Climate Destabilizing – Beckwith Declares a Global Emergency

July 2016 – Hottest Month On World Record

Arctic Fish Populations Changing As Ice Dwindles

Case For Declaration of Climate Emergency – Paul Beckwith on why we have a global emergency right now. I’ve summarized below. He’s years late (behind me at least).

  • Ocean Acidity has increased >30% in the last decades
  • Oxygen levels are declining 6x faster then oceanographers expected
  • Global ocean circulation patterns are being disrupted
  • CO₂ levels in June 2016 are startlingly higher then June 2015
  • Methane levels are 1850 ppb and rapidly climbing; especially in the Arctic
  • Global temperatures continue to spike higher, exceeding the Paris targets for an entire month this year
  • Global biodiversity has already declined by 50%
  • Massive global coral reef bleaching and dying events; kelp and sea grass bed destruction; global ocean phytoplankton decline
  • Massive boreal forest dieback; Amazon forest die back; global sinks for carbon dioxide in decline
  • 25% of the world’s ocean fish spend their lives on reefs, what will happen to them when reefs are gone?
  • Massive fires in the Amazon, boreal forest and other northern regions simultaneously reducing carbon sinks and raising atmospheric carbon dioxide
  • Arctic albedo rapidly declining due to disappearing Arctic sea ice and snow cover
  • The risk of losing all Arctic sea ice (Blue Ocean Event) on or around 2020
  • Northern hemisphere jet streams slowing and becoming much wavier leading to increases in frequency, severity and duration of extreme weather events
  • Melt rates from Greenland and Antarctica are increasing exponentially, leading to a doubling every decade, this is leading to an exponentially increasing sea level rise
  • The globe will experience food shortages soon as simultaneous crop failures occur from extreme weather events including drought and torrential rains

There’s more (a lot more) most of which is already recorded on this blog.

This is the same summary I’ve posted here before. All these signs were there several years ago but it did not attract any attention or support. Now we’re going to be forced to react (don’t think for a moment that we will do nothing, we won’t, it’s going to be asses and elbows with everyone looking for an exit / escape) but as I’ve said, it’s impossible to replace all the missing ice — or draw the CO₂ out of the atmosphere or oceans.

The climate isn’t out of control — humans have never “controlled” the climate. The climate has destabilized, globally. That is now a permanent condition. Restabilization of the climate will not occur for thousands of years. This means that every human on the planet is going to need to make preparations for their survival. And yes, it will be as bad as that as this all unfolds, worsening each year.

There won’t be any false hopium on the end of this article. I don’t do that.

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6 thoughts on “Climate Destabilizing – Beckwith Declares a Global Emergency

  • August 16, 2016 at 5:30 am
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    I don’t believe in happy endings anymore.

    There was a time when I believed that raising important (life-threatening) issues would elicit a sane response from central government and local government. But now I know the financial-political-economic system is rotten to the core, is controlled by liars, charlatans and opportunists, and therefore there is no way out of the trap we’re in.

    Great films well worth watching while there is still electricity:

    On the Beach

    The Day the Earth Caught Fire

  • August 16, 2016 at 2:45 pm
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    Problem ………… Solution
    Killary ……………. Incarceration
    Drumpf ………….. Committal
    Banksters……….. Eradication
    Geezuz…………. Execution (repeatedly)
    Wholly Babble…. Incineration
    Dear Leaders……Electrocution
    Economy………….Reality Checks
    Consumption…….Elimination
    Adaptation………..Perish
    Population………..Annihilation
    Climate…………….Evolution
    Eukaryotes……….Bipedal primates
    Intelligent life…….Homo sapiens

    bleeba bleeba bleeba … ‘that’s all folks!

  • August 16, 2016 at 3:37 pm
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    By the way, I spoke with Paul Beckwith quite a while ago about the instantaneous relative global warming potential of methane versus carbon dioxide. This is arguably one of the most important numbers we need to know if we are facing the prospect of a ‘methane burp.’

    Apparently ‘nobody’ knows the number.

    The next nine months will be very ‘interesting’ with respect to atmospheric CO2. Will the extraordinarily high difference values seen this year be maintained, or even exceeded?

    https://www.co2.earth/co2-acceleration

    No pause in the economic growth mania suggests we will be seeing 412 ppm or more next northern spring.

    • August 16, 2016 at 4:24 pm
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      Well, ask yourselves this – Would it matter? If we knew when this would become life threatening? Or the speed at which it will accelerate?

      There is an implied assumption that more knowledge will equate to change. I do not think this is true as the evidence shows. Americans will do nothing to save themselves until it is most assuredly too late.

    • August 19, 2016 at 1:49 am
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      Paul says we are all seeking the truth. That is a nice idea but is clearly not so. In fact many institutions, organisations and sectors of society -governments, bankers, religious leaders etc.- reject the truth, and in many cases do their best to conceal the truth and castigate those who seek it and promulgate it.

      I’d go as far as to say that it is vital to the short-term interests of numerous individuals and organisations that the masses are not exposed to the truth, especially about the unsustainable nature of present economic arrangements and the role of CO2 in causing planetary meltdown. Also the fractional reserve banking scam, based on creating money out of thin air and charging interest on it, GDP etc.

      It’s great that Paul puts time and energy into climate change awareness, but then you have to wonder whether he really gets it when he talks about the need to cool the Artic and the need to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. There are no technical fixes.

      I was bought up in a ‘Christian country’ and went through the required indoctrination as a child. Could never get to the bottom of it as an adult, but found this recently, and it helps a lot.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS0WSEuousE

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