Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math

| July 30, 2012 | Leave a Comment

By Bill McKibben. Rolling Stone.  July 24 2012

A well written piece highlighting the unusually extreme recent weather the world has experienced and several strategies and related problems for tackling climate change.

Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe – and that make clear who the real enemy is.

If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven’t convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate change: June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States. That followed the warmest May on record for the Northern Hemisphere – the 327th consecutive month in which the temperature of the entire globe exceeded the 20th-century average, the odds of which occurring by simple chance were 3.7 x 10-99, a number considerably larger than the number of stars in the universe.


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  • James Singmaster, III, Ph.D.

    What is going to kill the future for our children is going to be their being buried or poisoned off earth by our organic watse messes. Mr. McKibben babbles on unaware of the mounting never-ending messes of biowastes that are an already harvested forever biofuel supply line. This biofuel takes no land, water or fertilizer from food crops and does not get unneeded pesticide sprays to pollute. Biowastes can be pyrolyzed to get a renewable fuel AND charcoal meaning that energy and CO2 released in burning coal are recaptured so that it is a means of getting control of CC. We have excesses of energy and CO2 in the biosphere, and the action needed is removing some of both. Just curbing the releasing of both still means some of both being released adding to the overloads causing CC. Clean energy can be gotten from sunlight splitting of water to get hydrogen(See The New Yorker article on “The Artificial Leaf by David Owen, May 14 on the work of Nocera at MIT). Unfortunately, business does not like getting energy from sunlight or wastes as it does not have a way to get control of them to make money for it.. So MAHB and other groups have to start calling for action to make these energy and CC controlling actions happen.
    Dr. J. Singmaster,III, Environmental Chemist, Ret., Fremont, CA