STUDY: Greenhouse Gasses Triggering More Changes Than We Can Handle


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 29 November 2018

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Massive Climate Study Finds Massive Climate Problems

Greenhouse gasses triggering more changes than we can handle,
University of Hawaii at Manoa, November 19, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

Comprehensive
"...one of the most comprehensive assessments yet of how humanity is being impacted by the simultaneous occurrence of multiple climate hazards strengthened by increasing greenhouse gas emissions."

467 Highways to Hell
16 Named Below
“...analysis of thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers reveals 467 ways in which human health, food, water, economy, infrastructure, and security have been impacted by multiple climatic changes including: warming, drought, heatwaves, wildfires, precipitation, floods, storms, sea level rise and changes in land cover and ocean chemistry.”

Expect Extremes
“...
resulting in drought, wildfires and heatwaves in normally dry places, or massive rain and floods in commonly wet areas.

Multiplex of Hazards
“...greenhouse gas emissions can aggravate simultaneously multiple climate hazards.”

Star-Studded Scientific Staff
“...23 scientists, combines exhaustive data mining and the technological abilities of Mora’s graduate students analyzing vast amounts of big data, with the long-time expertise of veteran climate scientists, including several lead authors on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports.”

Internet Graphics, Too!
“A web-application that accompanies the paper allows users to see the cumulative number of climate hazards likely to occur anywhere on Earth, under different emissions scenarios through 2100.

“Web Application”
The Disaster Map...

Cumulative Exposure to Climate Change MAPPED over time

"This web app shows the cumulative index of 11 climate hazards: warming, drought, heatwaves, fires, precipitation, floods, storms, water scarcity, sea level rise, and changes in natural land cover and ocean chemistry."

"...hazards were scaled between zero and the 95th percentile change projected in the given hazard globally by 2095"

The Disaster Chart
The Chart of 7 Areas of Human Impacts of 10 effects of Climate Change

 

The Present Reality
The collision of cumulative climate hazards is not something on the horizon, it is already here.”

AKA Florida & California
"Last year...Florida recorded extreme drought, record high temperatures, over 100 wildfires, and the strongest ever recorded hurricane in its Panhandle: the category 4 Hurricane Michael. Likewise, California is currently experiencing ferocious wild fires and one of the longest droughts, plus extreme heatwaves this past summer.”

“The evidence of climate change impacting humanity is abundant, loud and clear.”

The Real Question
How Greedy and Corrupt are We?
“Clearly, the outstanding question is—how many wake up calls will it take to wake up?”

Conclusion
“Overall, our analysis shows that ongoing climate change will pose a heightened threat to humanity that will be greatly aggravated if substantial and timely reductions of greenhouse gas emissions are not achieved.”

 

Bottom Line

Extremes Increasing Here
During the past forty years the High Sierra has been experiencing a steady shrinking of Winter’s duration, punctuated by epic droughts, which we got a taste of in 2015, while at the same time these shorter Winters have been becoming warmer and wetter, making us more vulnerable to epic tropical transport mechanisms and downpours, as we got a taste of during 2017.

Swinging from the depths of drought and the driest year in centuries during 2015, to the wettest year in centuries in 2017, over a span of two years, is as fine of an example of the weather extremes our new climate were expected to bring.

Plus, our corporate leaders are pushing as much population growth and development as they can get away with, while they are watching our social and natural resources degrade before our eyes.

 

 

Last on Extreme Weather

CLIMATE CHANGES DRAMATICALLY UNDERESTIMATED

Statistical Reanalysis Reveals-Explains Anomalous Weather Trends

Overlooked Precipitation Trends Reveal underestimated Global Risks

 

Recent Extreme Weather Research Links, from the article above

 

 

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Originally Published
2018-11-28 18:29:27

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