Stop me if you’ve heard this before.
“It’s worse than we thought. Scientists may have hugely underestimated the extent of global warming.”
According to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change (DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2389), it turns out that the oceans have been absorbing between 24 and 58 per cent more energy than previously estimated by climate scientists. THAT’S HUGE!
I’ve been following climate science closely since the hole in the ozone layer first was detected back in the early 1980s, and especially in the past decade or so, and I can tell you that this underestimation of impacts in both scope and time is the predominant theme. It is why I tend to lend more credence to those who are deeply alarmed by recent observations of the arctic methane releases than the mainstream scientists who tend to diminish these concerns.
The IPCC is the official representative of mainstream science, and they seem to have a vested interest in underestimating impacts – though in truth it is more attributable to the fact that they operate on consensus, and there are thousands of them involved. But it also has a lot to do, I suspect, with their relationship with the political leaders and political bodies who it is their expressed purpose to influence. If they overstate their case, not only do they open themselves to attack by the science whores of industry, but they also risk losing credibility with the idiotic political bodies who continue to ignore the alarms they are sounding.
In other words, if you want to know what’s what, don’t follow the money. Follow those scientists that are closest to the things they are studying. Like the marine biologists who tell us that the oceans will be devoid of fish by 2048, or the climatologists who tell us that we are already locked into temperature rises of 6C or more.
Another recent study shows that the planet’s wildlife population is less than half the size it was four decades ago, with biodiversity loss now at “critical levels.” So what is the corporate media feeding the masses daily? Fear of ebola based upon 2 people contracting it in a hospital in Texas. Fear of terrorism based upon the mess we ourselves created fighting terrorism in the MidEast. Anxiously awaiting the next mass murder or serial killer.
I hate to say it, but it has become increasingly apparent to me that the only real hope for our species and all those we are decimating is total catastrophic economic collapse — and the sooner the better. And according to Forbes magazine, with the 5 largest banks each holding more than $40,000,000,000,000 (yes, that’s trillion) in the same phony derivatives that caused the 2008 collapse, we might not have long to wait.
This is what it has come to. Praying for calamity to avoid extinction…