So glad the Pope could formerly make climate change a religious matter. After all, it’s already a matter of religious belief. And what a time to be one of the faithful.[twitter-follow username=”R_R_Rye”]
Why, just in the last few weeks climate scientists have explained the lack of warming for the last two decades. That is, explained how it was even scarier because it’s a time bomb:
The good news is that it adds credence to global warming theories—the bad news is that it means that it is possible that at some point in the future all that heat in the ocean could be released back into the atmosphere, creating a sudden temperature spike which would almost assuredly cause massive worldwide problems for those of us that caused the problem in the first place.
So it’s proof that man-caused doomsday is right on schedule, not the Earth’s natural self-regulating abilities.
But wait, there’s more. Right along the same time we found out that after “re-running” the numbers, the warming didn’t slow down after all. So they’ve both explained the pause in warming and disproven it. How’s that for consensus and settled science?
It is in these circumstances that we now find climate scientists so desperate to save the planet from heat they’re postulating nuclear options. Really, really scary ones.
Some proposals are uncontroversial, such as using charcoal to lock carbon dioxide into soil or scattering carbon-absorbing gemstones […]
Other ideas to cool the planet have scientists worried about unintended consequences. There are proposals, untested at scale and with uncertain costs, to block the sun’s rays with airborne particles or seed the oceans with carbon-absorbing iron.
Pardon? That sounds like the plan of a Bond villain, not legitimate and concerned scientists. Even they’re concerned about the long-term effects of these options, but man-caused global warming is just that serious.
Some geoengineering ideas have scientists worried. Solar radiation management, which seeks to reduce warming by blocking the sun’s rays, may trigger changes in regional rainfall and temperature patterns that aren’t well understood.
Wonder if an editor at Bloomberg got fired for letting that little peak behind the curtain slip through. How sure can they be about sea levels and atmospheric composition in 30 years when they don’t understand regional temperature patterns?!
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