"Should the whole frame of nature break,
he, in ruin and confusion hurled,
unconcerned, would hear the
and stand secure amidst a falling world."
"The world we live in today is much more a
man-made, or artificial, world than it is a natural world. Almost every element
in current environments shows evidence of human artice." - Herbert A.
Earth like planets are very
Human activity has
significantly altered the Earth's atmosphere.
Andrew Marshall, the
director of the Office of Net Assessment, the father of 'Star
Wars' and the Pentagon graybeard
expert on future strategic threats, was commissioned by
"to weigh the
military balance in specific areas,
determine what the important long
term trends are, and to
highlight existing or emergent problem areas, or
important opportunities that
deserve attention to improve the future
American position in the continuing global
A report commissioned by
Andrew Marshall describes disasters that would occur if the climate shifted
abruptly as happened some 12,000 years ago.
The climate model used in
the movie The Day After Tomorrow is based on the climate model portrayed
in this report.
According to this climate scenario, most of Holland and
Bangladesh would be submerged by violent storms and
Northern Europe may freeze due to disruptions in the
Gulf Stream currents.
environmental refugees would gather at the frontiers of the developed world,
driven by wars, famines, and floods and yearn for the EU.
Climate change and the Syrian civil war revisited
Climate change 'will create world's biggest refugee
droughts, and widespread
rioting may erupt.
The report paints
an image of America as a gated
community insulating itself from an Earth it helped forge,
isolated and despised by its angry
Climate change is an
American national security
Americans need to take
seriously the implications of global warming and act decisively to stop
what could turn into run away climatic mayhem.
"Anyone who thinks the human race does not have a
powerful impact on the environment and climate definitely has their
head in the sand." -
"Recent years have shown that shifts in rainfall
can bring down governments and even set off wars.
The African Sahel,
just south of the Sahara, provides a dramatic and poignant demonstration.
The deadly carnage in
Darfur, Sudan, for example, which is almost always discussed
in political and military terms, has roots in an ecological crisis directly
arising from climate shocks." - Jeffrey Sachs
"The observed increase in greenhouse gas
levels, due to human
production, is the only explanation we can find to account for what has
happened to our world.
We've dusted for fingerprints. It's us." -
Katharine Hayhoe & Andrew Farley
"Climate change is happening now, and it's actually
affecting our lives.
It's not just happening in the Arctic regions;
it's beginning to show up in our own backyards." - Thomas R. Karl, director of
the National Climatic Data Center at the NOAA, June 16,
1896 Svante Arrhenius, a Swedish physical chemist and
future Nobel laureate, publishes his paper on the greenhouse effect.
Arrhenius' documents experimental verification of the ability of what
was called 'carbonic acid' carbon dioxide to trap heat near
1908 Svante Arrhenius pens
Worlds in the Making.
Svante Arrhenius predicts human emission
of CO² will be strong enough to prevent the world from entering a new ice
age, and that a warmer earth will be needed to feed the rapidly increasing
Unfortunately we now know that the increase in heat and
carbon dioxide actually retard plant growth.
Downward Regulation of Photosynthesis and Growth at High CO2
Svante Arrhenius' greenhouse law:
If the quantity of
carbonic acid increases in
geometric progression, the augmentation of the temperature will increase nearly
in arithmetic progression - based on the Stefan-Boltzmann
The United Nations sponsored
intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has reconfirmed the basic
accuracy of Svante Arrhenius' calculations.
Prior to the extensive
burning of fossil fuels the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
is about 280 parts per million.
After WWII readings of CO² showed
a 1-part-per-million annual increase.
Average readings at the 11,141
foot Mauna Loa Observatory, where carbon dioxide density peaks each
2003: 376 parts per million
March 2004: 379 ppm
Year-to-year increase of about 3 parts per million.
2008: 385 ppm
On May 9, 2013
the daily mean concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surpasses 400
parts per million.
August 2016: 402.25 ppm
June 23, 2017: 408.35
June 23, 2018: 410.76 ppm
Year-to-year increase of over 4
parts per million.
fossil fuel industry feeds a propaganda machine that attempts to convince
the victims of devastated
planetary ecosystems that their senses deceive them.
"I was shot by
Nigerian soldiers paid for by
Chevron Nigeria Ltd.
I was standing on a drilling platform in the Niger
Delta run by Chevron Nigeria Ltd.
