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15,000 Scientists Issue a “Warning to Humanity”

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More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries have issued a warning: Mankind must take immediate action to reverse the effects of climate change, deforestation and species extinction before it’s too late.

The warning, issued by the Alliance of World Scientists and published in the journal Bioscience, comes on the 25th anniversary of a similar warning from the Union of Concerned Scientists that was titled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity”. The new letter, however, has 10 times as many scientists endorsing it.

“On the 25th anniversary of their call, we look back at their warning and evaluate the human response by exploring available time-series data,” the paper reads. “Especially troubling is the current trajectory of potentially catastrophic climate change due to rising GHGs from burning fossil fuels (Hansen et al. 2013), deforestation (Keenan et al. 2015), and agricultural production—particularly from farming ruminants for meat consumption (Ripple et al. 2014). Moreover, we have unleashed a mass extinction event, the sixth in roughly 540 million years, wherein many current life forms could be annihilated or at least committed to extinction by the end of this century.”

The paper outlines some of the world’s most pressing environmental concerns, most of which have only worsened since 1992. They’re summarized here:

A decline in freshwater availability – Per capita fresh water availability is less than half of the level of the 1960s. It is likely that climate change will have an overwhelming impact on the freshwater availability through alteration of the hydrologic cycle and water availability.

Unsustainable marine fisheries – In 1992, the total marine catch was at or above the maximum sustainable yield and fisheries were on the verge of collapse. Global catch rates have decreased, though fishing efforts are increasing.

Ocean dead zones – Coastal dead zones which are mainly caused by fertilizer runoff and fossil-fuel use, are killing large swaths of marine life. Dead zones with hypoxic, oxygen-depleted waters, are a significant stressor on marine systems and identified locations have dramatically increased since the 1960s, with more than 600 systems affected by 2010.

Forest losses – The world’s forests are crucial for conserving carbon, biodiversity, and freshwater. Between 1990 and 2015, total forest area decreased from 4,128 to 3,999 million ha, a net loss of 129 million ha which is approximately the size of South Africa.

Dwindling biodiversity – The world’s biodiversity is vanishing at an alarming rate and populations of vertebrate species are rapidly collapsing (World Wildlife Fund 2016). Collectively, global fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals declined by 58% between 1970 and 2012.

Climate change – Global fossil-fuel carbon dioxide emissions have increased sharply since 1960. Relative to the 1951-1980 average, global average annual surface temperature, in parallel to CO2 emissions, has also rapidly risen as shown by 5-year mean temperature anomaly. The 10 warmest years in the 136-year record have occurred since 1998.

Population growth – Since 1992, the human population has increased by approximately 2 billion individuals, a 35% change. The world human population is unlikely to stop growing this century and there is a high likelihood that the world population will grow from 7.2 billon people now to between 9.6 and 12.3 billon by 2100.

It wasn’t all awful news, however.

Now for some good news!
The Ozone Hole this year has been the smallest since 1988!

— Erik Solheim (@ErikSolheim) November 3, 2017

The paper explains how the global rate of ozone-depletion has actually improved since 1992. This reversal has most likely been due to hot air and a massive, decades-long international effort to ban ozone-depleting chemicals.

“The rapid global decline in ozone-depleting substances shows that we can make positive change when we act decisively. We have also made advancements in reducing extreme poverty and hunger ( Other notable progress (which does not yet show up in the global data sets in figure 1) include: the rapid decline in fertility rates in many regions attributable to investments in girls’ and women’s education (, the promising decline in the rate of deforestation in some regions, and the rapid growth in the renewable-energy sector. We have learned much since 1992, but the advancement of urgently needed changes in environmental policy, human behavior, and global inequities is still far from sufficient.”

A Booming Population

Still, one factor that could seriously exacerbate global environmental problems is population growth – specifically the growing middle class. Although a fast-growing middle class improves the standard of living across the globe, it comes at a cost, as Eileen Crist, a coauthor of the recent paper and professor at Virginia Tech’s Department of Science and Technology in Society, explained to CBC News:

“The rapid rise of the global middle class, which is now more than three billion people in the world and it’s expected, by 2050 or so, to rise to five billion people… The chief concern isn’t really the human numbers as such. It’s the impact we have.”

That impact amounts to what those in the middle class are able to buy: appliances, cars, travel, more meat. This increased consumption poses a significant threat to biodiversity.

