Earth Life Support at Breaking Point

Existential Abrupt Climate Change Risks to Humanity: Part 1 of 3 // June 7, 2019

First of three videos.  Humanity is stressing vital life-support systems on Earth to the breaking point.  It is incomprehensible to a thinking person like myself how:

  • the vast majority of the public continues to be blissfully unaware of the clear and present dangers that we face.
  • For many years I have been dutifully trying to take the latest cutting edge science on global Earth system changes, and:
  • translate it into easily understandable layperson language,
  • so more and more of the general public can understand the reality and truth about the extent of devastation to
  • our life-support ecosystems on Earth.

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The Chernobyl exclusion zone shows a glimpse of a worl
inhospitable to life.  According to a new climate policy
paper, much of Earth could look the same by 2050 if humans
don’t act fast to mitigate global warming
: Shutterstock

Humanity is Stressing Vital Life-Support Systems to the Breaking Point: Part 2 of 3 // June 7, 2019

Second of three videos.  Ref:  ‘Human Civilization Will Crumble by 2050 If We Don’t Stop Climate Change Now, New Paper Claims.  By Brandon Specktor, Senior Writer | June 4, 2019 11:13am:

According to the paper, climate change poses a “near- to mid-term existential threat to human civilization,” and there’s a good chance society could collapse as soon as 2050 if serious mitigation actions aren’t taken in the next decade‘.
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Harsh Realities of Abrupt Climate Change: Part 3 of 3 // June 7, 2019

Third of three videos.  Ref (click link here, for download of original PDF):  ‘The report, entitled “Existential climate-related security risk: A scenario approach,” lays out a future where society could collapse due to instability set off by migration patterns of billions of people affected by drought, rising sea levels, and environmental destruction‘.
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Food Jeopardy

Paul’s high school yearbook photo.  Reminds
editor of a similarly toned famous school photo

Food, Glorious Food. Never Before Has Earth Needed More: Part 1 of 2 // May 30, 2019

Planting of corn, wheat, soy, etc. has been severely delayed by flooding over vast regions of the most productive farmland in the U.S., and what has been planted is not growing well:

  • There is simply too much water on the surface and in the saturated soils.
  • A huge and persistent trough of the jet stream has been stuck over the central US all spring (and last winter)
  • Bringing associated low pressure and thus storms with fire-hose like precipitation deluged,
  • As well as tornadoes galore.

I chat about the clear and present danger of global food shortages and price explosion.
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Global Food Supply Disruption from Abrupt Climate Change: Part 2 of 2 // May 30, 2019

U.S. farmers are at wits end; livelihoods on the line, as they wait for persistent torrential rains to stop, and for fields to dry out enough for planting. They’re posting images of their soggy, submerged fields on Twitter under the hashtags #noplant19, #plant19, #corn, #wheat, #soy, #food… to name the main ones.

Crops aren’t great in Australia, parts of Canada, Europe, Russia, and China due variously to drought, heat, floods, bugs, etc..; most root causes being climate disruption. I chat about the “Clear and Present Danger” of global food shortages and price explosion.
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Please let us know, if this is too many tweets. On this particular occasion, JUST WAY, WAY too many great ones to say completely no to! An exception today, pls:

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The End Is Near: Paroxysms, Smorgasbords, Earth Life Support

  

First image:  Marathon Day in Ottawa.  Second:  The Un-Happy Hooker

Earth Life Support Systems Undergoing Wrenching Climate Change Paroxysms // May 26, 2019

This video is the 4th of 6 in my synopsis of recent significant abrupt climate change induced, “faster than expected” events occurring around our planet under siege.

We tickle tipping points, hurtling towards a highly nonlinear rewiring of our planetary heat distribution, which includes a greatly warmed Arctic and cascading food shortages.

As climate changes much “faster than expected”, humanities response continuous to be ineffectual and much “slower than expected”. We wallow at the beck and call, and in the throes of climate and science denial political leaders.
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Smorgasbord of Scariness on our Crazy Climate Disrupted Home Planet: Houston, We have A PROBLEM. // May 26, 2019

This video is the 5th 6 in my smorgasbord of scariness on our recent crazy climate disruption happenings on our home planet. I endeavor to use the clearest, easy-for-anybody to understand, state-of-the-art gifs and illustrations to drive home the latest science on our (Earth’s) climate and weather realities.

Traffic Jams even occur on Mt. Everest [ Citation ref: dk, Outside Magazine, 23 May, 2019: ‘Yes, This Photo from Everest Is Real‘ ]

Clearly, climate deniers have long-ago fallen down the rabbit hole of fantasy land, worthy of resurrection of the old TV show known as the Twilight Zone. Reality really does bite, and right-wing ideological denial is clearly exposed, and doubling down on nuttiness.
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Earth Life Support Systems Undergoing Wrenching Climate Change Paroxysms // May 26, 2019

This video is the 6th of 6 in my motley collection of recent highly significant, profoundly important abrupt climate destabilization occurrences. Our life systems that support all plants and animals are undergoing wrenching paroxysms that are totally re-configuring atmospheric and oceanic circulatory systems vital for transferring heat around the planet to maintain stability in our weather and climate systems.

  

Shackleton in action

Thus far, humanity is floundering with feeble and ineffectual gestures to address, let alone even recognize and acknowledge the existential crisis that is upon us.
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‪Caption, Paul’s:  ‘Canada is betting on climate failure by doubling down on Alberta oil sands development.

Yes, Justin Trudeau and Catherine Mckenna; this means you. I thought that you both were smarter than this…‬’

Canada is betting on climate failure, By James Kurz in Opinion | May 22nd 2019

Oil and gas extraction has been a cornerstone of Canada’s economy for decades, but plans for expansion of the oil sands represent an enormous economic risk in a world moving to electric vehicles and action against climate change.

