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    Global leaders are facing one of the scariest years of climate change yet

    We are running of out of time in combating the climate crisis.

    "The answer, of course, is that they have been warning about severe global impacts from climate change for more than three decades. But over the past 12 months those warnings have intensified. Reports detailing the massive environmental, economic, and human consequences of unfettered global warming have come at a fast and furious pace. And, collectively, they are far scarier than the sum of their parts. (Click here to see a rundown.)

    The deluge began last October, with the release of a special report from the United Nations’ global climate science authority, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), on the potential impacts of a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees Celsius or more. Three international IPCC working groups with 91 authors and editors from 40 countries examined 6,000-plus scientific studies and called for “global carbon dioxide emissions (to) start to decline well before 2030” to avoid the most severe consequences of global warming. It said “global warming is likely to reach 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate.”"

    COP25 will review a scary year for climate change — Quartz

    Is climate change to blame for Australia's bushfires? - BBC News

    Climate change blamed as floods overwhelm Venice, swamping basilica and squares - Reuters

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    Re: Global leaders are facing one of the scariest years of climate change yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    We are running of out of time in combating the climate crisis.

    "The answer, of course, is that they have been warning about severe global impacts from climate change for more than three decades. But over the past 12 months those warnings have intensified. Reports detailing the massive environmental, economic, and human consequences of unfettered global warming have come at a fast and furious pace. And, collectively, they are far scarier than the sum of their parts. (Click here to see a rundown.)

    The deluge began last October, with the release of a special report from the United Nations’ global climate science authority, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), on the potential impacts of a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees Celsius or more. Three international IPCC working groups with 91 authors and editors from 40 countries examined 6,000-plus scientific studies and called for “global carbon dioxide emissions (to) start to decline well before 2030” to avoid the most severe consequences of global warming. It said “global warming is likely to reach 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate.”"

    COP25 will review a scary year for climate change — Quartz

    Is climate change to blame for Australia's bushfires? - BBC News

    Climate change blamed as floods overwhelm Venice, swamping basilica and squares - Reuters
    I am guessing that not enough of the MOSE is complete to stop the flooding in Venice.

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    Re: Global leaders are facing one of the scariest years of climate change yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    We are running of out of time in combating the climate crisis.

    "The answer, of course, is that they have been warning about severe global impacts from climate change for more than three decades. But over the past 12 months those warnings have intensified. Reports detailing the massive environmental, economic, and human consequences of unfettered global warming have come at a fast and furious pace. And, collectively, they are far scarier than the sum of their parts. (Click here to see a rundown.)

    The deluge began last October, with the release of a special report from the United Nations’ global climate science authority, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), on the potential impacts of a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees Celsius or more. Three international IPCC working groups with 91 authors and editors from 40 countries examined 6,000-plus scientific studies and called for “global carbon dioxide emissions (to) start to decline well before 2030” to avoid the most severe consequences of global warming. It said “global warming is likely to reach 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate.”"

    COP25 will review a scary year for climate change — Quartz

    Is climate change to blame for Australia's bushfires? - BBC News

    Climate change blamed as floods overwhelm Venice, swamping basilica and squares - Reuters
    Yes, it is scary for them. When no crisis happens without taking their advice, they can't say they saved the planet.
    The left says the right is full of racists and bigots and have no tolerance. Nobody from the right organizes interference with gay pride parades, or other leftist events. The left however always has a group interfering with events organized by the right. Who are the tolerant ones I ask? Most certainly not the left.

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    Re: Global leaders are facing one of the scariest years of climate change yet

    Scientists: CO2 Causes Cooling When Not Causing Warming And It’s A ‘Weak’ To ‘Negligible’ Climate Factor

    By Kenneth Richard on 14. November 2019
    It’s been acknowledged by mainstream scientists for years now that at certain locations on planet Earth, rising carbon dioxide levels cause cooling. It’s now been determined that rising CO2 also causes “negligible” cooling (or warming) depending on the season.

