FORUM: Accelerating Climate Change and Associated Disasters

Forecasts based on legacy statistical methods have radically underestimated the pace and extent of global warming. Associated silique such as storm intensity and frequency, greenhouse gas emissions, infrastructure failures, famines, epidemics, and organic extinctions will accelerate and exacerbate.

May 20, 2021: Unparalleled Arctic Climate: https://earther.gizmodo.com/its-sundress-weather-in-the-arctic-1846928838?fbclid=IwAR07wbEGz0ugA6dopukRusSz0KH7ejy3t6hp_St2xHOt44nbm0JGLOHM4fk

May 24, 2021: “Economic forecasts predicting the potential impact of climate change grossly underestimate the reality and have delayed global recovery efforts by decades:” https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/24/war-footing-needed-to-correct-economists-climate-change-failings.html

May 24, 2021: Nearly 10% of Earth’s land surface is covered by glaciers, and particulate mercury carried by glacial flour (sediment making glacial rivers appear milky) is up to 2,000-times greater than typical dissolved mercury content in rivers—threatening Greenland’s commercial fishery (cold-water shrimp, halibut and cod): https://phys.org/news/2021-05-greenland-glacial-meltwaters-rich-mercury.html

May 25, 2021: Combining warm temperature and pollution yields “sea snot” which threatens fish breeding grounds: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/25/turkey-struck-by-sea-snot-because-of-global-heating

May 25, 2021: “Zombie fires” in defrosted Arctic: https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/19/weather/zombie-fires-arctic-forests-climate-change-scn/?hpt=ob_blogfooterold

May 26, 2021: Heat from the Atlantic Ocean is destabilizing Arctic ice: https://earthsky.org/earth/arctic-sea-ice-succumbs-to-atlantification/

May 26, 2021: Satellite measurements underestimated global temperatures for decades: https://www.livescience.com/satellites-underestimated-global-warming.html

May 27, 2021: World temperature now half-a-degree from tipping point: https://www.npr.org/2021/05/26/1000465487/earth-is-barreling-toward-1-5-degrees-celsius-of-warming-scientists-warn

May 27, 2021: 40% chance Earth’s temperature will exceed Paris climate agreement temperature limit within five years: https://news.yahoo.com/forecast-40-chance-earth-hotter-000307099.html

May 31, 2021: Human heat deaths and climate change: https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/more-than-a-third-of-heat-deaths-are-tied-to-climate-change-study-says/ar-AAKzdwz?li=BBnb7Kz

June 3, 2021: Models of climate-change cascades: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/03/climate-tipping-points-could-topple-like-dominoes-warn-scientists

June 5, 2021: Agricultural use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer releases nitrous oxide into the atmosphere–which is 300 times more potent that carbon dioxide in heating the atmosphere: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210603-nitrous-oxide-the-worlds-forgotten-greenhouse-gas

June 11, 2021: Antarctic ice shelve melting at faster rate than previously measured: https://www.yahoo.com/news/ice-shelf-protecting-antarctic-glacier-185519754.html

June 18, 2021: Potentially the worst drought and highest temperatures in 1,200 years: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/18/us-heatwave-west-climate-crisis-drought

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