By Andrew Katz, TIME, May 12, 2013
An estimated 32.4 million people around the world were forced from their homes by disasters last year—98% of them weather-related—according to data just released by the Norwegian Refugee Council. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, one of the leading…
Google has composited satellite images from the past 28 years to make a massive, zoomable timelapse image.
Whoa whoa whoa. Except right there in the infographic it says that reducing carbon emissions will slow down rises in sea levels. So NO we can’t just stop trying to prevent and focus on surviving global warming. Not to mention the link to that “talk” mentioned above isn’t even a talk given by a climate scientist. It’s some new age guy and ex-computer programmer. This Gregg Braden guy is a fraud with no academic credentials.
People’s Record, you should have just reposted without the ignorant commentary.
Well, I think she is getting at something in the commentary that’s important, although perhaps it isn’t being communicated as effectively as intended.
Basically, regardless of how certain we are that climate change is man-made (and I think most of us are pretty certain) - the focus of our conversation should include a discussion about how we are going to survive the coming years of continued climate crisis. I think it would have been more appropriate to say, it is not enough to just slow the rate at which our climate is changing, but also to discuss in a serious way, how we might survive these ever-more-real (at least in the way we experience them) changes to our environment, including, rising sea levels. Because there are moneyed interests that keep us arguing about the source of climate change (and of course big business deserves blame and should be stopped), there seems to be a void in the conversation about practical survival pressures.
It seems like there is this underlying presumption that because we still have to fight the corporate powers to slow their destruction, that we’re immobilized to think about practical, crisis-management solutions. That isn’t the whole conversation, but it should be part of it, and I think it is refreshing that pipper brought it into the conversation.
Because, with the exception of revolution overturning the corporate interests(and perhaps even if that were to happen) I don’t see us totally stopping climate change.
World map of CO2 emissions. [3000 × 1999]
Each year, four international science institutions compile temperature data from thousands of stations around the world and make independent judgments about whether the year was warmer or cooler than average. “The official records vary slightly because of subtle differences in the way we analyze the data,” said Reto Ruedy, climate scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. “But they also agree extraordinarily well.”
All four records show peaks and valleys in sync with each other. All show rapid warming in the past few decades. All show the last decade has been the warmest on record.
Note: An updated version of this graph was posted on 1/25.
its not g0od :/