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    SCEPTICS VS. SCIENCE
    Today Is Thursday, July 18, 2019, 1:03 pm.


    NASA and the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) - "The current warming trend is of particular significance because most of it is very likely human-induced and proceeding at a rate that is unprecedented in the past 1,300 years..." ~ NASA.gov [NASA Evidence | Click Here For Weekly CO2 Levels]

    Latest CO2 Readings - Scripps Institute
    keelingcurve.ucsd.edu
    Rising CO2 levels can herald increasing global temperatures and the human inability to significantly limit carbon emissions. This will likely spur extreme weather patterns including drought, catastrophic storms, flooding, sea-level rise and changing ecosystems leading to inconsistent food production and widespread extinction of native species. Life as generally expected may dramatically alter.


    Most Recent Article

    Posted May 5th, 2019

      “Warning: The following truth is not for the faint-hearted.”

      Published on May 2, 2019 Michael Flammer, Leiter, Zentraleinkauf on LinkedIn

      Original Source
      linkedin.com…warning-following-truth-faint-hearted-michael-flammer

      “Warning: The following four short videos are not for the faint-hearted. Why should you face it anyway? Because the future of our children and grandchildren gets explained in a sober, fact-based, ruthless and startling way. So terrifying, I needed a moment to get myself together after first watching them. Each of the four videos describes our world after a global warming of 2°C, 3°C, 4°C and more.

      It also explains why we can barely stop further warming once we have reached a temperature increase of 2°C. Because that is the moment when mutually reinforcing effects will spiral climate change out of control.

      It is important to remember that we are currently on a path that will lead us to an increase in temperature of 3-4°C by the year 2100. Only radical and immediate reduction of greenhouse gases and ultimately the complete and worldwide abandonment of fossil fuels by 2050 at the latest will give us a 50% to 60% chance to keep the earth’s temperature below 2°C.

      What happens if the world warms up by 2°C?

      “At a 2°C rise, people will begin to die of what is now considered normal summers. Countries already hit by hurricanes face ever greater storms. Plant growth slows down, then stops. Plants don’t absorb CO2 as efficiently, instead emitting it. The extra carbon sees global warming spiral out of control. In the year 2100 sea levels would rise by a meter displacing 10% of the world’s population. In this 2°C future, ecosystems across the globe collapse. A third of all life on earth faces extinction.”

      What happens if the world warms up by 3°C?

      “If global temperature rises by 2°C the chances of avoiding a 3°C increase are slim. At a 3°C increase plants stop absorbing CO2, enough carbon builds in the atmosphere to raise temperatures by another 1.5°C by 2100. The planet is tipped into runaway global warming. Cities and farms around the world will loose their rivers and reservoirs run dry. Saltwater creeps upstream and groundwater is poisoned. This tips food production into a irreversible decline.”

      “After the collapse of the amazon and the carbon cycle, stabilising the global temperature to avoiding a 4°C increase may no longer be possible. Coastal cities will either vanish or become islands. A sea level rise of 1m every 20 years is far beyond our capacity to adapt. At this point up to 85% of the amazon rainforest has disappeared. But the most damaging effect of this temperature is an irresistible thawing of permafrost. At least 500bn tonnes of carbon trapped below ground could be released by 2100.”

      “Above 4°C we are looking at a vastly different world. Rainforests have turned into deserts and rising seas reach see into continents. Migrants force their way into the few habitable places left on earth. Civil wars are the inevitable outcome. To see what the world could look like at 6°C rise, we have to go back 251 million years. 95% of living species were wiped out. At sea everything suffocated. The forests are burning, the rivers are drying up. Continents carved up by toxic oceans and corpses pile up in cities across the planet. A 6°C world is a bleak one.”

