Funny Polar Bear
A game for you to play; it is called ‘End Game’ and whether you like it or not, you’re in it!
Just follow the rules… White to move first!
Current status: CO2 @ 400+ppm in the atmosphere
Rules of the Game:
CO2 @ 500 ppm = unpredictable heat increases = chaotic weather patterns, further increases of atmospheric and, most significantly, oceanic temperatures = acidity due to CO2 saturation and massive increase in oceanic dead zones = mortality of sea creatures = more CO2 production = higher sea temperatures = melting of Hydrates = more CO2 + methane hydrates in atmosphere.
White King… Rational thought and actions.
Black King … Irrational thought, greed, self -interest.
CHECKMATE of White King = C O2 @ 500ppm = Critical mass... Then it’s methane all the way!
You, and everyone on this planet are playing it right now!
The IPCC's declaration that the world will warm by anywhere between 0.3 and 4.8 °C reflects social and political uncertainties, not scientific ones. Climate scientists study the climate. They just give us the facts and it is us who choose whether to believe or disbelieve, to take action or remain dormant. We can choose to limit warming, or continue with our carbon rise and take our chances in a world that will be around 3 °C + and rising in the very near future and all the unforeseen consequences that it will bring. It's up to us!
The first half of this century we are carrying on business as usual: we rely heavily on fossil fuels. We did not introduce any dramatic changes to our life styles or activities in terms of consumption, travel and the number of children we have. Almost imperceptibly the ecosystem services and its cycles are collapsing as heat waves, droughts, forest fires, torrential downpours and floods become a perpetual cycle of climatic events. These events will be more noticeable and more aggressive as we near 2030.
Towards the middle of the century, the consequences of climate change will became too difficult to ignore. As a result, our governments will slowly begin introducing some unambitious policies to regulate emissions. Ocean acidification will be so severe that the marine animal death toll will be hard to ignore and the Arctic will not have had ice during the summer for several years as the polar bear faces extinction.
What is climate change is not;
adapting, neither is it about living with, sustainability, eco,green, geo-engineering, environmentaly friendly, etc. And it definatly is not about carrier bags, leatherback turtles or complicated charts!
Temperature average in 2050…38 in London and New York; 33 in Scotland and Nova Scotia.
In 2003 Tens of thousands Europeans died in a heat wave which will be the norm every other year in 2050 and 2003 temperatures will feel cold!
It will warm between 1.5 and 5.8 the consequences will be between severe and catastrophic.
All climate models say 2 to 6 degrees within a hundred years.
Climate change brings us face to face with the reality that we can and we are changing our climate, however it is not just a science issue, it is also a political and philosophical one. This is because the question of how to respond depends on a few things beyond climate science. When scholars of the future write the history of climate change, they will wonder why with all the facts on the table, why was not soaring public interest and ambitious political action inevitable, they will ponder on why was such a lack of interest and even outright denial more widespread now than they were in the year of the first climate change summit?
Kyoto, Copenhagen, Durban, Rio etc. are meaningless, they are and always will be accords to; ‘agree to disagree’ with a sprinkle of fine semantics over a bubbling cauldron of pointless rhetoric!
But they go on in a strange paradox, deciding only to be undecided, resolved only to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.
Adaption, sustainability etc, forget it! The real ‘Three Pillars of Sustainability’ are; denial, profit and lies. They are built from bricks of hedonistic self-indulgence, the mortar to hold them in place is made from pointless rhetoric (which is in abundant supply) and is poured from a bucket labeled ‘Climate Summit’ and spread with a trowel called apathy…..Cuger Brant
We, our very lifestyle and what it is based on, will be our undoing.
The real enemy of the planet is the collective, hedonistic human ego and as such, all of us are facing an awesome dilemma!
For sure, we can build a dam and create electricity, we can build a nuclear power station for the same ends. The ART of life, the ART of progression, the very ART of being, by our gifts of intelligence, perception, awareness, are to preserve our resources, maintain them, let nature flourish, and live WITH it. After all, physically or spiritually, we damn well cannot live without it, can we?
Anthropogenic man has challenged this, and in doing so, has given nature the appetite to dispose of our irksome little species. As nature compensates itself, and adjusts to the phenomenon of global warming, that compensation, that adjustment, will be very costly to the human race, our environment, and the long term
hopes for our future. The earth will sweat us out like a fever, and like a fever, it will get hot, very hot, before the patient gets better!
You cannot adapt to the climatic change that will come, and i mean CLIMATIC CHANGE! if we do nothing but listen to rhetoric from the mouths of people too rich to care about the next generation We, our children are doomed to a hell on Earth.