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….
Every day or two I broach the subject of climate change with whoever / anyone and its hard for ‘ornery folk to realise how complex and interconnected are the effects of increased CO2 therefore global warming and the impact on weather systems, including Jet Stream, ocean circulation, Arctic ice loss, plankton, food chain disruption and collapse etc etc.
This morning we hear on UK radio news that the ocean circulation systems and pathways could well be for a greater disruption and modification that previously realised. see second link below. Here in the UK we depend upon the Gulf Stream to keep us away from anything like Siberian winters.
Its difficult for many at first to comprehend the interconnectedness of all this and the speed at which all of this is happening. Each system is subject to increasing ‘positive’ (ie disastrous) feedback, in turn influencing each other as further feedback which again spirals to further interconnectedness, feedback, change, feedback, change etc etc. Its as if some perhaps malevolent higher force has decided to hit the ‘wipe’ button.
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/