Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Global Warming: The Big Thaw

Earth's CO2 levels just now exceeded 400 parts per million. Levels have increased by 25% over the past two decades. Levels will keep increasing, and even if all humans were to suddenly disappear (causing human-induced emissions to cease) sea levels will still continue to rise, etcetera because the Earth's absorption capacity is steadily diminishing. [Example: the Antarctic Ocean sink is saturated now.]

It's call it the Big Thaw.

Note: The last time CO2 levels were this high was 3 to 5 million years ago. Sea levels were up to 80 feet higher then. As CO2 levels increase, then so do forecasts for future sea levels.