We are in the throes of a mass extinction event that is anthropogenic, Crist said. This is not something we can fix. If we lose 50 to 75 per cent of the species on the planet in this century — which is what scientists are telling us what will occur if we continue to operate as business-as-usual — if this happens, this can not be fixed.

What Can We Do?

The scientists proffered five broad solutions for Earth’s environmental crisis:

  1. We must bring environmentally damaging activities under control to restore and protect the integrity of the earth’s systems we depend on. We must, for example, move away from fossil fuels to more benign, inexhaustible energy sources to cut greenhouse gas emissions and the pollution of our air and water. Priority must be given to the development of energy sources matched to third-world needs—small scale and relatively easy to implement. We must halt deforestation, injury to and loss of agricultural land, and the loss of terrestrial and marine plant and animal species.
  2. We must manage resources crucial to human welfare more effectively. We must give high priority to efficient use of energy, water, and other materials, including expansion of conservation and recycling. This is a preprint version of the article which may be slightly different than the published version.
  3. We must stabilize population. This will be possible only if all nations recognize that it requires improved social and economic conditions, and the adoption of effective, voluntary family planning.
  4. We must reduce and eventually eliminate poverty. “I believe we absolutely should have such bold goals for our country,” says director of The Earth Institute Jeffrey Sachs.“By 2030 let’s cut the poverty at least by half.”
  5. We must ensure sexual equality, and guarantee women control over their own reproductive decisions. “As women and girls get better educated, they have fewer kids, and the kids they do have have more resources so they’re better taken care of and they are more successful,” says Bill Nye. “So what we want to do, in my world over here in science education, is get women and girls around the world as educated as best we can as fast as we can so that there will be more resources per person in the coming years.”


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34 Comments on "15,000 Scientists Issue a “Warning to Humanity”"

  1. makati1 on Mon, 13th Nov 2017 5:51 pm 

    Another “feel good”/”We should…” article for a paycheck. Yawn!

  2. ohanian on Mon, 13th Nov 2017 6:16 pm 

    That’s it, man. Game over, man! Game over!
    What the fuck are we gonna do now?
    What are we gonna do?
    Maybe we could build a fire, sing
    a couple of songs. Why don’t we try that?

  3. makati1 on Mon, 13th Nov 2017 6:30 pm 

    obanian, I like your sarcasm. Might I suggest “Kumbaya My Lord” and marshmallows? Religion and a sugar high might work. LOL

  4. Go Speed Racer on Mon, 13th Nov 2017 6:39 pm 

    Well, me and Mick was having a Saturday
    night beer party in the backyard.

    We have been burning a sofa and
    old tires every weekend.

    With this 15000 scientist letter, I suppose
    we could cut back to every other weekend.

  5. Apneaman on Mon, 13th Nov 2017 7:53 pm 

    Denial’s Grim Fruits — Actual Puerto Rico Death Toll Probably Near 500; May Climb to Over a Thousand

    “Many of the 3.4 million people still living in Puerto Rico have been forced to go without reliable access to water, food, and power for 54 days now. Trump Administration failure to mobilize a major effort to respond to the largest power outage and infrastructure disruption in U.S. history has been coupled with the allowance of vulture capitalist firms like Whitefish to prey on Puerto Rico by charging excess fees for power restoration.”

    “Incompetent Governance

    Whitefish’s most recent failure resulted in total power availability for Puerto Rico again dropping below 20 percent last week. With PREPA stepping in after Whitefish dropped the ball, the line has been repaired. Yet 52 percent of Puerto Ricans are still without power.”

    “(Climate Change amplifies hurricane impacts. What this means is that as the world warms, hurricanes produce more damage. If this is the case, then governments are going to have to step up and act responsibly to prevent loss of life. Republicans and the Trump Administration have done exactly the opposite in Puerto Rico.”

    Many times Kunstler has correctly pointed out that “everything is a racket”. Now, with no uncertainty, we can add AGW Jacked disaster clean up & recovery to the list. Is anyone surprised?

  6. MASTERMIND on Mon, 13th Nov 2017 7:53 pm 


    Or maybe you could suggest going and pounding little girls like your cult leader Joe Smith loved to do…

  7. ____________________________________________ on Mon, 13th Nov 2017 7:56 pm 

    In other news 15000 scientists had a sodomite orgy to prevent global overpopulating worming. Apneaworm was the life of that party.

