Discussion in 'The Bucket' started by Floorist, Jan 25, 2018.
Today, a spokesman for the U.N., Mr. C Little, says the sky is falling.
They test him for Drugs ?
Ram Jack can fix that!
How long will it take?
"But even if we were to convince everyone to stop cutting down trees, start re-foresting the planet, switch to environmentally friendly fuels and energy production methods, and generally try to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Earth's temperature could continue to climb. It could take as long as 1,000 years after a complete halt of greenhouse gas emissions for environmental measures like sea level and ocean surface temperature to return to pre-industrial levels [source: NOAA]. In addition, other factors besides greenhouse gas emissions can contribute to global warming."
So basically if they are correct about our roll in the warming theory (which is stupid), then we might just as well get used to it. The changes they mention can't happen to a degree large enough to do much of anything.... well maybe 5,000 years down the road.
By then we might be headed for an ice age.
Oh the horror!
But while temperatures have risen, global carbon dioxide emissions have stayed broadly flat for the past three years. This gives hope that the worst effects of climate change – devastating droughts, floods, heatwaves and irreversible sea level rises – may be avoided, according to a letter published in the journal Nature this week.
The authors, including former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, argue that the next three years will be crucial. They calculate that if emissions can be brought permanently lower by 2020 then the temperature thresholds leading to runaway irreversible climate change will not be breached.
I wonder who manufactured their calculators?
They have this warming trend figured down to the exact year.
Separate names with a comma.