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    Posted: March 08 2016 at 10:20pm
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Of course Zika-virus, (Lyme disease etc.) war in/for Syria, food-crisis etc. all are related to climate change. We have now entered the "climate-collapse"phase. Sealevel-rise going faster than the last 2800 years at least and moving up. Temperature-rise something of 0.2  to 0.4 degrees celsius per year. Methane-release melting ice and snow in the Arctic. It is a matter of time before methane makes the Arctic the hottest spot on this planet-if we do not have "super-methane-eruptions"of kilotons in one step (comparable with a meteorite crashing on Earth-methane eruptions when large enough will cause earthquakes). 

According to Guy McPherson humans could lose their habitat by 2024. Already foodproduction and sealife are effected by climate change. Oceantemperature is at such a level that hurricanes can become "normal" just like mega-draughts. 

Another matter of total insanity is the war between "the west" (US, NATO, Gulf States, Japan etc) and "the east" (Russia, Iran, China). Turkey and Saudi Arabia have been funding IS etc. in "religious terms" the governing elite of those countries is comparable with IS. 

The "west" has been selling weapons for billions of € or $ to those countries. KSA did get a "legion of honor" medal from France for "their fight against (IS) terror". Turkey is getting billions of € from the EU for "solving the refugee-crisis" they were responsible for in the first place. (Turkey also wants to become an EU-member and easy travel to the EU for all people with Turkish papers-so we (the EU) will get the refugees from Turkey in another way). 

Of course North Korea "showing" it has nuclear weapons https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/money/1000 that can reach the US and the South China Sea crisis "have nothing to do with each other. Pakistan (supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan, sheltering Osama bin Laden for years-US "friend") and India can have another war. http://climatecrocks.com/2016/03/08/india-pakistan-nuclear-neighbors-in-clmiate-crosshairs/

Economic collapse with "peak-debt" seems unavoidable. Hyperinflation on a global scale will be the logical outcome of all kinds of "quatitive easing". 

The "main news" is about the lenght of body-parts of a criminal that could become president of the US. 




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North Korea just  doing what the Chinese  tell them  to do ,China is in expantion mode,



HONG KONG: When the aircraft carrier John C Stennis and four other US warships sailed into the South China Sea last week for what were described as routine exercises, the message was clear: the United States is the dominant military power in the region and plans to keep it that way.

But numerous Chinese naval ships were operating nearby, the US navy said, noticeably more than in past years. A Chinese officer told the state-run news media that the ships were there to "monitor, identify, follow and expel" foreign vessels and aircraft, depending on how close they came "to our islands."

The encounter, which passed without incident, was the latest episode in a wary stand-off between the United States and China over two contested island chains known as the Paracels and the Spratlys.

Since taking office three years ago, President Xi Jinping has used the isles to expand China's military footprint in the region, taking one step after another to build and equip outposts far from the Chinese mainland over protests from its neighbors and from Washington.

The scale of the multibillion-dollar effort has raised tensions in the region and strengthened China's disputed claim to the entirety of the South China Sea, home to some of the world's busiest shipping lanes.

The build-up has also challenged the military status quo in the Western Pacific since the end of World War II, bringing China closer to its goal of establishing a security buffer extending far from its coast — a dream of Chinese strategists since the Korean War.



"China wants a bathtub," said Marc Lanteigne, a senior research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs who studies Chinese foreign policy, drawing a comparison with US dominance in the Caribbean. "China wants waters that are theirs, that they can operate military and police vessels in, without having to worry about the presence of the US or the Philippines or Vietnamese or Indian naval forces."

The build-up has proceeded incrementally but remarkably swiftly given that China and its neighbors have been locked in a stalemate over the islands that has simmered for decades. Dredging of sand to build artificial islands atop coral reefs in the Spratlys began as early as 2014 but accelerated last year, and the isles now feature deepwater harbors and long runways suitable for warships and fighter jets.

Handout satellite photos shows a before-and-after view of Chinese construction on Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China sea. (CNES, Distribution Airbus DS, via IHS via NYT)

Then surface-to-air missile batteries appeared last month in the Paracels, more than 300 miles to the north. Now satellite photos show what seem to be powerful radar facilities, potentially extending the kill zone of missiles on the Chinese mainland that are devised to sink aircraft carriers.

