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    Carbon Brief - With records from half the year now available, it is likely that 2020 will be the warmest year on record: https://twitter.com/CarbonBrief/stat...96592760205312


    but,…….you never know.

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    The sun has entered a ‘lockdown’ period, which could cause freezing weather, famine

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    Temperatures in Siberia reached as high as 10°C above normal for June as the region experienced its hottest June on record.

    That’s according to the latest report by the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), which suggests the temperature averaged across all land in Arctic Siberia combined was more than 5°C above normal.

    Scientists say the temperature was more than 1°C higher than in 2018 and 2019, the two previous warmest Junes.


    The report also shows the number and intensity of wildfires in the area have resulted in the area’s highest estimated emissions in 18 years – an estimated total of 59 megatonnes of carbon dioxide were released across Siberia, significantly more than last year’s June total of 53 megatonnes.

    Director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) at ECMWF, Carlo Buontempo commented: “What is worrisome is that the Arctic is
    warming faster than the rest of the world.


    “Western Siberia experiencing warmer than average temperatures so long during the winter and spring is unusual and the exceptionally high temperatures in Arctic Siberia that have occurred now in June 2020 are equally a cause for concern.”


    Siberia melts with 'hottest June on record' - Energy Live News

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    ^Damn Putin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    I'm not sure if anyone in their right mind

    Those are the operative words right there.

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    And just in case some people haven't heard yet : methane being released from the Tundra is a far more potent global warmer than carbon dioxide.

    Things could accelerate really fast in the next few years. And if you think that's fantasy, scientists have found that in the past, at certain times the climate has changed really fast.

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    As my property is close to the beach and 16 metres above sea l expect to have a seafront property eaely next century. Knew I should've bought the property 5 doors down, they're only 8 metres above sea level.

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    BP is to cut the amount of oil and gas it produces by 40% by the end of the decade, the energy giant announced on Tuesday as it fleshed out plans to become a “net zero” company by 2050.

    Boss Bernard Looney said the business will increase the amount it invests in low-carbon projects tenfold by 2030 to around five billion US dollars a year (£3.8 billion).

    The move gained him unusual praise from environmental group Greenpeace, which called it a “necessary and encouraging start”.

    Mel Evans, senior climate campaigner for Greenpeace UK, said: “BP has woken up to the immediate need to cut carbon emissions this decade.

    “Slashing oil and gas production and investing in renewable energy is what Shell and the rest of the oil industry needs to do for the world to stand a chance of meeting our global climate targets.”


    Mr Looney was put in charge of one of the world’s largest oil companies in February and made it clear from day one that he wanted his term in charge to be defined by the carbon transition.


    His plan is to use the oil company’s hydrocarbons – oil and gas – to invest in the transition.


    “It’s simply not possible to transform a company that’s 110 years old by simply shutting off the taps in one area and pivoting 100% into the new,” he said.


    BP will continue to use cash from its oil business to fuel the transition, he added, “it enables the strategy”.


    It is a plan that Mr Looney had not intended to reveal yet, but a decision to slash the company’s dividend in the face of lower oil prices and the Covid-19 crisis forced his hand somewhat.


    “We had planned to share this news next month … but particularly as we are making the announcement around the dividend we wanted to give the story all at once so people can put all the decisions in context,” he said on a call with reporters.


    “Apologies if this has come as a bit of a surprise to any of you.”


    Amid vague-sounding phrases such as moving from being an international oil company to an integrated energy company, and “delivering solutions for customers”, Mr Looney’s plans contain a series of concrete-looking targets which were welcomed by campaigners.

    Chief among these are the 40% cut in hydrocarbon production and the five billion dollars a year it will invest in low-carbon projects.

    BP has also pledged to not start exploring for oil and gas in any new countries, develop 50 gigawatts of renewable energy generation by 2030, and slash its own emissions by up to 40%.


    The plan “does not rely on (carbon) offsets, though we believe the world will need offsets to decarbonise”, Mr Looney said in a call with investors.


    Earlier this year, critics condemned BP’s plans to become “net zero” – not to emit more than it absorbs through carbon capture and the like – by 2050 as being too far into the future.


    Mr Looney will have allayed some of the worries that he could shunt the hard work to the next chief executive by setting clear targets for 2030, with some of them delivered by 2025.


    However, the move is unlikely to pacify environmentalists.


    Ms Evans, from Greenpeace, added: “BP must go further, and needs to account for or ditch its share in Russian oil company Rosneft. But this is a necessary and encouraging start.”


    BP to cut oil and gas production by 40% as it sets out road to net zero - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

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    CEO Bernard Looney ?
    An Irish farm boy ?
    Getting BP out of hydrocarbons ?
    Has the world gone mad ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    CEO Bernard Looney ?
    An Irish farm boy ?
    Getting BP out of hydrocarbons ?
    Has the world gone mad ?
    Maybe the world is getting a very important message.

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    One can only hope so

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    Greenland's ice sheet may have hit a tipping point that sets it on an irreversible path to completely disappearing.

