Joe Romm at Soros funded Climate Progress tells us we’re dooooooooomed. Or something
If you’re talking about “carbon pollution” you aren’t interested in actual science.
The bad news is that we’re all but certain to end up with a coastline at least this flooded (20 meters or 69 feet): (spiffy graphic of what a flooded coastline, which has apparently never ever happened before and, of course, the geology of the Earth has always been static before the invention of the combustion engine, ya know)
The “good” news is that this might take 1000 to 2000 years (or longer), and the choices we make now can affect the rate of rise and whether we blow past 69 feet to beyond 200 feet.
Oh, so no worries then.
Just last year the National Science Foundation (NSF) reportedon paleoclimate research that examined “rock and soil cores taken in Virginia, New Zealand and the Eniwetok Atoll in the north Pacific Ocean.” Lead author Kenneth Miller of Rutgers University said:
“The natural state of the Earth with present carbon dioxide levels is one with sea levels about 70 feet higher than now.”
And that was only slightly less worrisome than a 2009 paper in Science that found the last time CO2 levels were this high, it was 5° to 10°F warmer and seas were 75 to 120 feet higher.
So, despite the current CO2 levels, the sea levels aren’t as high and it’s not as warm? It’s almost like there is something else at play. Not Climate Astrologers living the carbon neutral lifestyle, of course.