      Don’t forget, what you have just seen. I certainly won’t. I can’t. It will always remember me why I have become an activist from a very normal family father that I used to be. Remember these consequences whenever someone says that climate mitigation becomes kind of pricy. There simply is no price tag big enough to equal a future for our kids and eventually for the whole human civilization on earth. There will be no use for any kind of wealth in the future of our kids, if we now choose to save money instead of acting on #ClimateChange.

      As you can see in the following chart from a study in Nature Magazine, every of the above shown futures are still possible, from 1.5°C up to 6°C or more. You may also recognize, that there was a natural climate warming over the last 20,000 years. But the important point is, it took 20,000 years! What mankind is about to do right now, is a similar increase in global temperature in just under 200 years. That is 100 times faster and unprecedented in all of earths history. It is unlikely, that life will be able to adjust to this change at this rate.

      The future of our kids and our grandchildren depends simply on a single question: How quickly will we be able to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero?

      Please share this article and show it to all those who still have not completely understood how severe and irreversible the #ClimateCrisis is. We can’t avoid it anymore. 1.5°C is already locked in, maybe even more. All we can do, is to minimize the damage. We still have a chance to avoid a catastrophic climate change if we act now. If we act together. If we use the power of our votes.

      EU Elections will take place from 23. May until 26. May. #VoteClimate #ClimateElections

      Courtesy of linkedin.com…warning-following-truth-faint-hearted-michael-flammer



    NASA: Climate Change Is Real

    "Scientific evidence for warming of the climate system
    is unequivocal..."
    ~ IPCC

    If Climate Change Is Real, What Does This Mean?

    Climate scientist Kathryn Hayhoe offers a simple yet comprehensive TEDx presentation on whether climate change is real, whether it's simply a natural phenomenon, and what it means to all of us if it continues to grows in intensity and severity.

    SCARED SCIENTISTS By Nick Bower

    "My work on the potential impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems has made it clear that the human species is now threatened..." ~ Dr. Lesley Hughes


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    “Warning: The following truth is not for the faint-hearted.”

    Published on May 2, 2019 Michael Flammer, Leiter, Zentraleinkauf on LinkedIn Original Source linkedin.com…warning-following-truth-faint-hearted-michael-flammer “Warning: The following four short videos are not for the […]


    Posted in Alerts, Articles, Data, Facts, News, Projections



    Solutions 1

    Drawdown.com’s Top Ten Climate Change Solutions By Rank [See all 100 solutions] [Forbe’s Article: Operation Drawdown] Rank Solution Sector 1 Refrigerant Management Materials 2 […]


    Posted in Articles, Lists, Solutions



    Easiest Way To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    35 Easiest Ways To Shrink Your Carbon Footprint, Abbreviated Source: Columbia University Food 1.   Eat mostly fruits, veggies, grains, and beans.   2.   Choose organic and local […]


    Posted in Lists, Solutions



    Views and Projections 1

    Climate Projections | NOAA Climate.gov climate.gov/climate-and-energy-topics/climate-projections-0 Dec 19 2018 – A 1°C (1.8°F) increase in average winter air temperature will have a significant impact […]


    Posted in Projections, Views



    3-5°C temperature rise is now ‘locked-in’ for the Arctic

    “Even if the world were to cut emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, winter temperatures in the Arctic would rise 3-5°C by 2050 […]


    Posted in Articles, News



    NOAA Climate Update

    "NOAA's Happy #2015! This image of our home is from NOAA’s #GOES East #satellite taken early New Year’s Day." [via Twitter]

    Rising air and sea temperatures continue to trigger changes in the Arctic. The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of anywhere else on Earth. [NOAA Report Card] | [NOAA Archives]




    Harvard: Naomi Oreskes On Climate Change Denial

    Naomi Oreskes, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University discusses the disinformation campaigns, climate change and the methodology of disinformation.








     

    Stunning NASA Visualization

    "My work on the potential impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems has made it clear that the human species is now threatened..." ~ Dr. Lesley Hughes




    MONITORING LINKS



    World's Ocean Temps Break All-Time Records
    3rd Time This Year...

