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Climate Change: The Facts

Posted on: April 19, 2019

 

  1. It may not seem obvious but we are facing a man-made disaster on a global scale. In the twenty years since I first started talking about the impact of climate change on our world, conditions have changed far faster than I ever imagined. OK so I was wrong, but you have to believe me this time around because I am a senile old man whom you are surely too young to judge. bandicam 2019-04-19 17-09-43-123
  2. Before we started to burn coal, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was about 280 ppm. It is now over  400 ppm. And the planet gets warmer and warmer. If you are a climate scientist that flunked statistics in college, these data provide scientific evidence that burning coal caused atmospheric CO2 to rise and that rising atmospheric CO2 caused the planet to become warmer. bandicam 2019-04-19 17-45-13-583
  3. We are seeing the impacts of climate change now play out in real time. They are no longer subtle. It is not necessary for climate science to come up with empirical evidence that is scientifically and statistically valid because the evidence is no longer subtle. It is obvious. bandicam 2019-04-19 18-26-36-486
  4. We’re not just talking about inconvenience. We’re talking about people’s lives and the lives of their communities being damaged. These things are a little too important to quibble about data and evidence and the scientific method, don’t you think? bandicam 2019-04-19 18-32-13-682
  5. Connect the dots. It is happening. It is happening in your world and it is happening in my world. And let’s be very clear about this! It is going to get much much worse. Not sure how I know that but it just has to doesn’t it? It is an emotional issue and it is surely cruel and uncaring to demand scientific rigor in these things. Can’t you see how worried I am? Is that not evidence enough?bandicam 2019-04-19 18-39-10-803
  6. It may sound frightening, but the scientific evidence is that if we have not taken dramatic action within the next decade we could face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies. Hope you are scared by now because I am running out of scary stuff. bandicam 2019-04-19 17-09-43-123
  7. There are thousands of scientists around the world in almost every single country working to understand what will happen in the future if we don’t act, we don’t do more. They predict that if we carry on as we are now, where CO2 continues to increase, we would hit 1.5C of warming sometime between 2040 and 2050. All of this is true because there there are thousands of scientists around the world working on it.bandicam 2019-04-19 19-04-14-722
  8. We are on course to go through 1.5 degrees in just a few decades time; and the models do differ slightly as to exactly when. Not long after that we are on a trajectory to go through 2 degrees.  OMG OMG. Are you scared yet? I was hoping that the 2 degrees would scare the shit out of you. bandicam 2019-04-19 19-14-33-917
  9. It really becomes difficult to see at such levels of warming how we’re going to maintain our agriculture such that the population of the world can actually feed itself. This means that climate change will wipe out your food. You will have nothing to eat but barbecued climate scientists and we don’t really taste good. Sorry. bandicam 2019-04-19 19-19-46-907
  10. Related post: Spurious correlations in climate science:  https://tambonthongchai.com/2018/05/27/spurious/
  11. Related post: Confirmation bias in climate science:  https://tambonthongchai.com/2018/08/03/confirmationbias/
  12. Related post: How to sell an interglacial as Armageddon https://tambonthongchai.com/2018/12/21/eemian/
  13. Related post: How the planet can fuck with the planet without the help of humans: https://tambonthongchai.com/2018/10/28/petm/
  14. Related post: The fundamentals of eco wacko fear mongering: https://tambonthongchai.com/2010/05/16/171/
  15. Related post: Activism corrupts science  https://tambonthongchai.com/2019/02/03/hidden-hand/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Responses to "Climate Change: The Facts"

I’m confused. Are you now promoting that we do all we can to fight global warming/climate change?

What i wrote or thoughr i wrote is just the opposite

Sorry if you think all the warming is coming from CO2, I cannot say how truly stupid that belief is, no one can tell me how much warming is nature, how much is UHI. How much is land change. Somehow the one item that may have the lest affect is CO2 and you think it is a problem. The CO2 doubling effect is around 0 to point 1.6 C per doubling, make the problem moot.

If we were to burn a carbon based energy that we could we could only get CO2 to around 512 PPM to 1000 PPM from today temperature that would mean at worst case somewhere around 3 C of warming. that would put us into a temperature that the world had about 8000 years ago, that is the time the human race starting farming. Temperatures have been going down every since. We can only hope the 8000 temperature trend does not continue!

Satire is lost on some folks. 🙂
Found your blog via a nice article by John Shade at Cliscep.
https://cliscep.com/2019/06/02/climate-commentaries-from-thailand/

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