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Re: Miocene Anthropocene Future

Unread postby dissident » Sat 11 Aug 2018, 18:14:17

A lot of the "rock scientists" simply have no sense of timescales shorter than 1 million years. Even though they know that rocks can form in 10,000 years and CO2 sequestration by chemical weathering is on the order of a couple hundred thousand years, they think in terms of time scales which are basically irrelevant to humanity. I, as a human, could care less that in 2 billion years lots of things have happened. No species lasts in its existing form for 2 billion years. The serious problems that humanity is facing are in the next 200 years.
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Re: Miocene Anthropocene Future

Unread postby rockdoc123 » Sat 11 Aug 2018, 19:05:30

A lot of the "rock scientists" simply have no sense of timescales shorter than 1 million years


wrong...much of the stratigraphic column has divisions in the order of tens of thousands of years. The Triassic, as an example, has a very, very fine chronostratigraphy based on ammonoids.

No species lasts in its existing form for 2 billion years.


Given that multi-cellular life has only been around for 900 MMy it is difficult to argue one way or the other with the evidence. Nontheless Nautilus have been around relatively unchanged for 500 My, Coelecanthes unchanged for 400 My. And given that evolution has occurred over that period of time driven by factors other than climate change not sure what your point is.

The serious problems that humanity is facing are in the next 200 years.


Maybe....who actually knows? Climate change could be neither here nor there if the planet gets hit by an extinction event size meteorite, implodes with a wayward comet, one of the now semi-dormant super volcanoes explodes or a tin pot dictator somewhere decides to fire off a bunch of nuclear warheads. Models assume everything is controlled within the "universe" of that model, it is never the case which is why their ability to predict rather than forecast under specific conditions is extremely limited.
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Re: Miocene Anthropocene Future

Unread postby onlooker » Sat 11 Aug 2018, 21:31:32

I am not sure also of the purpose of getting technical with these definitions as:
The anthropocene is a proposed epoch dating from the commencement of significant human impact on the Earth's geology and ecosystems, including, but not limited to, anthropogenic climate change

"Recent human impacts—including habitat destruction, environmental pollution, and animal and plant extinctions—have been so great that they'll result in an obvious boundary in Earth's rock layers, the authors say."
"We are so adept at using energy and manipulating the environment that we are now a defining force in the geological process on the surface of the Earth," said co-author Jan Zalasiewicz, a paleobiologist with the University of Leicester in the U.K."

So, whatever period, epoch, era etc. the present falls under, it is producing immense environmental changes that will last probably for millions of years. We are in fact terra forming or geo-engineering on this planet. And the changes are comparable to great changes in the past.
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/new ... hropocene/
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Re: Miocene Anthropocene Future

Unread postby rockdoc123 » Sun 12 Aug 2018, 11:35:51

Nice try, Rockdoc. There are two working groups on the Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy,
One group working on the subdivision of the Holocene, the other on the determination if the Holocene has ended and when.

There is a political battle going on between Geologists who are loathe to recognize man's impact, and those that recognize man's impact, which has created a deep political polarization within the organization.

The subdivision working group reported first. That is all. Anti-Anthropocene geologists are declaring victory, but whether the Holocene has ended has yet to be determined.

The subdivision working group exceeded their mandate when they stated the Holocene continues in their report.


Your analysis shows a basic misunderstanding of how the process works. First off the recommendation for Holocene sub-division came from the International Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy. They are the ones that recommended that Maghalayan be defined as 4200 ya to Present. This indicates they have ignored any entreaties to this point in time by their Anthropocene sub-committee which reports to them (not the other way around).

The stratigraphic chart can always be changed in the future, it has been several times. But the most recent change (as pointed out in my previous note) does not recognize an Anthropocene subdivision. The fact that the International Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy recommended no current recognition of an Anthropocene (one that doesn’t have global recognition in the geologic record) and it was approved by the IUGS means it is currently set in stone. There can always be future submissions by the ISQS but at this point in time, it is clear that the neither the ISQS nor the IUGS recognize an Anthropocene subdivision. That is a simple fact.
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Re: Miocene Anthropocene Future

Unread postby Cid_Yama » Sun 12 Aug 2018, 19:56:06

Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy

IUGS ratifies Holocene subdivision

Posted on July 20, 2018 by Martin J. Head

On June 14, 2018, the Executive Committee of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) ratified the subdivision of the Holocene Series/Epoch as follows:

Lower/Early Holocene Subseries/Subepoch = Greenlandian Stage/Age with a base dated at 11,700 years b2k (before 2000 AD). GSSP = NGRIP2 Greenland ice core.