The new fortifications pose little threat to the US military, which could easily destroy them in a conflict.

But US officials are increasingly worried that the build-up, if unchecked, will give China de facto control of an expanse of sea the size of Mexico and military superiority over neighbors with competing claims to the waters. That, some say, could prompt a regional arms race and increase the risk of conflict.

While officials in Washington say China is nowhere near gaining the capacity to keep US forces out of the South China Sea, analysts say the build-up will make it more difficult for the US navy to quickly defend allies with weaker militaries, like the Philippines. The deployment of fighter jets, anti-ship missiles and more powerful radar in particular could embolden the Chinese Navy while giving US commanders pause, they said.



Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee last month, Admiral Harry B Harris Jr, commander of the United States Pacific Command, warned that China's actions were "changing the operational landscape in the South China Sea." And in written answers submitted to the committee, the Obama administration's top intelligence official, James R Clapper, forecast that China would "have significant capacity to quickly project substantial military power to the region" by early next year.

Although China has not finished construction, he wrote, it can already deploy fighter aircraft, surface-to-air missiles, coastal defense cruise missiles as well as large warships and sizable Coast Guard vessels to the new artificial islands in the Spratlys.

Clapper also confirmed that military radar had been installed more than 600 miles from the Chinese island province of Hainan on Cuarteron Reef, the southernmost of the seven artificial islets. In theory, that could improve the ability of China's so-called carrier-killer missile, the DF-21D, to strike faraway targets and complicate US navy efforts to develop countermeasures against it.

Last month, Vietnam lodged a formal protest after satellite photos indicated that China had deployed HQ-9 surface-to-air missile batteries on the largest island in the Paracels, Woody Island. Vietnam claims both the Paracels and the Spratlys, and nationalist sentiment has been running high since the appearance of a Chinese oil drilling platform near the Paracels led to anti-Chinese demonstrations and riots two years ago.

China's build-up in the Spratlys has also angered the Philippines. Chinese forces wrested control of Scarborough Shoal in the Spratlys from the Philippines after an extended stand-off four years ago, a move that President Benigno S Aquino III later compared to Nazi Germany's annexation of Czechoslovakia.



Senator John McCain, the Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, warned recently that China seemed poised to expel Philippine forces from another outpost and urged the Obama administration to clarify how it would respond. Last month, Chinese vessels drew protests by blocking Philippine fishing boats from reaching a disputed atoll.

Analysts said the build-up had made it easier for Chinese ships to operate for long periods in the Spratlys without returning to the Chinese mainland.

"Now Chinese ships can stay out in the Spratlys whenever they want, pretty confidently," said Gregory B Poling, director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

Poling said the new radar installations on Cuarteron Reef could give China the ability to see over the horizon and perhaps track targets as far away as the vital Malacca Strait hundreds of miles to the southwest.

At his summit meeting with President Barack Obama in September, Xi pledged not to "pursue militarization" of the Spratlys, but he did not include the Paracels, and Beijing has since insisted that it is entitled to "limited defensive facilities" across the South China Sea, comparing them to United States bases in Hawaii.

Chinese analysts argue that the build-up preserves peace by deterring others with territorial claims to the sea, including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan. "The main reason for the construction is to tell other countries to stop their provocations, because if they continue to push, we have the capability to push back," said Xu Liping, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.



US officials said they expected China to build large fuel storage tanks on the islands next, which would allow its fighter jets to remain in the region longer, and then to declare an "air defense identification zone" over the South China Sea as it did for a contested part of the East China Sea in late 2013.

China claimed the right to require aircraft entering the zone to identify themselves and to take military action against those that did not follow orders. Japan and the United States refused to recognize the claim or cooperate.

The Obama administration has struggled, however, to come up with a policy to slow or stop what it has called China's militarization of the South China Sea.

A senior defense official, who requested anonymity to speak more freely about US policy, noted that while China might be gaining in the "maritime arena," its progress had also prompted neighbors like the Philippines and Vietnam to expand military ties with the United States.


In recent months, the Pentagon has also stepped up "freedom of navigation" patrols in the South China Sea, sending US warships and aircraft into territory claimed by Beijing to assert Washington's view that these areas remain international waters and airspace.

