http://www.apra.gov.au/Speeches/Pages/A ... rizon.aspxI think the days of viewing climate change within a purely ethical, environmental or long-term frame have passed. More and more, the conversations we are having are about the practical realities and consequences of a changing climate. One reason for this is that we now have a much more sophisticated, granular, quantifiable understanding of the impacts, risks and probability distributions around climate change. This is true on the planetary scale. For example, it is estimated that in order to have a two-in-three chance of keeping global warming below 2 degrees, we need to restrict future global emissions to around 800 gigatons of CO2.2 (That’s equivalent to around 25 years or so of current annual global emissions). We also have a much keener idea of impacts at a local level, and the implications for countries, regions, cities and, yes, companies.
Piecing together this understanding has taken a long time and a lot of hard work. 58 years ago today, NASA launched the first ever cloud-cover satellite, the Vanguard 2. At the time there had only been a handful of successful satellite launches. Today there are a few thousand satellites in orbit. Over the intervening decades, this remarkable array of technology has vastly improved our understanding of weather – from cloud cover to snow packs and cyclones. Over time, it also allowed us to document, diagnose and understand the impacts of changes in climate. Measuring changes in Arctic sea ice is just one example.
This has been buttressed by decades of work on the ground by scientists across a whole range of disciplines to understand the causes and implications of climate change. One of the hallmarks of this research is that today, climate change is not just the realm of scientists – but of planners, policymakers, businesspeople and economists, too.
Now you reckon the east coast of the US is undergoing a cold snap? I have explained this endless times but I will try one more time:
1. The globe is warming, the sea levels are rising, glaciers are retreating including on Greenland, West Antarctica, the Antarctic Peninsula and even East Antarctica. Sea ice is decreasing in extent and thickness.
2. The poles are warming faster than the mid latitudes due to the albedo effect: as ice and snow melt dark ocean or rock absorbs the solar radiation that the ice and snow used to reflect back out to space.
3. The speedier warming in the Arctic means that the Jetstream weakens. Hell, even that liar for money Dubyne said the Jet Stream is weakening.
4. Because of the weaker Jet Stream Arctic air can escape south of the Arctic circle. This has happened now on the East coast of the US. In January 2017 it was Europe got hit by a cold spell. All Dubyne does is report on and exaggerate and lie about these cold spells. Remember earlier this year? UK supermarkets rationing veges because of the ice age? A lie. The Murcia and Valencia regions of Spain that grow 80% of Europe’s winter veges had been hit by so much rain the fields were unworkable.
You have watched 500 compilations of bullshit, lies, hysterical reports of snow, cold etc. Don’t you realise Dubyne just goes through the same rigmarole? In particular:
1. He has presented no evidence that the next solar minimum due 2019 is a GSM. Zero evidence. There is no scientific evidence for a GSM any time soon. Some videos back I saw someone ask him—no reply. He is selling snake oil. The last GSM, the Maunder Minimum, did not cause the last LIA so why the hell should a GSM now cause an ice age?
2. He never mentions science or climatology or global trends or warm weather events etc. Snake oil. I really hope that you have not given him money or bought Bitcoin because Dubyne said to?
3. But any real or imagined snow or hail or cold etc etc he covers in detail—but never the reason for the event. Notice that—he cannot explain weather events.
4. He talks a lot about precipitation: rain or hail or snow, not realising that all this high precipitation is due to AGW? Warmer seas evaporate more moisture into warmer air that can hold more moisture.
5. He insults the collective low intelligence/high suggestibility/high gullibility of his followers. A video about moldy fruit in the US—not a single follower said “but Florida was hit by 3 hurricanes” did they? Same with the wet fields/potato rot (assuming that was real) in Ireland when Ireland got hit by tropical storm Ophelia, most north eastern hurricane known and also by storm Caroline. Again we see: mention of high precipitation which means high evaporation before the precipitation. If we were in an ice age more water would be locked up as ice (so sea levels would not be rising) and colder seas would evaporate LESS water into colder air.
Stop being so bloody gullible! It is embarrassing to see someone who should know better fall for such obvious bullshit. The Moronic I understand but you are not quite as stupid as him.
I still want you to apologise to me and mothra for trolling us that day.