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Why are Climate Scientists Freaking out about Climate Change?

Posted on: December 11, 2022

David Gamble on Nov 9, 2022

In 1895 Rudyard Kipling, the novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist, famously wrote a Poem titled “If”. It is perhaps one of the most parodied poems ever written, and so of course there is this variation of it…

If you can keep your head and remain calm while everybody around you is running about with their hands in the air screaming in raw panic, then clearly there is something going on that you have completely failed to grasp.

On Sun Nov 6, Day1 of COP27, the World Meteorological Organization presented a report on the State of The Global Climate in 2022.

It’s provisional because 2022 is not done yet, but the story so far is indeed dire reading.

It is titled “ Eight warmest years on record witness upsurge in climate change impacts “, so clearly they are pulling no punches here, and are spelling it out.

The WMO Press Release: Link

The Full Report: Link to PDF via here. It is readable, it runs to 26 pages.

What does it tell us?

I’ll keep this really very simple and digestible …

  • Fact 1: The past 8 years are on track to be the eight warmest on record
  • Fact 2: Our fossil fuel emissions are causing this warming
  • Fact 3: In 2022 the extreme heatwaves, drought, and flooding has impact millions of people and cost billions
  • Fact 4: The global average temperature is now 1.15 C above pre-industrial times (Probably it is above that number)
  • Fact 5: The greater the warming gets, the greater the impacts will be
  • Fact 6: 2022 has seen unprecedented melting of glaciers in Europe and elsewhere (New of the oldest types of viruses are spreading and methane gas emissions are increasing))
  • Fact 7: Sea level is rising. The rate at which it is rising is now double the 1993 rate
  • Fact 8: Ocean heat is now at record levels

As this continues, it will impact everyone and everything on the planet, not just over hundreds, but over thousands of years.

We still have choices and so we must act now to radically slash greenhouse gases. We must invest on more adaption

Note: As ocean temperature increases, many kinds of fish species will disappear and those people surviving on fishing will migrate.

Fine particles from car emission/transport system is driving many to commit suicide and reducing their immune system to the increased varieties of diseases


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