The far-reaching effects of climate-change

A recent Examiner article describes the urgency of global action regarding climate change:

On the eve of international climate negotiations in Warsaw, Poland, Typhoon Haiyan became the second extreme weather event to devastate the Philippines in 12 months. Filipino delegate Saño shared the devastation that Typhoon Haiyan left behind and connected it to the dangers of climate disruption. He brought energy to the halls of the climate talks on opening night and pledged to fast until meaningful action on climate change was achieved at this year’s negotiations.
“Without real ambition in Warsaw, the madness brought by super-storms like Haiyan will become the norm,” said John Coequyt, Director, International Climate Programs, Sierra Club.

I would opine that climate-change is a far more serious matter than either Mr. Saño, Kerry or Coequyt could imagine.
Recent fireball incidents, one in Russia and one in the Portland, Oregon area for example, highlight a disturbing trend: The asteroids are melting. That’s right. Human-caused climate change (“global-warming”) has become so serious that the asteroids are melting and breaking apart. Some of the debris, as if acting on cosmic karma, is headed our way.
Before you call me crazy or think my theory far-fetched, consider this: It’s already an established fact, among scientists, that human-caused climate change has dried up the Martian canals over the past few decades. In early drawings of Mars, we can clearly see the canals. But today, it’s a barren wasteland – thanks to climate-change.
The future does not bode well. If China and India continue on their current trajectories in industry and automobile use, there is a real danger that the gas giants, starting with Jupiter, may evaporate. If this happens (and some projections have this occurring within our lifetimes) only dire news awaits us. Jupiter serves to deflect asteroids and comets from the inner Solar System. If it were to evaporate, we would be at the mercy of thousands more dangerous space-rocks.
Save the asteroids. Don’t let Jupiter evaporate. Ride your bike!

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14 Responses to The far-reaching effects of climate-change

  1. countenance says:

    What conceit, that someone thinks that people gathered in a room in Warsaw can stop a hurricane from hitting the Philippines.

  2. Mihai says:

    “Before you call me crazy or … – thanks to climate-change.”
    Thank you! This is one of the best pieces of satire I’ve read for some time. You’ve just made my morning better.

  3. deltapolis says:

    I usually agree with everything you say JAY, and I know its not popular to say so in right-wing blogs, but I’m sure man-made climate-change is for real. I’m not saying these particular climatic events are necessarily symptoms, but its foolish to think that the massive increase in population and even greater increase in the release of greenhouse-gases, etc., could not affect the earth’s climate. The Earth is a small over-populated, over-industrialised, over-polluted planet. We cannot reject everything that the left is seen to be associated with. I’m as right wing as anyone but I think human greed is destroying the planet. Just my 2c worth.

    • jewamongyou says:

      Actually I’m agnostic when it comes to human-caused climate change. But I don’t think much of those who pontificate to the rest of us. I wrote about one such man here. In that spirit I thought I’d take a jab at them.

    • destructure says:

      1- How did carbon cause global warming when the temperature increased BEFORE the carbon levels did?
      2- The temperature hasn’t increased in 20 years. If climatologists have it all figured out then why didn’t they see that coming?
      3- Why does the only solution to global warming (Cap&Trade) transfer money from industrialized countries to underdeveloped countries in exchange for imaginary carbon credits? The only way to solve this climate apocalypse is for the US to give 3rd world countries Trillions of dollars for doing absolutely nothing? Really???
      The climate has been changing as long as the earth has had a climate. Maybe humans are doing something to affect it and maybe they’re not. Who know? Climatologists apparently don’t. But it sounds like they’re just looking for an excuse to create a global welfare system under the UN.

      • 1) Untrue. Its my understanding that CO2 concentraion in the atmosphere has been rising for 200 years, and has accelerated in the last 50 years or so.
        2) Untrue. The 1990’s was the hottest decade on record, even London recorded temps of 100F a record high.
        3) I am not in favour of that “solution” either.
        We cannot be sure that humans are affecting the climate, but given the enormous increase in GGE (Greenhouse Gas Emissions) – about 10 fold since WW2 – it seems logical to assume this is the case. Given this, it would be irresponsible not to try and do something about it. My solution would be Arcologies in which you would not need cars – and there are many other advantages and benefits to them, far too many to list here. We’re never going to be able to greatly reduce our carbon emissions with everyone on the planet having a private car, which is the way its heading. Electric cars are NOT the solution – the problem is the sheer number of cars – the energy and materials which go into them – and the city sprawl that that creates. Its ridiculous to buy an over-engineered, expensive and grossly overpowered machine and then to only use for an hour a day.