    Above: For the third month this year, the world's oceans set a record for the warmest they have ever been since records began, according to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).

    Above: Significant Climate Anomalies and Events, September, 2014, NOAA.



    Peter Cox, Climate Scientist, Exeter University


    97 Climate Scientists Speak Up In 97 Hours...

    skepticalscience.com...97-scientists.html...

    97% of climate scientists agree that climate change is real and caused by human activity; original article by NASA HERE.

    Interactive graphic: skepticalscience.com/nsh/#
    97 images: skepticalscience.com/graphics...

    Latest Iceland Volcano Updates: www.ruv.is/volcano


    RSOE EDIS
    Emergency and Disaster Information Service

    Live updates of weather anomalies, emergencies around the world in real time
    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php



    DATA, RESOURCES ▼

    Updated March 15, 2017 [Previously Updated: 09.04.2014]

    Real Time Climate Data

    Real time climate data sourced from peer-reviewed sources



    NOAA's Climate Data Online

    NOAA's Climate Data Repository, Links


    Top Tier Peer-Reviewed News Evaluation


    The A To Z of Climate Change


    Comprehensive Climate Assessment Tools


    12 Graphics - All You Need To Know About Climate Change


    Is Wierd Weather Related To Climate Change? (Yale Univ)


    Carbon Charts In the US...


    See Land Carbon in Your Region...


    What Is Carbon Sequestration? Why It It Important?


    Climate Anomalies (Click To Choose)


    Climate Change Impacts In the US (PDF)...


    Energy Usage and Climate Change...



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    ARCHIVED LINKS, ARTICLES, STORIES OF INTEREST

    MASS ANIMALS DEATHS & LOSS
    cbc.ca...Swallows Down 60-98% In Nova Scotia

    theguardian.com...mexico-baffled-death-fish-lake-cajititlan-pollution

    thetelegram.com...Divers-baffled-by-empty-scallop-shells...

    thetelegram.com...Gannets-abandoning-chicks-at-Cape-St.-Mary...
    MISC
    Why the 2015 Paris Climate Summit Must NOT Fail
    No more time?
    Climate Scientists Heartfelt Letters
    Handwritten letters by climate scientists...
    Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Debt, Do What You Love
    Live now...
    Methane Hydrates and Contemporary Climate Change
    Excellent article on methane...
    Earth 2100 - Is this the final century of our civilization?
    More and more are saying, yes.
    People Say Weather Little Indication of Climate Change
    People are feeling weather is irrelevant.
    World Bank: Big Climate Change Is Coming
    The financial sector knows.
    8 Major Reasons why 2014 Crucial For Global CO2
    There are positives this year.
    HUGE Fossil Fuel Subsidies Holding Back Renewables
    Unfairness in the market...

    EXPLORATORY, PROGRESSIVE OR INDEPENDENT LINKS

    Years of Living Dangerously
    Are you having difficulty with your significant other understanding climate change and the associated effects of GHGs? Do you feel that you aren't getting your message across in a manner that stresses that climate change is affecting us now? This series premiere demonstrates how folks are being affected by job losses, how people are entering civil wars, how elephants are being poisoned, and goes into explaining WHY these things are happening. Watch this with family members who doubt what is going on around us:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brvhCnYvxQQ
    Global Climate Change: The Evidence and Our Options by Dr. Lonnie Thompson
    http://youtu.be/P1-AIVFDw8M
    PBS Global Warming The Signs and the Science:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVQnPytgwQ0
    Wet Bulb
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2906879/

