Recent Warming is Poised to Destroy Stable Climate

March 18, 2013 at 10:50 pm Leave a comment

Carbon-Final

A stable climate enabled the development of modern civilization, global agriculture, and a world that could sustain a vast population. Now, the most comprehensive “Reconstruction of Regional and Global Temperature for the Past 11,300 Years” ever done reveals just how stable the climate has been — and just how destabilizing man-made carbon pollution has been and will continue to be unless we dramatically reverse emissions trends:

See article here at Climate Progress

For a slightly different perspective on the graph, please see the Climate Desk:

“Today’s study should help debunk the common climate change denial argument that recent warming is simply part of a long-term natural trend. Indeed, Marcott says, the earth should be nearing the bottom of a several-thousand year cool-off (the end-point of the rainbow arc in (B) above), if natural factors like solar variability were the sole driving factors. Instead, temperatures are rising rapidly.”

What is scariest is the rate at which the temperatures are changing. Instead of a gentle progression up or down comparable to changes over the centuries, the graph line representing recent decades shoots straight up.

A brick wall comes to mind…

It’s time we put aside the confusion caused by the disinformation campaigns waged by groups with an interest in denying climate change, take action and do whatever we can to protect our future on this planet.

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