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China is playing an extremely dangerous game , which they themselves can not control!!Nam Singh
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But China has responded by using the patrols to argue that it is the United States that is militarizing the South China Sea — and by continuing to build.


"China was the first country to discover, name, develop and manage the South China Sea islands," the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, told a news conference on Tuesday. "History will prove who is a mere guest and who is a real host."

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Global temperatures are rising faster, but in the Arctic temperatures are rising faster. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/global-temperatures-could-rise-15-degrees-by-2020-researchers-say-20160309-gneyhn.html (The article is only about the rise-1,5 degrees celsius-due to CO2-does not even mention methane !) CO2 increase at recordlevel.https://www.newscientist.com/article/2079995-highest-ever-annual-rise-in-carbon-dioxide-levels-recorded/. http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/godfather-of-coral-warns-of-great-barrier-reef-mass-extinction-20160306-gnbsj5.html


North Korea keeps testing missiles http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-idUSKCN0WB2S1 The US is sending B2's towards the region https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/1003

From this article: 

There is simply too much evidence proving that Erdoğan is supporting ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria. This is the reality of NATO: conquering Russia, first by switching its allies (such as Iraq, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, etc.), is the assignment, regardless of the public’s safety. Even if the U.S. weren’t backing jihadists directly (which we are), we’re backing them by having jihadist governments such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia and Qatar as allies — instead of as enemies. ‘Our’ oil companies and mega-banks are in bed with them, and their top stockholders and executives, and their lobbyists, control the people who control the U.S. Government. The U.S. Constitution’s “We, the People …” has become only those “People.” The rest are now just for extras in crowd-scenes, at political campaign events — and their mass-mind-control is done by their media, ‘our’ ‘free press’ (who don’t report this reality), in ‘our’‘democracy’.

Recent nuclear "incidents" 


http://www.voltairenet.org/article190635.html (also about what KSA is doing in Yemen, its "friends" and history of several nuclear programs in the region)

While the West was applying pressure on Iran to abandon its civilian nuclear programme, the Saudis were buying the atomic bomb from Israel or Pakistan. From now on, to everyone’s surprise, the Near East has become a nuclear zone, dominated by Israel and Saudi Arabia.


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Luke 21King James Version (KJV)

25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Jesus Christ died and was raised on the third day, the only "God" to overcome death.
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OHC, people can only blame themselves for their acts. I do not think that there is a "god" that wants humans to become extinct. 

temperaturerise coming ten years will be between 3.9 and 10.4 degrees celsius. That warming is mostly already buildt in-the result of rising CO2. levels.  See also http://robertscribbler.com/2016/03/10/northern-polar-melt-re-asserts-with-a-vengeance-arctic-sea-ice-volume-closed-on-new-record-lows-during-february/


The next nuclear disaster is just a matter of time. 

A "webinar" from Guy Mc Pherson on what is next and why: 

In this "webinar" terms like "climatechaos" are introduced, also the interaction between rising sealevel and nuclear plants etc.

While Saudi Arabia continues its war in Yemen, Turkey continues its genocide on Kurds. Bringing that country close to civil war https://www.rt.com/news/335463-central-ankara-blast-sunday/ and further stimulating the refugee-crises.
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My son in law is on the USS Stennis
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Penham, on the USS Stennis facebook-page I see this aircraftcarrier is in Busan-South Korea. I hope the Korea-situation does not get out of control-I wish your son in law a safe journey. 

Superstation had two news items on Korea. https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/1023 and https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/1020 both not (yet) in the main western media. 

There were some reports that both China and Russia would take more distance from North Korea. I have my doubts about it. Both China and Russia need allies. For trade by now South Korea is more important for China. The Russian role in North Korea was limited-as far as I know-due to the conflicts between China and the former Soviet Union. North Korea could "surprise us" (both in a negative way-starting a war with South Korea or in a positive way-starting reunification talks-the way East- and West-Germany reunited. From an other superstation article https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/1016

Those new sanctions are having a severe effect upon North Korea, which has found itself unable to engage in most foreign trade and, worse, unable to engage in financial transactions!  Cutting-off access to finances wipes out North Korea's access to hard cash, so they are now going broke.

