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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Biggest Dead Zone – Ever

The biggest ever dead zone has just been recorded in the Gulf of Mexico.

Scientists say the oxygen-depleted region is about the size of New Jersey, covering 8,776 square miles (22,720 square kilometers). A dead zone is where there is not enough oxygen to support marine life. The cause is human (fertilizer and effluent runoff).

The nutrients, which get carried down from the river, feed plankton blooms that die and sink. Their resulting decay uses oxygen

Studies based on nitrogen and phosphorus in the Mississippi River had predicted one of the largest dead zones ever. Unwanted record: Biggest ever dead zone in Gulf of Mexico[...] Read More

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Earth May Be The Only Inhabitable Planet Ever Found

For science and technology geeks, this is interesting news – Planet Earth may be the only planet that can harbor life, ever. If this is true, this makes Earth particularly unique and special and will dash the hopes of ever finding organic life forms anywhere else.

The reason is the liquid-water phase that comes from a warm planet. For organic life to exist, a planet must not be too hot or too cold – and it must have liquid water. It was previously thought that this would occur in what is now known as the “Goldilocks zone” where a planet is at just the right distance from a nearby star to warm up and melt water, but it turns out that more then this is required.[...] Read More

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6C- 8°C Temperature Increase Projections For Asia – Exceeding Survivable Wet Bulb Temperatures

A watered-down report for Asia contains this misleading title – “Unabated climate change would reverse the development gains in Asia

Under a business-as-usual scenario, a 6 degree Celsius temperature increase is projected over the Asian landmass by the end of the century. Some countries in the region could experience significantly hotter climates, with temperature increases in Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the northwest part of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) projected to reach 8 degree Celsius, according to the report, titled “A Region at Risk: The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific.[...] Read More

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Burning Fossil Fuels Almost Ended All Live On Earth

This is a pretty decent article, very informative: Burning Fossil Fuels Almost Ended All Life on Earth

Even this author gets it. Hardly any plant life will exist above 40C – which means no food for anything else. Uh oh, humans too? Yes.

This is part of the true narrative that is being continually suppressed. The oil industry has long known, more so than anybody else that the extraction and burning of fossil fuels was the worst thing humans could probably do (a nearly endless number of documents and papers exist here). But none of this evidence gathered over many decades seemed to matter, the practice of oil extraction and burning was extolled throughout the entire world, leading to planet to the edge of extinction.[...] 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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Scientist Silencing Commentary

As is nearly always the case with my commentary, my latest attempt to awaken climate scientists to their own failures has gone unpublished. This time by Paul Beckwith. He’s apparently decided to sweep comments that he does not like or that point out flaws from his site. As much as I previously respect the man, I continue to find this sort of ‘silencing dissent’ reprehensible and have lost all respect for him.[...] Read More

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Stop hoping we can fix global warming by pulling carbon out of the air – Scientists warn of “dire consequences for food production or the biosphere”

Desdemona posted this title and topic (which I highly recommend you read), a topic near and dear to the message I’ve long stated here. The future means starvation – for billions.

Nobody is listening to this message. It’s rather stunning.

Even the majority of scientists themselves are really not listening. Obviously, a few are, but it’s an appalling small number.[...] Read More

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