Skip to comments.Warming could exceed safe levels in this lifetime
Posted on 10/23/2011 10:24:06 AM PDT by mdittmar
(Reuters) - Global temperature rise could exceed "safe" levels of two degrees Celsius in some parts of the world in many of our lifetimes if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, two research papers published in the journal Nature warned.
"Certain levels of climate change are very likely within the lifetimes of many people living now ... unless emissions of greenhouse gases are substantially reduced in the coming decades," said a study on Sunday by academics at the English universities of Reading and Oxford, the UK's Met Office Hadley Center and the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
"Large parts of Eurasia, North Africa and Canada could potentially experience individual five-year average temperatures that exceed the 2 degree Celsius threshold by 2030 -- a timescale that is not so distant," the paper said.
Two years ago, industrialized nations set a 2 degree Celsius warming as the maximum limit to avoid dangerous climate changes including more floods, droughts and rising seas, while some experts said a 1.5 degree limit would be safer.
It is widely agreed among scientists that global pledges so far for curbing greenhouse gas emissions are not strong enough to prevent "dangerous" climate change.
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I think I’d like to have my house 2 deg warmer for free.
I hope it starts this Winter!
So SICK of freezing my ass off!
Anything at all, can be stated this way in a headline.
“Alien spacecraft could land at the Whitehouse next week”.
“China could begin allowing American imports”.
“Obama could resign tomorrow”.
(the last one is my favorite)
Where’s the “barf” alert?
A complete and total crock. Not climate change, that’s been occurring for millions of years. Normal.
Going back to living in caves under a one world government won’t change a damned thing, climate wise. Great for those who want to rule the world. Sucks out loud for everyone else.
What a putz.
This isn't reporting, it is propaganda and manipulation.
yes, it “could” in the minds of k-12 and university screwl students.
And then again, maybe not.
This also...If Pigs had wings, they might be able to fly!
A little warming during the coming ice age is a good thing.
Based on junk science, questionable data, and bad assumptions, it is widely agreed among selected "scientists" that global pledges so far for curbing greenhouse gas emissions are not strong enough to prevent "dangerous" climate change.
And what is a “safe” level?
These clowns are getting desperate, lest more facts surface to get in the way of their anti-industry, population control agenda.
You know its a crock when they use the words—widely agreed among scientists.
Nature is global warming HQ.
But even Nature just ran an article suggesting that the British Isles are about to go into a little ice age.
Well, which is it? I think I’ll stick with the observation of woolly bear caterpillers. They seem to be predicting another cold winter, I’m afraid.
Breaking news - the world is not a safe place...
Haven't they noticed that the biggest "emitter," Red China, hasn't made any pledges?
Could? Or could not!
Were are the scientist police when you need them?
These fake scientists with their fake research are costing us billions and billions of dollars in unnecessary expenditures because of the hysteria that they are promoting. If it could be shown that their research is purposely biased (it has) in order to secure more grant money for "further studies", they should be arrested.
All I can tell Nina is we already seen it, damn it was hot in West TX this year. Now atch us freeze our butts off this winter.
Sheesh. Poor girl doesn't know when she's being punk'd.
Nobody’s buying it anymore, greenshirts.
Ridiculous premise that “industrialized nations” decided on the temperature that would be dangerous (they couldn’t even all agree on the number) so presto magico that will mean floods, famine, etc.
And not to quibble but which lifetime is “this lifetime”? A baby born today may see 100 years.
Yeah, that sure will be awful to see warmer temps in Alaska and Canada. I bet they love those thirty/forty below winter temps. (smirk)
The Medieval Climate Optimum (that’s what warm periods were called before the AGW rubbish started) was about .8 degrees Celsius warmer than now. The Roman Climate Optimum was about 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer. The Minoan and Holocene Climate Optima were 2 and a little over 2 degrees Celsius warmer than now. They all seem to have been fine times for humanity. 2 degrees Celsius colder than the present would be bad news.
Reminds me of how Wile E. Coyote just kept on going off a cliff...and usually didn't fall until he looked down.
Al Gore? Al Gore? is that you?
Within the next 12 months, Obama “could” seek treatment for his his homosexual and pedophilia propensities.
We stand a much higher chance of experiencing a nuclear winter in our lifetimes.