Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Paul Beckwith on climate change

Climate change tipping point tree analogy


When you cut through a tree nothing seems to happen. Then, inevitably you reach a point where the tree starts to fall, and then a loud cracking and toppling occurs, irreversibly, to a new state. I view our climate system as analogous to this, and we are now rapidly cutting through the wood.

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METHANE "Single BIGGEST Concern" - Paul Beckwith



2 comments:

  1. Actually the tree commenced falling after February 1986(?). Since that month EVERY month has been a month of global temperature ABOVE the average for the twentieth century.

    Try tossing a coin and getting as many heads or tails as that number of months in a row. Geological and similar timescales are slow, and even an eyeblink in that frame of reference may be almost imperceptible on the human timescale.

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  2. You are quite right.
    And despite that (lol!) there has been a "hiatus" in global warming!

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