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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 05:11 AM

How We’re making a Frankenstein’s Monster of our Climate (Giesen)

http://www.juancole.com/2013/03/frankensteins-monster-climate.html

How We’re making a Frankenstein’s Monster of our Climate (Giesen)
Posted on 03/31/2013 by Juan

The option to avoid 3.6 degrees F (2 degrees C) of global warming – our goal for more than 10 years – is out of reach: we have emitted too many greenhouse gases and are on a much warmer trajectory. In 2000, we had many choices regarding global warming, but instead of reducing emissions in various ways, we elected to accelerate. Global greenhouse gas emissions have increased in all but one year since 2000, and those compounding emissions increases have dramatically diminished our choices.

By exceeding 3.6 degrees F, we will have caused “dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”. If we allow warming to reach, say, 7.2 degrees F (4 degrees C) of warming, we will likely have created a chaotic world, i.e. a world with an unstable environment (The World Bank Report, 2012).

Without large reductions in emissions soon, we will have much more warming – 10.8 degrees F (6 degrees C) by 2100 (PriceWaterhouseCoopers 11/5/12). The CIA is a funder for a report that says “climate events will produce consequences that exceed the capacity of affected societies or (the) global system to manage…” (National Research Council 2013).

Those organizations’ and others’ warnings reflect the hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies that form the basis for current concerns.

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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 07:46 AM

1. What Are You Talking About? To Inhofe And His GOP Buddies Nothing But Propaganda

 

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Sun Mar 31, 2013, 09:31 AM

2. We already have a rise of 1 degree C

By the time we get to +6, our civilization will be in collapse.

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