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Rising Ocean Waters From Global Warming Could Cost Trillions Of Dollars

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Source: The Guardian

We’ll need to mitigate and adapt to global warming to avoid massive costs from sea level rise.

Ocean waters are rising because of global warming. They are rising for two reasons. First, and perhaps most obvious, ice is melting. There is a tremendous amount of ice locked away in Greenland, Antarctica, and in glaciers. As the world warms, that ice melts and the liquid water flows to the oceans.

The other reason why water is rising is that warmer water is less dense – it expands. This expansion causes the surface of the water to rise.

A Grand Solar Minimum Would Barely Make A Dent In Human-Caused Global Warming

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Source Skeptical Science

What The Science Says:
Peer-reviewed research, physics, and math all tell us that a grand solar minimum would have no more than a 0.3°C cooling effect, barely enough to put a dent in human-caused global warming.

Climate Myth: A grand solar minimum could trigger another ice age

"The sun is acting bizarrely and scientists have no idea why. Solar activity is in gradual decline, a change from the norm which in the past triggered a 300-year-long mini ice age" (Dick Ahlstrom, The Irish Times)

Glacier Loss Is Accelerating Because Of Global Warming

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Source: The Guardian

As climate scientists predicted, glaciers are vanishing due to rapidly warming temperatures.

With global warming, we can make predictions and then take measurements to test those predictions. One prediction (a pretty obvious one) is that a warmer world will have less snow and ice. In particular, areas that have year-round ice and snow will start to melt.

Alpine glaciers are large bodies of ice that can be formed high in mountains, typically in bowls called cirques. The ice slowly flows downwards, pulled by gravity, and is renewed in their upper regions. A sort of balance can occur where the loss of ice by melting or flowing at the bottom is equal to the gain of snow and ice by precipitation.

As the Earth warms, the melt line moves upwards so that the glacier melts faster and faster at the bottom, shortening the glacier and reducing its mass. Ultimately, the melted water flows into streams and rivers and ends up in the oceans, contributing to accelerating sea level rise.

Damage To Great Barrier Reef From Global Warming Is Irreversible, Scientists Say

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Source: New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — An underwater heat wave that damaged huge sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef two years ago spurred a die-off of coral so severe that scientists say the natural wonder will never look the same again.

Scientists said nearly one-third of the reef’s coral were killed when ocean temperatures spiked in 2016, a result of global warming, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

The damage to the reef, one of the world’s largest living structures, has also radically altered the mix of its coral species, scientists said.

“The reef is changing faster than anyone thought it would,” said Terry P. Hughes, the lead author of the study and the director of a government-funded center for coral reef studies at James Cook University in Queensland.

Read the full article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/world/australia/australia-barrier-reef.html

 

Updated, Is Global Warming “An Inconvenient Lie”? A Public Response to Ed Griffin

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Dane Wigington
geoengineeringwatch.org

Exposing and halting the global climate engineering/weather warfare/biological warfare assault must be our greatest priority if we are to have any chance of salvaging what is yet left of Earth's life support systems. When patently false "global warming is a hoax" and total climate engineering denial disinformation is pushed on the population by individuals that actually claim to be in the fight against climate engineering, the anti-climate engineering cause is greatly harmed. Mr.G Edward Griffin is the organizer of an upcoming event that is titled "Global Warming, An Inconvenient Lie". The top speaker at this event ("Lord Monckton") completely denies the climate engineering/weather warfare reality, on the record. What has Ed Griffin's other top "expert", Tim Ball, said on the record about the climate engineering reality? Mr. Ball also catagorically denies climate engineering. It's all just "contrails" according to Mr. Ball. Mr. Griffin claims to be against climate engineering, if this is so, why is he helping to completely discredit this most critical cause with speakers that completely deny the issue? Why is it so imperative to expose this kind of blatantly false disinformation, and all those involved with it? Because credibility is absolutely essential in the fight to expose and halt climate engineering. The 13 minute video below is my public response to G. Edward Griffin's attempt to refute my full article on his disinformation event (The full article begins below the video response and recent update comment).