Among the most serious of the new sanctions is the ban on importation of aviation fuel. Without aviation fuel coming into the country,North Korea grows weaker as each day passes.  In order to have a civilian air transport system, the government must fly aircraft.  Each time they do, it draws down on the supply of aviation fuel they have, leaving less for military use.  

Unable to engage in foreign trade, unable to get hard cash from foreign transactions, and unable to fuel its aircraft, the North Korean regime of Kim Jung Un absolutely, positively, without any doubt whatsoever, will collapse.  There is no way to avoid it.

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Yes, he is having a good time in Korea. This deployment has been planned for a year, it is routine.
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I once worked in child-care. Basic rules on inter-human relationships, how to behave....when North Korea threatens the world it reminds me of those day taking care of 0 to 4 years old. 


North Korea may be in the corner and able to do something very dramatic. When you have a person in that position do you than make threats at that person or try to de-escalate ? How to deal with a "mad-man"? And there are so many "mad-men" in dangerous positions capable of doing crazy things on global scale.....(King Salman of KSA, Erdogan and enough other persons, the EU in a crisis and thinking of taking Ukraine, Turkey, Georgia as new members-so making the crisis even worse, central banking creating unpayable debts)

Donald Trump once blamed climate change on the Chinese "as a joke". The politicians do not have a basic idea of how big the problem is-being paid by the oil companies, banks, weapons-producers.  http://paulbeckwith.net/2016/03/26/abrupt-climate-change-emergency/ Paul Beckwith from the University of Ottawa-Canada tries to think in solutions. 

Climate change is a fact. It is escalating. According to http://guymcpherson.com/ "we are already dead". That is somethingh I want to deny. 

When you take the "hockystick model" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hockey_stick_graph increase in CO2, methane etc means temperature rise wich means sea-level rise. There are many things the International Panel on Climate Change do different than climate-scientists. The IPCC ignores methane and include non-existing geo-engenering to decrease CO2 levels. The 1,5 to 2 degrees C temperature rise is in their models for economic reasons. 

The IPCC is still talking about sealevel-rise of less then a meter by 2100, "limited temperature rise" (by using methods to decrease CO2 that are not there yet). 

A large group of scientist http://ameg.me/ give good reasons to say that we should take drastic measures now. The essential problem/question is did we already pass the point of no return to stop the most dramatic effects of climate change. 

In my idea even when we already went (much) to far we should do everything we can to limit the damage. 
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Good info about the needed changes and how hard it will be to make those changes. 


Even if we, finally, did decide to stop using fossil fuel and accept (what Einstein already said: nuclear energy is a stupid way to boil water) that nuclear energy only worsens the risks going for alternatives will  be very hard. 

To do much more with much less energy seems for me the best way. Better isolation to keep houses warm. More use of public transport and bikes in the transport sector. Decrease of meat-production and consumption (also good to deal with obesitas and anti-biotics). 

I do want to keep some hope that there will be a good future for next generations, that we did not "consume" their future. All we can leave behind should be more than debts, war, and a planet that is to hot to produce enough food.

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/30/sea-levels-set-to-rise-far-more-rapidly-than-expected  and http://www.climatecentral.org/news/antarctica-at-risk-of-runaway-melting-20189


By 2100 a sealevel-rise of 2 metres according to a new http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v531/n7596/full/nature17145.html study. By 2025 there will be no more UK-Dr Guy Mc Pherson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6AVjL4QYvk due to methane related abrupt climate change. 

Sealevelrise will not be the main cause of flooding, extreme rain (and snow) will do that-increasingly and we are already in that proces. Stormsurges will mean that the sealevelrise will not go smoothly. 

Flooding does mean nuclear disaster, just like extreme drought does. Abrupt climate change means (widespread) nuclear disaster. That is unavoidable, even when all (490) nuclear plants would stop now. It can take up to 50 years to completely demolish a nuclear plant. 
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what was that quote about "nine missed meals" /

Video: Philippines rice shortage sparks food riots – ‘It has not rained for almost four months’


http://www.desdemonadespair.net/2016/04/video-philippines-rice-shortage-sparks.html


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http://www.weather-forecast.com/maps/Greenland?symbols=none&type=lapse above melting temperatures on their way to Greenland. It does not mean that al the ice will melt, there is also much wind on its way, blowing snow, eroding ice, into the sea. (On Greenland see also http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/climatechange/the-greenland-ice-sheet-a-reca/54645626 and http://www.dmi.dk/en/groenland/maalinger/greenland-ice-sheet-surface-mass-budget/)

The temperatures in the (Ant)Arctic are above normal mostly, sea ice might be gone end of the Arctic summer. http://arctic-news.blogspot.nl/2016/04/record-arctic-warming.html

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM5WPl69Z18&feature=youtu.be

From mhhensel on facebook :Arctic Ice in the Laptev Sea breaking up 04 06 2016. 