    Snowfall that normally replenishes Greenland's glaciers each year can no longer keep up with the pace of ice melt, according to researchers at Ohio State University.

    That means that the Greenland ice sheet - the world's second-largest ice body - would continue to lose ice even if global temperatures stop rising.


    In their
    study, published Thursday in the journal Nature, the scientists reviewed 40 years of monthly satellite data from more than 200 large glaciers that are draining into the ocean across Greenland.


    "What we've found is that the ice that's discharging into the ocean is far surpassing the snow that's accumulating on the surface of the ice sheet," Michalea King, the study's lead author and researcher at Ohio State University's Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, said in a
    press release.


    Complete melting of the Greenland ice sheet could raise sea levels 23 feet (~7 metres) by the year 3000.


    If that happens, the ocean would
    swallow coastal cities across the globe.


    Greenland's Melting Ice Sheet Has 'Passed The Point of No Return', Scientists Say

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    ^A yin to the yang, thankfully:-

    While Arctic ice is melting at a record pace, a team of NASA-led researchers say they can explain why Antarctic sea ice has been edging in the opposite direction. That paradox has puzzled scientists for years and given climate-change deniers fodder to dispute global warming.
    The group found that the icy winds blowing off Antarctica, as well as a powerful ocean current that circles the frozen continent, are much larger factors in the formation and persistence of Antarctic sea ice than changes in temperature.
    Why Is Antarctica's Sea Ice Growing While the Arctic Melts? Scientists Have an Answer | InsideClimate News

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    You need to get up to date my man. That is from 2016. This is from 2019.

    Decades of expanding sea ice in Antarctica have been wiped out by three years of sudden and dramatic declines, leaving scientist puzzled as to why the region has flipped so abruptly.
    A new satellite analysis reveals that between 2014 and 2017 sea ice extent in the southern hemisphere suffered unprecedented annual decreases, leaving the area covered by sea ice at its lowest point in 40 years. The declines were so big that they outstripped the losses in the fast-melting Arctic over the same period. “It’s very surprising. We just haven’t seen decreases like that in either hemisphere,” says Claire Parkinson at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, who undertook the analysis.
    However, researchers cautioned against pinning the changes on climate change and said it was too early to say if the shrinking is the start of a long-term trend or a blip.


    Read more:
    https://www.newscientist.com/article/2208180-antarctic-sea-ice-is-declining-dramatically-and-we-dont-know-why/#ixzz6VMsXKZXC

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    Death Valley in California has hit 54.4C – possibly the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
    The World Meteorological Organisation is verifying the temperature after the mercury hit 130F at Furnace Creek in the desert.

    The all-time highest temperature reading was also recorded in the area, hitting 56.7C on July 10 1913.

    Death Valley hits 54.4C - possibly highest ever reliably recorded temperature on Earth - LBC News

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Any doubts about Climate Change?
    Yes it's changing but nothing in this world is predictable and it will balance itself out over time. It's been the same since dot 1. Fcuk off you doom forecasters. In the most polite way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Death Valley in California has hit 54.4C – possibly the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
    The World Meteorological Organisation is verifying the temperature after the mercury hit 130F at Furnace Creek in the desert.

    The all-time highest temperature reading was also recorded in the area, hitting 56.7C on July 10

    Death Valley hits 54.4C - possibly highest ever reliably recorded temperature on Earth - LBC News


    Sorry to burst your bubble but the hottest temp.recorded on earth was 136 in Death Valley 1918.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Sorry to burst your bubble but the hottest temp.recorded on earth was 136 in Death Valley 1918.
    Maybe you could provide some documentary evidence from a body like, say, the World Meteorological Organisation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Yes it's changing but nothing in this world is predictable and it will balance itself out over time. It's been the same since dot 1. Fcuk off you doom forecasters. In the most polite way.
    It's entirely predictable you fucking moron. It's been predicted for decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Maybe you could provide some documentary evidence from a body like, say, the World Meteorological Organisation.

    Here you go.

    Highest temperature recorded on Earth - Wikipedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Wikipedia is not the World Meteorological Organisation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Sorry to burst your bubble but the hottest temp.recorded on earth was 136 in Death Valley 1918.

    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Here you go.


    Highest temperature recorded on Earth - Wikipedia

    Thanks for posting a link that says:


    According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the highest registered air temperature on Earth was 56.7 °C (134.1 °F) in Furnace Creek Ranch, California, located in the Death Valley desert in the United States, on 10 July 1913.

    Which begs the question where you got this 1918 idea from.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Wikipedia is not the World Meteorological Organisation.

    So I only had one choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Thanks for posting a link that says:




    Which begs the question where you got this 1918 idea from.....
    So it was 1913 not 1918 I will take my 50 lashes and move on the point I was making was the temp.and that it happened quite a few years back.

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    You do know that it's only since humans have inhabited the earth that the climate has changed don't you. If not I say "how dare you".

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