[MCN] Every ocean on Earth

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Thu Mar 14 16:18:18 EDT 2019

Nature  Research Highlight | 04 March 2019

Heatwaves take their toll on the high seas <https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00759-w>
Long hot spells have affected every ocean on Earth, and are likely to grow in severity.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00759-w <https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00759-w>

"… the race between climate dynamics and  climate policy will be a close one …."

Hans Joachim Schellenhuber. 
“Global warming: Stop worrying and start panicking?” 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2008

Opening paragraph

"In their excellent Perspectives article in this issue (1 <https://www.pnas.org/content/105/38/14239#ref-1>), Ramanathan and Feng (R&F) sound a harsh wake-up call for those concerned about anthropogenic climate change: the authors maintain that the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the past have already loaded the Earth System sufficiently to bring about disastrous global warming. In other words, the ultimate goal of climate protection policy, as stipulated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (2 <https://www.pnas.org/content/105/38/14239#ref-2>), appears to be a delusion."

[ open access ] https://www.pnas.org/content/105/38/14239 <https://www.pnas.org/content/105/38/14239>


“The climate scientist James Hansen has called two-degree warming “a prescription for long-term disaster.”

Robert Watson, a former director of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has argued that three-degree warming is the realistic minimum. 

The prospect of a five-degree warming has prompted some of the world’s leading climate scientists to warn of the end of human civilization.”

<<https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html <https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html>>>

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