Climastologers Say Climate Doom Might Take Longer

Apparently, we’ve already hit the point where Once Upon A Time, er, scientists say, that their previous prognostications have to be adjusted. I figured this would take at least till 2030 till they started pushing them out. And you’ll never get why

Global warming might not happen quite as fast as we thought – here’s why

Plants will absorb 20 per cent more carbon dioxide than predicted by the end of the century, a new study has found, suggesting climate models are overestimating how fast the planet will warm.

Trinity College Dublin said its research painted an “uncharacteristically upbeat picture for the planet” after finding models had failed to take into account all the elements of photosynthesis.

During photosynthesis, green plants use light energy from the sun to convert carbon dioxide, water and minerals into the sugars they need for growth.

Scientists thought climate change could weaken the process, but the new research suggests plants can adjust to the temperatures, efficiently absorbing carbon dioxide, producing extra nutrients, and continuing to thrive.

They found that on a global scale, the amount of carbon converted during photosynthesis could be up to 68 per cent greater by the end of the century compared to the start of the century, and 20 per cent more than some current models suggest.

They were discounting what plants actual do with CO2, which is what is called “beneficial plant food”. Oh, and their computer models were garbage. As usual. But, of course

Silvia Caldararu, assistant professor at Trinity’s School of Natural Sciences, said: “What our study shows is that ecosystems could take up more CO2 out of the atmosphere than previously thought, which would mean lower CO2 concentrations, so a less steep rise in temperature.

“So yes, that would give us a bit more time to reach net zero. But it is important to note that we predict a lot of this drawdown will happen towards the end of the century, while we need to cut emissions now, or possibly yesterday.”

What’s this “we” shat? I love when people who do virtually nothing to reduce their own carbon footprint say that government must for Everyone Else to do so.


Which leads to this Yahoo News article

Should you stop flying to fight climate change?

… (the whole story seems to be bullet points)

  • As concern about climate change increases, air travel has been identified by some activists as a luxury one should avoid. (snip)
  • Sweden is ground zero for promoting flight shame, or “flygskam,” as it is known there. In 2018, a Swedish activist founded the group We Stay on the Ground, which seeks pledges from individuals to go a year without flying to lessen emissions.
  • A newer American group called Flight Free USA is trying to do the same thing here. Other organizations, such as Stay Grounded, promote alternatives to flying and argue that buying carbon offsets to compensate for air travel emissions is not a solution.
  • In the past few years, trend pieces in outlets such as the New York TimesHuffPost and Wired have profiled the American “no-jet set.”

Or, you could mind your own f’ing business. You want to stop flying, stop flying. Stop telling Other People how to live their lives.

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6 Responses to “Climastologers Say Climate Doom Might Take Longer”

  1. Dana says:

    Well, the family have gone a year without flying, so do we win a gold star or something?

    • Professor Hale says:

      Gold star? even better. you can sell the carbon credits you would have used traveling to someone else who is not as Earth-friendly as you. According to the rules of carbon neutrality, all the things you don’t do count as sellable credits.

  2. Mad Celt says:

    Don’t worry about it. The Democrats will get us into a nuclear war long before the temperature goes up or down.

  3. Dana says:

    Doom will always be in the future; it does no political good to have it so close that people paying higher taxes can’t be spun as the solution.

  4. drowningpuppies says:

    Brandon says,
    “Trust the science.”

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  5. alanstorm says:

    This has been their MO for decades now. Predict doom, then push it back a few years when it fails to materialize on schedule.

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