arctic methane.

Arctic methane is the biggie, on a ten year timescale x120 more potent then CO2 … this we know already from many sources online, I mean blogs and material from sensible people not alarmist junk of which the latter I tend to avoid.

Explaining to a new friend yesterday its not just the two and three deg C rise by at my guess 2026 (I’ve a £1k wager on this for 3C+ by end 2026) that will in itself hurt us ie its just a hotter day to endure … BUT its the effect on world interconnected natural systems with locked in feedbacks and associated drives that respond at such fine-scale limits that will alter this biosphere to become un-livable, this literally one thou inch thick biosphere on an eight inch diameter childs football.  This is thinner than any layer of modern varnish, more like the old fashioned shellac.  Already the jet stream has split into two loops and is streaming hot moist air over the Arctic. My guess is that the end of the greenland ice sheet I quote “By 2100” as bandied in the general press is woefully overestimated; the nature of ice melt is a law unto itself.

Note that of recent years no-one is bandying the expression that ‘nature is resilient’ anymore …

8 inch dia = 8k miles dia of planet Earth

therefore .001 in (one thou inch) = 1 mile approx.

cigarette paper = 0.001 in (copier paper is 0.004 in)

And still diesel drivers idle their engines all day, at work, at supermarkets whilst waiting, during lunchbreaks etc etc.

So much if not all of our CO2 to O conversion shuts down at increased CO2 levels, it does not / can not ‘rise to the occasion’, ie green plants and forests, diatoms, algae.  Likewise my particular ‘hobby horse’ and fascination with diatoms is a critical factor, the irony of using ancient deposits of oil and gas mainly derived from diatoms has led to their own and our demise, see also the loss of the symbiotic relationship of diatoms to bryozoans ie coral reef.  No-one has ever seen with the naked eye a diatom yet nearly all of our petrol and oil carbon lifestyle is based upon them.

http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2019/06/when-will-we-die.html

https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/9/6/251

 

 

 

 

The sadness of Polar Bears …

Harrowing and a topic I have somehow declined to read about to any extent. But heres a digestible account and worthwhile to realise how so screwed up we really are and this is merely the beginning …

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/polar-bears-starve-melting-sea-ice-global-warming-study-beaufort-sea-environment/

Arctic warming …

Tootling around we find this online resourece (garnered from arctic21) … http://library.open.oregonstate.edu/climatechange/front-matter/preface/

The source for the above  …. https://twitter.com/arctic21?lang=en

We read now that theres lots of mercury in the thawing permafrost. Sort of academic anyway considering the effects of the methane on the interconnected feedback loops of this planet.

Luckily Monsanto can save us (I’m also good at sarcasm) as I’ve read their patented GM crops/ products also hold patents for resistance to unbonded aluminium. The latter as at present released in climate change chemtrails is hindering and will eventually I assume destroy any viable organic production of green grown food; likewise its the enemy of bees and insects, airborne and aquatic. Yesterday the 24th March 2018 we had chemtrails and its a high pressure day here in the UK and so with its bright blue sky I expect to see the usual disruption from non-fading haze from the dreaded weather modification.

The amount and speed of methane release and its 20-120 potency of CO2 is the big problem (or one of many) heres some ‘latest data’ … http://arctic-news.blogspot.co.uk/

The web is a minefield, certainly valuable being an understatement but also annoying when self-regarding fools (I hope not me!) insist on rolling out the same old “It won’t happen” crap  …. fact is it is happening, even trump in his convoluted way admits to it  ie the wall to stop mass migration, tax handbacks to the rich, ramping the military, disowning the poor or the ordinary, ditto people of colour and refugees. now that its plus 30c in parts of the Arctic then this is ‘snowballing’ no pun intended far quicker than many Scientists can pontificate upon the matter.

 

Below, slow start but useful visuals and explanation….

 

 

 

page 4 – degrees of warming.

 

Two degrees in all reality in my opinion will soon appear as wishful thinking. The Arctic is already at 10-12 deg C warmer and the Antarctic is also melting faster than scientists thought possible, with massive as yet invisible undercutting by warming sea water into the ice massif itself.  But its not ‘how we feel’ as humans in a warmer environment it is the effect upon individual and cascading and interconnected feedback loops and weather systems and hard to believe they could be so sensitive! Each exacerbates the other. Already the jet stream is looping over and crossing the Arctic, also looping onto and below the Equator, this should not be happening! This all brings about a much changed situation and all for the worst, none of hundreds of points of consequence is a move for the better. We have lost sea ice, therefore turbulence increases, subsea permafrost releases increased methane and there are vast deposits that at the moment are relatively stationary of this most unwelcome visitor at 20-100 fold the potency of CO2 depending upon timescale.

It is shameful and sad that a distorted White House is heeding so easily the lobbying of the soon to be extinct coal and oil industries ie companies wanting to extract whatever profits remain to be made and contrary to the will and desire of the worlds population. The American Environmental Protection Agency, the EPA, with Scott Pruitt has been gutted and castrated, scientists dismissed or placed in menial or irrelevant job positions and no free exchange of information; the denial of the facts, of data. Even the term ‘climate change’ is banned. This is chaos and evil of the order of magnitude that would serve as storyline for a Marvel  comic; theres no limit to where trump will  get his claws into and wreck all good sense.

