Confirmation of Climate Change & Sources
You may know that one of The U.S.A. Vice Presidents conducted a long campaign to bring to the world’s notice the Global Warming and Climate Change Problem (Al Gore). To date he is the only politician that has genuinely tried to make a difference. While the current Obama administration postures on doing something they are also involved in secret oil pipelines.
Statement by Former Vice President Al Gore on the Paris Agreement Reached at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21)
December 12, 2015
“Today, the nations of the world concluded a bold and historic agreement, clearly demonstrating that the global community is speaking with one voice to solve the climate crisis. Years from now, our grandchildren will reflect on humanity’s moral courage to solve the climate crisis and they will look to December 12, 2015, as the day when the community of nations finally made the decision to act.
This universal and ambitious agreement sends a clear signal to governments, businesses, and investors everywhere: the transformation of our global economy from one fueled by dirty energy to one fueled by sustainable economic growth is now firmly and inevitably underway.
THE CLIMATE CHANGE STORY
- The Cartret Islands- six islands with a population of about 1,700 were the first organized relocation due to climate change and the seas engulfing their islands (the world’s first climate change refugees). unesco.org/new/en/rio-20/single-view/news/I-need-a-new-home-my-island-has-sunk
- The International Organisation for Migration (Global Migration Group, GMG) predicts the number of people displaced by environmental changes will grow to 200 million by 2050 but could be up to 1 billion. UNESCO
- As the oceans absorb more and more Co2 they become more and more acidic….that will be a disaster for many living species. It is estimated that half the coral in the oceans are already dead.
- Greenland Is Melting Away
- Greenland rivers are one of a network of thousands at the front line of climate change.
- Fifteen years ago was when the first studies came out showing that Arctic tundras were shifting from being a net sink to being a net source of CO2
- The first was in 2002, when they discovered that melt water was getting into the bed of the Greenland Ice Sheet and lubricating its flow.
- Then in 2006, all of the glaciers in the southern half of Greenland began to retreat at two and three times their previous speed.
- Two gloomy (Jason Box). “That’s unstoppable,” he says. “Abrupt sea-level rise is upon us.“years later, they realized the retreat was fueled by warm water eroding the marine base ice—which is also what’s happening to the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Just thinking about it makes him
- “In March, several top climate scientists, including Stefan Rahmstorf of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Michael Mann of Penn State, published a paper in Nature Climate Change suggesting that the gigantic ocean current known as the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, or AMOC, is weakening.
- Significant consequences of this , include rising seas along the U.S. East Coast and a difference in temperature in the North Atlantic and Europe.
- The earth just registered its hottest August, hottest summer, and hottest eights months ever recorded.
- In the Pacific Ocean, there’s a long, skinny blob of unusually warm wateroff the West Coast, stretching from Mexico to Alaska.
- And, according to one study, the reason why the U.S. has experienced such wacky weather this year.
- Esquire magazine’s John H. Richardson profiled climate scientists
- Jason Box (Climate Scientist/Glaciologist) made headlines when a magazine reported his conclusion that a seventy-foot rise in sea levels over the next few centuries was probably already “baked into the system.
- A vast and ever-growing body of research shows that warming is tracking the rise of greenhouse gases exactly as their models predicted.
- The physical evidence : forests retreating, animals moving north, glaciers melting, wildfire seasons getting longer, higher rates of droughts, floods, and storms—five times as many in the 2000s as in the 1970s.
- The 2014 National Climate Assessment found U. S. temperatures have gone up between 1.3 and 1.9 degrees, mostly since 1970—and the change is already affecting “agriculture, water, human health, energy, transportation, forests, and ecosystems.”
- Arctic air temperatures are increasing at twice the rate of the rest of the world—a study by the U. S. Navy says that the Arctic could lose its summer sea ice by next year, eighty-four years ahead of the models—and evidence less than a year old suggests the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is doomed, which will add between twenty and twenty-five feet to ocean levels. The one hundred million people in Bangladesh will need another place to live and coastal cities globally will be forced to relocate.
- The chief scientist at the U. S. State Department in 2009 predicted a billion people will suffer famine within twenty or thirty years.
- Climate Scientists have been the targets of an unrelenting and well-organized attacks that includes death threats, summonses from a hostile Congress, attempts to get them fired, legal harassment, and intrusive discovery demands over their Climate Change
- Some Climate Scientists think the future is so bleak that they have stated, ” we should stop trying to avoid the inevitable and spend our money on new nature preserves, where birds can go extinct a little more slowly.
- Gavin Schmidt in his office at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies says, ” we’ve already gone up almost 1 degree centigrade and seen eight inches of ocean rise and we’ll hit 2 degrees in thirty or forty years and that’s been described as a catastrophe—melting ice, rising waters, drought, famine, and massive economic turmoil
- Many scientists now think we’re on track to 4 or 5 degrees—even Shell oil said that it anticipates a world 4 degrees hotter because it doesn’t see “governments taking the steps now that are consistent with the 2 degrees C scenario.”
- The rising oceans? Bangladesh is almost underwater now. Do a hundred million people have to move?
- Jason Box says there’s a 50 percent chance we’re already committed to going beyond 2 degrees centigrade and agrees with the growing consensus that the business-as-usual trajectory is 4 or 5 degrees He says “What amount of warming puts Greenland into irreversible loss? That’s what will destroy all the coastal cities on earth. The answer is between 2 and 3 degrees. “Then it thins and thins enough and you can’t regrow it without an ice age.
- Past U.S. secretaries of the Treasury have stated that $23 billion worth of property in Florida may be destroyed by flooding within thirty-five years
- Jason Box also believes that long before the rising waters from Greenland’s glaciers displace the desperate millions, he says more than once, we will face drought-triggered agricultural failures and water-security issues . In the State of Colorado “the forests are dying, and they will not return. The trees won’t return to a warming climate. We’re going to see megafires” and massive human suffering.”
- It’s already happening. Think back to the 2010 Russian heat wave. Moscow halted grain exports. At the peak of the Australian drought, food prices spiked. The Arab Spring started with food protests. The Middle East exodus to Europe right now is also part of this.