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2019: Length and Depth of Global Warming Climate Change: Let the Past be Our Guide? I Hope Not...

2019: Length and Depth of Global Warming Climate Change: Let the Past be Our Guide? I Hope Not...

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 22 January 2019



Cores of Ancient Climate Change
 Core Sample of PETM from Maryland, Credit USGS.
Core Samples of PETM from Maryland, Credit USGS & Penn State.

Let the Past be Our Guide? I Hope Not...

Ancient climate change triggered warming that lasted thousands of years,
Penn State, January 22, 2019.


Why PETM Lasted So Long
“...new evidence of a climate feedback that could explain the long duration of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), which is considered the best analogue for modern climate change.”

Too Late, You Frigging Greedy Fools…
“The findings also suggest that climate change today could have long-lasting impacts on global temperature even if humans are able to curb greenhouse gas emissions. ”

Big-Assed Feedback Loop
"We found evidence for a feedback that occurs with rapid warming that can release even more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere."

Our Future in the Grim Past:
"This feedback may have extended the PETM climate event for tens or hundreds of thousands of years. We hypothesize this is also something that could occur in the future."

Global Warming Extreme Weather
“Global temperatures increased by about 9 to 14.4 degrees Fahrenheit during the PETM, radically changing conditions on Earth. Severe storms and flooding became more common, and the warm, wet weather led to increased erosion of rocks. ”

Erosive Fruits of Extreme Weather
“Increased erosion during the PETM, approximately 56 million years ago, freed large amounts of fossil carbon stored in rocks and released enough carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere to impact temperatures long term.”

“...a warning about modern climate change. If warming reaches certain tipping points, feedbacks can be triggered that have the potential to cause even more temperature change. ”

Trigger, Meet Gun
“...found evidence for the massive carbon release in coastal sediment fossil cores.”

Increased Length of PETM Disaster
“...the climate feedback could have released enough carbon dioxide to explain the roughly 200,000-year duration of the PETM, something that has not been well understood.”

Bottom Line
Ancient Natural Balances/Ecology
"Today, we're pushing the system out of equilibrium and it's not going to snap back, even when we start reducing carbon dioxide emissions.”



Earlier Research

“Independent of the causes of the independent inceptions of these disastrous temperature increases, both similar-scale heating "events" will both take about the same time, 100,000 years, to dispel, for "normal" conditions uninfluenced by the disruptions, to return.”

(unless the research atop this page is correct. Then, in that case, it will take 200,000 years of Hell on Earth, for this planet to wash away our effects.)

Thus, I hope the gratifications provided by us eating, of us humans consuming the spirit of life on this planet, were worth it. Was your, "bite of the apple," good?

The Human Chicxulub: 100,000 year disruption



Two New Climate Analysis: Short Term, A New Form of Climate Analysis. Long Term: Crashing Through Tipping Points




Global Warming Weather increasing right now, just like way back then…

Nature's Responsiveness is Timeless

Extreme Weather Increasing

Arctic Roots of Increasing Extreme Weather


Expect More Extreme Weather


Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

50 million years ago

Changed Chemistry, too…
OCEANS, CHEMISTRY, & CLIMATE: Cooking Up a Toxic Brew

The Eco-Crash News, The Past Foretells the Future; Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum


“Like the Middle Miocene”

16 million years ago

ECO-CRASHING NEWS, 2018: Scope, Depth, & Future of Global Warming Explored


Hothouse Weather of the Ancient Earth
Humans to take a, "walk through the past?"

Back to the Palogene?
56-48 million years ago

Lobotomizing the Web of Life: CO2 Increase a Time Machine to the Palogene Era

CO2 Increase a Time Machine Back to the Palogene Era

How do you like your frogs cooked? Self & Slow, or Naturally Quick?
(The Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event (T-OAE)) 201 MYA.

Our Corruption is driving us Back to The Jungle. A very Ancient Jungle, at that...



Humans Ended the Cycle of Ice Ages before Modern Technology

Ancient Farmers ENDED Earth's Cycle of Ice Ages,
Humans now creating a Hothouse Earth.




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