    A few years ago a seminal paper (Schmithüsen et al., 2015) was published in Geophysical Research Letters that indicated raising the concentration of CO2 causes a negative greenhouse effect, or cooling, in central Antarctica.
    The forcing from the CO2 greenhouse effect ranges from -2.9 W/m² to +1 W/m², and the forcing for the Arctic (central Greenland) is said to be “comparably weak”.

    Image Source: Schmithüsen et al., 2015

    Now scientists have found that CO2 – to the extent that it has a “negligible” influence on temperature – causes the climate to cool from winter to summer and to warm from summer to winter.

    Image Source: Lightfoot and Mamer, 2018

    For the most part, CO2 varies due to temperature and water vapour level changes. The variance can range from 403 ppm during the drier winter to 377 ppm during the summer.


    Image Source: Lightfoot and Mamer, 2018

    Similar seasonal CO2 variability can be found in pristine cave environments.
    A paper published earlier this year (Al-Manmi et al., 2019) also finds CO2 rises to 756 ppm in winter but drops to 484 ppm in summer.
    So observations indicate higher CO2 concentrations are linked to cooler temperatures, not warmer temperatures.

    Image Source: Al-Manmi et al., 2019

    Nowhere do these observations support the paradigm that says real-world temperature (and water vapour) changes are driven by variations in atmospheric CO2 concentrations.
    If anything, it’s the other way around.
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    Re: Global leaders are facing one of the scariest years of climate change yet

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I am guessing that not enough of the MOSE is complete to stop the flooding in Venice.
    Yes that system is not finished yet. There you will not a lot of more costly investment all around the world to mitigate the devastating effects of manmade global warming. There many countries around the world can have a hard time affording it.

    Climate change threatens lives and futures of over 19 million children in Bangladesh

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    Re: Global leaders are facing one of the scariest years of climate change yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Yes, it is scary for them. When no crisis happens without taking their advice, they can't say they saved the planet.
    You sadly still have politicians like Donald Trump that have claimed that global warming is a Chinese hoax.

    Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."

    While federal agencies under Donald Trump still acknowledge the urgent need for action because the evidence is so overwhelming.

    Fourth National Climate Assessment

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    Re: Global leaders are facing one of the scariest years of climate change yet

    The devastating fires continue in Australia.

    "MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rising temperatures, lightning strikes and erratic winds are set to fan wildfires in Australia in the week ahead, officials said on Sunday, with emergency crews already working day and night to contain more than 130 blazes.
    The state of New South Wales, where 367 homes have been lost in the past week, reported 56 fires burning with about half yet to be contained, fire services said.

    A heatwave forecast for this week is expected to heighten dangers in the state. The fires have already claimed four lives across the country’s east coast."

    Devastating bushfire conditions to worsen in Australia - Reuters

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    Re: Global leaders are facing one of the scariest years of climate change yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    Yes that system is not finished yet. There you will not a lot of more costly investment all around the world to mitigate the devastating effects of manmade global warming. There many countries around the world can have a hard time affording it.

    Climate change threatens lives and futures of over 19 million children in Bangladesh
    Yes, we have seen those exaggerated studies, and articles. but they mean little at the current level of rise.

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    Re: Global leaders are facing one of the scariest years of climate change yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Bergslagstroll View Post
    You sadly still have politicians like Donald Trump that have claimed that global warming is a Chinese hoax.
    The way you guys portray it, it is a hoax. You guys portray it as catastrophic. That is a hoax.
    The left says the right is full of racists and bigots and have no tolerance. Nobody from the right organizes interference with gay pride parades, or other leftist events. The left however always has a group interfering with events organized by the right. Who are the tolerant ones I ask? Most certainly not the left.

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    Re: Global leaders are facing one of the scariest years of climate change yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    The way you guys portray it, it is a hoax. You guys portray it as catastrophic. That is a hoax.
    I suppose you'll have to define what you mean by "catastrophic".

    For instance, multiple events linked to global warming (e.g. 2016 southern African drought, Great Barrier reef bleeching, North American wildfires, etc) have been called catastrophes. Is it not then already 'catastrophic'?

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