    If warmings of 10 C were really to occur in next three centuries, the area of land likely rendered uninhabitable by heat stress would dwarf that affected by rising sea level. Heat stress thus deserves more attention as a climate-change impact. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygSKOQCxVC0&sns=tw
    The Biggest Story on Earth - Mass Extinction? Elizabeth Colbert
    http://www.nytimes.com...impact-on-the-environment.html?_r=1
    Wet Bulb - Upper Limit of Human Adaptability
    Heat stress imposes a robust upper limit to such adaptation. Peak heat stress, quantified by the wet-bulb temperature TW, is surprisingly similar across diverse climates today. 
    http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/04/26/0913352107.abstract
    Exponential function: Al Bartlett; Full Lecture:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI1C9DyIi_8
    Naomi Klein/Brad Werner
    http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_66186.shtml
    Every other element environmental regulation, even science is too embedded in the dominant economic system.
    Paul Beckwith - Peer Review Climate Science:
    http://arctic-news.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/abrupt-climate-change-by-paul-beckwith.html
    Climate Change Irreversible
    http://web.mit.edu/jsterman/www/Understanding_public.html
    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/do-you-live-within...
    http://thinkprogress.org...000-years-drought-dust-bowls/
    Corporations
    http://www.internationalbusinessguide.org/corporations/
    Evaluating Data
    http://truth-out.org...not-what-you-think
    Podcast
    https://soundcloud.com/inquiringminds
    If All the Ice Melted...
    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map

    How To Deal With Climate Denialists
    http://grist.org/series/skeptics/
    Short YouTube Vid with measured CO2 levels over the past 800,000 years
    http://youtu.be/vA7tfz3k_9A
    Sustainability and Climate Change Library facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sustainability-and-Climate-Change...
    "Last Hours" Documentary
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRGVTK-AAvw
    There is no Tomorrow: Animation Covering Infinite Growth Peak Oil, etc.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOMWzjrRiBg   (English)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0J2gj80EVI    (French) 
    Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, List of publications
    http://www.pik-potsdam.de/~Stefan/Publications/index.html
    Ocean Science
    http://www.ocean-sci.net/10/29/2014/os-10-29-2014.html
    The World Bank - Climate Change
    worldbank.org...4_degrees-must_be_avoided.pdf
    http://www.nukefree.org/
    Royal Society: Collapse of Civilisation - Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich
    http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org
    /content/280/1754/20122845.full#sec-7

    Global Carbon Atlas:
    http://www.globalcarbonatlas.org/?q=emissions
    Stephen Schneider: Is the Science "Settled"?
    Informative breakdown of how difficult climate science is to understand and predict.(February 4, 2010) Stephen Schneider, (RIP) professor of biology at Stanford and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, unpacks the political and scientific debates surrounding climate change.
    Some topics covered.
    1.) The process of how data is compiled and published. (peer review process)
    2.) How data is misunderstood and misrepresented by deniers by selective inattention to inconvenient components of a data set.
    3.) Principles of decision analysis to elements of understanding how a system works before you have all the data.
    4.) Unpredictable tipping points.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmlHbt5jja4
    CLIMATE REANALYZER with new feature -
    A climate analyzer resource from Harold H. Hensel
    http://cci-reanalyzer.org/DailySummary/index_ds.php
    In lower left corner, click on NEW:  View in Google Earth
    Climate Viewer
    Climate change and pollution viewer.
    http://climateviewer.com/mobile/ClimateReanalyser
    http://cci-reanalyzer.org/DailySummary/index_ds.php
    Michael C. Ruppert's Impassioned Final Announcement Lifeboat Hour 12/29/13
    Full Transcript
    Jeremy Jackson: Ocean Apocalypse
    Jeremy Jackson is Senior Scientist Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution and Professor of Oceanography Emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He studies human impacts on the oceans and the ecology and paleoecology of tropical and subtropical marine ecosystems. Jackson is author of more than 150 scientific publications and eight books. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Association for the Advancement of Science. Jackson has received numerous prizes and awards including most recently the Peterson Medal from Harvard University, the Paleontological Medal, the BBVA International Prize in Ecology and Conservation, and the Society for Conservation Biology LaRoe Award for Outstanding Contributions to Conservation Biology. Jackson's work on historical overfishing and the collapse of coastal ecosystems was chosen by Discover magazine as the outstanding scientific achievement of 2001. Island Press just published his latest book, Shifting Baselines: The Past and Future of Ocean Fisheries, in August 2011.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zMN3dTvrwY

