One can hardly turn on the news and not hear about another catastrophic drought, wildfire, extreme storm or flood breaking previous records. According to a leading global climate scientist on global warming these are NOT just naturally caused or random weather anomalies! (A link to this research is at the end of this copy.)
These weather extremes mean many new and extreme challenges for the world. Our current infrastructure (dikes, dams, levies, water and sewage treatment plants and much of our other infrastructure,) has most often been designed to withstand the extreme climate events that occur about once every hundred years (century storms.) The increasing extreme weather and storms caused by our increasing human-caused atmospheric carbon pollution will eventually become known as millennial storms --- climate events of such an extreme and severity that there has been nothing like them on the planet for thousand of years.
Climate Currents are Changing Quickly
In the face of more good climate destabilization science even leading global warming critics are also changing their long time positions. Additionally, the terms global warming and climate change have recently evolved into the new terms of climate destabilization or catastrophic climate destabilization (CCD.) These new terms better reflect the accurate reality of the human caused atmospheric pollution problem immediately before us.
Current research cited in Six Degrees: Our Future On a Hotter Planet by Mark Lynas has projected that CCD related damage and losses will soon cost nations 5% of their total Gross Domestic Product (GDP,) and will likely continue rising far beyond there with each new level of CCD's unfolding. This comes as devastingly bad economic news for the markets because this additional 5% drain on the GDP can hardly be afforded by the nations of a planet that is still struggling to get out of the current global recession and near depression.
(We are currently at about 400 carbon ppm. Some our best
scientists warn that anything over carbon 350 is courting
climate catastrophe and that carbon 450 is near certain and
potentially irreversible CCD. (We are currently adding
approximately 2 ppm of carbon to the atmosphere per year, but
that current annual 2 carbon ppm amount now appears to be
rising in a non-linear, exponential growth curve as
d.) Will the many game-changing or wildcard feedback loop variables effecting the speed of temperature rise and sea level rise occur faster and more unpredictably than anyone could have imagined or, have we already crossed these tipping points?
These feedback loops and climate wild cards would be things like massive loss of the atmospheric carbon-eating forests because of heat, drought and wildfires, massive releases of methane from the warming and decaying of the permafrost near the polar areas, (methane produces 20 times the greenhouse heat-holding effect that carbon does for three years in the atmosphere before it decays back into simple carbon again,) massive die offs of the carbon-eating sea plankton because of the growing carbonization and acidification of the oceans, massive loss of white polar and glacial ice that reflects much earth-heating solar heat back into space in what is called the Albedo effect and, the greatest threat of all --- at what level of rising ocean temperature will we thaw and release the gigatons of frozen methane hydrate crystals trapped along the continental shelves of our oceans.
Good CCD tipping point research is simply just not solid enough yet. If it was, it would allow us to decide which researchers with differing time estimates for when the worse CCD consequences will hit us right or wrong. Without this critical climate tipping point research being completed, it is also impossible to propose and implement an optimally effective and rational plan and know it will work in time to prevent the worst of the consequences of catastrophic climate destabilization.
Catastrophic climate destabilization is complex. It takes real effort and dialectical systems thinking skill sets to understand the current science and uncover the gaping lack of reliable information concerning the correct time frames, evolving locations and consequences for the climate destabilization tipping points.
To help inform about these problems our organization UniverseSpirit.org has created a special web page and a few short blog posts that help you understand the scale of the CCD problem in more detail, particularly the tipping points as well as strategies to resolve, prepare for or adapt to CCD. Knowing when, where and to what level the key climate destabilization tipping points and wild cards will occur as well as more about their most probable chain of consequences is currently the world's most valuable information! Those nations, corporations, markets and individuals who possess it first not only have a vast survival edge, they can also prepare for or capitalize on that information to potentially become the most powerful and wealthy entities that have ever existed.