You've said it all, Wayne, and I wonder why there is any argument at all. http://blog.nwf.org/wp-content/blogs.di ... arison.png
I wonder at the stupidity of preventing meaningful carbon reductions and transition to emission free power and transport since 1992. People like this snow character preventing common knowledge from spreading. The power of ignorance and the fossil fuel industries and the industries like airlines they support. No one wants their bottom line cut into, and they only care about their own measly little world where they are made of gold and can be sold for ever greater amounts. Growth when we should have had negative growth. Growth when we should have transitioned to a steady state economy. It is just common wisdom that you should not use a resource faster than it can be replenished, or to pollute more than that can be absorbed or rendered harmless.
There have been numerous warning cries, unheeded. Time is running out to change, or in the worst case they, the ignorant and greedy have held it back too long already.
People like snow not only can go to hell, they will go to hell, IMHO.
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Default New study, rapid melting of the world's permafrost
From the Denver Post 12-20-2005
"Global Warming is likely to melt 90 percent of the world's permafrost by 2100, according to a new study out of Boulder.
Permafrost--permanently frozen soil--stretches across about 4 million square miles of the Northern Hemisphere but may disappear from half of that by 2050, according to David Lawrence, a National Center for Atmospheric Research scientist and lead author of a new paper published in the current issue of Geophysical Research Letters.
The study was the first to probe the future of permafrost with a sophisticated computer model that includes the behavior of the atmosphere, oceans, land, sea ice, and soil, NCAR reported."
From reports of the Siberian Tundra melting and releasing more and more methane, it is easy to see an acceleration of climate change that must happen. The seeming "stability" of the high temperatures of the last three years is illusory. Methane has 20 times the effect of heat trapping in the atmosphere as an equal unit of CO2. I expect future reports won't be better, unless emissions are greatly reduced.
If only we would have started transitioning away from fossil fuels in the early 1980s, we wouldn't be facing worse than worst case scenarios. Here is some visual help:http://blogs.crikey.com.au/rooted/2012/ ... -accurate/
And along come people like snow to gum up the good work, what a sad person, of little intellect or foresight.