  8. Apneaman on Mon, 13th Nov 2017 7:59 pm 

    Rebuilding Puerto Rico Will Cost $95 Billion, Says Island’s Governor

    Ricardo Rosselló demands that lawmakers treat Puerto Ricans like they treat other American citizens.

    “Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Monday that the territory will need $94.4 billion to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. That’s a staggering figure for an island already struggling to make payments on its outstanding debt of more than $70 billion and nearly $50 billion in unfunded pension obligations.”

    “The scale and scope of the catastrophe in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria knows no historical precedent,” the governor wrote in a letter to President Donald Trump. “The devastation throughout the Island represents an extraordinary challenge for American citizens residing in Puerto Rico and for the federal government.”

    This is how it will go everywhere eventually. I doubt they will rebuild most of it and a couple million may end up in the lower 48 competing for whatever shitty jobs they can get and adding to the gov resource drain.

  9. Apneaman on Mon, 13th Nov 2017 8:06 pm 

    Fossil-fuel emissions to reach an all-time high in 2017, scientists say — dashing hopes of progress

    New projections are a disappointment to those who hoped that worldwide emissions levels had peaked.

    ““The temporary hiatus appears to have ended in 2017,” wrote Stanford University’s Rob Jackson, who along with colleagues at the Global Carbon Project tracked 2017 emissions to date and projected them forward. “Economic projections suggest further emissions growth in 2018 is likely.”

    The renewed rise is a troubling development for the global effort to keep atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases below the levels needed to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. The more we emit now, scientists say, the more severe cuts will have to be later. That’s because of the very long atmospheric lifetime of carbon dioxide, which means we can only emit a fixed amount in total if we want to stay within key climate goals.

    “It’s sort of, lose one year now, you have to pick up five years later,” said Glen Peters, one of the study’s co-authors and a researcher at the Center for International Climate Research in Oslo.

    Emissions are forecast to reach around 37 billion tons of carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel burning and industrial activity in 2017”

    “a troubling development” lmao

    ‘Sir we just got your MRI results back and found a troubling development. Your body is infected with Cancer – it’s terminal.’

    Better spend them dopamine dollars before you go.

  10. Davy on Mon, 13th Nov 2017 8:19 pm 

    We should have significant amount of people return to the land in pastoral simplicity.
    We should have much less affluence with a living based upon wise stoicism that prepares for a tough world ahead.
    We should live seasonally and locally with micro grids.
    We should procreate less with draconian policies to dissuade large families.
    We should prepare for a world that will no longer be stable in almost every way.
    We should realize our civilization is incapable of these moves just like there will never be peace on earth. Yet, these changes can be made at the individual level. Our civilization is lost but not our communities. Find community and you will find solutions.

  11. Bloomer on Mon, 13th Nov 2017 8:38 pm 

    If humans can’t slow down population growth, mother nature will do it for us.

  12. Duncan Idaho on Mon, 13th Nov 2017 9:03 pm 

    Just because we are in population overshoot, ecological collapse, runaway climate change, collapse of fisheries, topsoil, old growth forests, etc, doesn’t mean we can’t still make a buck!

    My stock account is raging upward!

    Such Debbie Downers—

  13. Sissyfuss on Mon, 13th Nov 2017 10:52 pm 

    So after 25 years have passed since their last dire warning the only thing different is that there are more scientists screaming. Big whoop. I’ll bet that the last remaining inhabitants on Easter Island whi!e starving would all gather to celebrate any new birth. Maybe they saw it as a new protein shipment. Now matter how intensely I strive to be realistic and objective about our present day conditions I ultimately find myself immersed in an ocean of doom. I see no rational pathway leading us out of overshoot, only dieoff and chaos. Economic growth, though withering away, is pursued aggressively by the globalist elite because they cannot stomach the alternative. And what a mystery it is to me that the ME can be in absolute and militaristic dysfunction while maintaining the oil supply and a semi stable price. Allah be praised I guess.

  14. Apneaman on Mon, 13th Nov 2017 11:24 pm 

    Sissyfuss, the globalists middle class looks the other way too. There has literally been tens of thousands of warnings going back 40 years or more.I remember the 90’s & early 2000’s being full of globalizing cheerleading shills like Pulitzer Prize winning Tom Friedman. I read a few chapters of one and that was enough. Him and others sold millions of these books to the middle class. They loved it. The promise of endless dopamine hits. Tell em what they to hear.

    I prefer John Gray & Thomas Ligotti.

