Finally! Global Climate Emergency Declared ….
Well, a tiny bit of good news – a global climate emergency has been declared by 14,000 scientists. Only a few decades late, but hey, better late then never.
I’ve been screaming about this for years while being broadly ignored and even ridiculed – by climate scientists. The people that SHOULD have known better but apparently didn’t.
They even got a little bit in there about “root causes” which they think is over-exploitation. Close, but not close enough – it’s called civilization. Predatory capitalism. This civilization. The civilization we built that was specifically designed to over-exploit, over-produce and endlessly produce endless amounts of wastes. There isn’t anybody around that is actually willing to give it up so it goes unmentioned – again.
Thousands of scientists warn climate tipping points ‘imminent’
The researchers, part of a group of more than 14,000 scientists who have signed on to an initiative declaring a worldwide climate emergency, said in an article published in the journal BioScience on Wednesday that governments had consistently failed to address “the overexploitation of the Earth”, which they described as the root cause of the crisis.
Phys.org had this up too – but didn’t even bother telling anyone where the original article was produced, or the fact that these 14,000 scientist are declaring and emergency.
The authors echoed previous calls for transformative change in six areas: eliminating fossil fuels, slashing pollutants, restoring ecosystems, switching to plant-based diets, moving away from indefinite growth models, and stabilising the human population.
They also called for climate change education to be included in school core curriculums globally in order to raise awareness.
I’ve been slamming their incessant lies and stupid articles pointing out their inherent flaws, contradictions and omissions. I’ve about had it up to here with Phys.org, if you want to read science pablum, go there.
Gee – wonder where those ideas came from. I advocated mandatory education over on Real Climate years ago, along with the pressing need to declare a global climate emergency. I got laughed out of the ‘room’.
What I don’t see mentioned in either article is how they plan on removing any of the existing carbon already released into the environment (air, water, soil). If they failed to mention that – we’ve got a half-baked ’emergency’ declaration, which we probably do anyway because the science community is still failing the world on taking a firm stance with regards to this ‘climate emergency’.
Let’s just be honest, they already tried this in 2019 where 11,000 scientist from 153 countries declared an ’emergency’. Everyone went back to sleep, and business as usual continued. Since then, (only) 2800 more scientist have signed on – but what does that mean? NOT MUCH. What’s wrong with all the THOUSANDS of other scientists? Not paying attention?
Not much and definitely “not yet” should be the real title of this post. Putting your name on a paper, or even authoring more research (collaborative effort) doesn’t change anything. It’s just the precursor, the “message” that is supposed to instigate change – meaningful change, but of course, that has not happened despite decades of opportunity. Not even close, so don’t get too excited, I’m certainly not.
Here’s the source paper for those that will bother to read it: World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency 2021
It’s short – and woefully incomplete, so yeah, I’m right again. Don’t get too excited. They’re trying, but not hard enough.
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I guess you could call the fastest Meltdown of the Planet in all of geological history a ‘climate emergency’.
Or you could call it the fastest Meltdown of the Planet in all of geological history.
‘Past extinction events took hundreds of thousands to millions of years to play out, but our current rate of change is 25,000 times faster than the last known event (Paleocene Thermal Extinction) which took a million years for CO2 to increase by 100ppm. We are on track to reach 1000ppm within a century, but we’ll never get there of our own volition because our civilization will be toast long before then; however, once tipping points in the climate system are breached, positive feedback loops will have been set in motion that will propel CO2 levels upward beyond our control. For instance, the Amazon is now emitting more carbon than it is absorbing. In an interview four years ago, Dr Ward gave this warning:
“…we really are going to have unintended consequences and much more rapid heating than even the models say — for the simple reason that the [IPCC] models are highly conservative, too conservative.”
Of course, calling it ultra-fast Planetary Meltdown would be bad for business. So the business-as-usual mob continue to call it climate change.
Apparently the money-lenders are not too concerned about the dreadfully fucked-up state of the environment (yet); they can still print money (or create it out of thin air) and can still charge interest on loans.
Also, governments can still get away with lying egregiously to the masses.
So everything must be okay.
Well, this week.
Next week, maybe not.
‘Turkish fires sweeping through tourist areas are the hottest on record’
The heat intensity of wildfires in Turkey on Thursday was four times higher than anything on record for the nation, according to satellite data passed on to the Guardian.
‘Tourists evacuated from Pescara as Italy records more than 800 wildfires
Wildfires burn across Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey in heatwave bringing temperatures above 40C’
‘According to EU data, this year’s fire season has been significantly more destructive than average.’
‘Wildfires break out across much of southern Europe, with temperature reaching 45C in Greece’
Wildfires have also broken out across much of southern Europe, including Greece, Spain and Italy, with temperatures rising above 40C (104F), forcing hundreds to evacuate.
Temperatures reached 45C (113 F) in Greece, which is using old power stations to cope with demand for air conditioning. Workers with health conditions have also been allowed to take time off work.
‘Dann Mitchell, a professor of climate science at the University of Bristol, told AP that the heatwave in south-east Europe “is not at all unexpected, and very likely enhanced due to human-induced climate change”.
It’s okay, it’s not the world on fire; it’s not Planetary Meltdown. It’s ‘very likely enhanced due to human-induced climate change’.
And we can still keep fighting the fires with petrol-driven machinery and can keep burning fossil fuels to make industrial humans more comfortable….
We know the world went insane decades ago (some would say centuries ago) and now we are reaping the consequences of our own failure to respect nature.
‘Drought, Frost Plunge Brazil’s Second Corn Yields To Decade Low
BY TYLER DURDEN
MONDAY, AUG 02, 2021 – 05:20 PM
An agriculture nightmare plays out in Brazil as drought and frost cause second corn yields in the country’s center-south to hit their lowest level in 10 years. Crop losses due to unfavorable weather may result in shortages and persistent food inflation due to Brazil is a top player in global corn production.
Reuters, citing a new report via agribusiness consultancy AgRural, said drought then frosts destroyed much of the crop this year. Brazilian farmers expect to harvest around 51.6 million tons of corn, down 19 million from last season’s 70.5 million.’