Worst Fears Realized: 8℃ (14℉) Making Earth Uninhabitable For Humans

A British global investing firm has issued a warning:

If we keep consuming oil and gas at current rates, our planet is on course to experience a rise in global average temperatures of nearly 8℃ (14℉) by the end of the century. This would make Earth basically uninhabitable for humans.

As you could always expect, the article immediately begins to dissemble its own claims. “Cautious optimism” is called for because[...] Read More

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The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies

Hedges, all fired up:

Listen to the words. The anger, resentment, disgust, rage and loathing.

Oh wait, I’m supposed to be talking about Hedges and his speech. Well, he’s in a growing company of Americans that really have had enough of this shit.

I covered the collapse of complex societies years ago – and have patiently waited (at times) for this one too, to collapse.[...] Read More

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Heatwaves Deaths Projected To Increase 5400%, Coastal Floods 3780%, Wildfires 138%, River Floods 54%, Windstorms 20%

You need to dig a little (read) to find this nugget in this article:

Deaths from heatwaves were projected to increase by 5,400 percent, coastal foods by 3,780 percent, wildfires by 138 percent, river floods by 54 percent and windstorms by 20 percent.  European heatwave deaths could skyrocket: climate study

Heatwaves are expected to do the worst damage, jumping from 11 people per million currently to about 700 per million.[...] Read More

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Examples of Good & Bad Reporting

Two articles of interest, one valuable and the other not:

1) Planet has just 5% chance of reaching Paris climate goal, study says

2) The World According to Anomalies

I provided the hint on which one of these articles is relevant, accurate and important.

Unfortunately, it will be the Guardian article, stuffed full of it’s dishonesty and misrepresentation of reality that will garner all of the attention.[...] Read More

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Don’t Panic – Deadly Heatwaves Will Strike South Asia… this century

I have been warning about this sort of development for years:

In South Asia, a region of deep poverty where one-fifth of the world’s people live, new research suggests that by the end of this century climate change could lead to summer heat waves with levels of heat and humidity that exceed what humans can survive without protection.

Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century: study[...] Read More

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Young People’s Burden

There is a lot of important information in this video.

The only hope for a human-survivable Earth is technological removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – which in itself will create more carbon emissions. Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul is a situation we never wanted to be in.

Copyright Notice: No portion of this web site, information, articles, books or material may be copied in any form without prior written permission of the publisher. © All Rights Reserved.[...] Read More

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More Scientific Inaccuracies (and deceptions)

There’s been a “rebuttal” of sorts to the recent “Uninhabited Earth” article published by the New York Magazine.

Scientists explain what New York Magazine article on “The Uninhabitable Earth” gets wrong

I read through this collection of comments and the stunning denial of reality was atypical – of the general public, but scientists? Seriously? Clearly, they’re responding exactly like the general public does, reactionary, cherry-picking and denying their own previously published comments. What does this mean? Hard to say, I’d like to see where these reviewers get (all) their paychecks from. Especially now that the Trump Administration has basically ordered that the topic of climate change to be taboo.[...] Read More

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More Scientific Inaccuracies

A truly terrible and inaccurate paper has been presented on Real Climate (a site that I abandon some time back because of their collective failure to deal with reality). Titled “Why global emissions must peak by 2020“, scientists Stefan Rahmstorf and Anders Levermann pretend that by offering lies and deceptions, everything is going to be ok.[...] Read More

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