Bummer: ‘Climate Change” Could Deprive Earth Of Oxygen

The last mega-scary fable from the Cult of Climastrology

Doomsday revisited: Will global warming deprive us of oxygen?

Global warming has triggered an array of apocalyptic scenarios for future generations, from worsening drought, storms and floods to melted icesheets and rising seas.

Now a new study, published on Tuesday and coinciding with the UN climate talks in Paris, adds to the grim tableau: the risk that warming at the far end of the scale could rob our planet of oxygen.

“We have identified another possible consequence of … global warming that can potentially be more dangerous than all others,” say a pair of scientists from Britain’s University of Leicester.

Their study, based in the peer-reviewed journal the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, is based on a computer model of phytoplankton, the microscopic sea plants which produce about two-thirds of the oxygen in the atmosphere.

Do we even need to go further than “computer model”?

Average global warming of 6 C (10.8 degrees Fahrenheit) would be a threshold at which the phytoplankton’s vital oxygen-generating abilities, determined by water temperature, would be impaired, they say.

“It would mean oxygen depletion not only in the water but also in the air,” said the team. “Should it happen, it would obviously kill most of life on Earth.”

How did these phytoplankton survive during previous epochs when the average global temperatures were warmer than these predictions (which aren’t happening except in computer models)? When did science become the same as looking in a crystal ball?

Their study was based on mathematical modelling, rather than observational research, and the authors acknowledged they did not factor in certain natural processes, such as ocean circulation, which could influence the outcome.

But, they said, if carbon emissions remain unchecked, deoxygenation is ultimately not a risk to be dismissed.

“The danger… is probably more real than to be drowned,” they wrote.

So, it is strictly carnival palm reading material, based on politics, rather than actual real world data, and didn’t even include natural processes. I really do not want to listen to any Warmist telling me this has anything whatsoever to do with science anymore.

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2 Responses to “Bummer: ‘Climate Change” Could Deprive Earth Of Oxygen”

  1. John says:

    Teach just as the Earth’s temps have ranged from as high as 3000 degrees to the lows of snowball Earth, so has the percentage of oxygen varied widely from 0% to as high as 35%
    It currently is about 20% and current life is adapted to current oxygen levels and current temps
    Any rapid change in either would be difficult for humans to adapt to
    Wiki has a nice article about geological oxygen that may answer your questions about oxygen levels in the past

  2. jl says:

    So now it’s oxygen we (may) have to worry about. And they used a model that didn’t factor in natural processes? You know, those natural processes that have been controlling the climate for 4 billion years? Beyond ignorant.

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