Tuesday, March 21, 2017

'Extreme and unusual' climate trends continue after record 2016

From: BBC News Science & Environment

NOTE:  There are two camps on this issue.  It is clear changes are taking place.  The question is what is causing these to happen.  The dominant opinion expressed by the Environmental Movement is the changes are caused entirely by humanity.  The second is that the present changes are normal and not caused by any one factor.  

But there is an alternative opinion.  This is that the change is caused partly by humanity and the use of petroleum and other technologies but that other factors driving change includes the Climate Change - Milankovitch Theory - Eccentricity Cyclehttp://apollo.lsc.vsc.edu/classes/met130/notes/chapter16/mil_cycles.html

It appears to many now that the petroleum industry knew they needed to deflect attention away from the impact of petroleum on people and property because these were provable and, if documented, would result in successful liability lawsuits.  Therefore, they began strenuously denying petroleum was causing climate change knowing they could cite the Milankovitch Theory, which is gaining increased support academically, if called into court.

In the atmosphere, the seas and around the poles, climate change is reaching disturbing new levels across the Earth.
That's according to a detailed global analysis from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
It says that 2016 was not only the warmest year on record, but it saw atmospheric CO2 rise to a new high, while Arctic sea ice recorded a new winter low.
The "extreme and unusual" conditions have continued in 2017, it says.  MORE