Jesus will save us. /sarc
Watched a Smithsonian documentary yesterday.. did you know that the Artic Circle is moving North 15 meters every year? Guessing that as it moves so does the equator all due to the wobble of the earth’s axis. Don’t suppose that has much to with climate change though……. or does it???
The peculiar thing is those religious believers are responsible for our stewardship of the earth as is spelled out in their bibles which actually concurs with the scientific evidence that we should be taking better care of our planet, yet the evangelicals seem to shirk their responsibility … instead awaiting an imagined END.
As I told my 6 year old grandson as we looked out from the hilltop last Thursday. This is the Earth. We broke it. It sucks to be you.
Since when was “humankind” synonymous with “The Republican Party”?
If the water rises too high won’t it just fall off the edge of earth? /s
Climate change will be devastating, but it won’t mean the end of humanity. We’re stupid enough to never learn that tinkering with nature almost always makes thing worse, but we’re smart enough to adapt to hardships that we encounter, including hardships that are self-induced. The majority of the population will likely be much worse off due to climate change, but some people will profit immensely – just as there is a lot of money to be made from war, there will be tons of money to be made in countering the impacts of climate change. (Anybody wanna bet that the richest and most powerful climate deniers include not only those who profit from the status quo (burning of fossil fuels, etc.), but also those who are gleefully looking forward to cashing in on all of the climate change counter-measures?)
As antibiotics fail, important to realize that rapidly reproducing bacteria adjust to change faster, and more efficiently than humans, or well, mammals. Climate change is also increasing changes beyond just snow, rain, drought, biological systems are the warning deniers ignore.
Not all humans, just those with any power to DO SOMETHING!
?? I guess Davies is saying we need to get going on ameliorating the forecast problems, and are still being layabouts? Yeah.
For the information of people like Alberta Oil, the location of the equator is dependent only on the earth’s rotational axis. For an earth that is nearly spherically symmetric, it is halfway between the poles. That’s it. Nothing else.
Earth’s obliquity oscillates between 22.1 and 24.5 degrees on a 41,000-year cycle; Earth’s mean obliquity is currently 23°26′12.1″ (or 23.4367°) and decreasing.
The Arctic Circle movement is caused by variations in angle which the earth’s rotational axis is inclined to the earth’s orbital plane. If the arctic circle is moving north, then it means that there the inclination is decreasing. Eventually the Arctic circle will move south again. This is one of the periodic variations that go toward the Milankovitch cycles
However, Alberta is correct that this does cause a slight warming effect — but at both poles, not just the NH. And no, deniers, 15 feet a year does not explain the warming at the arctic.
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