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No one can deny the earth is warming. There is a tipping point at which the earth will revolt and convulse and metaphorically speaking kill off the virus that is causing the devastation of turning a Garden of Eden Planet into a Sterile Desert Planet. That virus is human beings.
Two things are driving Global Warming. 1) The increasing population of the world human society. 2) The insatiable greed of human beings. This greed is grounded in the mindset of certain humans that they can increase their wealth and then be dead before the subsequent generations have to pay the price of that greed.
Sane people ask the question: How will our actions affect 10 generations from now? That is the core question. No present generation has the right to degrade the planet for future generations.
We cannot live without a viable earth. It is from the earth that our bodies are created. The desire for money and power are driving predatory human beings to destroy the planet. Most especially through the use of fossil fuels. We can gain energy from water which is compused of Hydrogen and Oxygen both of which burn clean without harming the planets in any way. Other alternatives are energy from Nuclear, Solar and Wind.
DAILY NEWS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING
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DECEMBER 5, 2018
Greenland Ice Sheet Melting At Fastest Rate in 350 Years
Meltwater in west Greenland. MATT OSMAN / WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION
The Greenland ice sheet is melting faster today than at any point in the last 350 years, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. The research is the first continuous, multi-century analysis of melting and runoff on the ice sheet, one of the largest drivers of sea level rise globally...
According to the analysis, melting on the Greenland ice sheet sped up in the mid-1800s, shortly after the onset of industrial-era warming in the Arctic. Over the last 20 years, melt intensity has increased 250 to 575 percent compared to pre-industrial melt rates. Across the ice sheet, melting was more rapid in 2012 than any other year and the most recent decade included in the ice core-analysis, 2004-2013, experienced “a more sustained and greater magnitude of melt than any other 10-year period” in the 350-year record, the scientists wrote...
The Greenland ice sheet is the largest single contributor to global sea level rise today, adding 72 cubic miles of meltwater to the world’s oceans every year. The ice sheet has the potential to raise global sea levels by 23 feet if it melts in its entirety.
Tackling climate change could save millions of lives, report says
(CNN)Climate studies often pinpoint the detrimental public health impacts related to rising atmospheric temperatures, extreme weather events and other consequences of a changing climate.
A report released by the World Health Organization on Wednesday details the public health benefits that could come with tackling the issue.
Meeting the commitments of the 2015 Paris climate agreement could save millions of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars by the middle of the century, according to the report.
Meeting the goals put forth in the Paris agreement would be expected to save more than 1 million lives a year from air pollution alone by 2050, it says. Drivers of climate change, principally fossil fuel combustion, contribute to about 7 million deaths worldwide from outdoor and indoor air pollution annually, according to the report.
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for action Monday in Poland, telling gathered delegates that "we are in deep trouble with climate change."
"The most direct link between climate change and ill health is air pollution," the authors wrote.
"Burning fossil fuels for power, transport and industry is the main source of the carbon emissions that are driving climate change and a major contributor to health-damaging air pollution, which every year kills over seven million people due to exposure inside and outside their homes," according to the report.
The air pollution from the California wildfires has big implications for the health of millions of people in the area. For instance, "after the 2017 Northern California fires were out -- Sonoma and Napa were two of the counties -- survivors who did not have a pre-existing respiratory condition were reporting respiratory symptoms still six months out," Hertz-Picciotto said.
As mentioned in the new WHO report, "at the local level people can make really important changes, and that can help empower communities and in fact make meaningful changes at those local levels that will both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and be helpful in improving health and in terms of making cities more livable," she said. "One of the main -- and critical -- messages in this report is that you can't really separate climate changes from health -- both in the short-run and the long-run."
CNN's Nicole Gaouette contributed to this report.
Could an anti-global warming atmospheric spraying program really work?
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A program to reduce Earth's heat capture by injecting aerosols into the atmosphere from high-altitude aircraft is possible, inexpensive, and would be unlikely to remain secret.
Those are the key findings of new research published today in Environmental Research Letters, which looked at the capabilities and costs of various methods of delivering sulphates into the lower stratosphere, known as stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI).
Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-11-anti-global-atmospheric.html#jCp
This is an insane idea. We darken the skies so we can continue to use fossil fuels as energy. In time, there is no blue sky just grey to black smog. Dr Jwp JD
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Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help
2 December 2018
Representatives from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Poland for talks on climate change - aimed at breathing new life into the Paris Agreement.
The UN has warned the 2015 Paris accord's goal of limiting global warming to "well below 2C above pre-industrial levels" is in danger because major economies, including the US and the EU, are falling short of their pledges.
But scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the leading international body on global warming - last month argued the 2C Paris pledge didn't go far enough. The global average temperature rise actually needed to be kept below 1.5C, they said.
So how warm has the world got and what can we do about it?
1. The world has been getting hotter
2. The year 2018 set all sorts of records
3. We are not on track to meet climate change targets
4. The biggest emitters are China and the US
5. Urban areas are particularly under threat
6. Arctic sea ice is also in danger
7. We can all do more to help
Crucially, the analysis shows that meat with the lowest environmental impact still creates more greenhouse gas emissions than growing vegetables and cereal crops in the least environmentally-friendly way. But as well as altering our diets, research suggests that farming practices need to change significantly to benefit the environment.
By Nassos Stylianou, Clara Guibourg, Daniel Dunford and Lucy Rodgers