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Abhishek Sharma , Aug, 03 2016

We are shattering all the records and are observing toppling of several symbolic mileposts in heat, sea level rise


The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea levels reaching historic highs and carbon dioxide surpassing a key milestone, a major international report has found.Scientists have said there were underlying climate change trends at play but last year was also influenced by the strong El Niño event, which is when equatorial Pacific waters warm, leading to an array of weather effects around the world. El Niño has also helped spur searing heat in 2016 but has now petered out.
The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea levels reaching historic highs and carbon dioxide surpassing a key milestone, a major international report has found.Scientists have said there were underlying climate change trends at play but last year was also influenced by the strong El Niño event, which is when equatorial Pacific waters warm, leading to an array of weather effects around the world. El Niño has also helped spur searing heat in 2016 but has now petered out.

Rahul , Aug, 03 2016


Though fossil fuels will lose some of their market share to renewables, they will still experience striking growth in absolute terms. Oil consumption, for example, is expected to increase by 34 percent from 90 million to 121 million barrels per day by 2040. Despite all the negative publicity its been getting lately, coal, too, should experience substantial growth, rising from 153 to 180 quadrillion BTUs in delivered energy over this period. And natural gas will be the fossil-fuel champ, with global demand for it jumping by 70 percent. Put it all together and the consumption of fossil fuels is projected to increase by 177 quadrillion BTUs, or 38 percent, over the period the report surveys. Anyone with even the most rudimentary knowledge of climate science has to shudder at such projections. After all, emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels account for approximately three quarters of the greenhouse gases humans are putting into the atmosphere. An increase in their consumption of such magnitude will have a corresponding impact on the greenhouse effect that is accelerating the rise in global temperatures.
Though fossil fuels will lose some of their market share to renewables, they will still experience striking growth in absolute terms. Oil consumption, for example, is expected to increase by 34 percent from 90 million to 121 million barrels per day by 2040. Despite all the negative publicity its bee


Pranav , Aug, 03 2016


By 2100, increase the amount of methane accumulated in the Earths atmosphere by as much as 2.6 billion metric tons. By 2300, that could spike to 10 billion metric tons. Before 2000, yedoma permafrost hadnt thawed enough to begin forming these methane lakes. Now theres no looking back. “Its like the food for microbes has been locked away in the freezer for 30,000 years,” Walter Anthony says, “and now the freezer door is open.” The degree of warming that implies is catastrophic. “The methane causes climate warming, which causes more permafrost to thaw, which causes more gas to be produced, which causes more warming, so you get a positive feedback loop.”
By 2100, increase the amount of methane accumulated in the Earths atmosphere by as much as 2.6 billion metric tons. By 2300, that could spike to 10 billion metric tons. Before 2000, yedoma permafrost hadnt thawed enough to begin forming these methane lakes. Now theres no looking back. “Its like th


Abhinav , Aug, 03 2016


I really wonder why we omit a serious result of warming, especially Arctic warming, that of the thousands of gigatons of methane captured in the frozen earth below and around the Arctic seas. Methane is 20+ times more harmful than CO2 and is beginning to vent in ever larger amounts from the melting tundra of Siberia and Alaska, it is also venting from the floors of the Arctic oceans. Should this trend continue as it certainly will, that phenomenon alone will cause global temperatures to accelerate upward much more rapidly and could by itself increase the temperature by 5 or 6 degrees, far higher than what humans could withstand. The truth of the matter and ultimately the problem is that the global transnational elite, the grand dynastic families or the "new" wealth of Larry Page and Sergey Brin could care less about the over four billion human beings right now today with no access to clean water or toilets and their indifference carries over to the climate, neither of which do they consider more important that their accumulation of even more wealth and "power." It is not government that could have saved us, it is those of great wealth who could have - those who knew it - and chose not to act - the holders of great fortunes. It is simply too late. All the clean energy man could now produce is beside the point, the huge background forces are now at play and the human race is incapable of doing anything about it. Even if the powerful oligarchs agreed - which of course they would only do if there were profit in it, it is too late.
I really wonder why we omit a serious result of warming, especially Arctic warming, that of the thousands of gigatons of methane captured in the frozen earth below and around the Arctic seas. Methane is 20+ times more harmful than CO2 and is beginning to vent in ever larger amounts from the melting


Adarsh , Aug, 03 2016


We need more than individual action. We need a price on carbon. A measly 5p cost on plastic bags in the UK has cut their use by 85%. Making plastic bags a little bit expensive has been amazingly effective. So what else can we do with this tool? Put a cost on carbon. Ideally a revenue neutral carbon fee-and-dividend.
We need more than individual action. We need a price on carbon. A measly 5p cost on plastic bags in the UK has cut their use by 85%. Making plastic bags a little bit expensive has been amazingly effective. So what else can we do with this tool? Put a cost on carbon. Ideally a revenue neutral carbon