Credibility Matters, A Public Response To G. Edward Griffin

When I publicly documented the fact that Mr. Griffin's upcoming event will completely undermine the anti-climate engineering cause (on which all of our futures depend), Mr. Griffin promptly challenged me to debate the issue with himself and his "experts" (Lord Monckton and Tim Ball). I contacted the only radio show host who has previously interviewed all the parties involved: myself, Mr. Griffin, Tim Ball, and Lord  Monckton. This radio host is Jeff Rense, who is well known and respected in the alternative news community. Jeff's previous unbiased interviews of all the individuals in question is a clear reflection of his unbiased position. On Tuesday, November 22nd, Mr. Rense sent the following message to G Edward Griffin. 

Dear Ed…
I hope this finds you well.  The world stage has become ever more dark and dangerous
as we all see on a daily basis.  
I received a note from Dane yesterday in which he suggested we have a round table 'debate' between
you and Dane of the issue of GeoEngineering and the evidence for it.  
We agreed this was the place to do it and I'd be very happy to donate a two hour segment 
on the program to host you both and present your positions. Equal time will be the format.
If this is something you'd like to do, just say the word and I'll pull some dates together
for everyone to agree upon.
Will all good wishes…
Jeff

Mr. Griffin has, unfortunately, sent no response to this invitation, the invitation still stands. If Ed Griffin truly believes in the validity of his upcoming conference, why hasn't he accepted the debate challenge that he himself offered? The 13 minute video below is a public statement which makes clear all the reasons why G. Edward Griffin's disinformation event is so harmful to the critical effort of exposing and halting the ongoing climate engineering insanity. Griffin's top two speakers/experts (Lord Monckton and Tim Ball) completely deny the climate engineering reality and have stated on the record that all we are seeing in our skies is just "condensation" (which is of course false).

 

Is Global Warming "An Inconvenient Lie"?

Global warming disinformation is greatly harmful to the critical cause of exposing and halting climate engineering (which is greatly exacerbating planetary warming and poisoning the entire planet in the process). Though Al Gore is a criminal, and carbon credits are a scam, reality is still reality. Because patently false climate information is so harmful to the anti-geoengineering cause, we must not look the other way when individuals of noteriety push total disinformation on the public. Countless lies relating to the climate are so egregious and increasingly blatant that it is nearly impossible to imagine that they are still being propagated. Could a 3 day symposium pushing the "Global warming is a hoax" false narrative actually be carried out with a straight face while the planet is free falling into a state of total meltdown? While BOTH of the planets ice caps are at record low levels with the science community sounding the alarm? Are there people who would pay nearly $400 dollars to attend such a symposium and have so called " world's top experts" attempt to convince them that "global warming is the biggest deception in history"? Mr. Griffin claims to be fighting climate engineering, yet his top "experts" also completely deny the climate engineering issue. Exactly who would sponsor a "global warming is a myth" event? What would be their motive? The organizer of the "Global Warming, An Inconvenient Lie" conference (with top speakers that deny climate engineering) is Mr. Ed Griffin of "Freedom Force International" who seems to be running some sort of multi-level marketing program.  Who is Mr. Griffin's top "expert" for the upcoming "global warming is a hoax" event? Enter "Lord Monckton" of Benchley. (who has falsly claimed to be a member of the "House of Lords")

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"Lord Monckton" has a long resume indeed, but in reality his resume is better described as a "wrap sheet" which should be examined by anyone who has any notion of attending this disinformation event. Why would "Lord Monckton" put so much time and energy into the "global warming is a hoax" false narrative? Could the fact that Monckton receives funding from the fossil fuel industry have anything to do with his tireless efforts to parrot the oil industry disinformation? Is this the same reason that "Lord Monckton" ardently denies the climate engineering issue in a shocking interview? Exactly as the fossil fuel industry and the geoengineers would want him to?

Who is the second string "expert" in the "global warming is a hoax" line up? Yet another fossil fuel funded actor, Tim Ball (who also denies climate engineering), 

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Tim Ball has been called "the lie that just won't die" for good reason. Ball's trail of disinformation has been well documented by numerous sources. An international radio show host (Vinny Eastwood) once invited Mr. Ball to debate the geoengineering issue with me on a live radio broadcast, Mr. Ball refused. He denies the reality of the issue, as does Mr. "Lord" Monckton. Individuals like Monckton and Ball are simply paid props in a rapidly disintegrating disinformation theater. There are more featured "experts" that are apparently pushing the "global warming is a hoax" disinformation, but you get the idea (again, denial of the true state of the climate greatly harms the fight to expose and halt climate engineering). Who is the head of the coming disinformation event? It's Mr. Ed Griffin.

