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Re: The Global Warming thread.

Unread post by O Really » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:34 pm

Warmer in Nunavut than Victoria. Record high.

"It's unprecedented..."With temperatures you've never seen before, you can't dismiss it as not having a climate change component."

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/he ... -1.5212801

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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:47 am

O Really wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:34 pm
Warmer in Nunavut than Victoria. Record high.

"It's unprecedented..."With temperatures you've never seen before, you can't dismiss it as not having a climate change component."

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/he ... -1.5212801
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California’s Wildfires Are 500 Percent Larger Due to Climate Change
“Each degree of warming causes way more fire than the previous degree of warming did. And that’s a really big deal.”
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Re: The Global Warming thread.

Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:07 pm

O Really wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:34 pm
Warmer in Nunavut than Victoria. Record high.

"It's unprecedented..."With temperatures you've never seen before, you can't dismiss it as not having a climate change component."

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/he ... -1.5212801
So Much of the Arctic Is on Fire, You Can See It From Space

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... Since June, more than 100 wildfires have raged across the Arctic, which is especially dry and hot this summer. In Russia alone, wildfires are burning in 11 of the country's 49 regions, meaning that even in fire-free areas, people are choking on smoke that is blowing across the country....

The above natural-color image, taken on July 21, shows plumes rising from fires on the right side of the photo. Winds carry the smoke toward the southwest, where it mixes with a storm system....

Wildfires are also burning in Greenland and parts of Alaska, following what was the hottest June in recorded history. It's common for fires to burn during the Arctic's summer months, but the number and extent this year are "unusual and unprecedented," Mark Parrington, a senior scientist at the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), a part of the European Union's Earth observation program, told CNN.

These fires are taking a toll on the atmosphere; they've released about 100 megatons of carbon dioxide from June 1 to July 21, which is roughly equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide Belgium released in 2017, according to CAMS, CNN reported.

The Arctic is heating up faster than other parts of the world, making it easier for fires to thrive there. In Siberia, for example, the average June temperature this year is nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit (5.5 degrees Celsius) hotter than the long-term average between 1981 and 2010, Claudia Volosciuk, a scientist with the World Meteorological Organization, told CNN.

Many of this summer's fires are burning farther north than usual, and some appear to be burning in peat soils, rather than in forests, Thomas Smith, an assistant professor of environmental geography at the London School of Economics, told USA Today. This is a dangerous situation, because whereas forests might typically burn for a few hours, peat soils can blaze for days or even months, Smith said.

Moreover, peat soils are known carbon reservoirs. As they burn, they release carbon, "which will further exacerbate greenhouse warming, leading to more fires," Smith said.
Today's Climate Change Is Worse Than Anything Earth Has Experienced in the Past 2,000 Years

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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:00 am

From Atlantic City to Key West: 21 beach towns that will soon be under water

There are about 13,000 miles of coastline in the 48 contiguous United States, and by the end of the century, these contours will be greatly altered by climate change.

By the close of the 21st century, about 2.5 million properties worth $1.07 trillion, in cities and towns along the coastline will be at risk of chronic flooding, according to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit science advocacy organization. Chronic flooding, as defined by the scientists group, means flooding that occurs 26 times a year or more.

24/7 Tempo has identified the 21 beach towns in the United States that will soon be under water, based on data in the Union of Concerned Scientists report “Underwater: Rising Seas, Chronic Floods, and the Implications for US Coastal Real Estate.” Areas were ranked by the total number of homes that will be at risk of flooding by the year 2060....

21. Ventnor City, New Jersey
20. Long Beach, California I have family there.
19. Madeira Beach, Florida
18. Key Largo, Florida
17. Cudjoe Key, Florida
16. Lavallette, New Jersey
15. Margate City, New Jersey
14. Holmes Beach, Florida
13. St. Pete Beach, Florida
12. Sea Isle City, New Jersey
11. St. Petersburg, Florida
10. Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
9. Key West, Florida
8. Atlantic City, New Jersey
7. Wildwood, New Jersey
6. Galveston, Texas
5. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
4. North Beach Haven, New Jersey
3. Ocean City, New Jersey
2. Ocean City, Maryland I spent time there as a kid.
1. Miami Beach, Florida

• Total population (2016): 91,784

• Homes at risk: 25,986

• Pct. of total pop. in at risk homes: 36.1%

• Value at risk: $16.63 billion

Miami Beach, Florida, is the U.S. city most likely to soon be under water. The city has more people and more property at risk of rising water than any other American city on our list. Miami Beach will face chronic inundation by 2035, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. Nearly 26,000 homes area are at risk of flooding by 2060.
Details for each town like I've shown for Miami Beach are at the link. New Jersey sure gets hit hard, NC doesn't make this list. Then again, we've been getting slammed inland:

The town fighting the climate crisis to stay afloat, one hurricane at at time
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Unread post by neoplacebo » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:16 am

If the trump empire wasn't so much in the reality denial business, they might do well to "look strongly" at places like New Orleans, which is mostly, if not entirely, below sea level and has been so for nearly 300 years. Also, The Netherlands has been dealing with rising and falling water for centuries. It's easier to deny reality than to deal with it though. Bigly. I will tell you.

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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:00 am
From Atlantic City to Key West: 21 beach towns that will soon be under water

There are about 13,000 miles of coastline in the 48 contiguous United States, and by the end of the century, these contours will be greatly altered by climate change.

By the close of the 21st century, about 2.5 million properties worth $1.07 trillion, in cities and towns along the coastline will be at risk of chronic flooding, according to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit science advocacy organization. Chronic flooding, as defined by the scientists group, means flooding that occurs 26 times a year or more.

24/7 Tempo has identified the 21 beach towns in the United States that will soon be under water, based on data in the Union of Concerned Scientists report “Underwater: Rising Seas, Chronic Floods, and the Implications for US Coastal Real Estate.” Areas were ranked by the total number of homes that will be at risk of flooding by the year 2060....

21. Ventnor City, New Jersey
20. Long Beach, California I have family there.
19. Madeira Beach, Florida
18. Key Largo, Florida
17. Cudjoe Key, Florida
16. Lavallette, New Jersey
15. Margate City, New Jersey
14. Holmes Beach, Florida
13. St. Pete Beach, Florida
12. Sea Isle City, New Jersey
11. St. Petersburg, Florida
10. Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
9. Key West, Florida
8. Atlantic City, New Jersey
7. Wildwood, New Jersey
6. Galveston, Texas
5. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
4. North Beach Haven, New Jersey
3. Ocean City, New Jersey
2. Ocean City, Maryland I spent time there as a kid.
1. Miami Beach, Florida

• Total population (2016): 91,784

• Homes at risk: 25,986

• Pct. of total pop. in at risk homes: 36.1%

• Value at risk: $16.63 billion

Miami Beach, Florida, is the U.S. city most likely to soon be under water. The city has more people and more property at risk of rising water than any other American city on our list. Miami Beach will face chronic inundation by 2035, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. Nearly 26,000 homes area are at risk of flooding by 2060.
Details for each town like I've shown for Miami Beach are at the link. New Jersey sure gets hit hard, NC doesn't make this list. Then again, we've been getting slammed inland:

The town fighting the climate crisis to stay afloat, one hurricane at at time
Climate change permanantly flooding Atlantic City will at least make it more livable and inviting than it is today.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:32 am

Greenland's ice sheet just lost 11 billion tons of ice -- in one day

Short article and short video chock full of disturbing facts, without much fluff in between.
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Unread post by 1 CAT FAN » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:18 pm

The Intracoastal Waterway is nice this time of year.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:06 pm

O Really wrote:
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What do you think of Greta Thunberg, schoolgirl climate change warrior?

Pathetic :roll: ...
Greta Thunberg is "Pathetic :roll: " ?
Skiping school in the name of climate change is.
What excuse did you use for "skiping" spelling class? :lol:
And what cause would you find worthy of skipping class?
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This September, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.

Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.

https://globalclimatestrike.net/
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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:42 am

Vrede too wrote:
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Vrede too to 1 FAT CAN wrote:
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You are so gullible and stupid!

Your “REAL Scientist”, John Coleman, has NO relevant academic climate science credentials. He’s such a wingnut that he was drummed out of the American Meteorological Society. He’s not even a real meteorologist or any kind of "Scientist”. His degree is in media studies.
https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?t ... hn_Coleman
He’s just a TV weatherman. :lol:

Also, tin foil hat cretin:
Climate scientists could make far more money in other careers - most notably, working for the oil industry.
What a real meteorologist at The Weather Channel that John Coleman co-founded says about what the real climate scientists are saying:

2019 On Track to Be Earth's Third Warmest Year on Record, NOAA Says
How Hot Was July? Hotter Than Ever, Global Data Shows

With temperatures soaring in Europe and Alaska, ice melting in Greenland and forests burning across Siberia, last month seemed like a blistering one worldwide.

It was.

European climate researchers said Monday that last month was the hottest July — and thus the hottest month — ever recorded, slightly eclipsing the previous record-holder, July 2016.

... The past five years have been the hottest on record, including the record single year in 2016. The 10 hottest years have all occurred in the past two decades.

This June was the warmest on record, and the previous five months were among the four warmest for their respective months, the climate researchers said. That puts this year on track to be in the top five, or perhaps the hottest ever....
Get Your Boats Ready! Why the U.S. Should Care About Climate Migrants

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that there will be 200 million climate refugees in the world by the year 2050.

Believe it or not, Americans will be a significant portion of this 200 million, coming from coastal regions in the U.S. such as New Jersey, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Georgia, and Alaska, among others. According to the Business Insider, these will be some of the first areas to experience increased flooding from sea-level rise with 30 coastal cities going underwater by 2060. The nation is looking at approximately 13 million forced migrants and 311,000 homes that will face floods and become uninhabitable within the next 30 years....

It is important to note that this outcome is not just a future possibility. A number of cases of climate displacement in the U.S. have arisen since after the first notable migration caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The most publicized occurrence of flooding from sea-level rise is the case in 2016 of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana. But hurricanes like Florence on the East Coast have combined damage and displacement from both flooding and winds. “Over the past year, America experienced 11 billion-dollar weather and climate-related disasters. Wildfires in the West, drought in the Midwest and hurricanes in the South forced many thousands of American families to leave their homes in search of safety. Some estimates put that number as high as 1.5 million Americans having migrated in the face of such disasters, temporarily or permanently, to other parts of the country in 2017 alone.”

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86% of areas in the U.S. with an urban center including over 10,000 people will be affected by net migration due to sea-level rise.

..As shocking as recent American climate disasters have proven to be, it is true that the U.S., along with other richer, developed countries, will not be as severely affected by sea-level rise as less developed nations. Americans have been slow to connect climate change and natural disasters. But, as the climate migrant problem increases here in the U.S., Americans may increasingly come to recognize that on the other side of the world, entire countries and continents are at high risk of complete inundation. Large parts of Haiti, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and several islands nations are only a few names on the top of the hit list compiled in the Global Climate Risk Index.

Climate change has already begun to force large migration around the world. It will continue to do so — further multiplying existing problems in vulnerable parts of Central America, Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America, particularly threats such as poverty and violence. While blame games are rarely productive, it is important to note that as awareness of the climate refugee crisis becomes greater in the U.S., Americans will need to appreciate their responsibility to help abroad as well as at home.

We are significantly responsible for much of the aggravation of existing climate threats in other countries. The United States not only continues to be one of the highest annual contributors of greenhouse gases causing global climate change today; we have produced the largest single total of greenhouses gases pumped into the atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution began — around 1750. While countries like China and India have overtaken the U.S. in annual carbon emissions in the past decade, given the billion-plus populations of China and India, the U.S. continues to have the highest per capita carbon contribution in the world.

As a result, smaller, more vulnerable countries, and many developing nations that contribute far less to climate change — like Haiti, Myanmar, or Bangladesh — are paying a disproportionately high price from the industrialization of richer nations with none of the benefits. The United States has benefited disproportionately from unsustainable practices, especially with our rapid development after World War II. Given our contribution to global climate problems, it seems only fair and responsible that Americans see our own growing climate disasters and forced migrant problems as only a part of a worldwide crisis that we should take leadership in attempting to solve.

As the number of predicted climate migrants, both globally and in the U.S., increases, Americans can no longer remain uninvolved or ignore this issue. Displaced people both within the United States and across the globe will need new homes and resources for resettlement. National borders, food systems, global economies, and national security will all face incredible stress....

In short, America has a migration and displacement problem that will only be exacerbated by climate change and sea-level rise at home and around the globe. It is a crisis that calls for an urgent response to climate change and its disasters from American citizens and the U.S. government, as well as support for nations with large numbers of climate migrants already suffering from historic American carbon emissions. Ignoring the real issues or criminalizing immigrants will cement a future with more humanitarian crises, expensive disaster management, and a declining economy. Alternatively, the United States can treat the influx of people — that is imminent at the current rate of climate change — as an opportunity to create a dignified process of relocation, thus securing the country’s position as an economic and moral superpower in the decades to come.
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:15 am

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Cow Flatulence ‘Is an Issue’ :lol:

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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:47 pm

Is a global food crisis avoidable?

What's happening:

Damage caused by human exploitation of natural resources and by climate change may combine to create a global food crisis in the future, according to a new report released by the United Nations.

The report, prepared by more than 100 experts from 52 countries, warns that current land use practices — including deforestation, chemical fertilizers and destructive farming techniques — have already made massive swaths of the planet unsuitable for food production. Even more land mass will either be dried out or rendered unusable by severe weather due to climate change, the report states.

As a result, there may not be enough fertile land for mankind to produce the food it needs to feed its expanding population. The report warns that food scarcity may be concentrated in certain areas, which could cause a massive immigration crisis in number of places around the globe....
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O Really wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:29 pm
NJ leading in excess warming...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics ... e-america/
Guess Christie still lives there.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:54 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:47 pm
O Really wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:29 pm
NJ leading in excess warming...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics ... e-america/
Guess Christie still lives there.
It would be worse without the shadow he casts.
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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:54 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:47 pm
O Really wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:29 pm
NJ leading in excess warming...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics ... e-america/
Guess Christie still lives there.
It would be worse without the shadow he casts.
That's very scary.

There's also the methane contribution.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Cow Flatulence ‘Is an Issue’ :lol:

https://www.cnsnews.com/video/alexandri ... ence-issue
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