Last year ie 2017 dipped below the upwardly curving mean, so in all probability 2018 will see many horrible weather events.

All this will happen much quicker than most mainstream predictions want to forecast as ‘likely’. For instance what the IPCC forecasted as total loss of summer Arctic sea ice as 2080 is already here.

Here experts discuss the need and likelihood of getting down to a 2deg C limit  …. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOfWROvWestkWbBhZTk147w

James Lovelocks book ‘Gaia’ as mentioned in I think page two here on my climate-change-briefing.com blog is a most valuable primer for the layman. If you can read it and understand and memorise it then you will be able to take part in many and most discussions re climate change. He discovered the gas DMS the product of oceanic plankton and which influences planetary cloud formation; a man of breadth as well as depth. His biography is a most fascinating read, originally self taught, naturally talented; NASA have utilised him as an independant scientist. Here below he tells us that with the loss of Arctic sea ice the absorption rate will escalate and heat the worlds oceans as much or more than all or any CO2 emissions. Ice in a sense was our ally, it reflected sunlight.

 

see also …. https://www.carbonbrief.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

climate-change-briefing.com page 1

It was only in November 2017  it struck me that climate change had raced ahead, I was out of touch and I needed to get up to speed.

To my mind climate change is now the ‘only game in town’, too vital and important for any of the other 2k plus books here to interest me very much.

These pages will be an easy to read and easily explored gateway to the terrible problems that are the climate change catastrophe that is unfolding in the second decade of the twenty first century.

So many youtubes and web posts that I explore are subject specific ie loss of arctic ice, weather modification, loss of Pacific coral, jet stream upheaval, arctic methane etc etc … so my quest here is to throw lots around and provide quick easily understood information. A big criticism I have is that so many youtubes can be so slow and ponderous, particularly those that are delivered ‘to an audience’ TED style….. I don’t have the ‘effin time to waste listening to some pillock self-agrandising for an hour …. if I cannot ‘get it’ in five or at most seven minutes then please learn brevity !!! Samantha Bee has the right idea – keep it brief. Theres so much to keep up with and yet we are expected to sit through an hour of really quite slow delivery. I hope in time text will accompany youtube so that I can read through quickly rather than hang around viewing it. I’ve spent a lifetime on self employed ‘price-work’ and so am used to getting the point over quickly.

The President of the USA circa early 2018 ie donald j trump astounds and embarrasses me as to his ignorance and wilful refusal to assimilate basic facts, criminal in his negligence, likewise his appointment of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA and general dismantling of all that is good. I have read that scientists are moved to demeaning payroll or admin duties, forbidden to use the term ‘climate change’ or just dismissed from service. Great God, how filthy and belligerent can a so-called Administration become???  They will all ‘meet their Maker’ and be held accountable.

We are in for some troubled times ahead. In my opinion trump knows fine well catastrophic climate change looks set to happen, hence huge tax hand-backs to the already sufficiently rich and gross expansion of the military. The wall is to keep out a people that will be clamouring for survival.

As huge as we think planet Earth seems, the usable layer of breathable air is I read somewhere years ago as if a layer of varnish on a football. We look up to the sky and it seems endless but in fact five miles high and we would not be able to breath. In other words in two hours of brisk walking we would be at the limit of survival. And accordingly, whatever pollutants or modifications we introduce (ie excessive CO2) the effects will be soon felt.

The Pacific Ocean looks to become (if not already) a huge expanse of ‘dead’ water (something seeming I’m finding not too easy to find out about) ie west coast USA is overwhelmed with dead and dying marine life, from mammals down to the tiniest microscopic plankton. Its a strange irony that for one hundred and twenty years we have utilised the oil and gas from microscopic diatoms to fuel our ‘modern’ convenient independant lifestyles and now it seems the diatoms have bitten us on the ass so to speak – withdrawing their oxygenating / CO2 conversion function. Its this loss of diatoms that is in my opinion why corals are devoid of their colourful inhabitants, the self builders of their naturally white coloured homes just no longer exist. ‘Bleaching’ is a term that annoys me, I think inappropriate – it jarrs with me, coral always was white, its just all that the living material has died off. Fukushima and its three ‘somewhere’ reactors I think are responsible for this, some youtubes will explain as ‘acidification’ …I refuse to accept this explanation.

First day here for this climate change blog … its 11th Feb 2018, a work in progress.

Heres a quick starter ……

 

Also look at  ….

Realise too that hidden from sight is the undercutting that is occuring below the waterline, there looks set to be some horribly spectacular breakages of very thick elevated ice platform ie the big stuff that will directly contribute to sea level rise from Antarctica.

Here below is Paul Beckwith, he posts frequently, its all data based hardcore fact and I make sure I keep uptodate with him. I made a donation too, three hours of my wage, I hope others too can help contribute.

https://paulbeckwith.net/