    What may happen with a 4 degree rise...
    Implications of a global climate change of 4+ degrees for people, ecosystems and the earth system
    Abstract Book
    International Climate Conference 28-30 September 2009, Oxford, UK
    http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/4degrees/downloads/abstractbook.pdf
    A working version of the late Dr. Bartlett's lecture on the exponential function:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOrvGDRLT7A
    http://thinkprogress.org...lessons-from-earths-hot-past/ 
    http://thinkprogress.org...4-degrees-world/ 
    http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/video/the-dilemma-global-dimming 
    https://vimeo.com/97926131
    Climate Game Changer
    Prof Malte Meinshausen describes the melting of West Antarctica Ice sheets. www.breakthrough2014.org
    Chris Sanders (Sanders Research Associates LTD) - Financial Implications For The New Energy Era - New Energy Era Forum 2012
    http://www.dailymotion.com...financial-implications-for-the-new-energy-era_news 
    http://www.anthropocene.info/en/home
    Peak mining & implications for natural resource management - Simon Michaux
    http://damnthematrix.wordpress.com...conventional-thinking-is-over/
    Video - Is Earth on the Edge of Runaway Warming? 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZjaEE0_MOkArticle
    Radio Interview 8mins 10th April 2014:
    http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2447874532
    Thom Hartmann Show 4th April 2014 fast forward to 30 mins:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-zZtrZebRc&feature=youtu.be
    Arctic Death Spiral and the Methane Time Bomb
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6pFDu7lLV4 
    Robert Scribbler:
    http://robertscribbler.wordpress.com/
    Nuclear:
    http://fairewinds.org/
    FACEBOOK CLIMATE GROUPS & PAGES

    NASA Climate Change https://www.facebook.com/NASAClimateChange
    NOAA Climate.gov https://www.facebook.com/NOAAClimateGov'
    Climate Reality https://www.facebook.com/climatereality
    Climate Progress https://www.facebook.com/climateprogress
    Climate Change Guide https://www.facebook.com/ClimateChangeGuide
    Climate Plan https://www.facebook.com/ClimatePlan
    Climate Action Network Ca facebook.com/climate.action.network.canada
    Connect4Climate https://www.facebook.com/Connect4Climate
    Climate Action Network-Intl https://www.facebook.com/CANInternational
    Climate March https://www.facebook.com/ClimateMarch
    The Climate Group https://www.facebook.com/TheClimateGroup
    Climate Parents https://www.facebook.com/ClimateParents
    Camp for Climate Action https://www.facebook.com/climatecamp
    Climate Revolution https://www.facebook.com/jointheclimaterevolution
    Citizens' Climate Lobby https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby
    Climate Council AU https://www.facebook.com/climatecouncil
    Climate Central https://www.facebook.com/climatecentral
    Climate Discussion https://www.facebook.com/groups/climate.discussion/



    HOAX (SKEPTICISM, DENIAL) ▼

    Updated 09.04.2014

    Climate Fabricators, Obfuscators & Pseudo-Scientists...


    Climate Change Cooling Off...


    Climate Deniers Who Want To Be President...


    Politicians Receiving Payoffs For Denying Climate Change...


    Evangelical Declaration on Global Warming...


    70% of Americans Now Believe Climate Change Is Real...


    PROMINENT CLIMATE SKEPTICS AND LINKS

    The Heartland Institute http://heartland.org/issues/environment
    Chris de Freitas http://www.desmogblog.com
    Friends of Science (Volunteer website) Linkpage:
    http://www.friendsofscience.org/index.php?id=173







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