Climate Change Isn’t as Bad as We Think, It’s Worse Than We Thought

The Earth Is Getting Warmer. Is The End Getting Nearer?

Climate Change

According to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), if we continue to do what we are doing, using fossil fuels as often and in such enormous amounts, the average temperature of our planet will increase by 2.6 degrees Celsius – 4.8 degrees Celsius by the year 2100. This information is now under contention as new research is suggesting that this estimation might be too much of an under-estimation.

On November 9, 2016, a paper entitled “Nonlinear climate sensitivity and its implications for future greenhouse warming” was published in the journal Science Advances. It refers to research conducted by an international team of scientists who studied how the Earth’s climate has been reacting over time.

Based on what they found, as the climate gets warmer, the Earth becomes more sensitive to changes in the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. And because we are in an interglacial period, our planet is naturally warm and is more easily affected by greenhouse gases. To this end, they were able to calculate that by 2100, the average increase in the Earth’s temperature will be between 4.78 degrees Celsius to 7.36 degrees Celsius — a range that is much higher than what has previously been forecasted. More importantly, it’s an increase that can potentially transform our planet into a blazing inferno.

Dr. Doug Parr, chief scientist of Greenpeace UK, seems to agree with the findings, saying that the higher temperatures we have been seeing support the notion that climate sensitivity is higher than we thought. Continuing with this line of thinking, it would seem that the target set by the Paris Agreement to keep global temperature increase below 2 degrees might not be enough to save our planet.

Climate change has been accepted by many as a real and present threat.

And the Paris Agreement was supposed to be a promising step towards solving this imminent threat on a global level. But then Donald Trump gets elected as the next U.S. President.

Someone who has been openly saying that climate change isn’t real. Someone who has vowed to withdraw support for the Paris Agreement. As the incoming leader of a nation that is acknowledged as the second biggest source of CO2 pollution, making good on the threat to turn their back on the climate agreement is almost equivalent to saying that the treaty is futile. Because the U.S. will just continue with their business — run those power plants, encourage fossil fuel production, emit those toxic gases, resurrect the coal industry, and oppose policies that could have helped spare our atmosphere from further degradation. So what happens then?

We can’t be sure how fast our environment will continue to deteriorate. And the same technology that we can use to fight against climate change may very well be the same technology that’s accelerating its progress. But the Earth is our home. And the responsibility of taking care of our home should be a universal effort. It’s something we all have to remember before it becomes too late.

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6 Comments on Climate Change Isn’t as Bad as We Think, It’s Worse Than We Thought

  1. This article represents another attempt by the “sky is falling group” to invoke fear on the masses of sane people who don’t believe in the global warming hoax. Since the “sky is falling group” is not getting their way on changing how we use fossil fuels and taxing us to death, they are stamping their feet and screaming like a four year old child until they get their agenda moved forward. If this article doesn’t work then the next one written will state the earth with self combust if we don’t stop CO2 emissions now. What a joke.

    • Dear Robert,

      If you are like me then you will be gone long before the worst of the effects are felt. If you are like my daughter (obviously your not five) who is five then you will suffer the worst of the effects.

      So tell me what do you have against working to create a healthier atmosphere. Is their something bad about cleaning up the air we breathe. Reducing pollution on land, in our waterways, and in our air seems a noble enough goal itself without adding possible global extinction events. You do realize that’s what they are talking about, right?

      So if your right the worst we’ve done is left a cleaner, healthier planet for those who come after us. If you are wrong then we’ve left nothing behind but a hellscape of misery and death.

      good luck kids

  2. Spot on. While we are indeed making a mess of this planet on a variety of fronts we are not controlling the weather or even close to impacting it globally. The molten core and our revolution around that big fire ball might have something more to do with it all. Ice ages came and went long before we arrived and will continue on long after we go. I also love the hype “record warmth” like “157 years” off maybe 5 + billion years. Higher CO2 levels in the past with much cooler temperatures blows the whole model up. As does the current and now confirmed “cooling period”. Now renamed a “pause”. Good stuff.

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