2018 US Government Climate Assessment: Dire
CO2 and plastic kill sea life, cause genocide.
However, by the time the global warming becomes detectable it could be too late to take effective countermeasures to reduce the effects or even to stabilize the situation.
- We fill the air with harmful gases and pretend they 'go away.'
Exxon The Road Not Taken (Journalism) - Introduction to Modern Climate Change (Introduction to Climate Science Textbook) - A Fairwell to Ice (Autobiograhpy and Science vs. Public Policy) - A Perfect Moral Storm, The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change (Environmental Ethics) - Unprecidented Crime (Government, Corporate Moral Corruption) - The Discovery of Global Warming (free Internet version) for the serious reader, everyone needs to at least book mark this text by physicist Spencer Weart.
"I was fortunate enough to be one of the first to obtain definite evidence of this, when I compared surveys of ice thickness that I had made from submarines in 1976 and 1987 and found a 15 per cent loss of average thickness. This result, published in Nature in 1990,"
Wadhams, Peter (2017-08-08). A Farewell to Ice (p. 9). Oxford University Press. Kindle Edition.
A conservative response to global warming video.
How many oceans are there? One large ocean seen from space punctuated by 7 continents shows 5 connecting killer oceans.
Chemistry and experience tell us that adding carbon dioxide (CO2) to water increases water's acidity. It's no different than adding lemon juice to a glass of water. We know too that burning fossil fuels or trees adds CO2 to Earth's atmosphere. We also know that the atmosphere and oceans share chemicals, share chemical bonds. Earth's oceans both absorb and release CO2 as ocean water evaporates.
Today, the oceans become more acidic as they absorb increasing amounts of CO2.
And as acidity increases, the growth of many fish slows. Coral reefs, shellfish, sharks, and even salmon face extinction because they cannot survive the rapid increase in ocean acidity. Coral reefs will become extinct within the lifetime of many people alive today. And this is what we know.
We still need to learn what other changes CO2 creates in our oceans. At this moment we do not know what will become of the blue green algae that changes carbon dioxide into some of the oxygen we breathe. How will it survive in oceans becoming more acidic?
Science tells us that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) becomes a pollutant when its density grows beyond 350 parts per million (ppm). Perhaps even fewer ppm would better serve Earth's many species, including humans.
If we learned anything from burning fossil fuels, ramping up Earth's temperature comes easily enough.
We know that CO2 density began to rise following the start of the Industrial Revolution. NASA scientists as well as Exxon-Mobile's scientists have proven atmospheric CO2 increases. Both have shown CO2 density increases Earth's planetary temperature. One Exxon researcher predicted that it is '"distinctly possible" that the projected warming trend after 2030 "will indeed be catastrophic (at least for a substantial fraction of the earth's population)."
A 1982 Exxon memorandum summed up Exxon's very own science on the role of CO2 in Earth's atmosphere:
Learn about the history of climate change science beginning almost 200 years ago.
See global CO2 levels with animation between the year 1,000 and 20 November 2018. Move your cursor over the page to see many time periods and atmospheric CO2 density. (ice core samples used, in part)
How many oceans does Earth have? From space, we see that Earth has one ocean punctuated by 7 continents configuring 4 connected oceans.
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These videos show a tiny fraction of plastic pollution's killing power. A plastic net, a plastic fork, a plastic straw can go on killing for generations.
Fossil Fuel Files (dating to 1953) for serious students of climate deception.
Banerjee, Neela. Exxon: The Road Not Taken (Kindle Single) (Kindle Locations 568-570). InsideClimate News. Kindle Edition.
“There is unanimous agreement in the scientific community that a temperature increase of this magnitude would bring about significant changes in the earth’s climate, including rainfall distribution and alterations in the biosphere.” Roger Cohen Exxon Sciences Lab Director 1982
Banerjee, Neela. Exxon: The Road Not Taken (Kindle Single) (Kindle Locations 692-696). InsideClimate News. Kindle Edition.
"You can argue about the amount of climate change or the weather, but you cannot argue about ocean acidification." Dr. Katharine Hayhoe.
From space we see 7 continents dividing a Global Ocean into five killer oceans; at sea level, nations square off for the next world war over dwindling ocean resources and new acidic conditions.
What causes "killer oceans"?
Carbon dioxide (CO 2) absorbed by ocean water changes to carbonic acid (H2CO3). Prove it to yourself. Blow into a straw placed in a glass of water. Your water becomes more acidic with the addition of your body's exhaled C O 2. A pH stick will show the results.
With rising atmospheric and ocean CO2 levels since the start of the Industrial Revolution, 270 parts per million (ppm) to today's 410 ppm, ocean acidification increases, altering ocean balances. Life cannot adapt fast enough; hence "killer oceans."
More, plastic pollution also plays a major role in causing killer oceans while over fishing adds to the needless loss of sea life. Then there's inappropriate fishing technologies destroying species-populations and their habitat.
Finally, even now, poaching kills off the last survivors.
We are the first generation to recognize the problem and the last generation that can do anything about it.
Simile: A tree leaf is to a tree as weather is to climate.
The weather is what we get today. Climate is a long term trend, a statistical average over 30 years and even thousands of years. Help end the confusion promoted by politicians and "news" stations. Remind others when they doubt climate change because "It's so cold today." Read Unprecedented Crime: Climate Change Denial and Game Changers for Survival