100 unarmed villagers joined me
there to protest the loss of our fish, our clean water and our trees because of
Chevron's petroleum production activities in our region, and to protest the
loss of our traditional ways of supporting ourselves as a result of these
Nigeria Ltd paid for, transported and supervised the Nigerian military and
police forces that responded to our protests.
They opened fire on us
The villagers who live near these
petroleum facilities are desperately poor.
Most of our villages have no
electricity, many are reachable only by boat.
survive on subsistence fishing and farming that has been destroyed by Chevron's
dredging and drilling.
We villagers seek basic environmental
reparations and support, like hospitals, scholarships and jobs to replace the
fishing and farming
In all of 2007, Chevron spent less than one day's profits
providing support to the communities it destroys in
Africa." - Larry
1981 Fossil fuel industry recognizes burning fossil fuel is
causing global warming.
hottest summer in Europe in 500 years.
More than 19,000 deaths attributed to the heat.
temperatures were recorded in most of the major cities of Europe with many
readings of more than 100°.
"When you consider Europe as a whole,
it was by far the hottest summer," said Jurg Luterbacher, climatologist
University of Bern, Switzerland
Jurg said increased temperatures
were not limited to summer in Europe; winters also have been warmer than the
In the study, Luterbacher and his team analyzed the
temperature history of Europe starting in 1500 to the present.
earliest part of the half millennium, the temperatures are estimates based on
proxy measures, such as tree rings and
After about 1750,
he said, instrumented readings became generally available throughout
Philip Cooney, petroleum industry lobbyist who edits government reports on
climate change by questioning the
science and significance of studies and projections as chief of staff for
Bush Council on
Environmental Quality, returns to the private sector as an employee of
2007 Polluters pump at least 24,126,416,000 metric tons of
carbon dioxide (CO2) into the environment.
The US and its territories
were responsible for 5.8 billion metric tons, more than China (3.3 billion),
Russia (1.4 billion) and
India (1.2 billion)
2008 The petroleum and coal industries
spend $427 million in the first six months in
lobbying expenditures and
advertising to oppose climate
2009 Center for Public Integrity
estimates that "more than 770 companies and interest groups hired an estimated
2,340 lobbyists to influence federal
policy on climate change in the past year."
The Center for
Public Integrity calculates that the climate change-driven boom has
resulted in "an increase of more than 300% in the number of lobbyists on
climate change in just five years, and means that Washington boasts more than
four climate lobbyists for every member of Congress. 02/25/09
systematically underestimated just how delicate the balance of the planet's
physical systems really is.
That rise of 1° has seriously
perturbed hydrological cycles: the warm air holds more water vapor than cold
air does, both droughts and floods are increasing dramatically.
Coral reefs are dying, and so are
vast stretches of
None of that is going to stop, even if we do everything
right from here on out.
Given the time
lag between when we emit carbon and when the air heats up, we're already
guaranteed at least another 1° of warming.
The only question now is
whether we're going to hold off catastrophe.
It won't be easy, because
the scientific consensus calls for roughly 5° more warming this century
unless we do just about everything right.
If our behavior up until now
is any indication, we won't." - Bill
FBI kept files on peaceful climate change
Tracking Of Environmental Activists "Contemptible"
Agents Track Climate Activists as Part of 'Domestic Terrorism
polar ice caps
An ice shelf core about two miles
long - drilled in Antarctica - shows that at no time in the last 650,000 years
have levels of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane been as high as
they are today.
The research, published in a 2005 issue of the journal
Science, describes the content of the greenhouse gases within the core and
shows that carbon dioxide levels today are 27% higher than they have been at
any time in the last 650,000 years and levels of methane are 130% higher.
"Anyone counting on an ice age to head off global warming or hoping to
justify human greenhouse gas emissions to head off the next ice age, will find
no comfort in the ice core record." - Richard Alley, Penn State University
geophysicist and ice core analysis expert.
Larsen B ice shelf in Antarctic breaks up.
Antarctic glaciers in the
region are flowing at up to eight times their previous flow rate.
breakup of the Larsen B ice shelf left the glacial flow into Antarctica's
Wendell Sea unimpeded.
2005 About 288,000 square
miles of perennial Arctic ice shelf is lost between September 2004 and
September 2005 - 14% overall and 50% of the east Arctic Ocean.
reduction of sea ice is making it more difficult for the polar bear to survive
as polar bears are dependent on the seals for sustenance and use sea ice as a
platform from which to hunt the seals.
