Showing posts from April, 2018

Smart Money in Real Estate

I've postedbefore about sealevelrise.  Here there is more evidence about the melting of Greenland's glaciers.  Real Estate prices in Florida are already showing the reaction to sea levels.
Scientists are exploring changes underway in the Greenland Ice Sheet as a result of global warming. Algae, dust and soot, a short-lived climate pollutant also known as black carbon, are exacerbating melting.Satellite imageshave confirmed that the Greenland ice sheet ... holds 23 feet of sea level rise.

From Climate Central:
Global average sea level is expected to rise by one foot between 2000 and 2050 and by several more feet by the end of the century under a high-pollution scenario because of the effects of climate change, according to the projections in the new peer-reviewed study. It shows 21st century sea-level rise could be kept to less than two feet if greenhouse gas emissions are aggressively and immediately reduced, reflecting a larger gap in sea-level consequences between high and low…

Oil Companies Are Truly Evil

The cigarette companies are proven evil.  It was demonstrated that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, and they continue to sell cigarettes and thus were responsible for millions of early deaths.  They knew there was a problem but they worked very hard to dispute the evidence and produce doubt.

It is now known that oil companies have done the same.  There is solid evidence that ExxonMobil and Shellknew how their product was going to bring about global warming in the 1980's and chose to do the same as the cigarette companies, deny and create doubt even though they knew what would might happen.

They show that as the company pondered its responsibility to act, Shell's scientists urged it to heed the early warnings, even if, as they said, it might take until the 2000s for the mounting evidence to prove greenhouse gases in the atmosphere were causing unnatural climate change.  "With the very long time scales involved, it would be tempting for society to wait until then …

The New Danger of Significant Sea Rise

Erosion by warming waters has caused the submarine ice around Antarctica to shrink by 1,463 sq km in six years
Section though ice sheet in 2010 Section though ice sheet in 2016 Ocean Ice shelf Hidden erosion by warming waters has caused the base of the ice sheet to shrink Previous extent of ice sheet Ice flow Increased ice flow Ice sheet Ocean floor Grounding line Grounding line
Guardian graphic. Source: Nature
Underwater melting of Antarctic ice far greater than thought, study finds

Hidden underwater melt-off in the Antarctic is doubling every 20 years and could soon overtake Greenland to become the biggest source of sea-level rise, according to the first complete underwater map of the world’s largest body of ice. Warming waters have caused the base of ice near the ocean floor around the south pole to shrink by 1,463 square kilometres – an area the size of Greater London – between 2010 and 2016, according to the new study published in Nature Geoscience. The research by the UK Centre …