    ““Today, for the mass of humanity, science and technology embody ‘miracle, mystery, and authority’. Science promises that the most ancient human fantasies will at last be realized. Sickness and ageing will be abolished; scarcity and poverty will be no more; the species will become immortal. Like Christianity in the past, the modern cult of science lives on the hope of miracles. But to think that science can transform the human lot is to believe in magic. Time retorts to the illusions of humanism with the reality: frail, deranged, undelivered humanity. Even as it enables poverty to be diminished and sickness to be alleviated, science will be used to refine tyranny and perfect the art of war.”

    ― John N. Gray, Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals “

    ““This is the great lesson the depressive learns: Nothing in the world is inherently compelling. Whatever may be really “out there” cannot project itself as an affective experience. It is all a vacuous affair with only a chemical prestige. Nothing is either good or bad, desirable or undesirable, or anything else except that it is made so by laboratories inside us producing the emotions on which we live. And to live on our emotions is to live arbitrarily, inaccurately—imparting meaning to what has none of its own. Yet what other way is there to live? Without the ever-clanking machinery of emotion, everything would come to a standstill. There would be nothing to do, nowhere to go, nothing to be, and no one to know. The alternatives are clear: to live falsely as pawns of affect, or to live factually as depressives, or as individuals who know what is known to the depressive. How advantageous that we are not coerced into choosing one or the other, neither choice being excellent. One look at human existence is proof enough that our species will not be released from the stranglehold of emotionalism that anchors it to hallucinations. That may be no way to live, but to opt for depression would be to opt out of existence as we consciously know it.”

    ― Thomas Ligotti, The Conspiracy Against the Human Race “

  15. MASTERMIND on Tue, 14th Nov 2017 12:32 am 

    Sissy ” I see no rational pathway leading us out of overshoot, only dieoff and chaos.”


  16. Davy on Tue, 14th Nov 2017 2:52 am 

    Let’s look at our civilization as if it is an individual. In some ways it is. If you look at the entire human body of all people right here right now we are one body in some respects. If you look at us that way then we are in some ways a common spirit and expression. In this respect then imagine us this one body of all humanity in life and this life is cyclical in nature. Nature is not linear. Our exceptionalism is linear with goals and those goals revolve around growth and growth is really a striving for immortality. In this respect then our striving for immortality is our demons because this goes against life. No, not growth but unchecked linear growth is a demon. Cyclical growth is life and represent living and dying. So we are now beset by demons in a sense. Don’t get religious on me just hold this thought. I am talking about this great human body that is a global modern civilization. It is striving in an unnatural growth that is unleashing demons. Yet, all life is natural and demons or angles are just our imagination. If we see that our demons are really angels freeing us to become again cyclical in a natural life of life and death then we have been freed and we are now whole.

    WTF, was that Davy? Well, the point I am getting at is our industrial civilization is almost over. We need to quit fighting it. We need to accept this death. This death may also be human end and it may even be the mother of all extinction events where most life dies. I mean let’s face it the carbon system is a serious system to screw with and we screwed with it good and keep on screwing with it. Who knows how bad this will get. I feel a little bit of a connection to nature. I live close to it daily outside with the animals. Somehow I feel nature will heal itself but only after one hell of a shit storm. Eventually a new ecosystem will form that is complex and beautiful like the one we just destroyed. This destruction is not bad in itself. Nature is about extinction and birth. That is the basis of its cyclical nature. That which dies becomes food for the birth of others on and on. It is humans in their intelligence that is alone in an ego of self-consciousness that fights this. Other animals fight it too but humans do this fight in an insidious way of vicious circles of self-consciousness. You know the type of thing where we are always looking over our shoulder because of the loss of control. “Did I lock the door or not after we already checked it once?” We can never really have that security and happiness we crave. It is only by letting go and death is letting go, that we can have life.

    This is not going to save us at the level of civilization. We are late term. We are toast. The harder these 15,000 scientist try to convince us of what we can do to save ourselves the deeper the hole becomes. On the spiritual level it is different. We can transcend this death by embracing it and living to die another day. In fact much of what is wrong with humans could be mitigated by the realization of the denial of death both at the individual level and at the level of civilization. Just imagine if our leadership on all levels embraced the realization of the death of our civilization. There would be some huge changes. This would not save us but it would go a long way from us digging the hole quicker. This is not a matter of solutions. This is a matter of orientation and of the wisdom that comes forth from that orientation being the solution.