Northwest Passage becomes navigable. National Snow and Ice Data Center reported
that satellite measurements
showed a reduction of the sea ice to less than 2.02 million miles - down
386,100 square miles from the previous low in September 2005. At current rates
Mark Serreze, a senior research scientist, predicts the sea ice could be gone
as soon as 2030.
2008 Northwest and Northeast
passages are open. Computer models predicted this would happen sometime late in
the 21st century.
Melting Arctic ice is unsettling not only because it
prove the planet is warming rapidly, but also because it will help speed up the
White ice reflects 80% of incoming
solar radiation back to space;
blue water absorbs 80% of that
corporations ordered 152 reinforced hull ships to ply the newly opened
Northwest Passage at a cost of $100 million per ship - a $15 billion
160 square mile ice chunk breaks off the Wilkins Ice Shelf
Once-stable Antarctic glaciers have suddenly started
Antarctic Ice Melt
Two 12,700-ton ships, the Beluga Fraternity and Beluga Foresight,
accompanied by Russian nuclear icebreakers encounter only scattered ice floes
in the first trip through the Arctic Ocean from
Korea to Rotterdam by commercial
The passage around the northernmost tip of Siberia, the
Vilkitsky Strait, ice covered about half the sea.
"It is global warming
that enabled us to think about using that route." - Verena Beckhusen, Beluga
From Yokohama, Japan, to Rotterdam via the Northeast
Passage, Europe-Asia Trans Siberian Passage or Northern Sea Route is about
4,450 miles shorter than the Suez Canal
"We are all very proud and delighted to be
the first shipping
corporation which has successfully transited the legendary Northeast
Passage and delivered the sensitive cargo safely through this extraordinarily
demanding sea area." - Neils Stolberg, Beluga Group president, September 10,
The ice loss is particularly dramatic in Greenland.
decades ago, the Greenland ice sheet was in approximate balance - ice loss at
the edges as glaciers calved into the ocean was balanced by ice gain in the
interior from increased snowfall.
One decade ago, the ice loss at the
edges had increased and Greenland was losing around 100 billion tons of ice
Currently, this ice loss has increased to around 300
billion tons of ice per year.
The last time CO2 was this high was during
Sea levels were around 25 metres higher than current sea
level (Dwyer 2008).
Arctic temperatures were 11 to 16°C warmer
2017 A 5,800-square kilometre
(2,200-square mile) section of Larsen C (ice shelf), larger than the State of
Delaware with twice the volume as Lake Erie about 350 metres (1,100 feet)
thick, broke away. The Larsen C ice shelf lost more than 12% of its total
As northern permafrost
thaws huge amounts of methane long trapped below the ice begin to escape into
Methane is an even more potent greenhouse gas than
CH4 molar mass = 16.043
Methane concentration has
increased by about 150% since 1750.
CO2 molar mass = 44.009
Carbon dioxide has increased 43%
since the beginning of industrialization.
6,000 or more walruses
congregated on Alaska's shore in the fall of 2007.
3,500 walruses were
near Icy Cape on the Chukchi Sea, some 140 miles southwest of Barrow in the
fall of 2009.
Federal wildlife researchers from the US Geological
Survey spotted up to 200 walrus calf carcasses near Icy Cape.
actually all new. They did this in 2007, and it's a result of the sea ice
retreating off the continental shelf." - Chad Jay, a US Geological Survey
The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced that a
petition presented by the Center for Biological Diversity provided substantial
information that listing the walrus as threatened or endangered is
Outlook Is Worse Than Scientists Grasp
Academics tend to specialise
in one discipline.
In many cases unfamiliar with the complex system in
which planetary-scale problems and their potential solutions
The current state of the global environment:
of vegetation biomass since the agricultural revolution around 11,000 years
ago. Overall, humans have altered almost two-thirds of Earths land
about 1,300 documented species extinctions over the past 500
years, with many more unrecorded. More broadly, population sizes of animal
species have declined by more than two-thirds over the last 50 years,
suggesting more extinctions are imminent;
about one million plant and
animal species globally threatened with extinction. The combined mass of wild
mammals today is less than one-quarter the mass before humans started
colonising the planet. Insects are also disappearing rapidly in many
85% of the global wetland area lost in 300 years, and more than
65% of the oceans compromised to some extent by humans;
a halving of
live coral cover on reefs in less than 200 years and a decrease in seagrass
extent by 10% per decade over the last century;
about 40% of kelp
forests have declined in abundance, and the number of large predatory fishes is
fewer than 30% of that a century ago.
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