CLIMATE CHANGE - B. Windham - retired past member of EPA GLOBAL WARMING Advisory Committee

 

Greenhouse Gases, Sea Levels, and Ocean Heat All Hit New Highs: NOAA

 

I.  Extreme Polar Events Warming Us about Extremely Serious World Climate Crisis i

UN Weather Agency Sounds Alarm on Extreme Events in Antarctica

{No Time to Waste}: Alarm as Antarctic Ice Hits Lowest January Level Ever Recorded Feb 2023

{ Wake-Up Call } : Antarctic Ice Shelf the Size of Los Angeles Has Collapsed

 

Rapidly Retreating Doomsday Glacier Clinging { By Its Fingernails } : Study

Just a small kick to Thwaites could lead to a rapid large increase in sea level rise, warned the lead author of an alarming new analysis.

 

 

{ Unknown Territory } : Antarctic Glaciers Melting at Rate Unprecedented in 5,500 Years: Study

'Racing at Top Speed Towards Global Catastrophe': NOAA Says CO2 Levels Highest in Human History

 

{Unthinkable}: Scientists Shocked as Polar Temperatures Soar 50 to 90 Degrees Above Normal

The world is burning more coal than ever before , & this year is also the worst year ever for Climate Change effects on the economy and living conditions on the earth International Energy Agency (IEA) Dec 2022

 

___________________________________________________

II. NOAA : As of Jan 2023, The 10-warmest years on record have all occurred since 2010, with the last nine years (2014-2022) among the 10-warmest years.

 

Greenhouse Gases, Sea Levels, and Ocean Heat All Hit New Highs in 2021: NOAA

 

Greenhouse Gases Trapped Nearly 50% More Heat Last Year Than in 1990: NOAA

 

How Climate Change Is Making Some Places Too Hot to Live

 

2022- GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS - A YEAR OF UNPREDENTED HUNGER

(Multi-trillion crop losses this year in U.S., China, Europe , Africa due to chronic drought)

 

 

III. Climate Change Accelerating at unprecedented Rate: more large hurricanes, chronic drought, wildfires, coastal flooding, etc.

Rising Temperatures

 

Death Valley Hits Highest September Temperature Ever Recorded Anywhere On Earth

Veuer Oct 2022

 

The U.S. West just has been experiencing an aspect of the climate crisis that scientists have warned of for years

 

It's not summer yet, but climate change is already showing its teeth in 2022

 

Western Europeans wilt in early summer heatwave, compounding climate

 

Heatwaves Rated 'Extremely Dangerous' Could Triple This Century, Warns New Climate Study

 

2022- GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS - A YEAR OF UNPREDENTED HUNGER

(Multi-trillion crop losses this year in U.S., China, Europe , Africa due to chronic drought)

 

The world is burning more coal than ever before , & this year is also the worst year ever for Climate Change effects on the economy and living conditions on the earth International Energy Agency (IEA) Dec 2022

Climate Change: Global Temperature Rise - NOAA

Global Climate Change -NASA

Climate Change- Impacts -IPCC

Health Effects of Global Warming

 

How Climate Change Is Making Some Place s Too Hot to Live

As Earth ’ s climate warms, incidences of extreme heat and humidity are rising, with significant consequences for human health. Climate scientists are tracking a key measure of heat stress that can warn us of harmful conditions.

Heat stress is a leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States each year. A recent example is the record-breaking heat wave that hit the U.S. Pacific Northwest last summer, killing hundreds. The highest wet-bulb temperature that humans can survive when exposed to the elements for at least six hours is about 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Wet-bulb temperatures are on the rise around the world, and Earth ’ s climate has begun to exceed this limit.

Rising temperatures and sea level rise and growing zone changes are causing mass migrations all over the world.

 

NOAA underscored the need to dramatically cut planet-warming pollution

 

____________________________________________

IV. Effects of Climate Change and Damage Costs Increasing Exponentially

Jan 2023: Accord ing to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 18 extreme weather disasters – which each caused at least $1 billion in damage – and caused $165 billion in damage in the US in 2022 alone. These events included 1 drought event, 1 flooding event, 11 severe storm events, 3 tropical cyclone events, 1 wildfire event, and 1 winter storm event. Overall, these events had significant economic effects on the areas impacted. Damages worldwide were in the trillions, Crop losses alone from chronic dro ught were in the trillions.

 

In Staggering Milestone, Over 100 Million People Displaced by Climate Change Worldwide . ( unprecedented numbers fleeing violence) This is a political crisis, and it will only be solved with solidarity and political will.

 

Climate Change Driven Record Temperatures Testing Human Limits of Survivability

How Climate Change Is Making Some Places Too Hot to Live

Rising temperatures and sea level rise and growing zone changes are causing mass migrations all over the world.

Biodiversity Crisis Threatens Global Economic and Social Stability, Report Warns.

