Study: ‘Global warming ‘could rob our planet of oxygen’ – ‘Would obviously kill most of life on Earth’
Global warming has triggered an array of apocalyptic scenarios for future generations, from worsening drought, storms and floods to melted icesheets and rising seas.
Now a new study, published on Tuesday and coinciding with the UN climate talks in Paris, adds to the grim tableau: the risk that warming at the far end of the scale could rob our planet of oxygen.
“We have identified another possible consequence of … global warming that can potentially be more dangerous than all others,” say a pair of scientists from Britain’s University of Leicester.
Their study, based in the peer-reviewed journal the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, is based on a computer model of phytoplankton, the microscopic sea plants which produce about two-thirds of the oxygen in the atmosphere.…
THEWEATHERMOGIL: U.S. snow cover a Dec. 1 maximum; Climate Conference take note.
WEATHERTORIAL – This is an editorial (my opinions only) about weather and climate. However, please note that I typically incorporate factual information whenever I write about these and other topics.
Although snowfall coverage analyses at the National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center (NOHRSC) have only been generated since 2003, it is interesting to note that U.S. snow cover on the morning of Dec. 1, 2015 is the highest on record for this day of the year. 38.7% of the U.S. (including a small part of southwestern Canada) is currently snow-covered(Fig. 1). This tops the previous record of 36.5% set on this day in 2006 and the now, third-placed, 35.0% set on this day in 2005. I recognize and acknowledge that 13 years is a very short period of record. I also realize that snow cover today may bear no semblance to snow cover a month from now and may not be related to snow cover globally. And I try not to use single events to proclaim a climate change or a non-climate change conclusion. Here, we are looking at an accumulation of many events.
While this “record” is significant (albeit a blip on the climate timeline), it is, perhaps, even more so, simply timely. After all, the current Climate Change Conference in Paris is just getting underway. Much as there are many potential causes of climate change (not just carbon dioxide levels, as conference attendees and government leaders would have us believe), there are many possible outcomes of how “climate” change may be manifesting itself. These far transcend the acclaimed warmer weather and more heavy rain events. Actually, I have serious reservations about whether 100 to 300 years of weather history is really climate. But that is the subject for another weathertorial.
Meanwhile, much as Al Gore’s many ill-fated climate change appearances and amassive DC climate change rally (when wintry weather cloaked “warming”), it appears that winter, and possibly a chilling sense of reality, may, again, be stealing the thunder from this conference.
It certainly gives me a renewed sense of urgency NOT to tackle the climate change issue immediately, but rather take the time and the science methodology to truly understand a very complex issue.
“I actually think we’re going to solve this thing.”
That’s what President Obama said in a news conference just before he left a United Nations summit on climate change.
“Climate change is a massive problem,” Obama said. “It is a generational problem. It’s a problem that by definition is just about the hardest thing for a political system to absorb, because the effects are gradual, they’re diffused. And yet despite all that … I’m optimistic. I think we’re going to solve it.”…
“We have the system to collect it,” Nye said. “We have the Internal Revenue Service. It’s a bureaucracy that exists. People love to hate it. People also love to not die. But there’s two things you can count on: death and taxes. So we could do this if we we’re motivated. I’m a big supporter of it. I strongly believe it would change the world.”
Nye explained that the high cost of such a fee on carbon would force changes in many industries, from transportation to agriculture to meat production, creating a domino effect of environmental consciousness.
“The price of meat would go way up, or up a little bit. People would be less motivated to buy expensive meat. Ranchers who produce the meat would now do it in a less carbon-producing or methane-producing way. Everybody would be motivated to do more with less, to do a better job,” Nye said.…
Watch: Morano on Fox News w/ Cavuto: ‘Climate Hustle is going to turn the tables on the entire global warming movement’
Fox News host Neil Cavuto: “Marc has a film coming out the Climate Hustle. And it is making it big debut at the Cinéma du Panthéon in Paris on Dec. 7. Why did you choose France?”
Morano: “It will be in the middle of all the action. We are going to have a red carpet premiere, Neil.”
Morano: “Right in the middle of downtown Paris. We are going to have the co-founder of Greenpeace (Dr. Patrick Moore) showing up live at the red carpet and many others. There will be a lot of climate activist protesters with nowhere else to go, so we hope this premiere goes off.
This film is going to turn the tables on the entire global warming movement. The film features scientists who used to be believers in the man-made global warming narrative and have now grown skeptical. It also features Nobel Prize-winning scientists and UN scientists. It’s going to go right at the heart of the Paris climate negotiations.”
Morano on global warming causes wars: “We have many leaders and media people who are claiming that if we ‘solve’ global warming and lower CO2 in the atmosphere, that the Middle East may turn peaceful.”
Morano on UN’s 2C Limit: “We had one UK scientist, Philip Stott, who has said there are quite literally hundreds of factors governing global climate. For the UN to pick one politically-selected factor — CO2 — and then try to tweak it at the margins and then come up with some temperature goal 50 -100 years in the future, is akin to scientific nonsense. You could call it modern day witchcraft.
We know from the Climategate emails that this 2-degree limit was ‘plucked from thin air’ according to UN scientist Phil Jones. That is what was revealed in those emails that were released in 2009. So we know that even UN scientists don’t buy this 2-degree limit. It’s not based on science. It is a political goal to get countries to join in. They are essentially saying ‘You must act or else the climate is going to get very bad. We can protect from the climate if you sign on to this UN treaty.’”
Cavuto: “Good luck with the film. I am sure the Oscar nominations await.”
Wow… NYTimes columnist Brooks likens GOP to ‘Soviet dictatorship’ for skepticism
Climate makes people crazy. “Conservative” New York Times columnist David Brooks writes:
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Obama goes apocalyptic: Warns of ‘submerged countries. Abandoned cities. Fields that no longer grow’ – Transcript of Obama remarks
Obama at UN Climate summit:
“This summer, I saw the effects of climate change firsthand in our northernmost state, Alaska, where the sea is already swallowing villages and eroding shorelines; where permafrost thaws and the tundra burns; where glaciers are melting at a pace unprecedented in modern times. And it was a preview of one possible future — a glimpse of our children’s fate if the climate keeps changing faster than our efforts to address it. Submerged countries. Abandoned cities. Fields that no longer grow. Political disruptions that trigger new conflict, and even more floods of desperate peoples seeking the sanctuary of nations not their own.”