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Thu Aug 1, 2013, 07:33 PM

 

Climate Changing 10 Times Faster than in Past 65 Million Years

Stanford University climate researchers warn that the likely rate of climate change over the next century will be 10 times faster than the rate of any climate shift in the past 65 million years, meaning the planet will undergo one of the largest changes in climate since the dinosaurs went extinct.

Noah Diffenbaugh, an associate professor of environmental Earth system science, and Chris Field, a professor of biology and of environmental Earth system science at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, report in the journal Science that if the climate change trend continues at the current pace, it will place stress on terrestrial ecosystems around the world and that adaptation to a world with a new climate will be necessary many species to survive.

Earth has gone through periods of global warming and cooling in the past, but most current climate research fingers anthropogenic factors in facilitating greater climate change.

"There are two key differences for ecosystems in the coming decades compared with the geologic past," Diffenbaugh said in a statement. "One is the rapid pace of modern climate change. The other is that today there are multiple human stressors that were not present 55 million years ago, such as urbanization and air and water pollution."

More: http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/3294/20130801/climate-changing-10-times-faster-past-65-million-years.htm

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 10:50 PM

1. ^

 

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 10:57 PM

2. This website is subject for having "truthy"

But the author was smart enough to at LEAST understand that the KT boundary is commonly accepted to be 65 million years old

Climate change needs real science not random speculation-

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 2, 2013, 05:58 AM

5. Blame Google News

 

I thought that name sounded familiar.

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 11:23 PM

3. Climate change needs real science

 

Because record breaking temperatures and ice melts are not convincing enough.

But I do have faith that every critter can be saved by putting them on an arc. All we need is enough time to discover all the species.

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Response to mick063 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 2, 2013, 06:11 AM

6. I should have investigated this website before posting.

 

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 11:32 PM

4. Check out this 'Hastening Glacial Melt' video...




Following is the DU thread in video/multimedia where I found it: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017135777

TYY

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Response to East Coast Pirate (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2013, 06:35 AM

7. Stanford printed the original story


Stanford university


http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/august/climate-change-speed-080113.html



I do think the loss of the mega fauna between the Younger Dryas and the Bølling-Allerød interstadial period traumatic. Sea levels rose at least 330 feet and THIS IS WORSE?

YIKES.

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