Climate change: Post 4 – The predictions

Most studies predict a rise between 2 and 6 degrees by 2100, having impacts ranging from severe to catastrophic. One such model study is reported in the attached video. It may look a bit boring at first, but please put it on HD, notice the scale at the bottom and really focus on what happens to the planet with and without CO2 emission reductions.

This particular model shows a lot of warming especially on the poles and on the continents in general. How would you like to live in an Africa 8 degrees hotter than it is today? What do you think will happen to the ice at the poles with a full 16 Continue reading

Climate change: Post 3 – Proof of anthropogenic climate change

From guest blogger Schalk Cloete:

Sorry, my researcher instincts demand at least one boring proof-post in this series.

Here goes: The world emits 30 billion tonnes of CO2 yearly, amounting to about 15300 km3 in volume. At roughly 10 km thickness, the atmospheric volume is 5.11 billion km3. Dividing these two numbers reveals that humans raise the CO2 concentration by roughly 2.99 ppm yearly. Actual measured Continue reading

Climate change: Post 2 – Denial

What? Human induced global warming can trigger a global cataclysm in our lifetime!? Dude… you smoking something?

Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Well, the short video attached is from a highly reputable source and contains some sound science. Notice the number of dislikes and the number of linked videos claiming global warming as a hoax. The cause: the USA – world leaders in per capita pollution and famous for rampant materialism and Continue reading

Something new! Climate change: Post 1

First of a series of posts about climate change by guest blogger Schalk Cloete:

Future outlook. A rather vague agreement has been reached at the COP17 climate conference in Durban. A legally binding global deal will be outlined by 2015 and enforced from 2020.

Good news: We at least have a deal.

Bad news: It’s hopelessly inadequate. Inadequate? Yep, these measures are projected to allow3-4 degrees of manmade global warming. As a result, our generation is likely to witness the start of a mass extinction, leaving our grandchildren an inheritance that can only be described as hell on earth.

Think this is Continue reading