As Northland recovers from a once in 500 year storm, as fires in Siberia thaw massive amounts of methane into the atmosphere, news reaches us that Greenland’s glaciers have passed the point of no return…
Greenland’s ice sheet may have shrunk past the point of return, with the ice likely to melt away no matter how quickly the world reduces climate-warming emissions, new research suggests.
…this matters as the fresh water into the Labrador Sea will shut down the desalination oceanic pumps which draw temperature away from the equator and drags it north making Northern Europe temperate.
Why does that matter?
It matters because the time it takes for these sudden climate events to occur are as abrupt as what we are seeing with the Pandemic.
And what does the latest science on abrupt climate change tell us?
It’s not good…
Arctic sea ice is melting more quickly than once assumed. Today’s climate models have yet to incorporate the steep rise in temperatures that have occurred over the past 40 years. This, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Copenhagen and other institutions.
“The abrupt rise in temperature now being experienced in the Arctic has only been observed during the last ice age. During that time, analyses of ice cores revealed that temperatures over the Greenland Ice Sheet increased several times, between 10 to 12 degrees, over a 40 to 100-year period,” explains Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen.
He emphasizes that the significance of the steep rise in temperature is yet to be fully appreciated
…we are seeing this now in Canada.
While our immediate attention is on the pandemic, the reality is extreme global warming and even more extreme weather events speeding up, not slowing down.
Human pollution, free market capitalism and naked consumerism has polluted the biosphere to the point of no return.
This will force our hands in terms of adaptation in society, the economy and our culture.
The truth is that the inconvenience of the Pandemic is but a taste of what we have ahead of us and that a radical rebuild of the entire economy and community is the only way forward.
The longer the system takes to force that radical change, the more violent the breaking of the political spectrum by the people when the structural shut down reaches a level our collective apathy and denial can no longer ignore.
Revolutionary change is coming whether we like it or not.
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