Greenhouse Gases Hit Threshold Unseen in 3 Million Years

May 10, 2013 Full story: Bloomberg 8

Residents cross a flooded street on a row of tables in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, on May 29, 2012.

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LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#1 May 10, 2013
"The last time CO2 levels were this high was at least 3 million years ago, he said. Then,“temperatures were 2 to 3 degrees Celsius higher than pre-industrial times, the polar ice caps were much smaller, and sea levels were about 20 meters (66 feet) higher than today.”

Even if we stopped emitting CO2 today, our 'target' would be this sort of slow acting calamity (it would take a millenium to reach the same point in all fairness).

Even the path to 20 meter higher seas will probably see 1 or 2 meter higher levels within the century. And even 10 cm will cause problems with the huge investment we have near ocean shores, much of it less than a meter above the waves.

Can you imagine what world we will live in if we do NOTHING to slow down CO2 emissions???
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#2 May 14, 2013
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#3 May 25, 2013
"Our research revealed warming of the planet can be clearly detected since 1873 and that our oceans continue to absorb the great majority of this heat," said researcher and lead author Will Hobbs of the University of Tasmania's Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science. "Currently, scientists estimate the oceans absorb more than 90 percent of the heat trapped by greenhouse gases, and we attribute the global warming to anthropogenic (human-produced) causes."
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#4 Jun 11, 2013
http://salem-news.com/articles/june112013/oys...

Now a new study led by researchers at Oregon State University has documented why oysters appear so sensitive to increasing acidity. It isn’t necessarily a case of acidic water dissolving their shells, researchers say. Rather it is a case of water high in carbon dioxide altering shell formation rates, energy usage and, ultimately, the growth and survival of the young oysters.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#5 Jul 13, 2013
Some scientific studies have projected sea level rise of up to 2 metres by 2100, a figure that would swamp large tracts of land from Bangladesh to Florida.

David Vaughan, head of the Ice2sea project to narrow down uncertainties about how melting ice will swell the oceans, has said sea levels would rise by between 16.5 and 69 cm under a scenario of moderate global warming this century.

Vaughan told Reuters the biggest impact rising seas will have is that storms will be more destructive in the near future.“It’s not about chasing people up the beach or the changing shape of coastlines,” he said.“The big issue is how the storms will damage our coasts and how often they occur. That’ll increase even with small levels of sea rise in coming decades.”

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp... \07\14\story_14-7-2013_pg4_12
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#6 Jul 13, 2013
Hey clueless, stop denying the truth. Your icons won't prevent others from reading my posts.
Jim

Pasadena, TX

#7 Jul 13, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
"The last time CO2 levels were this high was at least 3 million years ago, he said. Then,“temperatures were 2 to 3 degrees Celsius higher than pre-industrial times, the polar ice caps were much smaller, and sea levels were about 20 meters (66 feet) higher than today.”
Even if we stopped emitting CO2 today, our 'target' would be this sort of slow acting calamity (it would take a millenium to reach the same point in all fairness).
Even the path to 20 meter higher seas will probably see 1 or 2 meter higher levels within the century. And even 10 cm will cause problems with the huge investment we have near ocean shores, much of it less than a meter above the waves.
Can you imagine what world we will live in if we do NOTHING to slow down CO2 emissions???
Lol... Panic reaches levels never seen before. Psuedo science mantra reaches levels never seen before in promoting the fraud known as Anthropoglobalclimatewarmingch ange. Gullibility among the electorate reaches levels never seen before. The cost of electricity reaches levels never seen before due to the utterly senseless pursuit of the euphemistically named renewable energy. Yeah. Two can play that game. The difference is that the faux headlines I posted have real material consequences. The one to this article is simply more shilling for big government.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#9 Jul 15, 2013
Poor air quality isn’t just a nuisance — it can actually kill you. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill calculated that 2 million people lose their lives each year as a result of bad air. The main culprit responsible for heart disease, respiratory problems, and cancer is the man-made particulate matter released into our environment.

Read more: Study Says Over 2 Million Deaths Worldwide are Due to Air Pollution | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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