrificed to Big Oil. For many, many years I loved this place called Alberta, but now I wish I was younger and had the resources to leave. I feel trapped and held hostage. I feel guilty daily for things that have been done to this land and were for the most part out of my control. I feel I have betrayed Mother Nature and the World. I wish I could pack up and move far away from this place - this country. Let me say again - I am sorry.

 

Lastly, what sticks in my brain is a early, early morning in late November south east of Calgary on the south side Bow River. Dawn was just barely breaking and the temperature was below zero. A noise I had honestly never heard before arose from out of the north away beyond the river. The noise steadly grew louder and louder and louder. Then, in the sky to the north a band of darknest creep towards us and this band of darkness grew larger and larger still. It finally filled the sky above us east to west. Tens of thousands  of ducks in a huge parade thundered over us. What was most unbelievable was the time it took for this parade to pass by. At the same time the sun was slowing climbing into the sky illuminating this vast churning display of nature. This was in 1972 and a friend and I were taking time off from classes at the University to do a little duck hunting. We never fired our guns. 

 

What I have descibed above will never happen again ever, if Stephen Harper and Big Oil have their way! What a Sacrifice.

 

 

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Into The Valley Of Death Rode The 7 Billion. The People of Planet Earth Blindly Going Where No Man has Gone Before. CO2 Levels @ 400 Parts Per Million.

Into The Valley Of Death Rode The 7 Billion. The People of Planet Earth Blindly Going Where No Man has Gone Before. CO2 Levels @ 400 Parts Per Million. | Global Warming and Mankind's Folly | Scoop.it

 

“Forward, the Light Brigade!” Was there a man dismay’d ? Not tho’ the soldier knew. Some one had blunder’d: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do & die, Into the valley of Death Rode the Six hundred.“

 

The Charge Of The Light Brigade,” Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1854

 

Backwards charged the Dumbest and Brightest! Was there someone at all dismay'd? Not tho' the People knew. Someone had blunder'd: Theirs not to utter a reply, Theirs not to question why, Theirs but to Standby and Die, Into the Valley of Death Rode the 7 Billion, Without so much as a fond goodbye! And low, regrettably, not even a decent try. Regrettably, not even a decent try.

 

 

 

 

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“It may seem impossible to imagine that a technologically advanced society could choose, in essence, to destroy itself, but that is what we are now in the process of doing.” So ends Field Notes from a Catastrophe, the terrific 2006 book by Elizabeth Kolbert, one of the country’s most thoughtful climate journalists.

 

... we have hit 400 parts per million (ppm) CO2 Levels for the first time in human existence, with not even a plan to avoid 600 ppm, 800 ppm, and then 1000 — not even a national discussion or an outcry by the so-called intelligentsia – it is worth asking, why? Is there something inherent in homo “sapiens” that makes us oblivious to the obvious?

 

A Thoughtful Article from thinkprogress.org, click link above.

 

 

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Atmospheric Arctic CO2 Levels Measuring at More than 400 parts per Million! Highest level in 800,000 years.

Atmospheric  Arctic CO2 Levels Measuring at More than 400 parts per Million!  Highest level in 800,000 years. | Global Warming and Mankind's Folly | Scoop.it

Monitoring stations across the Arctic this spring are measuring more than 400 parts per million of the heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere. The number isn't quite a surprise, because it's been rising at an accelerating pace.

 

Years ago, it passed the 350 ppm mark that many scientists say is the highest Safe level for carbon dioxide. It now stands globally at 395.

 

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“Turning up the levels of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere is like turning up the dial on an electric blanket,” said Jim Butler, director of the ESRL Global Monitoring Division. “You know it will keep getting warmer, but you don’t know how quickly the temperature will rise, and it can take awhile for the blanket – or the atmosphere – to heat up.”

 

Average global levels of CO2 were 390.4 ppm in 2011, according to NOAA measurements, and will likely reach 400 ppm about 2016. Before the Industrial Revolution of the 1880s, global average CO2 was about 280 ppm.

 

THE ARCTIC IS THE KEY!

Please note, in the Arctic there is a Carbon Bomb poised to go off in the immediate near future. See this: http://glurl.co/bwO

 

IT'S ALREADY HAPPENING! 

Linking Weird Weather to Rapid Warming of the Arctic! 

The loss of Arctic summer sea ice and the rapid warming of the Far North are altering the jet stream over North America, Europe, and Russia. Scientists are now just beginning to understand how these profound shifts may be increasing the likelihood of more persistent and extreme weather.   

See this: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/linking_weird_weather_to_rapid_warming_of_the_arctic/2501/

 

 

 

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Bombshell: Recent Warming Is ‘Amazing And Atypical’ And Poised To Destroy The Stable Climate That Enabled Civilization!

Bombshell: Recent Warming Is ‘Amazing And Atypical’ And Poised To Destroy The Stable Climate That Enabled Civilization! | Global Warming and Mankind's Folly | Scoop.it

New Science Study Confirms ‘Hockey Stick’: The Rate Of Warming Since 1900 Is 50 Times Greater Than The Rate Of Cooling In Previous 5000 Years. Graph shows - Temperature change over past 11,300 years (in blue) plus projected warming this century on humanity’s current emissions path (in red). 

Lusk Creek Rider's insight:

 

We are headed for 7 to 11°F warming this century on our current emissions path — increasing the rate of change 5-fold yet again.

 

By the second half of this century we will have some 9 billion people, a large fraction of whom will be living in places that simply can’t sustain them —  either because it is too hot and/or dry, the land is no longer arable, their glacially fed rivers have dried up, or the seas have risen too much.

 

Global temperatures are warmer than at any time in at least 4,000 years, scientists reported ..., and over the coming decades are likely to surpass levels not seen on the planet since before the last ice age.   http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/science/earth/global-temperatures-highest-in-4000-years-study-says.html?ref=us&_r=2&

 

Scientists say that if natural factors were still governing the climate, the Northern Hemisphere would probably be destined to freeze over again in several thousand years. Instead, scientists believe the enormous increase in greenhouse gases caused by industrialization will almost certainly prevent that.

 

 

 

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Climate Crisis threatens Canadian Agriculture, we need an Agricultural Adaptation Plan, now!

Climate Crisis threatens Canadian Agriculture, we need an Agricultural Adaptation Plan, now! | Global Warming and Mankind's Folly | Scoop.it

All around the world, governments are mobilizing resources to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions while adapting to the climate crisis. Everywhere around the world that is—except Canada. 

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The inexplicable decision to legally withdraw from the UN Convention to Combat Drought and Desertification (UNCDD) makes Canada the only nation on the planet not to be part of the multilateral effort to help farmers deal with drought.

 

In the last few months, the Harper administration has cut programs to confront the threat to agriculture around the world and right here in Canada as well..

 

The Canadian government is so hobbled by ideology and its ties to the Oil Industry that its minions are too afraid to even mention the threat of climate change and its affects on Canadian Agriculture.

 

 

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