Category: Climate Change

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Scientific Study Predicts Global Mass Extinction Event Possible by 2100

Published on Truthout, 28 Sep 2017. The planet has experienced five mass extinction events. The worst, the Permian Mass Extinction event 252 million years ago, annihilated more than 95 percent of all life on Earth. It coincided with a significant increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). The Permian Mass Extinction is the perfect example of what

Scientists Warn of “Biological Annihilation” as Warming Reaches Levels Unseen for 115,000 Years

Published on Truthout, 31 July 2017. Camp 41, Brazilian Amazon — Less than 30 years ago, the Earth’s tropical rainforests held the carbon equivalent of half of the entire atmosphere. But as atmospheric CO2 has escalated along with the deforestation of so much of the tropics, that is no longer the case. Nevertheless, carbon stored in tropical

Paris Accord Doesn’t Go Far Enough — but Trump’s Pullout Will Endanger Life on Earth

Published on Truthout, 31 May 2017. A large number of climate experts believe the Paris Climate Accord does not go nearly far enough in addressing the crisis of abrupt anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD). Nevertheless, in what is clearly both a symbolic move and a nod to his fossil fuel backers, Donald Trump will be pulling the

Scientists Predict There Will Be No Glaciers in the Contiguous US by 2050 — but Trump Is Stomping on the Gas Pedal

Published on Truthout, 22 May 2017. Given that life originated in the oceans, it should be cause for concern that a recently published study revealed that the depletion of dissolved oxygen in Earth’s oceans is occurring much faster than previously believed. Anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) is recreating the conditions that caused the worst mass extinction event on Earth,