Climate Change/Mass Extinction Megathread

Started by Syt, November 17, 2015, 05:50:30 AM

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Tamas

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/may/30/termination-shock-cut-in-ship-pollution-sparked-global-heating-spurt

QuoteSudden cut in pollution in 2020 meant less shade from sun and was 'substantial' factor in record surface temperatures in 2023, study finds

The slashing of pollution from shipping in 2020 led to a big "termination shock" that is estimated have pushed the rate of global heating to double the long-term average, according to research.

Until 2020, global shipping used dirty, high-sulphur fuels that produced air pollution. The pollution particles blocked sunlight and helped form more clouds, thereby curbing global heating. But new regulations at the start of 2020 slashed the sulphur content of fuels by more than 80%


Sheilbh

Let's bomb Russia!

HVC

Quick, more pollution. It's the only way to save us from all the pollution.
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Hubris must be punished. Severely.

Valmy

It just shows that in the future we are going to need pretty sophisticated geo-engineering to keep things together.
Quote"This is a Russian warship. I propose you lay down arms and surrender to avoid bloodshed & unnecessary victims. Otherwise, you'll be bombed."

Zmiinyi defenders: "Russian warship, go fuck yourself."

HVC

Quote from: Valmy on May 30, 2024, 06:21:56 PMIt just shows that in the future we are going to need pretty sophisticated geo-engineering to keep things together.

Simpsons did it. Block the Sun. 90s tv has all the answers.
Being lazy is bad; unless you still get what you want, then it's called "patience".
Hubris must be punished. Severely.

grumbler

Covid likely had more impact on marine sulfur emissions in 2020 than the new regs, but whatever the cause we should always be on the lookout for unintended consequences.
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Bayraktar!

Tonitrus

Quote from: HVC on May 30, 2024, 06:05:14 PMQuick, more pollution. It's the only way to save us from all the pollution.

Go the natural route...set off a couple volcanos.

viper37

Quote from: Tamas on May 30, 2024, 05:51:19 PMhttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/may/30/termination-shock-cut-in-ship-pollution-sparked-global-heating-spurt

QuoteSudden cut in pollution in 2020 meant less shade from sun and was 'substantial' factor in record surface temperatures in 2023, study finds

The slashing of pollution from shipping in 2020 led to a big "termination shock" that is estimated have pushed the rate of global heating to double the long-term average, according to research.

Until 2020, global shipping used dirty, high-sulphur fuels that produced air pollution. The pollution particles blocked sunlight and helped form more clouds, thereby curbing global heating. But new regulations at the start of 2020 slashed the sulphur content of fuels by more than 80%


Same as post WWII phenomenon, IIRC.

There was a pause from the mid 1930s through the early 1950s IIRC due to fuel emissions that rejected pollutant in the atmosphere, then it started climbing back.

Would have to read it again to be sure.
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If Microsoft Excel decided to stop working overnight, the world would practically end.

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Zanza

Germany has achieved about 65% renewable electricity generation in the first half of 2024. That is up from 50% in 2023.

Solar capacity is added above plan. Wind is a bit behind, but still several GW added. Also big projects for batteries and other storage methods going live to stabilize the net.

Coal is down to 20% when it was about 50% a decade ago. The official target for phasing out coal is 2038, but it will be priced out of the market before that.

viper37

I don't do meditation.  I drink alcohol to relax, like normal people.

If Microsoft Excel decided to stop working overnight, the world would practically end.

Valmy

Quote from: Zanza on July 02, 2024, 12:18:33 PMGermany has achieved about 65% renewable electricity generation in the first half of 2024. That is up from 50% in 2023.

Solar capacity is added above plan. Wind is a bit behind, but still several GW added. Also big projects for batteries and other storage methods going live to stabilize the net.

Coal is down to 20% when it was about 50% a decade ago. The official target for phasing out coal is 2038, but it will be priced out of the market before that.

Solar is really booming now. Along with batteries. Politically this is very nice for Texas because people seem to panic a bit less from solar farms than wind farms. Wind farms kill birds and give babies cancer and probably raise demons from the other side of the veil.
Quote"This is a Russian warship. I propose you lay down arms and surrender to avoid bloodshed & unnecessary victims. Otherwise, you'll be bombed."

Zmiinyi defenders: "Russian warship, go fuck yourself."

Valmy

Quote from: viper37 on July 08, 2024, 08:46:18 PMUsing copper to convert CO₂ to methane could be game changer in mitigating climate change

I tell you in a few decades we are going to be able to manage the climate via controlling the amount of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. I wonder what the implications of that are going to be.
Quote"This is a Russian warship. I propose you lay down arms and surrender to avoid bloodshed & unnecessary victims. Otherwise, you'll be bombed."

Zmiinyi defenders: "Russian warship, go fuck yourself."

HVC

Quote from: Valmy on July 09, 2024, 12:06:45 PM
Quote from: viper37 on July 08, 2024, 08:46:18 PMUsing copper to convert CO₂ to methane could be game changer in mitigating climate change

I tell you in a few decades we are going to be able to manage the climate via controlling the amount of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. I wonder what the implications of that are going to be.

 Accidental Ice Age.
Being lazy is bad; unless you still get what you want, then it's called "patience".
Hubris must be punished. Severely.