      • destructure says:

        1. Maybe so but the temperature has been increasing since the end of the Little Ice Age over 300 years ago. And it preceded a rise in CO2. So that should raise some doubts.
        2. The IPCC admits 15 years. The satellite-based RSS AMSU dataset shows 17 years. So it’s not quite 20 years. I confused the number of years with a recent paper published Nature showing climate models have “overestimated global warming over the past 20 years.” Whether it’s 15, 17 or 20 there’s been no increase for a while. I’m not saying it won’t resume. After all, it’s been going on for over 300 years. But clearly other factors are currently more important than carbon emissions.
        3. Completely agree. Whether it’s a problem or not. whether people are causing it or not, that doesn’t necessarily mean their “solution” should be followed.
        given the enormous increase in GGE (Greenhouse Gas Emissions) – about 10 fold since WW2 – it seems logical to assume this is the case.
        It’s my understanding the most rapid temperature increase actually occurred in the 40 years before WW2.

  4. Black Death says:

    Sounds like a serious problem:
    “The high cost of coastal homes in New York and Los Angeles is on its own a market signal that the alleged threat of global warming is well overdone. Even worse for those who buy into the theory of global warming that says a planetary crack-up is inevitable absent a substantial human response, is that Malibu, Manhattan and the Hamptons are filled with the very people who, when asked if they believe in the global warming theory, would most likely say yes. Ok, so Ted Danson owns in Martha’s Vineyard, noted environmental activist Laurie David does too, and then Al Gore is known to have purchased a coastal palazzo in Montecito, CA. What this tells us is that even global warming’s most famous advocates don’t believe very deeply in their own activism. To believe the warmists we’re sitting idle as Rome supposedly burns, but as evidenced by the popularity of coastal property among warmists and non-warmists alike, the market says the ‘science’ predicting catastrophe is utter nonsense.”
    I’ll believe that anthropogenic global warming is a problem when the people who say it’s a problem start acting like it’s a problem. Al Gore – call home! The heater for your giant swimming pool has broken!

    • deltapolis says:

      “The high cost of coastal homes in New York and Los Angeles is on its own a market signal that the alleged threat of global warming is well overdone…”
      A totally absurd analogy – global-warming models are predicting (on average) a rise of just one metre in the next 100 years, which is not going to affect you unless your house is built literally at sea-level. Besides which everyone wants a house by the sea and nobody is going to be put off buying one by what might happen 100 years from now. Anyway, in case you didn’t notice, the operative phrase now is “climate change” (i.e., it could go either way) rather then “global warming”. There is also a convincing theory that melting of the polar ice could “switch-off” the Gulf Stream which, if it happened, would trigger another ice age. Thus “global warming” could paradoxically turn into “global cooling”.

      • Atheist Race Realist says:

        Convenient, isn’t it? That now that the Earth’s temperature is stable in the last decade (the UN report shows this, I personally looked it up) that it is not called “climate change”?
        Unless Alex Jones is right (very unlikely, but you know, broken clock, twice per day or something) and the elite are planning a mass murder of billions of people, the people who most strongly yell about global warming are doing nothing about it.
        Instead of taking a private jet everywhere, why wouldn’t Al Gore just do speeches from his home over the internet? Does he really have to be there in person?
        The average nutter on the left is still typing on their computer, driving their car and turning the heat up to 80 in the winter. They talk the talk about how ignorant I am for not believing in climate change but then their life isn’t any different than mine.
        The funny thing is, I’m all for the things that would stop climate change.
        -Moving industrialization back to first world countries with environmental standards like the US
        -Building more advanced nuclear reactors that produce less nuclear waste
        -Advancing electric car technology to the point where we can stop using gas and only use electricity from nuclear, solar and wind (when those technologies stop sucking, which solar is actually supposed to get much better).
        These are the things that would stop massive amounts of carbon going into the air. The other thing that really turns me off about the climate movement is that they all seem to be so hardcore anti business that it looks like they only shout these things because they hate capitalism so much.

  5. Al Fin says:

    Now you have me worried. I had always hoped that someday a gold and platinum filled meteor would land in my field, cool to the touch and ready to be mined. Oh, well. There’s always sunken treasure to be found.
    The quality of argument supporting apocalyptic climate doom from human causes is less than science-worthy. Emotional arguments about poor Gaia being overwhelmed by virally replicating humans fail to sway, when what is called for is falsifiable hypotheses supported by real world observations. Those are lacking.

  6. canspeccy says:

    The climate change terror campaign has served one useful purpose. It has shown how politicized the scientific community has become. Never again will any scientist’s claim to speak objectively about the social or political implications of his specialist knowledge be taken with the slightest seriousness.
    In the future, we can be sure that scientists are simply talking up their grant applications, whether it be to a government intent on deindustrialization for funds to create evidence of climate change, to the pharmaceutical industry for research on some patentable medication of dubious value and likely unacknowledged toxicity, to the military for research on biological warfare agents, or to some nefarious branch of government engaged in spying, torture, or psychological manipulation of the citizenry.

  7. JI says:

    Love ya, Jew! You nailed it with this one. I follow the global warming thing pretty closely and you are a breath of fresh air; nice, cool, refreshing air, that is, not warm or hot air.

  8. If only we could harness the perpetual hot air and oral flatulence of our career politicians…we’d have enough gas power to last a thousand years.

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