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The Guardian’s “100 Months To Save The World” – Part II

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The Guardian’s “100 Months To Save The World” – Part II

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/the-guardians-100-months-to-save-the-world-part-ii/

By Paul Homewood https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/aug/01/climatechange.carbonemissions 

According to the Guardian’s Andrew Simms, we are two months away from reaching a tipping point for the beginnings of runaway climate change.

 

So, how much has the world’s climate changed since 2008?

 

 

Atmospheric temperatures have barely changed in the last eighteen years:

 

trend

http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/rss/from:1998/plot/rss/from:1998/trend

 

 

 

Arctic sea ice extent in September has remained stable:

 

 osisaf_nh_iceextent_monthly-09_en

http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover_30y.uk.php

 

Winter Arctic ice extent has barely changed since 2005:

 

osisaf_nh_iceextent_monthly-02_en

http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover_30y.uk.php

 

Antarctic sea ice has been growing rapidly: (note that data since April is spurious, due to satellite problems).

 

 

seaice.anomaly.antarctic

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/seaice.anomaly.antarctic.png

 

And global sea ice is also stable:

 

global.daily.ice.area.withtrend

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/global.daily.ice.area.withtrend.jpg

 

Hurricanes keep on doing what hurricanes do:

 

  global_running_ace

http://models.weatherbell.com/tropical.php#!prettyPhoto

 

Tornadoes remain at historically low levels:

 

EF3-EF5

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-information/extreme-events/us-tornado-climatology/trends

 

 

Major droughts in the US are a thing of the past:

 

multigraph

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/110/0/pdsi/ytd/12/1895-2016?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1901&lastbaseyear=2000&filter=true&filterType=binomial

 

 

And the same in Australia:

 

rranom.aus.0112.21495

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/change/index.shtml#tabs=Tracker&tracker=timeseries&tQ=graph%3Drranom%26area%3Daus%26season%3D0112%26ave_yr%3D0

 

 

In short, far from climate catastrophe, people would be excused for not noticing any change at all the the Earth’s climate.

Meanwhile, all of that extra CO2 in the atmosphere has contributed to a remarkable greening of the world:

 

 

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/image109.png?w=600

https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/rise-in-co2-has-greened-planet-earth/ 

 

 

And global food production continues to rise in leaps and bounds:

 

chart

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