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Sea Ice news. - Canada's
arctic ice shelf has 'massively' shrunk -
Consequences of less sea
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CO2 - updated monthly.
A little rise in temperature as well as a rise in
greenhouse gases will push
global warming further,
amplified by not well understood feedback loops.
In addition to water vapor,
CO2 is the dominating greenhouse gas.
However the concentration of CO2, shown on the
graph below, goes in the wrong direction.
Man made activities during the last 100 years is
correlated to the sudden rise in CO2 concentration.
Data from ice cores shows "more normal" fluctuations 2000 years back - but
happens right now
is alarming - as it elevate the global temperature shown at the bottom of the
safe level may be 350 ppm CO2, but who is responsible for setting a limit.
Where should we aim to prevent dangerous climate change?
To make the decision "not to act" will have
Just to say that the climate has always
been changing is to accept the consequences.
Methane Hydrates, at present trapped underground, makes things even worse
and so do more
water vapor, as the concentration of methane and water vapor goes up with rising
CO2 produced by soil bacteria and forest fires
goes up as well.
This "positive feedback loop" can suddenly
make things go very fast.
Climate Change" situation is hopeful not yet the case
CO2 may have to stay in the atmospheric for
thousands of years.
New data shows
oceans. It decreases the take-up of CO2, and
Deforestation makes things
As more than 90% of global warming ends up in the oceans,
rise of sea temperature
gives a clear status.
It is also a proof of global warming.
Most of the energy involved per year is calculated and shown
Be prepared for
severe flooding and climatic change or take
action to cut CO2 emission.
extreme weather can be expected. e.g.
Longer lasting and more intense heat waves,
wildfires, long intense rain showers,
stronger hurricanes, change in vegetation and more spread of
a source of Ocean Life and photosynthesis at sea, is already declining.
Plankton is the major CO2 sink as huge as the forests and green vegetation at land.
It also produce half of the oxygen on earth and the volatile organic sulfur gas DMS,
to increase cloud cover.
Military advisers makes
recommendations as mass migration,
conflicts may follow.
Antarctic ice sheet is
beneath the ice.
Report by a short
Video and a new
The Ross Ice Shelf, a massive piece of ice the size of France,
collapse without warning.
The much smaller Ice Shelf,
Larsen B, disintegrated in 2002.
Meltwater has the last 20 000 years changed the sea level by
more than 100 m.
Antarctic glaciers melting more quickly.
A lot of uncertainty remains.
- Is a
reduction of CO2 - wherever
possible - enough to stop the rise in temperature ?
- Some scientist says "it is not just us" -
maybe it is solar activity. If
so even more
has to be done to limit the damage created by both man and e.g. the sun.
the recorded sunspot number by yourself - it has been unusual low during 2008
the beginning of 2009 but it is primary a 11 year
cycle so it comes up again during the next few years.
The present deep sunspot minimum and La Nina
would normally give a period of cooling.
- The fact is instead Global Dimming. BBC
- It won't help either to blame water vapor, if we can't remove it.
- To invent
climate myths is not ethical - there is too much at stake. We have
to investigate the facts very fast to find the right solutions.
- Whatever the causes, we can not afford
the temperature to get out of control.
- What is
the cost of doing too little too late ?
wherever possible, is probably too little to stop global warming,
but CO2 can be pumped under
sea flour in liquid form 2)
should be collected and used as fuel instead of leaking to the atmosphere.
Wilkins Ice Shelf in Antarctic break-up.
We are dealing with a balance
in the earths
cycle and energy budget.
By tipping the balance, temperature are set to rise.
Higher temperature will tip the balance even more.
In artic regions with methane trapped
under permafrost, temperature goes up faster than shown below.
The temperature will accelerate further up3)
for some time
until we reduce the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere4)
to a level
the energy budget back into balance.
As less CO2 will be absorbed by the ocean due to higher temperature and
saturation effects, equilibrium
will require very low CO2 emission.
To delay a major cut in CO2 is to allow the temperature to jump and
be released -
far worse than CO2.
Fatal delay has already been added by
masking Global Warming by air pollution.
The reduction of sunlight in some areas is up to 25% and the main source is
Asia's brown cloud.
It will rise the temperature
further and trigger CO2 to flush out of the deep ocean through natural ocean currents
CH4 to flush out of the seabed.
Passing a point of no return, temperature will lead and concentrations of CO2
and CH4 will increase further.
A "thermal runaway" situation
like the prehistoric global warming episode, called the
Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum, or
Planet earth survives
and periods of extreme warming with a plummeting oxygen level.
However most species do not.
Man has to fight the very
powerful forces of nature before
passing the point of no return.