Middle Holocene Subseries/Subepoch = Northgrippian Stage/Age with a base dated at 8236 years b2k. GSSP = NGRIP1 Greenland ice core.

Upper/Late Holocene Subseries/Subepoch = Meghalayan Stage/Age with a base dated at 4250 years b2k. GSSP = a speleothem (specifically a stalagmite) from Mawmluh Cave, Meghalaya, northeast India.

The above subdivision has no bearing on the Anthropocene, which remains an undefined unit under active investigation by the SQS Anthropocene Working Group.

http://quaternary.stratigraphy.org/iugs ... bdivision/


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Re: Miocene Anthropocene Future

Unread postby Cid_Yama » Sun 12 Aug 2018, 20:53:04

Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy

Working Group on the ‘Anthropocene’

What is the ‘Anthropocene’? – current definition and status
◾The ‘Anthropocene’ is a term widely used since its coining by Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer in 2000 to denote the present time interval, in which many geologically significant conditions and processes are profoundly altered by human activities. These include changes in: erosion and sediment transport associated with a variety of anthropogenic processes, including colonisation, agriculture, urbanisation and global warming. the chemical composition of the atmosphere, oceans and soils, with significant anthropogenic perturbations of the cycles of elements such as carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and various metals. environmental conditions generated by these perturbations; these include global warming, ocean acidification and spreading oceanic ‘dead zones’. the biosphere both on land and in the sea, as a result of habitat loss, predation, species invasions and the physical and chemical changes noted above.

◾The ‘Anthropocene’ is not a formally defined geological unit within the Geological Time Scale. A proposal to formalise the ‘Anthropocene’ is being developed by the ‘Anthropocene’ Working Group for consideration by the International Commission on Stratigraphy.

◾The ‘Anthropocene’ is currently being considered by the Working Group as a potential geological epoch, i.e. at the same hierarchical level as the Pleistocene and Holocene epochs, with the implication that it is within the Quaternary Period, but that the Holocene has terminated.

◾Broadly, to be accepted as a formal term the ‘Anthropocene’ needs to be (a) scientifically justified (i.e. the ‘geological signal’ currently being produced in strata now forming must be sufficiently large, clear and distinctive) and (b) useful as a formal term to the scientific community. In terms of (b), the currently informal term ‘Anthropocene’ has already proven to be very useful to the global change research community and thus will continue to be used, but it remains to be determined whether formalisation within the Geological Time Scale would make it more useful or broaden its usefulness to other scientific communities, such as the geological community.

◾The ‘Anthropocene’ has emerged as a popular scientific term used by scientists, the scientifically engaged public and the media to designate the period of Earth’s history during which humans have a decisive influence on the state, dynamics and future of the Earth system. It is widely agreed that the Earth is currently in this state.

http://quaternary.stratigraphy.org/work ... hropocene/

Does that sound 'not real' to you, pbrain?
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Re: Miocene Anthropocene Future

Unread postby Cid_Yama » Sun 12 Aug 2018, 21:11:34

You need to search for your other brain cell.
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Re: Miocene Anthropocene Future

Unread postby ralfy » Sun 12 Aug 2018, 22:42:09

pstarr wrote:
I declare this Epoch . . . the Sillycene. A time when humans got really really dumb.


I think the term "anthropocene" does not refer to the process by which the environment is unable to recover due to human activity but to the process by which human beings are barely able to recover due to the same.
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Re: Miocene Anthropocene Future

Unread postby rockdoc123 » Mon 13 Aug 2018, 09:18:20

Rockdoc, you idiot. Did you think I would just let that lie go without coming back with documentation from the Subcommision itself? Everyone already knows you never post the truth, why do you even bother anymore? You have a credibility of -10.