    “Jacob’s Ladder- If your frightened of dying,…”

    “The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won’t let go of life, your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they’re not punishing you, he said. They’re freeing your soul. So the way he sees it, if you’re frightened of dying and… and you’re holding on, you’ll see devils tearing your life away. But if you’ve made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the earth. It’s just a matter of how you look at it, that’s all. So don’t worry, okay? Okay?”

  17. Davy on Tue, 14th Nov 2017 3:20 am 

    “Scientists Shocked As Fisheries Collapse On West Coast: “It’s The Worst We’ve Seen”

    “The Gulf of Alaska cod populations appears to have taken a nose-dive. Scientists are shocked at the collapse and starving fish, making this the “worst they’ve ever seen.” “They [Alaskan cod] get weak and die or get eaten by something else,” said NOAA’s Steve Barbeaux. The 2017 trawl net survey found the lowest numbers of cod on record forcing scientists to try to unravel what happened. A lot of the cod hatched in 2012 appeared to survive, but by 2017, those fish were largely gone for the surveys, which also found scant evidence of fish born in subsequent years. Many of the cod that have come on board trawlers are “long skinny fish” according to Brent Paine, executive director of United Catcher Boats. “This is a big deal,” Paine said. “We just don’t see these (cod) year classes disappear from one year to the next.”

    “The blob began to take hold in 2014, and within a year had raised temperatures as much as 7 degrees Fahrenheit in some surface waters of the Gulf of Alaska. In deeper waters, where cod feed, the temperature rose by more than 1 degree Fahrenheit. The surface temperatures recorded during the blob’s peak could be close to the average at century’s end, according to a recent report on climate change by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Thus, future blobs could push temperatures much higher than the most recent event. “They may not necessarily be more frequent, but they will be more intense,” said Nicholas Bond, a University of Washington climate scientist who assisted in the Gulf of Alaska cod research. “This is really going to be uncharted territory.”

  18. Theedrich on Tue, 14th Nov 2017 3:21 am 

    The real problem with Puerto Rico is simply that it’s filled mainly with Spics.  Like their cousins in Mexico and the rest of Latinoamérica, they cannot control their spending, always eat their seed grain, and demand Marxist “solutions” funded by Whitey.  The current and typical ploy is to blame everything on Trump and the Republicans.  Naturally, the PR’s pre-hurricane bankruptcy had nothing to do with them.  It’s all just “fate.”

    The fact that this infantilism always leads to catastrophe escapes the microcephalic Latino brain.  There will always be someone else (preferably White) to blame.  It’s what Jesus says to do.

  19. deadlykillerbeaz on Tue, 14th Nov 2017 4:58 am 

    A bunch of pencil-necked geeks issue a warning to humanity. So special!

    Thanks for the warning, now get lost!

  20. Shortend on Tue, 14th Nov 2017 6:24 am 

    Now well get 15000 paid for industry capitalist “Scientists” claiming BAU is fine and dandy.
    Humans, you got to love them

  21. pointer on Tue, 14th Nov 2017 6:41 am 

    Nothing will be done except for what is profitable for the wealthy, as it has always been.

  22. Davy on Tue, 14th Nov 2017 7:09 am 

    pointer, you and I are wealthy and part of it. It is just a degree thing. If you are here you are wealthy compared to the other 6BIL. You are enjoying affluence and affluence is the problem. Yea, the ultra rich are off the board in blame but come on You and I are too.

  23. fmr-paultard on Tue, 14th Nov 2017 7:58 am 

    eurotard, the soviets held up America thanks to the similar “juche” doctrine, or just a one shot military pony. if america declines economically we can easily stick to our own juche doctrine. there will be no eurotard army capable of defeating the giantic atom bombs nicknamed pacific and atlantic

  24. fmr-paultard on Tue, 14th Nov 2017 8:01 am 

    all i care is women in combat. i love women and i don’t want any specicial treament for them besides urging them to kill their way to the top. there’s tons of SENTAPBs to be killed.

    I don’t care if eurotard, putin, NK, ISIS, or phils or china do everything to get ahead at the expense of wholistic development (economic, military, political, arts). I want to win while also have some semblance of life worth living

  25. pointer on Tue, 14th Nov 2017 8:09 am 

    Most certainly I share significant blame, Davy. Most of the damage has been done over the span of my lifetime, and I participated in it heartily, driving, flying, not giving a thought to the untold BTUs escaping from my poorly-insulated McMansion, eating produce and processed food transported thousands of miles, eating meat composed mainly of concentrated fossil fuels, buying all the latest trinkets and gadgets, so many that my McMansion’s voluminous space disappeared mysteriously, giving thought only to my career and its advancement, among many other transgressions. I am from the generations of humans who will be cursed by those in the future.