The federal and some provincial governments of Canada are not only planning to keep the oil and gas industry running at full steam, but to massively expand it. At the same time, the majority of demand for oil comes from fuel for road vehicles, a segment undergoing a huge technological transformation towards electrification. Canada appears to be grossly underprepared for a future where global demand for oil declines and not only that, our political and industry leaders are currently doubling down on oil as an economic engine — oil that is more expensive to produce than virtually anywhere else in the world.
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Taking control
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Mishmash on Abrupt Climate Change

Mishmash on Abrupt Climate Change Status: Prognosis Grim // May 24, 2019

This video is the 1st of 6 where I chat about the most significant recent developments in our ongoing abrupt climate change system. I am simply joining the dots:

  • delving deeply into what is happening on the ground,
  • in the atmosphere,
  • and in the oceans,
  • and profound existential consequences that are affecting each of us in this time of gut-wrenching disruption.

I strive to take the latest science and tell a coherent story that is easily understandable to the most novice layperson, using the best, most clearly illustrated gifs that I have come across in social media over several months.
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A Mishmash on our FUBAR’d Climate: Dooohhhhh…Take off, aye (to another planet) // May 24, 2019

This video is the 2nd of 6 where I tell you all about the story of our weather patterns and how climate is going to hell in a hand-basket.

  • Temperatures in the Arctic are way higher than they should be,
  • while temperatures in parts of North America
  • and Europe are much lower than they should be.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this results from a completely FUBAR-ed jet stream. I show you all sorts of neat video clips and gifs to give you teaching aids so that you can keep your climate denying and Trump thumper friends in a state of cognitive dissonance.
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Rampaging Climate Crushes Humans Like Bugs, and Just Getting Warmed Up // May 24, 2019

This video is the 3rd of 6 in my swarm of videos to parallel the tornadoes swarm that continues to wreak cascading havoc on the U.S.A., along with the hydro-attack that is decimating planting schedules and risking global price spikes on grains, soy, etc.; making a mockery of the so called “useful” idiot climate denier who is being enabled by the God-Owful-Party in power.

I’m one to talk; Ontario lost its senses in voting in neomort Doug Ford, while Alberta went nutters voting in Jason Kenney who is set up a “war-room” to attack opponents of his iron rod pipeline of doom.
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Hunkering Down For the Deluge and Flood in the Climate Casino

Hunkering Down For the Deluge and Flood in the Climate Casino // May 16, 2019

Many places are experiencing torrential rain deluges with epic flooding. This includes my city; almost all of North America, and many other places. Here I chat on practical ways you can reduce risks of your place flooding.

Near a river you have little choice:

  • Jack your place up one story;
  • build a dirt and grass berm around your property;
  • or move while your place still has value.

Away from rivers; overland flooding is a big risk.

  • Slope land away from your house,
  • point downspouts well away;
  • have a sump pump, and
  • install back-flow valves on your basement drainage.

In Canada, very accurate Digital Elevation Maps (DEMs) will be released soon, to determine your places flood exposure risks, and will greatly influence property desirability and thus your house price.
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Fire Triggered Thunderstorms: Climate MAYHEM New Reality

 

Pyro Storms (Fire-Triggered Thunderstorms): Climate Mayhem Part 1 of 2 // May 9, 2019

Firenados, fire whirls, megafires, and fire-triggered thunderstorms are a new, terrifying reality turning wildfires from local to globally significant events in our faster-than-expected, extremely rapid climate change world.

Fire-triggered thunderstorms are called:

  • Pyrocumulonimbus Clouds (pyroCbs) or PyroStorms, for short.
  • Tornado-like winds can occur, flaming embers can be cast across a 3 mile radius, volcanic levels of energy loft black smoke, carbon, gases, water up into the stratosphere, and
  • lightning from these fire-clouds can ignite more fires 22 miles away.
  • We get 25 pyroCBs a year now in North America.
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Fire Triggered Thunderstorms: A New Reality of Climate MAYHEM: Part 2 of 2 // May 9, 2019

Second video, continues where above video one left off.  ReferencePyro Storms: a New Danger in the Era of Wildfires, by Ed Struzik May 8, 2019.  This article originally appeared on Yale Environment 360:

Early in the evening of August 12, 2017, heat and smoke from an intense wildfire burning in the forests of British Columbia began mushrooming skyward, sucking up ash, blazing wood and vegetation, and water vapour from lakes and streams below.

Rick McRae, a researcher with Australia’s Capital Territory Emergency Services Agency, was on site helping with fire management. Sensing that this conflagration was going to erupt into something extraordinary, he texted a group of scientists from around the world who since 2013 have been collaboratively studying fire-triggered thunderstorms — technically known as pyrocumulonimbus clouds, or “pyroCbs…
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Rarity: Cyclone Fani Originated in Southern Hemisphere & Crossed EQUATOR

     

Rare Cyclone Fani Originated in Southern Hemisphere and Crossed the EQUATOR: Part 1 of 2 // May 3, 2019

Rare Cyclone Fani hit NE India today as a strong Category 4 storm, just a 2 mph under Category 5. It is very rare for a April cyclones to make landfall in India as most curve east. I was curious as to where and when the first noticeable low pressure center formed for Fani; I carefully examined surface winds and Mean Sea Level Pressure on Earth Nullschool and found that:

  • The first low pressure disturbance was discernible April 23rd 08:00 Local time in the Southern Hemisphere (2 degrees S latitude).
  • It crossed the Equator, the core changing from circular to elongated multiple times, and amplified with SSTs of 29-31 C.

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Rare Cyclone Fani Originated in the Southern Hemisphere and CROSSED the Equator: Part 2 of 2 // May 3, 2019

Second video, continues from first video above.
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