God, you are a bonehead. What part of the Meghalayan Stage going from 4250 years to present do you not understand? They did not divide up the Meghalaya any further. There is no room for Anthropocene.

here is a picture of the latest chart (blown up for the Holocene).

Image

http://www.stratigraphy.org/index.php/ics-chart-timescale

Please note..Meghalayan goes from 4250 to Present.

Now unless you are incredibly stupid there isn’t much room to fit in an “Anthropocene” after Present. :roll:

Again this was submitted by the International Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy which is the group that the sub-committee on the Anthropocene reports to as a recommended update to the Stratigraphic Chart which is only approved by the IUGS. If the ISQS wanted an Anthropocene designation in there at this point in time they would have submitted it….they didn’t which means they are unconvinced by anything the sub-committee on Anthropocene has submitted to this point in time. What that means is the IUGS at this point in time does not recognize an Anthropocene designation in the Stratigraphic Chart. It is that simple, an Anthropocene Epoch or Age does not formerly exist. Your desire may want something different but sorry chum, you are out of luck on this one.
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Sillyscene........

Unread postby Whitefang » Mon 13 Aug 2018, 11:53:42

Out of that garden, maybe agriculture were not the best thing for humanity after all, the forbidden fruit, indulging in taking everything, especially after burning coal.

Paul B. has a new video on the road to doom, hothouse Earth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dpEHWY0mRw

Ten years ago Timothy Lenton spearheaded a scientific paper examining expert assessments on the types and likelihoods of Tipping Elements in the Climate System. A number of top European climate scientists published an update a few days ago, to get a handle on the risk of cascading climate feedbacks propelling the Earth into a hothouse state. They suggest that we are on that path now, and have a decade or two to avoid the worst. I fear that we have already gone over that cliff, and I declare a global climate change emergency to claw back up the rock face to attempt to regain system stability, or face an untenable calamity of biblical proportions.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45084144

It may sound like the title of a low budget sci-fi movie, but for planetary scientists, "Hothouse Earth" is a deadly serious concept.
Researchers believe we could soon cross a threshold leading to boiling hot temperatures and towering seas in the centuries to come.
Even if countries succeed in meeting their CO2 targets, we could still lurch on to this "irreversible pathway".
Their study shows it could happen if global temperatures rise by 2C.


http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/31/1810141115

We explore the risk that self-reinforcing feedbacks could push the Earth System toward a planetary threshold that, if crossed, could prevent stabilization of the climate at intermediate temperature rises and cause continued warming on a “Hothouse Earth” pathway even as human emissions are reduced. Crossing the threshold would lead to a much higher global average temperature than any interglacial in the past 1.2 million years and to sea levels significantly higher than at any time in the Holocene. We examine the evidence that such a threshold might exist and where it might be. If the threshold is crossed, the resulting trajectory would likely cause serious disruptions to ecosystems, society, and economies. Collective human action is required to steer the Earth System away from a potential threshold and stabilize it in a habitable interglacial-like state. Such action entails stewardship of the entire Earth System—biosphere, climate, and societies—and could include decarbonization of the global economy, enhancement of biosphere carbon sinks, behavioral changes, technological innovations, new governance arrangements, and transformed social values.



Since we are already speeding up without any hope of avoiding the worst case, I think we should burn BAU to keep the dirty shield, smoke intact as long as possible, to give us some extra time to do preps before we are trapped in a city or town.
Science cannot keep up with the speed of things unfolding.

That Guy, dr Doom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMCIgu2zjH4&t=2s

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Re: Sillyscene........

Unread postby Plantagenet » Mon 13 Aug 2018, 15:16:07

Whitefang wrote:Science cannot keep up with the speed of things unfolding.


Science is keeping up just fine.

Its the world's leaders who have dropped the ball. They gave us a bogus global climate treaty that accomplished nothing when they set up the Kyoto Accords, and now they've given us another bogus climate treaty that accomplishes nothing in the Paris Accords.

We need a real international treaty that has teeth that will result in CO2 and CH4 emission cuts. Science has made that very very clear----its the idiot politicians who won't do their jobs.