    My comment, however, is a more bland reflection on how history has generally unfolded — there’s been a lot of craziness just because those in power don’t think of it as craziness. They think of it as profitable in some way. Of course, this approach has time and again met with disaster and collapse. And, of course, among the rabid profiteers and the sheep are a few “woke” individuals, such as many of the posters here. But no one takes these few seriously, and will not.

  26. Davy on Tue, 14th Nov 2017 10:36 am 

    Good points, pointer.

  27. Cloggie on Tue, 14th Nov 2017 12:17 pm 

    Diesel truck versus electric truck (via fuel cell, that is hydrogen).

    Who wins?

  28. jh wyoming on Wed, 15th Nov 2017 12:39 am 

    If I know humanity, any warning to change our ways will probably be a strong signal to do anything and everything to destroy what is left. Denial is so strong it’s the most rock solid thing people have. Like an alligator having snapped its ivory’s on to prey, people absolutely cannot stop charging hard, guns akimbo towards the abyss.

  29. makati1 on Wed, 15th Nov 2017 12:51 am 

    jh, you understand human nature. At this point, there is little, to zero, hope of changing the direction of the charging herd. Best you can do is work your way to the edge and move to a place outside where you can watch the coming events.

  30. Apneaman on Wed, 15th Nov 2017 2:48 pm 

    Extreme Harvey-Like Rains in Texas 6x More Likely Today Than 25 Years Ago

    -Harvey’s rains were the greatest ever recorded for any U.S. tropical cyclone

    -Harvey’s 3-day rains were the greatest ever recorded for any major U.S. city

    “According to Mr. Burt, who analyzed the precipitation records for 330 major U.S. cities, the records for 3-day precipitation at major U.S. cities now look like this:

    1) 40.53”, Beaumont/Port Arthur Airport, TX, Aug 27 – 29, 2017

    2) 32.47”, Houston Hobby Airport, TX, Aug 26 – 28, 2017

    3) 30.32”, Hilo, HI, Nov 1 – 3, 2000

    4) 28.44”, Houston Intercontinental Airport, TX, Aug 26 – 28, 2017

    In addition, Harvey’s 2-day rainfall amounts in Beaumont/Port Arthur were the highest on record for any major city in the continental U.S. According to Mr. Burt, the U.S. records for 2-day precipitation now look like this:

    1) 31.55″, Beaumont/Port Arthur Airport, TX, Aug 28 – 29, 2017

    2) 29.28”, Hilo, HI, Nov 1 – 2, 2000

    3) 24.44”, Houston Intercontinental Airport, TX, Aug 26 – 27, 2017

    4) 23.06”, Houston Hobby Airport, TX, Aug 26 – 27, 2017

    -Harvey’s rains well beyond a 1-in-1000 year event

    -Climate change is likely to increase hurricane rainfall”

  31. Apneaman on Wed, 15th Nov 2017 6:38 pm 

    Greece flash floods leave at least 15 dead

    Rain Bombs keep falling on their heads…………….

  32. Apneaman on Wed, 15th Nov 2017 6:43 pm 

    Ottawa shatters annual rainfall record

    Ottawa drenched by 1,213 mm of rain in 2017, making it the rainiest year on record — with 2 months to go.

    It’s a little over 1C above the 1880 baseline and that added about 7% more moisture to the atmosphere. Just imagine what cities will look like when it’s at 2C and these Rain Bombs are 7% more ‘new & improved’. It won’t take long to get there.

  33. Apneaman on Wed, 15th Nov 2017 9:48 pm 

    Sudden Severe Flood Leaves 14 Dead in Athens, Forecasts Show Up to 15+ Additional Inches on the Way for Greece

    “Extreme drought. Extreme floods.

    Unfortunately, with human-caused climate change, these kinds of devastating events have become far more frequent. With the Earth warming by around 1.1 to 1.2 C above pre-industrial averages, there are now four times as many instances of extreme weather than there were as recently as the 1970s.”

    “There are now 400 extreme weather events every year, four times as many as in 1970”

  34. Kenz300 on Thu, 16th Nov 2017 9:57 am 

    Climate Change is real and getting worse.
    Maybe flooding will have an impact on the fossil fuel deniers.

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