Long-Awaited ‘Jump’ In Global Warming Now Appears ‘Imminent’

Most people don’t understand the impact of only tenths of a degree increase in Celsius on a big scale. I like to think of the “ripple effect” where one small disturbance keeps impacting other parts, and those parts impact other parts, until the bigger ripple effect is felt from that one small increase in C.

The Oldspeak Journal

NASA temperature data. NASA temperature data dispel the myth of a recent slow-down in long-term warming trend. But there was a big jump in temps during the mid-1990s. Many scientists believe another jump is “imminent.

Oldspeak:One way of thinking about global warming from the human influences is that it’s not just a gradual increase, but perhaps it’s more like a staircase, and we’re about to go up an extra step to a new level…” Dr. Kevin Trenberth, National Center for Atmospheric Research

“What kind of temperature increase are we talking about? Trenberth says it could mean a rise of two- or three-tenths-of-a-degree Celsius, or up to half a degree Fahrenheit. The change could occur “relatively abruptly,” but then stick around for five or 10 years… While those numbers may seem small, in the context of global climate, a shift of that magnitude could have devastating consequences….. “With that kind…

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