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  •  Our climate is currently frantically adjusting to (7+ / 0-)

    ...0.6 degrees of warming since the mid-20th century. The system is overwhelmed and we're already getting some of these consequences. What is the sensitivity to 0.7 degrees of warming? Or 0.8? Or 0.9? The Arctic sea ice is already so sensitive to 0.6 degrees of warming, that it's expected by some scientists to have an ice-free summer within a decade.

    I intend to write a diary very soon about the oceanic oscillations and what a PDO that moves into the warm phase (after about 15 years, a timeline discussed in Meehl et al., 2013), but basically, next time we have El Niño: look out.

    "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~Edward Abbey ////\\\\ "To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships." ~W.E.B. DuBois

    by rovertheoctopus on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 09:41:23 AM PDT

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