Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Simple Choice: Leave Oil In The Ground

Fig. 1a Going ... going ... gone ...
Fig. 1b Records being set
The Arctic sea ice is melting due to criminal activities (Another extreme heat wave strikes the North Pole).

I say 'criminal activities' because Oil-Qaeda has known about what burning fossil fuels will do to the cryosphere and civilization but eventually began to cover it up (Oilfluenza, Affluenza, and Disgorgement, 2, 3).

Oil-Qaeda has publicly declared that it is melting the cryosphere since at least 1962.

Oil-Qaeda knows that it is damaging the Earth and the people on it (Humble Oil-Qaeda).

This is the same tack that was brazenly taken by the Tobacco Industry when it tried to cover up the fact that its products caused cancer and death to millions of people (Smoke & Fumes).
Fig. 2a "Golden 23"
Fig. 2b

The graphs at Fig. 1a and Fig. 1b show what is all ready happening this year at this time, which is still early in the ice-melt season.

The melting of sea ice does not have a direct impact on sea level.

However, it does have an indirect impact because when the ice melts it is relocated toward the equator along with land based ice sheet melt at Greenland tidewater glaciers (NASA Busts The Ghost).

The bigger story that goes along with the observable melting of sea ice is the unseen melting taking place deep under the ocean waters around Greenland (Greenland 2.0, 2).

It is the same story at the other polar region where the danger is even greater (Antarctica 2.0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 [& supplements A, B, C, D, E, F]).

The graphs at Fig. 2a and Fig. 2b show the sea level changes taking place and accelerating before our very eyes (the PSMSL data used to generate those graphs are the 30 April 2018 dataset).

It is simple, we leave Oil-Qaeda's poison in the ground or we will put current civilization in the ground (Why Sea Level Rise May Be The Greatest Threat To Civilization, 2, 3, 4, 5; The Biggest Climate Challenge: Leaving Carbon in the Ground).

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  1. "South Florida sounds the alarm amid threat of rising sea levels" (link)

  2. "A recent Gallup Poll found that the partisan divide on climate change is growing in the U.S., with a decreasing number of Republicans and an increasing number of Democrats concerned about its impacts.

    Now, research conducted by the University of Queensland and published in Nature Climate Change Monday finds a political climate divide unique to the U.S.
    " (EcoWatch).