A number of readers of this weblog requested that I present a abstract of my views on world warming.
To reply to these requests, I devoted most of my Friday podcast to this challenge–so please test it out (you’ll be able to entry the podcast beneath or by means of your favourite podcast service).
For individuals who don’t like podcasts, let me provide you with my backside strains:
1. Greenhouse gases (equivalent to CO2 and methane) are rising and human emissions are the principle reason behind the rise.
2. The planet has warmed about 1°C through the previous century and most, however not essentially all, of that warming is because of rising greenhouse gases within the ambiance.
3. More and more greenhouse gases results some extremes (e.g., like warmth waves), however not others (such because the depth of winter storms reaching the Northwest)
4. Adjustments in extremes on account of world warming are comparatively small right this moment and customarily eclipsed by pure variability. Adjustments in extremes (equivalent to heatwaves) will improve later within the century.
5. International warming will not be an existential menace to mankind however will scale back the speed at which mankind turns into richer.
6. Mankind could make appreciable diversifications to local weather change, stopping most financial and human impacts.
7. There’s nice hope for lowering world warming utilizing improved power applied sciences (e.g., nuclear power, renewables, changing coal/oil with pure gasoline, higher storage applied sciences) and pulling CO2 out of the ambiance (sequestration).
8. Improved climate prediction and adaptation efforts have vastly decreased the vulnerability of humanity to world warming results. Deaths due excessive climate have declined 95% through the previous century.
Briefly, world warming is a severe, however manageable, downside that must be amenable to technological answer.
The Forecast (extra in my podcast).
This weekend can be combined bag with showers on Saturday and dry situations on Sunday, with temperatures remaining beneath regular. Showers and funky situations will proceed into subsequent week.
A giant change is that extra precipitation will fall over California, one thing illustrated by the precipitation whole for the following week (see beneath). Extra on the forecast in my podcast.
Only a reminder…. I’ll do a particular on-line session with my Patreon supporters tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 AM.
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