Global Warming may reach 1.5°C in next 5 years – How Big a Moment is this?

Back in 2015, yes it has already been seven years, the famous Paris Agreement was adopted. The goal then was that keep the rise in mean global temperature to well below 2 °C and to limit the increase to 1.5 °C. Here we are now in 2022 and on course to potentially breach that limit. On May 9, … Read more

IPCC’s starkest message yet: extreme steps needed to avert climate disaster

On April 4, 2022, Working Group III formally published their input for the Sixth Assessment Report. Quick Mini Primer to set some context The Sixth Assessment Report, sometimes referred to as AR6 or IPCC AR6, is so named because it is the sixth in a series that assess scientific, technical, and socio-economic information concerning climate change. … Read more

New NOAA Sea Level Projections – it is not good news

sea level

Sea level is rising. This is a well-established fact. The rate at which sea level is rising is also accelerating. Between 1901 and 2018 sea level has risen by 6-10 in. That insight comes via tide gauges. It sounds like a simple measurement, but working that out is deeply complex. Land itself rises and falls, … Read more

Climate: ‘dangerously fast’ growth in atmospheric methane

An alarm is being raised concerning a big increase of Methane within our Atmosphere. The fear is that we have crossed a tipping point and that vast amounts of methane are being released from wetlands because of warming. NOAA Data That latest data we have comes via the January update from NOAA. First let’s take … Read more

Climate: The Building is on Fire but the Show is too good to miss

Air temperature at a height of two metres for 2021, shown relative to its 1991–2020 average. Source: ERA5. Credit: Copernicus Climate Change Service/ECMWF

(The posting below is a writing experiment. I’m interleaving cold hard facts, the latest climate data, along with a metaphorical and totally fictitious micro-story about one lone remote cinema. Why? Data can be dull, it is an attempt to say something about how we as a species are not responding to the data in any … Read more