More bad news (what else?) on climate: Antarctic Ice Melt Triples in One Decade – past the point of “no return”.
Please pay attention and watch this video – ESPECIALLY if you live near sea level and are near the coast!!!
There’s also been a barrage of information that 2014 will definitely be the hottest year ever yet measured, despite no El Nino at all.
And despite the cold in North America – it’s not cold in the Arctic, which is now showing severe temperature anamolies (it’s above freezing). It’s as if the jet stream moved south (it did).
Here’s an example (time stamp: 12/3/14 1:50 pm PST) of what is happening:
Every million tons of carbon released into the atmosphere has been calculated to a 1°C rise in surface temperatures. What the article didn’t tell you is this means an increase of 16°C or more – totally unsurvivable temperatures for virtually all life forms on Earth.
You can find some of the measurements of carbon released since 1980 here.
The total is 782,544,000,000 tons – not including amounts absorbed and other carbon emitters (soil, biochar, biofuels, etc.) or any of the emissions previous to 1980 (which are significant).
Running the “known numbers” on everything is a bit difficult, but it’s extremely bad when you attempt this (including coal, natural gas, biofuels, etc.).