Global Warming 


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These are the stunning results of climate and carbon cycle model simulations conducted by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. By using a coupled climate and carbon cycle model to look at global climate and carbon cycle changes, the scientists found that the earth would warm by 8 degrees Celsius (14.5 degrees Fahrenheit) if humans use the entire planet's available fossil fuels by the year 2300. Environmental scientists no longer disagree on whether the Earth's climate is turning warmer. Global warming has become an accepted fact in the scientific community. The only disagreement is whether the damage done so far is irreparable or reversible.

The evidence —in rising sea levels, melting of polar ice, changes in wildlife behavior, increase in ocean temperatures — all point to something profound changing the climate of our planet.

Glaciers in Greenland are melting twice as fast as they have previously. Exposed land absorbs more heat where as ice reflects more heat, not to mention water is a good conductor of heat. The more land or water, the greater the heat exchange.  The North Pole has been frozen for 100,000 years. But according to scientists, that won't be true by the end of this century. The top of the world is melting. In Iceland, he showed 60 Minutes glaciers that were growing until the 1990s and are now melting. In fact, 98 percent of the world's mountain glaciers are melting.
Don't look now, but your backyard is evolving. It's no joke. There's a growing body of evidence that evolution is no longer something only seen either in this year's flu virus or Cretaceous tyrannosaur bones. It's happening everywhere, right now, and charging full-steam ahead. Think about the weather patterns, poison ivy increase, oak tree rot, diseases, insects.  Research on toads, frogs, salamanders, fish, lizards, squirrels and plants are all showing evidence that some species are attempting to adapt to new conditions in a time frame of decades, not eons, say biologists.
Estimates are that a temperature increase of 3 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit would boost ocean levels by at least 45 feet, flooding the East Coast, Florida, the Gulf Coast and other low-lying areas. Scientists working in the Arctic report that feedback loops are already under way. As the frozen sea surface of the Arctic Ocean melts back, there's less white to reflect the sun's heat back into space — and more dark, open water to absorb that heat, which then melts the floating sea ice even faster. More than a third of summer sea ice disappeared in the past 30 years. In the ground next to the ocean, scientists say, warming has also awakened another enormous danger — billions of tons of carbon locked up for eons by what was once frozen ground.
  • Research showing that hurricanes are becoming more powerful as ocean temperatures rise.
  • In September, the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina underscored the urgency of curbing global warming pollution to limit future risks. While the power of any individual storm can not be linked directly to global warming, Katrina grimly highlighted our vulnerability. We need to act now to avoid a future filled with such climate chaos.
Global temperature data covering the meteorological year from December 2004 through November 2005 show 2005 tied with 1998 as the hottest year on record. The year 2005 continues the clear global warming trend of the last several decades by equaling the record warmth of 1998 without a boost from El Nino, which in 1998 added extra heat from the ocean to the earth's surface. The 10 warmest years on record have now all occurred since 1990.
A December 2005 report, drawn from aerial photographs taken in Alaska, showed that polar bears are literally drowning due to the loss of Arctic ice from global warming. Forced to swim long distances when the sea ice off the north coast of Alaska retreated a record 160 miles, at least four polar bears, and perhaps as many as 40, drowned in September 2004. Arctic ice retreat set another record in 2005, marking the fourth year in a row of record or near-record minimum Arctic sea ice extent, leading researchers at the National Snow and Ice Data Center and the University of Washington to conclude that "Arctic sea ice is likely on an accelerating, long-term decline." A comprehensive review by leading Arctic scientists concurred, finding that the Arctic is on a trajectory toward becoming ice-free in summer during this century. Permafrost on land is also melting at an alarming rate. New simulations that include permafrost dynamics in a global climate model project that with continued rapid growth of global warming pollution, two-thirds of the northern hemisphere's near-surface permafrost (to a depth of 11 feet) would melt by 2050 and more than 90 percent would melt by the end of the century. Air bubbles trapped in Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets provide the most detailed record of the composition of the earth's atmosphere going back thousands of years. New results from the European ice coring project in Antarctica extend the record back to 650,000 years before the present and confirm that the current atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration of 380 parts per million (ppm) is much higher than anything on record. The relative abundance of different oxygen isotopes in the ice also provides a global temperature indicator. These data reveal that temperature and CO2 concentrations have been closely coupled during the entire period, with CO2 concentrations averaging 180 ppm during ice ages and 260 ppm to 280 ppm during warmer interglacial periods. The CO2 concentration never exceeded 300 ppm until humans began burning billions of tons of fossil fuels.
An eerily prophetic paper, published one month before Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, found that the destructive power of hurricanes is increasing along with ocean temperatures. Climate models predict that global warming will make hurricanes stronger, but most studies of the hurricane record do not reveal a clear pattern. A new analysis by hurricane expert Kerry Emanuel of MIT, however, found that a measure of the total destructive potential of hurricanes has increased markedly during the last 30 years. Emanuel combined information on storm duration with wind speed records to calculate the "power dissipation index." This index is strongly correlated with sea surface temperatures and has nearly doubled during the last 30 years in the Atlantic and Pacific basins. While natural cycles in the pattern of ocean circulation likely played a role, Emanuel attributes at least part of the increase to global warming.