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Re: Miocene Anthropocene Future

Unread postby Whitefang » Mon 13 Aug 2018, 15:19:48

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6pzhBe7P00

YouTube of the study, with a few moments of the presentation of the scientists involved, Johan R.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v_ny7y ... r_embedded

Repost from Dohboi..,

Margo goes over the latest in melting Arctic sea ice, global methane, sulfur dioxide, ozone, carbon dioxide levels and much more.

Time is short. Be kind to one another and get your spiritual houses in order. God bless everyone! Power to the Truth!
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Sulfur Dioxide & Volcanic Gases - Part 1 (May 23, 2018): https://youtu.be/mluvf_fibPQ
Looking at Ozone - Part 1 (June 24, 2018): https://youtu.be/BR06PpHowjI
Looking at Ozone - Part 2 (June 25, 2018): https://youtu.be/CA9mx7yzdOU
Looking at Ozone - Part 3 (June 26, 2018): https://youtu.be/9_KTbVMgNjE



DoD has made plans, 2014.....near blue ocean around 2020, from Rotterdam to Alaska in 4700 nmiles northeast passage, around 2025 the direct route 4000 nmiles, very close to the pole.
Always look on the bright side of life :wink:

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You do need extra diesel for a trip into the unknown….bbbrrr
Twin engine and steering, handy if one system breaks down.

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Re: Miocene Anthropocene Future

Unread postby Newfie » Mon 13 Aug 2018, 17:13:04

Whitefang wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6pzhBe7P00

YouTube of the study, with a few moments of the presentation of the scientists involved, Johan R.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v_ny7y ... r_embedded

Repost from Dohboi..,

Margo goes over the latest in melting Arctic sea ice, global methane, sulfur dioxide, ozone, carbon dioxide levels and much more.

Time is short. Be kind to one another and get your spiritual houses in order. God bless everyone! Power to the Truth!
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If you've not seen my background videos on methane, sulfur dioxide or ozone, here are the links:
Global Methane Forecasts (April 28, 2018): https://youtu.be/76T1w7pFWRo
Sulfur Dioxide & Volcanic Gases - Part 1 (May 23, 2018): https://youtu.be/mluvf_fibPQ
Looking at Ozone - Part 1 (June 24, 2018): https://youtu.be/BR06PpHowjI
Looking at Ozone - Part 2 (June 25, 2018): https://youtu.be/CA9mx7yzdOU
Looking at Ozone - Part 3 (June 26, 2018): https://youtu.be/9_KTbVMgNjE



DoD has made plans, 2014.....near blue ocean around 2020, from Rotterdam to Alaska in 4700 nmiles northeast passage, around 2025 the direct route 4000 nmiles, very close to the pole.
Always look on the bright side of life :wink:

Beginning to think about a schip for sale:

https://www.yachtfocus.com/gebruikte-bo ... yacht.html

You do need extra diesel for a trip into the unknown….bbbrrr
Twin engine and steering, handy if one system breaks down.

Captain of a ship that is going down
Water is close to sip
Hang on and drown
Life is precious in the light of fear
Fools we are here.

Mothertongue lyrics, not mine.


Finally something I know something about.

Steel is better in ice.
Sail boats, even just running under motor alone, get far better mileage than a powerboat. Unless the powerboat is designed and powered as a displacement only hull.
Twin screws are not so good in the ice. The keel, especially a sailboat keel, provides a lot of protection to the prop and rudder, it deflects the ice.
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Re: Miocene Anthropocene Future

Unread postby Tanada » Mon 13 Aug 2018, 20:26:24

Newfie wrote:Finally something I know something about.

Steel is better in ice.
Sail boats, even just running under motor alone, get far better mileage than a powerboat. Unless the powerboat is designed and powered as a displacement only hull.
Twin screws are not so good in the ice. The keel, especially a sailboat keel, provides a lot of protection to the prop and rudder, it deflects the ice.


So does this mean you are sailing to Seattle taking the Northern Sea route shortcut?
I should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, design a building, write, balance accounts, build a wall, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, pitch manure, program a computer, cook, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
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Sail away.....

