Thursday, March 07, 2013

Something not to be reported heavily

Oh p'shaw -- what about how fat Pregant Kim Kardasian is?  THAT'S NEWS!

The improving global economy has triggered a near-record increase in heat-trapping CO2 emissions, according to new statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This makes it unlikely that global warming can be contained, as world leaders had hoped.
Carbon dioxide levels rose 2.67 parts per million in 2012 to just under 395 ppm. The jump was the second highest ever recorded, behind only 1998 — another year that saw tremendous economic activity.

...“January, 2013 also marks the 37th consecutive January and 335th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average.” 


Current pollution trends translate to another 2.5 to 4.5 degrees of warming within the next several decades, according to John Reilly, co-director of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.

The amount of carbon emissions in the atmosphere and the amount being produced by factories are both higher than the worst-case scenarios climate scientists have been relying upon, according to Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann.

This means that the harmful effects of climate change may begin happening more rapidly. The evidence shows that it’s already playing a role in making storms like Hurricane Sandy worse.

Allow me to summarize.

We're fucked.

And Al Gore was fat at various times.


Anonymous said...

a few years after we tipped over the point of no return, and still the shills for commerce are busy telling everyone science is for dunmy's and challenging the human race to win the race to the bottom of the barrel.

our own stupidity and the religious fervor of the almighty dollar and the almighty hate are the undoing of us once again. the new dark ages begins with a continuous roll of thunderous gunshots we can't even hear anymore.

but the 1% will have their lovely little island paradise to sail off to, complete with kevin costner and a really lame plot device.


Raoul Paste said...

It's like a sci-fi horror movie.
The warnings of science are scoffed at, and then very bad things happen.

DanF said...

The thing is, we're done. We're blowing past 2C in our lifetimes. We need to start talking about carbon sequestration efforts at this point. We can't simply just cut carbon output.

pansypoo said...

8 years of bush. the supreme court REEEELY chose poorly.

Joe Blow said...

I have a place in the mountains, near a lake. Once I build a bunker in the basement, (along with cheese and wine aging closets), and build a greenhouse...

I can retire there. 450 ppm here we come!!