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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 ice has shrunk beyond point of no return – study

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?

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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…

New study warns: We have underestimated the pace at which the Arctic is melting

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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15 COMMENTS

  1. Non-linearity in the climate system has taken us into a new paradigm. All the NGO’s and the moronosphere masquerading as the Green Party of Aotearoa ignore this fact at the entire biosphere’s peril. “Mindful Money” being the biggest local oxymoron.
    Because they fail to admit the severity of the predicament we find ourselves in we aren’t planning for collapse, we’re planning to fail.
    Don’t take my word for it or that of my co-host on Nature Bats Last on PRN.FM Professor Guy McPherson ( GuyMcPherson.com ).
    Have a listen to my interview with Dr Andrew Glikson from the ANU on tipping points crossed.
    https://kevinhester.live/2019/08/08/tipping-points-in-the-earth-climate-system-dr-andrew-glikson-returns-to-nature-bats-last/?fbclid=IwAR2yIVDfJK_Rt6HrvDvRD9nRRJJsx40Ejw3qEoxcXxc-JsOYdsBXqZsAHIc

    Alternatively check out Professor Corey Bradshaw and his work on “Extinction Cascades”.

    https://kevinhester.live/2020/06/04/professor-corey-bradshaw-explains-the-unfolding-extinction-cascades-on-nature-bats-last/

    I would share this link on Facebook but I’m currently banned for reporting on the ongoing extinction event. Go figure !

  2. Time is running out for the human race Martyn,
    https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-crisis-antarctica-ice-shelf-melt-grand-canyon-a9663701.html
    “Ice is melting faster than is being replaced in Antarctica
    Antarctica’s floating ice shelves have lost enough water in 25 years to fill the Grand Canyon
    Although there is variation across the continent, overall the ice is melting faster than it is being replaced”

    Our own Antarctic ice shelf is also loosing more ice than it collects in past years all caused by climate change of warmer seas around our ice shelf’s.

    MARTYN; – So when our ice has melted into the sea along with Arctic and Green Land’s melting ice we will be found under water.

    Welcome to water-world; – Our PATHETIC RNZ/TVNZ media has lost the plot and hardly mentions anything about ‘climate change’ now, – unless they lazily copy the BBC articles!!!!

  3. Alcoholics do not stop drinking because it is a ‘good idea’.
    Very few smokers can be scared into quitting.
    The complete failure of the human will to solve the world’s problems is in sight. It’s darkest before the dawn.

  4. Kevin, if you aren’t going to respond to my questions on twitter, the last you could do is block me so I can’t even try to respond to you, I’m @thomperanderson

  5. The melting Planet location Greenland has claimed the life of ” Konrad Steffen, who was one of the world’s foremost climate scientists and whose 30-year study of Greenland’s ice sheet confirmed the rising temperatures and sea levels that are a hallmark of global climate change, died Aug. 8 in Greenland. He was 68. ” ” . He fell into a crevasse while conducting research on the ice. According to Swiss media reports citing the Greenland newspaper Sermitsiaq, police in the village of Ilulissat had been alerted late Saturday afternoon about the fall. Rescue attempts were unsuccessful. ” A crevasse that hadn’t been there before it was quite close to his research station.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/konrad-steffen-renowned-swiss-climate-scientist-dies-at-68/2020/08/12/8c075f26-dbe7-11ea-8051-d5f887d73381_story.html

    ‘ “He was a giant,” said Waleed Abdalati, who was Dr. Steffen’s graduate student at Colorado and is the director of CIRES. “He had tremendous scientific credentials. He made scientific expeditions happen. He introduced generations of students to the wonders of Greenland, myself included.” ‘

    • All the viruses in the sewerage systems must represent a significant source of re-infection if the risk is not managed.
      I reported a leaking blocked sewer main locally and tonight I see the guys clearing it with no apparent protection.
      A ring to the council CCO tomorrow.

  6. Mitigation is a dirty word but all the mitigation imaginable will not roll back the warming process but just create more CO2.
    All the CO2 reducing ideas that are feasible will not roll back the warming.
    CCS has been talked about but like many other false hopes, has never got off the ground and could never keep up with present GHG emissions. Any reduction in emissions implemented fails to reduce the increasing global emissions.
    When you have a country with a mindset like the USA then there is little hope.
    The USA per capita produces GHG emissions 9 times that of China just before covid19 and the historical accumulated GHGs emitted by the USA per capita are 26 times that of China. And much of China’s GHG emissions were made manufacturing goods for the USA.
    And the USA has ongoing military activity with bombs and explosives that add to the carnage

    Yet the USA is ignoring climate change. Just another “Hoax” Fuckwits is too kinder term

  7. Next article, Martyn — how, universally actually, articles on poverty and climate change scare away viewers. We deeply prefer how Israelis are mean to the original inhabitants. Great fun! Rather than the main things.

    And next article how, the yertles and reality matter actually.

    But it has been a brilliant time. That last sentence is a death sentence spoken many times since beer and wheat soup — yep, bread came a long time later.

    So much fun before ‘The Road’ , in my lifetime.

    I have to ask, why don’t you need the furious guard dogs of The Standard? You don’t even have minimum wage security guards. I have frantic verbal wounds from those Standard folks. You’re the freeist blog I visit.

  8. Next article, Martyn — how, universally actually, articles on poverty and climate change scare away viewers. We deeply prefer how Israelis are mean to the original inhabitants. Great fun! Rather than the main things.

    And next article how, the yertles and reality matter actually.

    But it has been a brilliant time. That last sentence is a death sentence spoken many times since beer and wheat soup — yep, bread came a long time later.

    So much fun before ‘The Road’ , in my lifetime.

    I have to ask, why don’t you need the furious guard dogs of The Standard? You don’t even have minimum wage security guards. I have frantic verbal wounds from those Standard folks. You’re the freeist blog I visit.

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