 

A Rapid Green Energy Transition would S ave $12 Trillion and Avoid Catastrophic Tipping Points

A new study by the WMO finds that Climate disruption is already causing devastation worldwide. Pakistan is deluged in water, Puerto Rica again devastated by another big hurricane, Europe has sweltered under punishing heat waves, China, and the U.S. are afflicted with chronic droughts and parts of Africa face famine. Damage estimates are over $100 billion for some events

 

'The Insanity Continues': Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies Nearly Doubled in 2021

 

'That's Fraud': Explosive Docs Reveal Depth of Climate Lies by Big Oil Ahead of House Hearing

 

House Dems Target Big Oil for 'Weaponizing' Law Against Protesters to Block Climate Action

 

As the World Floods and Burns, It's Time to Hold Wall Street to Account

Worldwide Climate Change damage cost for many types of damage is increasing exponentially.

Rapid Green Energy Transition by 2050 Could Save the World at Least $12 Trillion

Green Groups Blame Bolsonaro Policies as Amazon Deforestation Sets New Monthly Record

Deforestation in the country's Amazon rainforest last month shattered the previous record. 400 square miles of the world's largest rainforest was destroyed in Brazil last month.

VI.   Oil Companies, Corporations, Wealthy Elites, and Big Banks take advantage of Covid and War to rack up unprecedented profits and Wealth While Making the Climate Crisis and Related Problems Much Worse

 

VII . Increased Wildfires

2022 is the Wildfire Year

Over 3 million acres have already burned in the U.S. West

 

Spain battles wildfires fuelled by one of earliest heatwaves on record

Spain devastated by wildfires amid record-breaking heat wave

 

Massive wildfires helped fuel global forest losses in 2021

 

Climate Change & Australian Wildfires- 2020

 

Australia: The Fires and Our Future

 

Australia Enters a Perilous New Era

Firefighters Save Australia's

Endangered 'Dinosaur Trees' From Raging Bushfires


FOX, Fake News, Climate Deniers & Australian Wildfires

 

In a fire season that still has   at least three months   to run, blazes have already destroyed   24 million acres of land nearly 2,000 homes 100,000 head of livestock   and  a billion   native animals. Nearly 30 people have died.

Murdoch ’ s News Corp. and associated companies own nearly   60 percent of daily   newspapers in the country. These titles have spent years deriding “ climate catastrophists a resigning finance executive sent an   all-company email   decrying the company ’ s “ damaging ” and “ irresponsible ” coverage of the fires and saying she found it “ unconscionable to continue working for this company ” when it is “ contributing to the spread of climate change denial and lies. ” Internally, many staff quietly cheered her on.

AMAZON RAINFOREST FIRES

  Tipping Point of No Return Feared as Amazon Rainforest Fires Surge

The latest report from Brazil's National Institute for Space Research showed that the Brazilian Amazon has lost 1,450 square miles of jungle since the start of 2022. The Brazilian Gov’t & other world governments are not taking Climate Change seriously.

The Number of Fires in the Amazon Rainforest Spiked in 2019 ;

 

Brazil rainforest deforestation soared 85% in 2019

 

The Amazon is a key buffer against climate change. A new study warns wildfires could decimate it

RESEARCHING LINK BETWEEN AMAZON DEFORESTATION AND FIRES

 

V III . MELTING ICE CAPS

 

NASA has estimated that the   polar ice caps   are   melting   9% every ten years, which is an extremely alarming rate. If the temperature on earth continues to rise at its current rate the Arctic will have no   ice   by 2040. The Arctic   ice cap   has decreased since the 1960s by as much as 40%.

 

Image

 

Why are glaciers and sea ice melting? | Pages | WWF

 

 

Global Climate Change, Melting Glaciers - National Geographic

 

I X . SEA LEVEL RISE

Is sea level rising? - NOAA's National Ocean Service

Sea level rise, facts and information - National Geographic

 

Sea Level Rise

 


Cost of dealing with future climate change:

 

Climate change could cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions a year by 2090

New report finds costs of climate change impacts often underestimated

Climate Change ’ s Giant Impact on the Economy: 4 Key Issues

Climate change could cost the U.S. 10.5 percent of GDP by 2100...

  The Economic Costs of Climate Change

 

Ten facts about the economics of climate change and climate policy ...

 

Policies to Deal with Climate Change:

Climate Change Solutions  

Commercial EVs   (These are already generally more energy efficient & cost effective for lifetime fleet use than gas or diesel options)

Mike Bloomberg 2020 | A Clean Energy Economy

Green New Deal - www.gp.org.   (Green Party US)

 

1.      G reen New Deal (Senator Markey/Rep Alexandria Ocassio -Cortez)

The Green New Deal - Bernie Sanders

 

Elizabeth Warren 2020: Warren's climate change strategy and ...

 

Elizabeth Warren Unveils Climate Change Plan, Embracing ...