Unread postby Whitefang » Tue 14 Aug 2018, 10:57:21

Thanks Newfie,

The goal, promised land is BC North/Alaska peninsula from Rotterdam/Vlissingen or Morocco/Ouad Lou near the Rif mtns.

Not looking forward to a winter on Nova Zembla like Willem Barentz and his crew when they got stuck on the Northern Island searching for the shortcut to China/Japan.
They used the wood of the ship to built a cabin, handy creative people.

I though speed is what you need when the passage opens for a month or 6 weeks according to the navy site, Southern Island has a large military basis on google maps so you need a permit, maybe make it into a science expedition, one could contact with the Shakova's...hihi. Moermansk has about all the Russian navy schips so I think to just slip through is very unlikely.

I read that very few have sailed the passage, west and East, fewer than people on the Everest.
Idealy I would get a motorsailor, more space/food/diesel for a bug out boat.
If infrastructure still works, go with the flow south from Holland to Canary Islands and make a right until you hit Aruba/Brazil, even drifting with the tradewinds/currents will get you there.
Then reload and head for the Panama canal or make the round trip Cape Horn if things are still dandy.
Spend a winter down the Baja with campertruck Buccaneer 86 F250, carburated with a stick, broke down on the lonely coast, fishing lobster and drinking with those on the coast, lovely people.

The safest way would be the viking route with motorschip I guess, head for Schotland/Island/Greenland and find shelter along the Labrador coast, maybe even to Montreal, not bad for a city that is.
The NW passage looks very difficult, remains of multi year ice, narrow inlets etc etc.
Easy with the permits though.......

If one can still fly, buy a ticket to Montreal of Vancouver, that would be the easy thing to do but I bet that will be close to impossible within 5 years from now, 10 for sure.
Farm on the Rif, Morocco is being built, ready next year.
Camper is up and running fine, 97 Iveco diesel horse truck with Hobby Caravan and solar panels.

https://www.camptoo.nl/camper/4187/Ivec ... -Buccaneer

Would love to be independent and go for a schip, the bigger the better.....
I thought polyester best for low maintenance after the crash,


Anyway, thanks for the input
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Unread postby Whitefang » Tue 14 Aug 2018, 11:38:11

Back on topic...…

This Guy is a drama queen with his "updated most recently, likely for that final time".....hihi.

But he is well versed in founding his findings on solid grounds, basic latest science publicly available for anyone using the net.

https://guymcpherson.com/climate-chaos/ ... nd-update/

Updated most recently, likely for the final time, 2 August 2016.
The Great Dying wiped out at least 90% of the species on Earth due to an abrupt rise in global-average temperature about 252 million years ago. The vast majority of complex life became extinct. Based on information from the most conservative sources available, Earth is headed for a similar or higher global-average temperature in the very near future. The recent and near-future rises in temperature are occurring and will occur at least an order of magnitude faster than the worst of all prior Mass Extinctions. Habitat for human animals is disappearing throughout the world, and abrupt climate change has barely begun. In the near future, habitat for Homo sapiens will be gone. Shortly thereafter, all humans will die.
There is no precedence in planetary history for events unfolding today. As a result, relying on prior events to predict the near future is unwise.
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A fine and extensive overview of the disaster, with the latest updates. Plenty linkies to follow.
He thinks next fall will see the western world in collapse, I think we will have an extra few years for it being such a grand affair, our western worldwide empire.

Best to get ready now as most shops are still open for business as usual
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Unread postby Whitefang » Tue 14 Aug 2018, 16:12:51

In other words, near-term extinction of humans was already guaranteed, to the knowledge of Obama and his administration (i.e., the Central Intelligence Agency, which runs the United States and controls presidential power). Even before the dire feedbacks were reported by the scientific community, the administration abandoned climate change as a significant issue because it knew we were done as early as 2009. Rather than shoulder the unenviable task of truth-teller, Obama did as his imperial higher-ups demanded: He lied about collapse, and he lied about climate change. And he still does.



From that update, indeed the Department of Defence were informed, the latest at 2010 on abrupt CC, they chose not to tell anyone to prevent panic and inevitable crash of economy and the rest, food and water supply.

