Study: World temperatures go off the charts around 2047
Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot - permanently.
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#1 Oct 9, 2013
LOL! A typical tactic of the deniers...[Denier - A pathetic tool of the left who denies that the anthropoglgobalclimategenicwar mingchange scare is a HOAX] Say something is DEFINITELY going to happen dacades from now! We must do soooooomething now (raise taxes, halt progress, ban fossil fuels, spend on "renewable energy"...take your pick) to keep us all alive, waaaahhhh hhhhaaaaaahhhhh hhhaaaaah! And of course, once they have destroyed all growth, they will invent another "progressive" scheme to fool all the idiots. Er, intelligent liberals. Dang, so sorry about the oxymoron.
#2 Oct 9, 2013
PLAN. PLAN.... PLAN.
[A]ggressively cutting greenhouse-gas emissions to stabilize the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would delay the timing of Earth's overall ‘climate departure’ by 22 years, until 2069.“Twenty years is not a lot of time, but it could be a window of opportunity to prepare ourselves to adapt to these new climate conditions,” says Mora.
P.S. You should get over your own hysteria.
#3 Oct 9, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP)- Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot - permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoenix and Honolulu in 2043.
And eventually the whole world in 2047.
A new study on global warming pinpoints the probable dates for when cities and ecosystems around the world will regularly experience hotter environments the likes of which they have never seen before.
And for dozens of cities, mostly in the tropics, those dates are a generation or less away.
"This paper is both innovative and sobering," said Oregon State University professor Jane Lubchenco, former head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who was not involved in the study.
To arrive at their projections, the researchers used weather observations, computer models and other data to calculate the point at which every year from then on will be warmer than the hottest year ever recorded over the last 150 years.
For example, the world as a whole had its hottest year on record in 2005. The new study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, says that by the year 2047, every year that follows will probably be hotter than that record-setting scorcher.
Eventually, the coldest year in a particular city or region will be hotter than the hottest year in its past.
"Now is the time to act," said another study co-author, Ryan Longman.
The 2047 date for the whole world is based on continually increasing emissions of greenhouse gases from the burning of coal, oil and natural gases. If the world manages to reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases, that would be pushed to as late as 2069, according to Mora.
But for now, Mora said, the world is rushing toward the 2047 date.
Mora forecasts that the unprecedented heat starts in 2020 with Manokwa, Indonesia. Then Kingston, Jamaica. Within the next two decades, 59 cities will be living in what is essentially a new climate, including Singapore, Havana, Kuala Lumpur and Mexico City.
By 2043, 147 cities - more than half of those studied - will have shifted to a hotter temperature regime that is beyond historical records.
The first U.S. cities to feel that would be Honolulu and Phoenix, followed by San Diego and Orlando, Fla., in 2046. New York and Washington will get new climates around 2047, with Los Angeles, Detroit, Houston, Chicago, Seattle, Austin and Dallas a bit later.
Mora calculated that the last of the 265 cities to move into their new climate will be Anchorage, Alaska - in 2071. There's a five-year margin of error on the estimates.
Unlike previous research, the study highlights the tropics more than the polar regions. In the tropics, temperatures don't vary much, so a small increase can have large effects on ecosystems, he said. A 3-degree change is not much to polar regions but is dramatic in the tropics, which hold most of the Earth's biodiversity, he said.
The Mora team found that by one measurement - ocean acidity - Earth has already crossed the threshold into an entirely new regime. That happened in about 2008, with every year since then more acidic than the old record, according to study co-author Abby Frazier.
Of the species studied, coral reefs will be the first stuck in a new climate - around 2030 - and are most vulnerable to climate change, Mora said.
Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann said the research "may be actually presenting an overly rosy scenario when it comes to how close we are to passing the threshold for dangerous climate impacts."
"By some measures, we are already there," he said.
#4 Oct 9, 2013
Hysteria. Yeah. Sure. Right. As in "temperatures go off the charts". Yeah. Sure. Right. As in "Polar Ice Caps will be gone in 10 years." Yeah. Sure. Right. As in "400, 000 Hiroshima bombs." (Gotta admit that little bit of hilarity is my personal fave). Yeah. Hysteria. Warministas have a monopoly on hysteria.
#5 Oct 10, 2013
LOL. Jim is upset.. as expected.
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