What is under this area is very dangerous. The black areas in second picture is where likely torches are. This may be mantel methane. Here is a quote from my letter to the editor. "The well-known sources (of methane) are methane hydrates from the Arctic Ocean floor and methane coming from thawing permafrost.

There is also another less well-known source. During the geologic history of the Arctic area, tectonic plates have spread, crashed into each other and subducted under one another. Geologists call the Arctic a tectonic plate junkyard. There are numerous fractures in the earth's crust there.

A quote from earth scientist Malcolm Light: ‘Mantle methane formed from the reduction of oceanic carbonates by water in the presence of iron (II) oxides buried to depths of 100 km to 300 km in the Asthenosphere and at temperatures above 1200°C.’ This is a nonorganic source of methane formed near the earth's mantel. Katey Walter Anthony from the University of Alaska calls it geologic methane.

Vast reservoirs of methane have been created by chemical reactions and stored near the mantle under a lot of pressure for millennia."

Ice has plugged the cracks keeping the mantel methane from escaping. The plugs thawing out is not a good thing to happen.
https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/


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The latest news is "not good" with a weatherstation in Greenland reporting 17C/60F "heatwave", a anormaly of close to 30 degrees C. This has to do with the jet-stream bringing much to warm air much to the north. 

This far above norm temperature in parts of the Arctic means increased melt-giving a "blob" of cold (melting) water south of Greenland in the Atlantic. In parts of the northern Atlantic difference in sea-surface temperature can be up to 20 degrees C. These temperature-differences create "unstability in weathersystems". Warm water feeds hurricanes-some warn for "super-storms" with winds up to 300mph/500km/h. Recent history indicates that such extreme weather events can escalate in a very short time-frame-24/48 hrs. 

Also warm seatemperatures mean those "superstorms" can go more northward than usual; The US, Canada, Europe see increasing chance for these kind of "superstorms". 

Rising sealevel and extreme rain increase the chances for flooding. On the other side some parts may face extreme dry-long periods. Both extremes will influence food production, transport etc. 

The chances for a nuclear accident-given that most atomic plants are old-safety costs money-is increasing as well. Both methane and CO2 levels are going much faster than any IPCC (including worst case scenario) did want to see. 

This year is already seeing record high temperatures/heatwaves at several places (Australia, Thailand, India etc.) and much more is on its way. 

Economics will get "overstretched" within a few years. 

If societies did prepare for this foreseen disaster in the '60's most people could survive this "climate-chaos". Now humanity only can prepare-at best- as if they prepare for a colony on Venus (or something like that=only a very small group of humans can survive the coming events. Their duty has to be to make Earth suited for life again. We-as human species-did do the damage, so we have to undo that damage as good and soon as possible. 

Politics can keep denying climate change-they will have to face a reality that will bring much public panic and anger. 

Pressure release due to melting ice on Greenland will further destabilize to North American Craton-cause more earthquakes. Warmer seatemperatures is also effecting sea-ice in the Antarctic. That sea-ice was keeping land-ice (in west Antarctica) in place. Also increased winds play a (growing) role in eroding and transportation of land/sea ice towards the open sea. It is not just melt that is causing a decrease in ice and snow. 

(I will try to put some sources to this story-proberbly in a new posting)
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http://www.nationalobserver.com/2016/03/22/news/while-you-were-distracted-climate-change-warning-arrived

In a video, coinciding with a release of a revised version of paper Hansen wrote with 18 other authors, Hansen warned of “feedbacks” between the oceans and ice sheets.

He said that ice melt from Greenland “raises questions about how soon we’ll pass the point of no return in which we lock in consequences that cannot be reversed on any time scale that people care about.”

Those consequences would include sea level rise of several metres, potentially in this century, if fossil fuel use continues at a high level.