Peter Webster and colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Center for Atmospheric Research reached a similar conclusion when they independently examined the intensity of hurricanes in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans over the last 35 years. These researchers also did not see a trend in the total number of hurricanes or tropical storms, but they did see a dramatic rise in the number of the most severe category 4 and 5 storms. Both the total number of these extremely dangerous storms and the percentage of total storms in these categories increased in every ocean basin. The total number of such storms jumped from 171 in the period from 1975 to 1989, to 269 storms between 1990 and 2004; at the same time the proportion of storms in the strongest categories went from 20 percent to 35 percent.

"The oceans in the Northern Hemisphere are the warmest they’ve been on record," says Corell. "When they get up in that temperature, they spin off hurricanes. … The one thing we can say with a fairly high degree of confidence is the severity of the storms … these cyclonic events like hurricanes and cyclones … they’re going to be more severe."

Climate change that strengthens the El Niño weather patterns could endanger food supplies for more than 20 million people in Africa, a new study warns.

El Niño is a warming of the water in the tropical Pacific Ocean that is associated with changes in air pressure and the movement of high-level winds that can affect weather worldwide.

In the past, El Niños have occurred every four to seven years, but many climate experts worry that continuing global warming will lead to stronger and more frequent events.

Its true that the Earth goes through cycles of hot and cold fluctuations. It is also true that right now we should be in a cooling cycle...but we're not. 

This stuff is hard to find. Many Government sites from many governments are placed up to throw off the truth and many truth sites are closed down. Corporations certainly don't want you to know. Basically you can either remain ignorant and pay or pay by being smart enough to know. Insects are on the rise. Also species not seen in places are spreading diseases like West Nile Virus. Fire Ants heading northward and doing well.  
Whole species of plants extinct. Whole species of animals. Polar Bears will be extinct in the wild from loss of ice by the next 50 years...maybe sooner. All this and already countries are figuring on who has the rights and shorter travel distance when the Polar Ice Caps are gone. Yep there's Gold in that there destruction...just not for you and me      Without going too deep in religion I offer you a place to look. Rather than read it for you, you read it, draw your own conclusions. I'm sure there is more but for that you'll have to look them up yourself. A little effort on your part for your benefit. Revelations Chapters 8 & 9. Read it or not. Believe it or not.    
More poison ivy and other bad plants. Weeds growing to massive heights and widths. This is the Carbon in the air.   Coral Reefs die at an alarming rate. This is the balance of our wet world which balances our dry world. 

  More murders as heat gets worse.

Want beachfront property but can't afford it? Simple answer. Buy property quite a ways back. Enjoy the beaches now. They will eventually be underwater as water levels rises from the melting icecaps. Added to that erosion from bigger storms. Up to 36 feet for just the natural water line so while at the beach go up a few floors and look out to see the sea level, look back at what is higher by 1/2 to 3/4 of that and there you have a new beach line.   Water, sustainable water not ocean water. Future wars will be fought over water. Places that once were normal get flooding rain or no rain. Places that never got rain are getting flooded. Crops fail, hunger grows. Rain isn't the only way. Stored snow melt off is decreasing at an alarming rate. Also melting off early from a shot winter This is the drinking water and farming water. 
Decreased summer stream flows would intensify competing demands for water to meet the needs of agriculture, industry, and urban areas, and to sustain the health of California's aquatic and streamside ecosystems. Ethanol fuel facts. There is limited benefits for the environment and a limited amount to use from corn, yet new sources have a lot of promise. To read the facts on Ethanol click Here.     
Earth's surface has undergone unprecedented warming over the last century, particularly over the last two decades. Astonishingly, every single year since 1992 is in the current list of the 20 warmest years on record. Animal hibernation is cutting short.  
Recent research shows that human activities have lifted the boundary of Earth's lower atmosphere. Harbingers are events that foreshadow the impacts likely to become more frequent and widespread with continued warming. They include spreading disease, earlier spring arrival, plant and animal range shifts, coral reef bleaching, downpours, and droughts and fires
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IPCC figure as corrected by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The "Day After Tomorrow" movie was based on the Pentagon Report. 
Global warming may drive a quarter of land animals and plants to the edge of extinction by 2050, a major international study has warned.

In the worst case scenario, between a third to a half of land animal and plant species will face extermination. The predictions come from extinction models based on over 1100 species covering a fifth of the Earth's land mass.

The bleak scenarios result from a study by Chris Thomas at the University of Leeds, UK, and colleagues, who have evaluated the impact on species of mild, moderate and severe levels of predicted climate change

  These have been concluded and verified, by almost every scientist. not paid off.   

 

The Greenland Ice Sheet – a mass of glacial ice and snow covering 1.9 million sq km – is twice the size of France and Germany put together.

It could raise the global sea level by 7m if it melted entirely.

In the past 20 years, air temperature in southeast Greenland has risen by 3C.

Eric Rignot, of the California Institute of Technology, said Greenland could be contributing as much as 0.5mm to the global sea-level rise each year.

Details of the study were also published yesterday in the journal .

Last September, American experts warned if trends continued, the summertime Arctic Ocean could be ice-free by the end of the century.

A recent British report warned that melting ice could increase sea levels by 12m unless temperatures stabilized. a meter is roughly about 3 feet so that is 12x3=36.

 

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