33. “Volcanologist Bill McGuire describes how rapid melting of glaciers and ice sheets as a result of climate change could trigger volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis” (13 February 2014 issue of The Guardian. According to a paper published online in the 5 February 2015 issue of Geophysical Research Letters, “underwater volcanoes defy expectations and erupt in bursts rather than a slow pace.”



According to Margo, huge clusters of quakes in Alaska, might be related to hydrates/drilling and the like, USGS-site.
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Re: Miocene Anthropocene Future

Unread postby onlooker » Tue 14 Aug 2018, 16:25:36

Yes, even before the Pentagon already had an idea about the approaching catastrophic dimensions of abrupt climate change
Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us
· Secret report warns of rioting and nuclear war 
· Britain will be 'Siberian' in less than 20 years 
· Threat to the world is greater than terrorism


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Re: Miocene Anthropocene Future

Unread postby Plantagenet » Tue 14 Aug 2018, 17:03:45

onlooker wrote:Yes, even before the Pentagon already had an idea about the approaching catastrophic dimensions of abrupt climate change
Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us
· Secret report warns of rioting and nuclear war 
· Britain will be 'Siberian' in less than 20 years 
· Threat to the world is greater than terrorism


https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... heobserver


Maybe Bush listened to that 2004 report from the Pentagon, because by the end of his administration the US was one of the chef proponents of mandatory cuts in global CO2 emissions in the UN climate change treaty negotiations.

The climate change problem has been well understood and the critical importance of cutting CO2 emissions has been known for decades. Thats why the Bush administration negotiated a new UN climate treaty with legally binding requirements for CO2 global emissions cuts to replace the flawed Kyoto Treaty where emission cuts were voluntary. Essentially the negotiating teams from all the countries of the world agreed to mandatory CO2 cuts at a meeting in Bali in 2007. That was the climate change treaty that all the world's leaders gathered in Copenhagen in 2009 to sign and ratify.

Unfortunately, Obama had become President by then and he derailed the climate treaty signing in Copenhagen by getting in tiff with the Chinese. Then he shifted the US position away from backing mandatory CO2 emissions cuts to the current position of backing a voluntary limit on how much warming can occur. Negotiating a new treaty without mandatory CO2 emissions cuts took another 6 years, and thats the basis of the 2015 UN Accords that Obama signed in Paris----a basically fraudulent agreement that proclaims the earth shall warm no more then 2°C but doesn't require mandatory CO2 emissions cuts, i.e. it will do nothing to actually stop the global warming. What a farce!

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Unread postby Whitefang » Wed 15 Aug 2018, 07:19:34

64 and 65. A study published in the 11 July 2016 online issue of Nature thoroughly documents one of the most profound planetary changes yet to be caused by a warming climate: The distribution of clouds all across Earth has shifted. Specifically, the shift has expanded subtropical dry zones, located between around 20 and 30 degrees latitude in both hemispheres, and also by raising cloud tops. Each of these changes worsens overall planetary warming. According to a story in the Washington Post accompanying the paper’s release, each of these two changes to clouds is a positive feedback to climate change.



A feedback I was not yet aware of, just to please our friend here with his search, collecting feedback loops.

https://guymcpherson.com/climate-chaos/ ... nd-update/

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn ... qykjvS1ym4


Bit of an oldy...2013, but maybe another bit of feedback.

Climate change is causing the North Pole’s location to drift, owing to subtle changes in Earth’s rotation that result from the melting of glaciers and ice sheets. The finding suggests that monitoring the position of the pole could become a new tool for tracking global warming.
Computer simulations had suggested that the melting of ice sheets and the consequent rise in sea level could affect the distribution of mass on the Earth’s surface. This would in turn cause the Earth’s axis to shift, an effect that has been confirmed by measurements of the positions of the poles.
Now, Jianli Chen of the University of Texas at Austin and colleagues have shown that melting due to our greenhouse-gas emissions is making its own contribution to the shift.
The wobble in Earth’s axis of rotation is a combination of two major components, each with its own cause. One is called the Chandler wobble and is thought to arise because the Earth is not rigid. Another is the annual wobble, related to Earth’s orbit around the sun.
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