Disaster ‘We Don't Know a Planet Like This': CO2 Levels Hit 415 PPM for First Time in 3 Million+ Years - Bring your scuba gear

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https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/05/13/we-dont-know-planet-co2-levels-hit-415-ppm-first-time-3-million-years

Atmospheric levels of carbon registered 415 parts per million over the weekend at one of the world's key measuring stations, a concentration level researchers say has not existed in more than 3 million years – before the dawn of human history.
Taken at the Mauno Loa Observatory in Hawaii by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the measure continues the upward trend of atmospheric carbon concentration that lies at the heart of the global warming and climate crisis:
Meteorologist Eric Holthaus, a journalist who covers the climate crisis for Grist, contextualized the latest readings in a tweet that was shared widely on Sunday:
One person responded to the Holthaus tweet by asking, "How is this not breaking news on all channels all over the world?"
Rich Pancost, head of the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol in the U.K., said that the best guess of the scientific community is that global atmospheric carbon levels have not been this high for "about 3 millions years... [m]aybe more."
Writing on his Informed Comment blog Monday, historian Juan Cole said that life on Earth in that pre-historic era, known as the Pliocene Period, is not a place humans would recognize:
In the Pliocene, it was much hotter.
In the Pliocene, oceans were much higher, maybe 90 feet higher.
That is our fate, folks. That is what 415ppm produces. It is only a matter of time, and some of the sea level rise will come quickly.
Amsterdam, New Orleans, Lisbon, Miami – the list of cities that will be submerged is enormous.
Elsewhere online, reaction to the unsettling milestone was met with a mix of frustration, alarm, and fresh demands for urgent action to address the crisis.
Despite the new measurement, it is not as if humanity has not been endlessly warned that this is the path it's on.
"If the threshold seems unremarkable (it shouldn't)," wrote Jonathan Shieber at TechCrunch, "it's yet another indication of the unprecedented territory humanity is now charting as it blazes new trails toward environmental catastrophe."
As Shieber explains:
The increasing proportion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is important because of its heat absorbing properties. The land and seas on the planet absorb and emit heat and that heat is trapped in carbon dioxide molecules. The NOAA likens CO2 to leaving bricks in a fireplace, that still emit heat after a fire goes out.
Greenhouse gases contribute to the planet maintaining a temperature that can sustain life, but too much can impact the entire ecosystem that sustains us. That's what's happening now. As the NOAA notes, "increases in greenhouse gases have tipped the Earth's energy budget out of balance, trapping additional heat and raising Earth’s average temperature."
While scientists have stated that much of the future warming is already "locked in," Cole points out that humanity's main focus must be to make sure all efforts are made to reverse the emissions trend in order to limit the scale of the destruction.
"What can be stopped is its getting any worse," Cole concluded. "But that would require moving with blinding speed to wind and solar power and electric cars."
And the message from the global climate justice movement has been crystal clear: It's an emergency. Act like it.
 

Dr W

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Dr W

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Global warming is a liberal tax scam.
The 'global warming is a scam' scam was perpetrated by wealthy oil and coal conglomerates in order to protect their business, much like how cigarette companies bribed and mislead doctors.


Get double conspiracy'd, fag.
 

ZeCommissar

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If the entire West just went 100% green and stopped producing massive amounts of CO2 then would that even help anything?

We still have China and India which definitely won't give a fuck about what anyone says about the environment, and then if/when Africa or at least a good portion of Africa starts really developing they probably are going to start producing massive amounts of CO2 as well.
 

samuraicrack

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Global warming is a liberal tax scam.
It’s not but in reality all the hubbub about it is gay. Climate change has always existed even before humans have been around, so acting like it’s this shit that exists solely because we put trash in the water is dumb.

All pollution and human involvement in CO2 levels really does at the end of the day is accelerate the extinction of the human race faster than it would’ve if we still lived in grass huts or whatever. I would honestly rather live for 100 years with a bunch of cool technology and know a lot about the world instead of living for 10,000 where all we do is paint on walls with our shit and beat each other off with rocks.
 

It's HK-47

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That is our fate, folks. That is what 415ppm produces. It is only a matter of time, and some of the sea level rise will come quickly.
Amsterdam, New Orleans, Lisbon, Miami – the list of cities that will be submerged is enormous.
I've been hearing that since I was a kid and I'm not even close to being young anymore. Are we going to kill ourselves already or is this some kind of multi-century-long cock-tease because I'm tired of waiting to embrace death. Drop the goddamned bass already I'm getting bored.
 

PoisonedBun

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If the entire West just went 100% green and stopped producing massive amounts of CO2 then would that even help anything?

We still have China and India which definitely won't give a fuck about what anyone says about the environment, and then if/when Africa or at least a good portion of Africa starts really developing they probably are going to start producing massive amounts of CO2 as well.

I mean, it would certainly help. The U.S. still generates a metric fuckton of trash and one of the largest world leaders actually getting serious about climate change could help encourage other countries too. I imagine if we started mainly relying on green products/energy, that would make a lot of overseas manufactured stuff obsolete. Like oil.
 

Sprig of Parsley

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I mean, it would certainly help. The U.S. still generates a metric fuckton of trash and one of the largest world leaders actually getting serious about climate change could help encourage other countries too. I imagine if we started mainly relying on green products/energy, that would make a lot of overseas manufactured stuff obsolete. Like oil.
Getting countries like China and India on board fully would involve making it a competitive issue because otherwise they won't fucking care.
 
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