The sky is falling again…

Many of the gravest threats to humanity are drawing closer, as carbon pollution heats the planet to ever more dangerous levels, scientists have warned.

Five important natural thresholds already risk being crossed, according to the Global Tipping Points report, and three more may be reached in the 2030s if the world heats 1.5C (2.7F) above pre-industrial temperatures.

[OCS: Funny, how these scientists managed to derive the 2030 timeline, the exact timeline being touted by the progressive communist democrats, globalists, and the media as the “deadline” for action. Considering how many projections these same scientists, politicians, and pundits have gotten wrong over the past fifty years, why should we believe that this time will be different?]

Triggering these planetary shifts will not cause temperatures to spiral out of control in the coming centuries but will unleash dangerous and sweeping damage to people and nature that cannot be undone.

[OCS: It appears that the projection prediction poohbahs have finally admitted that “Triggering these planetary shifts will not cause temperatures to spiral out of control in the coming centuries.” But, then again, it was all incomplete programming, manipulated data, and the silicon silliness needed to support the political narrative of the day.]

“Tipping points in the Earth system pose threats of a magnitude never faced by humanity,” said Tim Lenton, from the University of Exeter’s Global Systems Institute. “They can trigger devastating domino effects, including the loss of whole ecosystems and capacity to grow staple crops, with societal impacts including mass displacement, political instability and financial collapse.”

[OCS: Speculative fiction. Want to worry about a cataclysmic earth-shattering catastrophe in the future—think about an asteroid strike, which also has a significant probability given a timescale as long as those manifested for global climate changes.]

There is something other than greenhouse gases to consider?

The tipping points at risk include the collapse of big ice sheets in Greenland and the West Antarctic, the widespread thawing of permafrost, the death of coral reefs in warm waters, and the collapse of one oceanic current in the North Atlantic.

[OCS: For example, in 2008, NSIDC scientist Mark Serreze told ABC News that the Arctic could be “ice-free” that summer. In 2009, Al Gore said, “The North Pole will be ice-free in the summer by 2013 because of man-made global warming.”

"The sea ice minimum in September 2023 was essentially the same as it was in 2007 when all the predictions of “ice-free summers” began. Moreover, data from 2007 to 2023 show a zero net change over the past 17 years. The flat trend from 2007 to 2023 suggests a regime shift in the Arctic sea ice system to a new stable level.

Coral has existed continuously for the 60 million years, surviving temperatures and carbon dioxide levels significantly higher than what is occurring today.

"Objective scientific evidence refutes claims in recent decades that warming oceans and coral bleaching are resulting in a decline of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Ten years ago, science and the media suggested the GBR would be almost gone today due to the posited effects of climate change. This claim was based on a single scientific study published in October of 2012 which analyzed GBR coral loss over a 27 year period. The researchers primarily blamed coral bleaching in response to warmer waters and tropical cyclones, suggesting both are exacerbated by climate change and the GBR’s decline."

Unlike other changes to the climate such as hotter heatwaves and heavier rainfall, these systems do not slowly shift in line with greenhouse gas emissions but can instead flip from one state to an entirely different one. When a climatic system tips – sometimes with a sudden shock – it may permanently alter the way the planet works.

[OCS: OMG—admitting greenhouse gases are not the be-all and end-all in the human-caused climate crisis?]


Based on scientific understanding, key findings can be formulated as statements of fact or associated with an assessed level of confidence using the IPCC-calibrated language.

[OCS: Few things in science can be stated as fact, especially those things derived from computer models, the great majority of which are incomplete and operate on highly-manipulated datasets. As for confidence intervals, this is more mathematical manipulation to imbue uncertain things with some degree of certainty. As for “calibrated language,” that is synonymous with “narrative based on the fashionable science of the moment.]”

How corrupt is this bullshit?

The tipping point report also looked at what it called “positive tipping points”, such as the plummeting price of renewable energy and the growth in sales of electric vehicles. It found that such shifts do not happen by themselves but need to be enabled by stimulating innovation, shaping markets, regulating business, and educating and mobilizing the public.”

[OCS: Renewable energy is not reliable, sustainable, or adequate to support an industrialized economy. The prices of renewable energy are not plummeting as they are subsidized by government edict which drives up total energy costs, thus producing the illusion of lower prices. Ordinary people do not want vehicles that are not reliable, require extreme charging times,  and have significant hot and cold weather impacts. One need only imagine trying to cross Texas, stopping after every 350 miles to sit in the hot sun for hours to recharge—that is if a fast charger is available. What is driving shifts, pun intended, is government interference in your lives.] 

Cherry-picking the researchers and the reports…

The tipping point report, produced by an international team of 200 researchers and funded by Bezos Earth Fund, is the latest in a series of warnings about the most extreme effects of climate change

[OCS: Bezos is a progressive communist democrat beholden to the government for contracts, grants, subsidies, favorable tax regulations, and the avoidance of anti-trust actions. All of the “extreme” effects are a form of science fiction. Another 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that conveys yet another tax advantage to the uber-rich Bezos which buying political protection for his various enterprises.]

Scientists have warned that some of the shifts can create feedback loops that heat the planet further or alter weather patterns in a way that triggers other tipping points.

The researchers said the systems were so tightly linked they could not rule out “tipping cascades.” If the Greenland ice sheet disintegrates, for instance, it could lead to an abrupt shift in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, an important current that delivers most of the heat to the Gulf Stream. That, in turn, can intensify the El Niño southern oscillation, one of the most powerful weather patterns on the planet.

[OCS: The scientists admit that they do not understand the El Niño southern oscillation nor can the predict its occurrence or particularized effects. Nature has mysterious and marvelous feedback loops, most of which are beyond our comprehension at this present time. To allow the political elites to materially damage our lives, economy, and culture on the basis of speculative fiction is unconscionable.]


Bottom line...

Deja Vue all over again. Quit using re-cycled predictions and those magnified-scale charts that distort the total picture.

We are so screwed by the elites and the bullshit they use to drive their globalist narrative.

-- Steve

“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

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