Planet-warming greenhouse gases surged to new highs as abnormally hot temperatures swept the globe and ice melted at record levels in the Arctic last year due to climate change, a major US report claimed this week.
Here are the report’s key findings, followed by the facts:
Greenhouse Gas Surge
The annual global average carbon dioxide concentration at the Earth’s surface climbed to 405 parts per million, “the highest in the modern atmospheric measurement record and in ice core records dating back as far as 800,000 years.”
CO2 is plant food, it is essential for life.
405 ppm is one of the lowest ever recordings in the history of our planet.
As recently as 18,000 years ago, CO2 dipped to its lowest level in history at 180 ppm, low enough to stunt plant growth.
Another 30 ppm drop would have resulted in the starvation of all plants on earth — below 150 ppm plant life can’t sustain photosynthesis.
Water vapour makes up 95% of all the greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere vs CO2 at 3.6%.
Yet water vapour is ignored in all mainstream climate models.
The record for hottest year in modern times was set in 2016, but 2017 was not far behind, with “much-warmer-than-average conditions” across most of the world.
2016 temperatures were boosted by the one of the strongest El Niños on record, that developed in 2015.
2017 was cooler than 2016, the report admits this.
And the downward trend is continuing in 2018, too.
The Modern Warming is now over.
Looking back at the 40-odd years of satellite data, July 2018, the month where the world was apparently “on fire,” was colder than early 1988, the early 1990s, the late 1990s, the early 2000s, early 2007 and 2010, 2011 as well as early 2013.
If it wasn’t for this recent strong El Niño, it’s more than likely we’d have descended below baseline by now.
But we’re about to drop off the edge of the cliff, there’s no getting away from it now, with some predictions putting our dip below baseline in Oct/Nov 2018.
Unprecedented heat enveloped the Arctic.
Climate is a system where as one area warms another cools.
This is NASA’s Maunder Minimum (1645-1715) Temperature Change Map:
During glacial advances or Grand Solar Minimums, parts of the arctic warm.
But ‘warm’ to the arctic is still well below freezing, there is no ice melt.
What determines glacial shrinkage or growth is the duration of the melt season, or summer.
Summer shortens as you enter a period of global cooling.
As well as the Arctic, the north Atlantic and Alaska also see warming during ice ages and GSMs — we’re seeing this exact same pattern in 2018.
Glaciers across the world shrank for the 38th year in a row.
Arctic Sea Ice Thickness in 2018 is above the 2004-2013 mean. The glacier is growing and has been for the last 4 years.
Greenland Ice Sheets are also growing.
In the Antarctic, sea ice extent remained below average all year, with record lows observed during the first four months.
Ice is extending on Antarctica, with a recent report from NSIDC reading, “sea ice expanded at a faster-than-average pace in June 2018 in the Southern Hemisphere.”
Record Sea Level
Global sea level reached record high in 2017 for the sixth consecutive year.
There are a lot of papers on the fraud of sea level rise, and the IPCC’s data favouring and chart manipulation.
IPCC scientists are on record admitting they “needed to show a trend”.
Yes, sea levels fluctuate with the climate.
During the last glacial maximum, when ice sheets were at their greatest extension, sea levels were 125 m (410 ft) lower than today.
And they’re dropping again.
Even the ‘official’ data, compiled from NASA satellite observations, can’t show anything but a drop in sea levels, from 87.5 mm to under 85 mm over the last two years.
Dramatic shifts in weather patterns are becoming common place as we descend further into this next Grand Solar Minimum, but average global precipitation is decreasing and will continue to decrease as more and more water becomes locked in glaciers.
Historical documentation from the Maunder Minimum indicates long, brutal dry spells were intermittently punctuated by heavy deluges, hailstorms, blizzards and biblical flash flooding.
Crops suffered as a result and people starved.
For more on the weather struggles during Maunder Minimum see: wiki.iceagefarmer
Greenland Ice Core data shows we’ve been trending cooler for thousands of years, with pronounced peaks of warming roughly every 1000.
We’re coming out of the Modern Warming, a period of high solar activity, and are now quickly descending into the next period of severe global cooling.
This US report may be new but it regurgitates the same old debunked ramblings.
Easily shown to be misleading and dangerous.
Dangerous given what’s around the corner– the Grand Solar Minimum, crop loss and global famine.
[Featured Photo: NASA/MARIO MARIO HOPPMANN]