Socialist is right and I fear we are just go through the motions trying to keep everyone calm until we start running out of something as basic as fresh water.
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We are already running out of fresh water in many places. I think as time goes on there will be war over clean water sources like there is over oil now. Global warming is real and it is happening. We are accelerating it by cutting down the tress and the tropical rain forests.
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The main thing is to slow the effects of warming rather than put a stop to it. Lots can be done if we all play our part.
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Climate change is real, it's here and we're the cause of it, according to massive federal report. Noting that the planet is now the warmest it's been in the history of modern civilization, a new federal report released Friday said that "It's extremely likely that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse gases, are the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century." The federally mandated report is prepared by the nation's top scientists every four years for the president, the Congress and the public. The contents of the report contradict claims by President Trump and his team, who have continually downplayed the human contribution to climate change and questioned the ability of scientists to predict its effects. Ref. USAToday.
Study predicts a significantly drier world at 2ºC. New research predicts a significantly drier world if global warming reaches 2ºC. Over a quarter of the world's land could become significantly drier and the change would cause an increased threat of drought and wildfires. Limiting warming to under 1.5ºC would dramatically reduce the fraction of the Earth's surface that undergoes such changes. Areas which would most benefit from keeping warming below 1.5ºC include Central America, Southern Europe, Southern Australia, parts of South East Asia, and Southern Africa. Source 2d.
Methane hydrate dissociation off Spitsbergen not caused by climate change. For years, methane emissions from the seabed have been observed in the Arctic Ocean off Spitsbergen. The assumption that the warming of seawater by climate change is responsible for the release of methane, has not been confirmed. Research shows that post-glacial uplift is the most likely cause of methane hydrate break-down. Source 9b.
Adaptation now: River flood risks increase around the globe under future warming. Rainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flood risks across the globe. Already today, fluvial floods are among the most common and devastating natural disasters. Scientists have now calculated the required increase in flood protection until the 2040s worldwide, breaking it down to single regions and cities. They find that the need for adaptation is greatest in the US, parts of India and Africa, Indonesia, and in Central Europe including Germany. Inaction would expose many millions of people to severe flooding. Source 7a.
Long-term warming trend continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA. Continuing the planet's long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists. Source 3s.