The Guardian’s “100 Months To Save The World” – Part II
By Paul Homewood
According to the Guardian’s Andrew Simms, we are two months away from reaching a tipping point for the beginnings of runaway climate change.
So, how much has the world’s climate changed since 2008?
Atmospheric temperatures have barely changed in the last eighteen years:
Arctic sea ice extent in September has remained stable:
Winter Arctic ice extent has barely changed since 2005:
Antarctic sea ice has been growing rapidly: (note that data since April is spurious, due to satellite problems).
And global sea ice is also stable:
Hurricanes keep on doing what hurricanes do:
Tornadoes remain at historically low levels:
Major droughts in the US are a thing of the past:
And the same in Australia:
In short, far from climate catastrophe, people would be excused for not noticing any change at all the the Earth’s climate.
Meanwhile, all of that extra CO2 in the atmosphere has contributed to a remarkable greening of the world:
And global food production continues to rise in leaps and bounds:
All in all, the world is in a remarkably good place at the moment. It certainly won’t be, if you take away fossil fuel.