Brief post today, but one with a link to a lengthy and excellent paper on ACD, i.e. Anthropogenic Climate Disruption, aka climate change, human-caused. The article is genuinely THE most comprehensive and detailed discussion I’ve seen to date concerning the science of ACD, the projected consequences of ACD, and the current impacts of ACD on various planetary life species, including our own. Each and all segments are documented with numerous quotes, links and cross references as they explore every repercussion attributable to ACD, including even the (American) denier/skeptic ‘movement.’ The work is courtesy of author Dahr Jamail; it’s published on Truthout.org, and is titled: “Peak Water,” Methane Blowholes and Ice-Free Arctic Cruises: The Climate Crisis Deepens.
ACD is, without any doubt the most serious and dangerous “contribution” (?) of/by the human species to the earth’s biosphere, and may well prove (soon) to be the irreversible cause of the planet’s next mass extinction event. As Jamail summarizes,
Massive climactic shifts (cooling or warming) were the signatures of the five worst mass extinction events of the planet, and each are believed to have been triggered by either asteroid impacts or volcanism.
Given the massive injection of carbon dioxide gasses into the atmosphere by humans and the fact that large amounts of methane are already being released in the Arctic which many scientists believe is already a runaway feedback loop that will add several more degrees warming to the planet, the current mass extinction event may closely resemble the Permian-Triassic extinction that happened about 251 million years ago.
During that extinction event, earth’s worst, 95 percent of all species were killed off.
ACD is, indeed, a topic worthy of national and global discussion to be followed IMMEDIATELY by appropriate ACTIONS, and now is surely as good a time as we’ll ever have to begin.