How Hot is it Going to Get? A Devastating 9 to 15 Degrees Hotter



How hot is it going to get? A devastating 9 to 15 degrees hotter (via Red Green & Blue)

It would be very hard to adjust to a world that is 3 degrees hotter on average than today (despite deniers’ glib assertions that we’ll just deal with it somehow – ask the folks on the Jersey Shore how easy they’re adjusting to having their homes trashed by superstorm Sandy). But we’ve learned…



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11 Comments

  1. This is really bad news.

  2. “It would be very hard to adjust to a world that is 3 degrees hotter on average than today”. ” … ask the folks on the Jersey Shore how easy they’re adjusting to having their homes trashed by superstorm Sandy”.

    I have trouble drawing the direct parallel to Sandy; as does our President and most others. Sandy was bad news. What I am trying to understand is whether this article is bad propoganda or something helpful.

  3. This assessment I believe is for a projected course by 2100.

    Although not happening tommorrow, we still are witnessing some very major changes in our environment. Each administratio and will continue to pass the buck until every last dollar has been made from our carbon emitting industries and stock in sun screen. Then when faced with no alternative, someone will say ” we better regulate this stuff”.

  4. “very major changes”

    “every last dollar has been made from our carbon emitting industries and stock in sun screen.”

    For me, this type of hyperbole isn’t helpful when I am trying to decide issues on facts. Anymore than the cry to ban all guns is helpful in our quest to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill and criminal elements. I hope this isn’t a mediation technique; like the techniques used to address our debt ceiling emergencies, our spending crisis, our revenue crisis, our medical fraud crisis, our medical-legal needs for tort reform, our state employee defined pension plan disasters and our on again off again temporary payroll tax breaks. Who do you believe anymore?

    Carbon emissions? I’d like to know more. Apparently the President agrees with me. We both see some global warming. Why? We would like to know more.

  5. There are plenty of resources available to study the facts on global warming. You might try the EPA govt website first. Scientific American has some great issues. check the archives as well as present. The list is very long. I am sure the president is given all the information.
    The major stumbling block to passing regulation to stop CO2 emissions is money. You can actually go to Wiki and look up Clean Air Act for some background on our legislative efforts ( or non efforts ).

  6. PS KP, also Wiki the Kyoto Protocol for a world view of the carbon emission problem.

  7. Thank you for the resources. I will continue to dig — deep. I mean that.

    My struggle is that I am open minded and there are resources on both sides. Economist on both sides. Governors on both sides; as well as scientists, Senators, mayors and on and on.

    One thing for sure; ideologoues will not get their way anytime soon. They automatically turn off over half their audience — the very people they hope to sway. It is ironic.

  8. BTW I don’t think our” president and others” have a hard time relating super storms, excessive heat waves, drought, and polar ice cap melt to climate change.

  9. It’s not a question of whether there is climate change. The question that begs to be answered in a way that can be agreed upon is, why there is climate change; and whether it has always been the earth’s way.

  10. Our government won’t act because THE PEOPLE aren’t acting. Most people don’t understand the implications and continue on their happy, ignorant ways.

    We could have slowed this down if we, the people, acted. But no, people want their lives to be easy & fun (because, after all, the world revolves around themselves).

  11. KP, If you get a chance,please go to some of the articles in Scientific American re: whether the earth has always been this way.
    For a long time, it has been the argument of many scientists that the earth has undergone these sorts of changes, and it has also been the argument of those who do not want to change CO2 emission levels because of cost to industry. Always remember the cardinal rule when deciding where true interests lie: Follow the money!
    Many of the scientists who once thought that this was a “natural” cycle in our planetary climate have since been forced to change their minds. Our satellite views have confirmed this, our salinity checks have confirmed this, our storm frequency and intensity levels have confirmed this.
    Whether or not anyone agrees with WHY these changes are occurring, the fact is that severe changes ARE occurring, and some of them are already irreversible. We are not going to get the polar ice caps back, nor the glaciers. The greenhouse effect is a real problem. Since we know that CO2 contributes to the greenhouse effect, it is imperative to stem the course ASAP.

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