“That would mean the loss of all the world’s coastal cities,” Hansen warned.

The climate scientist said that if Greenland fresh water from melting ice cools the North Atlantic by several degrees the resultant superstorms will be stronger than any in modern times.

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https://robertscribbler.com/2016/04/11/hothouse-gas-spikes-to-extreme-409-3-parts-per-million-on-april-10-record-rate-of-atmospheric-co2-increase-likely-for-2016/

In other words — atmospheric CO2 levels continue to climb into unprecedented ranges. Levels that are increasingly out-of-context scary. For we haven’t seen readings of this heat trapping gas hit so high in any time during at least the past 15 million years.

2016 Could See Atmospheric CO2 Increase by 3.1 to 5.1 Parts Per Million Above 2015

The Last Time CO2 Values Were So High Was During the Middle Miocene — 15 Million Years in the Earth’s Deep Past

By any yardstick, these are extreme annual rates of atmospheric CO2 increase. Rates that are likely at least an order of magnitude faster than during the last hothouse extinction — the PETM — 55 million years ago. Just a few years ago, the scientific bodies of the world voiced serious concern about atmospheric CO2 levels equaling those seen during the Pliocene period — a geological epoch 3-5 million years ago when Earth temperatures were 2-3 C warmer than they are today and atmospheric CO2 levels ranged between 390 and 405 parts per million. But in just a brief interval, we’ve blown past that potential paleoclimate context and into another, more difficult, much warmer, world. A period further back into the great long ago when human civilization as it is today couldn’t have been imagined and a species called homo sapiens had millions of years yet to even begin to exist.

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https://robertscribbler.com/2016/03/22/ten-times-faster-than-a-hothouse-extinction-human-carbon-emission-is-worst-in-at-least-66-million-years/

(Annual human carbon emissions are about 150 times that of all the volcanoes on the Earth, 10 times faster than a hothouse extinction that occurred 55.8 million years ago. Image source: La Rosa Rossa.)

Let’s be very clear. The human fossil fuel emission is outrageous and unprecedented on geological timescales. An insult the Earth has likely never seen before. For the pace at which we are emitting carbon into the atmosphere is just flat out insane. We’ve known this for some time because the best of science can’t find any time in all of Earth’s geological history that produces a rate of atmospheric carbon accumulation equal to the one that’s happening now.

The PETM Hothouse Extinction

The PETM was pretty amazingly bad. It set off a mass extinction in the oceans which wiped out half of all shellfish through the varied impacts of anoxia, acidification and coral bleaching. Its heat forcing was enough to completely reverse ocean circulation and set up a stratified ocean state. Peatlands and forests went up in mass conflagrations. Terrible insect plagues swept the globe. The related extreme surface temperatures forced a mass poleward migration and widespread genetic alteration of mammals which were eventually reduced to dwarfism.

Human vs PETM

(Earlier studies estimated PETM emissions rates in the range of 1.7 billion tons of carbon per year. A new Nature study finds PETM emissions to be even lower at 1.1 billion tons of carbon per year. This compares to a current human emission of 10 billion tons of carbon per year.

A Human Hothouse Extinction Would be Far Worse

On average, over the PETM extinction event, rates of atmospheric carbon accumulation were found to be in the range of about 1.1 billion tons per year. By comparison, human carbon emissions during 2014 were about ten times this level at around 10 billion tons of hothouse gas hitting the atmosphere. As such, the new study finds that the velocity of the human carbon emission exceeds that of the Paleocene-Eocene hothouse extinction event by an order of magnitude (x10).

Study authors found that the large carbon emission occurred over the course of about 4,000 years. This spike in atmospheric carbon coincided with an approximate 5 degree Celsius spike in global temperatures in the 4,000 to 12,000 year time period. This implies a rate of warming of at most around 0.12 degrees Celsius every 100 years (or as little as 0.04 degrees Celsius per Century). Other estimates put the rate of PETM warming at around 0.025 C per Century. Expected human warming between 1 and 5 degrees Celsius this Century is therefore about 10 to more than 200 times faster than during the PETM extinction event given the best available current scientific evidence.

Such high rates of atmospheric carbon accumulation and related global heating risk generating an event that is outside of any geological context that scientists might use to predict the human warming event’s severity.

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