Most people now are coming to the realization that climate change is real and that the planet is warming. That became clear to me 10 years ago. So I began buying up land in Michigan. Not massive acreage, just lots of almost any kind up in the northern half of Michigan. Scientific projections determined that the climate change impact would result in increased droughts in not only California but further north in Oregon and Washington. These predictions have been proven correct already. Michigan, however, was seen as seeing increased precipitation.
What became clear to me in my investigation was that the processes involved were not linear in function, instead they were exponential. Look at the percent of CO2 in the atmosphere.
This type of dramatic rise results in exponential change as a consequence. Other researchers concluded that to get CO2 out of the atmosphere we would not only have to reduce our own output of it but that it would take 100 years for all of the current supply to work its way out. In other words we were doomed to see the inexorable rise in the earth’s temperature no matter what we did unless found a way to artificially cool the planet. The short term solution is to find a place to live and make sure we keep ourselves cool. Long term we are going to have to geo-engineer the planet to keep it cool.
Although I have been surprised that it hasn’t occurred at a faster pace warming is happening. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that we will see a 4-7 deg C rise in the earth’s temperature by 2100. Independent researchers have concluded that this is higher than megafauna can handle and that they will die off. Who are megafauna? Any animal over 100 lbs. Are you over 100 lbs? I thought so.
A professor who has similar beliefs to mine is Guy McPherson. He has documented over 50 forcing functions that will guarantee rampant global warming unless something is done. But I will warn you about him. He is a college professor not an engineer. He does not see a solution to this mess. I do. Nonetheless it is important to view his work and to keep abreast of it as he monitors scientific articles and makes opinions. Me, as an engineer with some impressive accomplishments I view the planet as a technical machine that can be cooled, one way or the other. The problem is do you feel lucky? Think that our governments will solve this before we see dramatic warming? Not likely. So, once again have your options open.
November 29, 2015
Two friends of mine highlighted how the general public must feel just recently. One friend Richard, pointed to the recent winters we have had and seemed to be not concerned at all that climate change was in progress. I just pointed out that the jet stream has changed bringing, on occasion, frigid arctic air down south. Giving the illusion to most that there is no climate change. The second friend asked me how long I thought I was going to live. I said 30 years. Some just think it is a problem way off in to the future.
The pertinent data is from NCEI that 2015 was the warmest on record.
“The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for June 2015 was the highest for June in the 136-year period of record, at 0.88°C (1.58°F) above the 20th century average of 15.5°C (59.9°F), surpassing the previous record set just one year ago by 0.12°C (0.22°F). This was also the fourth highest monthly departure from average for any month on record. The two highest monthly departures from average occurred earlier this year in February and March, both at 0.90°C (1.62°F) above the 20th century average for their respective months, while January 2007 had the third highest, at 0.89°C (1.60°F) above its monthly average.
June 2015 also marks the fourth month this year that has broken its monthly temperature record, along with February, March, and May. The other months of 2015 were not far behind: January was second warmest for its respective month and April was third warmest. These six warm months combined with the previous six months (four of which were also record warm) to make the period July 2014–June 2015 the warmest 12-month period in the 136-year period of record, surpassing the previous record set just last month (June 2014–May 2015). “
a recent science show that I saw give scientific data that showed if we had no CO2 it would be too cold here on planet earth to live. It is with just 250 ppm that there is enough warming to hold heat in. This is why that when we get to 400 ppm (now) we are seeing too much warming. It is far more than is average for our planet.
Below I have a link to Guy McPherson’s website. He calls it nature bats last. He forecasts the end of mankind. Well, I don’t think that way. I will call mine Mankind Plans Its Future. We have the skill and the will to solve this problem and it is not controlling CO2. We can do it!!! More to come.
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