HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Environment & Energy » Environment & Energy (Group) » The future will be arrivi...

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 11:18 AM

The future will be arriving....sooner than expected

It is likely that we will see SEVERE restrictions in water resources in ALL western states and may begin to see massive climate refugee crises from the sun belt region within the next 10 years.

In addition, the loss of summer sea ice will produce significant additional warming in the arctic. This jump in temperatures during the late summer months is not modeled under current permafrost feedback analyses.

Even without this increase, the studies show an additional feedback from permafrost (shown below) that is significant within the next 15 years.



Actual warming from permafrost will be twice the red curve

This feedback is NOT included in the IPCC projections!

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/03/15/1370965/-The-World-is-Set-for-Rapid-Warming

3 replies, 647 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply The future will be arriving....sooner than expected (Original post)
pscot Mar 2015 OP
KT2000 Mar 2015 #1
pscot Mar 2015 #3
valerief Mar 2015 #2

Response to pscot (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 12:32 PM

1. Like now -

Three areas in Washington state have been declared drought zones. The worst case is the Olympic Peninsula where snowpack in the Olympic Range is 7 % of normal. The state and county have been preparing for this for a few years. New builds in certain areas must purchase water rights but people objected and are suing over those rules.

It will be interesting to see how the rationing will work. We have restoration sites where millions have been spent to restore salmon runs; agriculture; and lots of retirees who insist on perfect lawns.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to KT2000 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 04:02 PM

3. I saw Inslee on the TV this morning talking about it

We had a brief water shortage back in early 80's. I vaguely recall limiting car washing and watering lawns on odd and even numbered days. Fall rains ended it, back then. The situation looks different now. There seems to have been a change in our weather patterns over the last 5 or 6 years, over and above generally warmer temperatures. Since that pre-Thanksgiving cold snap temps have been running almost 10 degrees above average. And on top of that, there are at least 2 million more people drawing on equal or somewhat diminished resources. We live in interesting times.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pscot (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 12:41 PM

2. But the people who run the world don't give a shit. To them, it's an Opportunity. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread