Pondering Looming Human Extinction

12 06 2015

Global Warming and Human Extinction Guy McPherson

LINK –  http://youtu.be/PTxuwh_WS8Q

Guy McPherson On Near-Term Human Extinction

19 03 2014

Near-Term Human Extinction: A Conversation with Guy McPherson

“McPherson discovered that not only was climate change a reality, but that certain self-reinforcing feedback loops, such as the liberation of a more potent greenhouse gas than Carbon Dioxide, namely methane gas, has been triggered, leading to even more green house warming.

By June 2012 he finally came to one inescapable conclusion:

The planet will not be habitable for the human species long beyond 2030. And there is NOTHING the human species for all its sophistication and technology can do about it.”


VIDEO –  http://youtu.be/JqCTWwzoGKE

Singapore-Size Ice Berg Snaps Off Antarctica (Video)

2 12 2013

From Before It’s News – Two Hundred and Sixty Cubic Miles of Antarctic Ice just Fell Into the Sea – Stunning Video

” . . . a massive chunk of ice, estimated at 22 miles by 12 miles, has broken off of the continent of Antarctica.”

LINK – http://youtu.be/bLvMgA6uVtk

Somethin’ Strange in the (Climate) Neighborhood —

6 07 2013

First decade of 21st century: unprecedented high-impact climate extremes since measurements began!

According to a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report The Global Climate 2001-2010, A Decade of Extremes Earth experienced unprecedented high-impact climate extremes in 2001 – 2010 since the measurements began in 1850. In that period more national temperature records were broken than in any other decade.

The first decade of the 21st century was the warmest for both hemispheres and for both land and ocean temperatures. High temperatures were accompanied by a rapid decline in Arctic sea ice, and an accelerating loss of the ice sheets of the world’s glaciers. . .  (more)

WMO Report

The AtlanticThe [US] Southwest’s Forests May Never Recover from Megafires – “Abnormal” fire risks have become the new normal.
WMO: ‘Unprecedented’ global warming from 1990 to 2010
Apocalyptic Hailstorm in New Mexico: Over one Foot of Hail Dumped in Santa Rosa!

And full steam ahead in the US with fossil fuels and disregard for conservation efforts. No attempt to nationalize fuel resources in the biggest, most wasteful SUV-driving nation, the USA. Only stopping polluting energy providers and taking steps toward sensible energy policy will curb this runaway warming.

AND DE-FUND HAARP and all the illegal weather modification schemes the US employs with no accountability.

US wildfires are what global warming really looks like, scientists warn

2 07 2012

From The Guardian  [UK] –

The Colorado fires are being driven by extreme temperatures, which are consistent with IPCC projections

Scorching heat, high winds and bone-dry conditions are fueling catastrophic wildfires in the US west that offer a preview of the kind of disasters that human-caused climate change could bring, a trio of scientists said on Thursday.

“What we’re seeing is a window into what global warming really looks like,” said Princeton University’s Michael Oppenheimer, a lead author for the UN’s climate science panel. “It looks like heat, it looks like fires, it looks like this kind of environmental disaster … This provides vivid images of what we can expect to see more of in the future.” . . . . (more)


Heat Waves and Climate Change

There has been a remarkable run of record-shattering heat waves in recent years, from the Russian heat wave of 2010 that set forests ablaze to the historic heat wave in Texas in 2011 and the “Summer in March” in the U.S. Midwest in 2012. These events typify the on-going trend driven by climate change. . . .

. . .  Climate change is already affecting extreme weather. The National Academy of Sciences reports that the hottest days are now hotter.  And the fingerprint of global warming behind this change has been firmly identified . . .



Timelapse videos of the massive Waldo Canyon Fire

Colorado wildfires seen from ISS

Oceans in Peril !!

22 06 2011

“World’s oceans to the brink of a mass extinction of marine life unseen for tens of millions of years…”

 Oceans in distress foreshadow mass extinction

PARIS (AFP) – Pollution and global warming are pushing the world’s oceans to the brink of a mass extinction of marine life unseen for tens of millions of years, a consortium of scientists warned Monday.

Dying coral reefs, biodiversity ravaged by invasive species, expanding open-water “dead zones,” toxic algae blooms, the massive depletion of big fish stocks — all are accelerating, they said in a report compiled during an April meeting in Oxford of 27 of the world’s top ocean experts.

Sponsored by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO), the review of recent science found that ocean health has declined further and faster than dire forecasts only a few years ago.

These symptoms, moreover, could be the harbinger of wider disruptions in the interlocking web of biological and chemical interactions that scientists now call the Earth system.

All five mass extinctions of life on the planet, reaching back more than 500 million years, were preceded by many of the same conditions now afflicted the ocean environment, they said. . . . . .


Big Increase in CO2 Emissions. US Isn’t Helping.

6 06 2011

Record carbon dioxide emissions highlight climate change risks

By Dan Brennan

Global carbon dioxide emissions reached new and dangerous heights last year, according to a new assessment by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The data highlights the danger of extreme climate change, with devastating environmental, economic and social consequences.

The IEA estimated worldwide levels at 30.6 billion tons in 2010, exceeding the previous record set in 2008 by 5 percent. Growth in emissions of the heat trapping gas resumed last year after a slight decrease in 2009, as the global economic crisis triggered a drop off in energy use.

The IEA analysis presented an emissions scenario in which scientists are reasonably confident that temperature increases will stabilize at around 2˚C, thereby limiting the most extreme impacts of climate change. According to this scenario, carbon dioxide emissions in 2020 must hold at or below 32 billion tons. However, if emissions in 2011 grow at an equal rate as last year, the scenario’s target for 2020 will already be surpassed nine years ahead of time.

Dr. Fatih Biral of the IEA explained their significance. “Our latest estimates are another wake-up call. The world has edged incredibly close to the level of emissions that should not be reached until 2020 if the 2˚C target is to be attained.”  . . .  (more)