The warming has to be stopped using all means known today and additional new
such as e.g. a reflective non polluting stuff in the atmosphere.
However tests should be monitored by the press in order to share
the expensive research results.
The massive ongoing tests seen in the sky behind some airplanes
shows huge operations but the research results are so far a secret
Years from now we hopeful find more means to stop global warming best described
the rise in Ocean Heat Content.
The major dips in the curve are
Things are probably much more complicated than known today, but CO2 is an
factor that can be changed by us. Other factors may be beyond our reach.
The sun offer us
all the energy we need.
Nuclear and wind power is a supplement.
Better batteries and fuel cells are being developed. However we are short
Some future control of water vapor and clouds could be very helpful and so
in converting CO2 into something more
useful. Until then
CO2 can be
CO2 can be reduced and new CO2 efficient equipment can be used.
A little more "borrowed time" may be available from geoengineering La Nina,
by forcing cold deep sea water up if we have to gamble.
New CO2 free energy sources could be "the solution" - if such technology
is "low risk" and has "a clean" production process.
We are the last
generation able to stop a runaway climate change as
are passed right now.
point of no return" means no way back
even if all economic and all military resources are used.
A 100% CO2 cut will be far too little to stop the forces of nature.
"Runaway" means that the temperature can not stop when we pass year 2050 or 2100
- first stop is "hot house".
If we fail
the next few decades, the setback can be 100 000 years or 1 million
During a few decades, we can loose modern technology and the rate of change can
be so fast that there is not enough time
to adapt to old technology even stone age technology.
The huge amount of
methane hydrate collected since the last major event 55 million years ago can
easily set the species of
planet earth further back.
A runaway warming probably stops at a hot equilibrium stage before planet earth
Venus, but we do not know.
Venus has demonstrated what happens when too much greenhouse gas is stored
in the atmosphere.
Homo Sapiens: "Endangered Species" or
"Invasive Species" ?
1) Move the map with mouse
+ left click engaged. Adjust
sea level and select Hybrid to combine a satellite map with a road
Zoom by using the slider in the left upper corner to show
future flooding in your local area.
Realize that one kilo fossil fuel mostly consists of carbon atoms - nearly one
kilo carbon atoms.
To form CO2, two oxygen atoms, coming from the air, are added
and they are a little heavier than carbon.
It adds up to extract around 3 kilo liquid to pump
underground. Large consumers of fossil fuel should do that right now in full
cost. However cutting CO2 is cheaper if possible, but it is not enough.
3) Temperature and
sea level will go up for decades even if all emissions from fossil fuel were
stopped overnight - a 100% CO2 cut.
Maybe such an "emergency break" will work after
being active each day for a few decades,
but we can not be sure as the reduction
we already made to natural carbon sinks has to be accounted for - se the
carbon cycle and energy budget.
A backup plan "plan
B" could be to extract more CO2 from the air than emitted and pump it
underground - a cut of more than 100%
Low risk 4th generation nuclear power plants burning old
nuclear waste could be put into production.
Collecting leaking methane gas could also be very helpful -
oil companies already have the natural gas distribution network.
Less meat from
land animals, especially cows
combined with population control.
White paint on rooftops, cars and roads would reflect some
The good thing is that a small fraction of the sunlight
available can cover our need for electricity and heat.
4) The spike in CO2
concentration were obtained in less than 100 years, but the conclusion by
David Archer is that the emitted CO2
will stay in the air longer than previously thought. His
research shows that the CO2 lifetime in the air is around 300 years
but with a long
tail, as the last 25% will take thousands of years to remove.
To stop the temperature in time will be difficult as we are
late and most humans do not understand how a little rise in
temperature will speedup a further rise in
temperature and might trigger a flip from 10 000 years of stable climate conditions
a hot "greenhouse earth" -
not a healthy place for humans
sulfide is released.
5) If the
aerosols (not ordinary "contrails" or "steam clouds"
after jet engines but huge metallic dust clouds staying for hours)
designed to bring the temperature down, we ought to se results right now.
Even without an "artificial sunshield" the global temperature
should go down for a few years based on the cold water
upwelling in the pacific (La Nina) and based on a a low number of sunspots (zero).
Warm upwelling water (El Nino) will be back a few years from
now. The number of sunspots is now to rise following a 11 year cycle.
What will happened if we get a combination of warm El Nino,
high number of sunspots and low dust/pollution in the air ?
Carbon sinks are destroyed faster than ever.
concentration of greenhouse gases
( click on the map to select e.g. Greenland and
Antarctica for the major gases CO2, CH4 and N2O )
are now passing very critical safety levels.
Another application of aerosols could be to reduce cosmic
radiation and UV light in case of a "superwave"
from e.g. the galactic center.