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Global Warming by Degrees

March 19, 2012

Global warming is now a global concern, in the last few decades the global average temperature has warmed up by just 1 Deg. C. and already it has had a dramatic effect on the well being of our animals, plants and other living organisms, though the warming has so far been at the lower end of all predictions by now it should be painfully obvious to all of us that the the effects we are witnessing are very much on the high end of any prediction ever made about Global Warming.

But just what effects were we expecting? Conditions like the melting glaciers and the sea ice, a shifting rain patterns and the rising of ocean levels maybe some of the most alarming signs of global warming but it doesn’t appear like these are the only disasters that will affect us in the future.

Threats from global warming range from the destruction of coral reefs to more extreme weather events like hurricanes, super-storm cells, long lasting droughts and very severe flooding. In many parts of the world all of these events are becoming very real indeed as the world’s average temperature continues its non stop climb into regions that will soon be felt by virtually everybody.

Even now there have been some horrendous changes in our agricultural industries which in order to manage crop planting and production depend not only on good solid rainfalls but also on steady and predictable seasons; these rain patterns however, as well as the seasons, have changed so much in recent years that farmers may now be considered to be in the front line of a war to feed an ever increasing world population.

These videos will show you a degree by degree analysis of what is in store for all of us unless we do something to mitigate the rising temperatures.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Martin Lack permalink
    March 19, 2012 8:13 pm

    Thanks for putting these six short videos together in one place – very challenging.

    What is most scary of all though, I think, is that outside of government and the UN and the IPCC, actual climate scientists have been openly admitting for nearly three years that we are already well on the way to 4 degrees of warming (compared with pre-Industrial times).
    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4_Degrees_and_Beyond_International_Climate_Conference

    I blogged about this way back in August 2011, at which time I focussed on the work of Dr Myles Allen (Oxford), which appears to be central to this school of thought, who has pointed out that emissions rates are now irrelevant, the only thing that matters is cummulative emissions.

    This is why we need to stop burning all fossil fuels ASAP.

    • March 19, 2012 8:29 pm

      I agree, whatever we do now is completely irrelevant, whatever damage and effects we see in the foreseeable future will in reality be caused by our activities of the past. Right now our climate is reacting to all those gasses and pollutants we pumped into the atmosphere for the last three decades.

      Incredibly it seems as if all our warnings have fallen unto deaf ears, politicians virtually refuse to either understand what is being told to them or at the very least hide such understanding just in case they lose votes over it.

      Decades of scientific experiments, research, expeditions to the poles and so on .. all of that information and nobody appears to give a damn!

      Personally I am beginning to think we should elect politicians using a “parole system” … if within a certain period of time, say 100 days, they haven’t began to keep their promises then OUT THEY GO!!!! . 😦

      • March 19, 2012 8:30 pm

        PS: Once again I found you in my spam box … maybe it’s time you contacted WordPress and asked them to “Liberate You” πŸ™‚

      • Martin Lack permalink
        March 19, 2012 8:48 pm

        Some people would call it “cognitive dissonance”, others “optimism bias”. As for me, I call it sheer “bloody-minded stupidity”… But that’s the Australian in me talking…. πŸ™‚

        WordPress Support now contacted regarding possible denial of service attack. 😦

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