Evidence list of the
global climate planetary emergency
Observed catastrophically dangerous effects
of global climate change - already
Observed impacts from global climate
change alreadysee also StateOfOurClimate.com o Industrial GHG emissions are at an all time high.o Atmospheric CO2 highest in 15-20 million yearso All atmospheric GHGs accelerating since 2000o Atmospheric methane has increased 2.5 times and is now accelerating due to methane feedback emissions.
o Dramatic increase in global concurrent droughts & heat waveso Persistent California drought (4th year)o 2014 and 2015 (projected) hottest years on record. o Global surface warming accelerating
o Arctic amplified warming - now 3X global average
o Rapid decline of Arctic summer sea ice (albedo feedback)
Rapid decline of Far North snow (albedo feedback)
o Acceleration of Greenland ice loss.
o Acceleration of Antarctic mass loss
o All Antarctica is
o Acceleration- thinning of Antarctic glaciers
permafrost is emitting methane ,
CO2 and nitrous oxide
o Venting East
Siberian shelf methane hydrate
is a catastrophic planetary danger.
o Increased global 'natural' disasters
Increased severe storm intensity with large
increase in intensity of hurricanes
o Very large increase number of N. Atlantic tropical storms
o Unprecedented increase in extreme weather events
affecting all continents last decade, with extraordinary heat and drought
affecting N hemisphere since 2000.
o Increased drought regionally this
o Prolonged Amazon drought
o Increased forest fires
increase in heating of deep oceans
o Ocean acidification rate highest in 300 million years
and affecting shell making organisms
o Ocean plankton 40%
o Increased coral bleaching
o Estimated 400,000 deaths due to
o Climate change -ve effects on crop yields affecting most
o Dengue fever is spreading
o Increasing malaria in some
o Increasing climate change linked cholera
o Increase in many
All these are being caused by a global warming of 1C.
We are committed (locked in) to a warming of over double that.
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