Well, this is a no brainer. Doesn’t take 300 scientists drifting for 389 days to figure out either. CryoSat satellites made this clear years ago. As I’ve often said, “you can’t replace the missing ice” despite all the ridiculous promises, claims and conjecture still bloating science articles.
And what part of “irreversible” do they not yet understand? Irreversible means unstoppable. Irreversible means that the ridiculous 1.5C target is already blown.
This is yet another example of scientific dishonesty.
It’s not too late to stop this from happening. In fact, many countries are already establishing peatland restoration projects.
Yeah, how’s that working out? How much peatland is being “restored”? .001%? Or just 1%?
Lying optimism leads to global inaction. We just saw how pathetic the G7 meeting was on climate (again). Can you blame them when science itself just lies and lies?
I do – because if a blogger can figure this unfolding disaster out years ago, they can too (and should have, already). But they haven’t, or pretend not to. They’re ALWAYS erring on the wrong side of optimism and delayed actions, always. That’s why these “tipping points” have already been “triggered”. They’re pretending that they don’t even understand the physics yet, when it is already plainly clear that if it’s “happening”, then it’s already “triggered”. It’s not rocket science.
The lack of scientific honesty in publications depicting the truth state of affairs for the global environment is appalling. Scientist or editors or both are interjecting hopium and bogus claims that humans have got a handle on this, when in fact, they don’t. Not even close. It’s always worse and worse every year. Assessments are updated, timelines are tightened and disaster is always closer and closer. There isn’t any improvements that are stopping the decline. Every year, we lose more forests, more land, more beaches, more ice, more fresh water, more critical resources, more wildlife, more everything. And yet, these science releases always claim that they’re going to fix these issues because someone in the world is “working on it”. They are lying.
You can’t find a honest article that actually admits to non-stop decline and that nothing adequate is being done to stop it. The phony optimism is always there, and yet the data never supports these claims. Any tiny improvements in one small area are absolutely overwhelmed by the larger picture elsewhere. It’s like trying to stop a dam leak with your fingertips when the dam itself has a gigantic crack running all the way through it. And they won’t admit to any of this.
Science advisors and science reporters would do well to stop lying to the public about how bad things really are. Politicians should of course do the same. Their fake optimism is wasting incredible irreplaceable time that will lead to global extinction of the human race.