Here Comes Yet Another Tipping Point

At least several times a year the Climatologists trot out some sort of tipping point. Why? Because the previous ones never seem to happen. Remember when we had the 10 years left tipping point? Trotted out in 1989. Now they yammer on about far flung tipping points, more akin to visiting a carnival fortune teller than actual science (via Climate Depot)

(AP) Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth’s environment are more worrisome than climate change’s bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the federal government concluded Tuesday.

The 200-page report by the National Academy of Sciences looked at warming problems that can occur in years instead of centuries. The report repeatedly warns of potential “tipping points” where the climate passes thresholds, beyond which “major and rapid changes occur.” And some of these quick changes are happening now, said study chairman James White of the University of Colorado.

The report says abrupt changes like melting ice in the Arctic Ocean and mass species extinctions have already started and are worse than predicted. It says thousands of species are changing their ranges, seasonal patterns or in some cases are going extinct because of human-caused climate change. Species in danger include some coral; pika, a rabbitlike creature; the Hawaiian silversword plant and polar bears.

How many times have I, and others, written something along the lines of “because Earth is always supposed to stay exactly the same, just like it did for the previous 4.5 billion years”?

At the bottom of the world in Antarctica, the melting ice in the west could be more of a wild card than originally thought. If the massive ice sheet melts it may happen relatively rapidly and could raise world sea levels by 13 feet, but researchers aren’t certain how soon that may occur.

Yeah, too bad the Antarctic is still doing pretty darned well, in defiance of Warmist hysteria. And, of course, the scientists involved in the study want more Government money for a “warning system”. Why don’t they spend their own money, or get some of the private Warmist groups to fund it? Warmists always seem to want taxpayer money to fund their wackadoodleness. I wonder what the former co-founder of Greenpeace has to say about this

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5 Responses to “Here Comes Yet Another Tipping Point”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Indeed! What does the US National Academy of Sciences know about science?!?

    As always, trust in the Pirate.

  2. Future_Frozen_Gumballs says:

    Exactly J. Glad to see you have come to the side of Reason.

    are worse than predicted.

    Why is it every year is seeing “worse” than predicted? Aren’t these supposedly the specialist in predicting? Oh, right, the predictions have yet to come true over the last 20 years, so… we should now believe their new predictions?

    I still see lots of ifs, could’s, may’s, and might’s. Because you can imagine a thing, does not mean that thing comes true.

    Just ask Obama and his brain-fart statements. Nothing he has said so far has been true or come true. He just thinks its true, therefore, it must be true.

  3. jl says:

    To answer your question, Jeffery- obviously not much.

  4. Blick says:

    Its a good thing that the antarctic will melt. that will balance the growth in the arctic ice pack. UK Daily mail reported in September a 29% increase in the 2013 arctic summer ice coverage over 2012. Gotta have balance.

  5. Blick says:

    Wow, Leading environmentalist spokes person, Jeffery, endorses Pirates Cove. “Trust in the Pirate.”

    Captain, You should include that in your masthead. Sail forth.

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