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Ed Griffin made the following statement on the record in 2013:

… the planet now is in a cooling stage…global warming is a politically inspired myth…

What has happened since 2013? And was already inarguably happening for many decades before 2013? Anthropogenic activity has continued to inflict immense damage to the planet. This damage is fueling what may already be a runaway greenhouse effect. 2016 will break the global temperature records yet again, beating out the record just broken in 2015 which beat the record from 2014. Ice is at record low levels at the North Pole AND the South Pole.The anthropogenic (human caused) sources of decimation to our biosphere and climate of course includes climate engineering at the top of the list. Mr. Griffin is apparently already receiving emails of criticism from his followers for his ridiculously false position in regard to the state of the climate. Griffin actually just published one such message that stated "Griffin, you've got it wrong, climate change is real". Ed seems have been motivated to publish this criticism because he was proud of his answer to critic who had expressed justifiable concern about sea level rise submerging islands. What was Mr. Griffin's answer? 

That is part of the global-warming myth. In some places….. the land is sinking…

So, according to Mr. Griffin there is no sea level rise, the land is just sinking. For the record, Mr. Griffin, rapidly rising sea levels are chewing away at shorelines all over the globe. So here is a question for Ed, is all the land sinking all over the world where coastlines are being inundated? What are Mr. Griffin's views on climate engineering? That is also a very interesting narrative that is truly baffling. Apparently (according to Mr. Griffin) the grid patterns we see in the sky are just being blown into these patterns by the wind. Why would someone who claims to be in the fight against climate engineering push the exact "global warming is a hoax" false narrative that the geoengineers, big oil, and the military industrial complex want the public to believe?

So what is the bottom line in regard to the state of the climate? The planet and climate system is not just warming, both are descending into a state of total meltdown with global climate engineering programs helping to fuel the overall fire. Those who have made it their mission (for whatever reason or motive) to deny the planetary meltdown, are simply toeing the line for big oil and the geoengineers.

Here is the climate reality, the record breaking heat on our planet continues to build. Septemper 2016 was the 16th consecutive month of all time record shattering hot months. October 2016 will likely break the record yet again, but that data is not yet available. 2016 will be the hottest year ever recorded since record keeping began, breaking the record set in 2015, which broke the record set in 2014. On the top of the world, the Arctic is in a state of total meltdown (along with the rest of the planet). Even Antarctic sea ice ( the last vestige for the global cooling false narrative) is also now at record low levels.

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The "departure from normal high temperature" map above shows the Arctic meltdown with startling clarity. The US is also experiencing record shattering heat with no end in sight.

Ice deposits are crashing around the world. Front-line film footage of the imploding ice deposits (the cryosphere) proves this fact beyond any doubt. 

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The graph above is a shocking image of the radical decline of global sea ice. And about the front-line reality, we don't need graphs, we have front-line fim footage.

What is the bottom line? There is either the truth, or there is a lie. Those that are pushing the "global warming is a hoax" false narrative are pushing an unimaginably ridiculous lie. Why does it matter? Because credibility is critical in the battle to expose and halt climate engineering. Why is stopping climate engineering so important? Because the global weather warfare assault is mathematically the greatest and most immediate threat we face short of nuclear cataclysm. When so called "independent" news sources completely discredit the anti-geoengineering cause by pushing completely false disinformation, bridges with the science community cannot be built. Such bridges are absolutely essential if we are to have any chance of fully exposing and halting the climate engineering insanity. Investigating the truth is our responsibility, as is sharing it. Make your voice heard.
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The extensive list of articles below is only a sample of the front-line information that is available on the state of the climate. We have a responsibility to investigate, all of us.

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/east-antarctica-melting-climate-change-20986​

http://www.nature.com/news/incredibly-thin-arctic-sea-ice-shocks-researchers-1.21163​

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/arctic-antarctic-sea-ice-polar-global-warming-climate-change-india-alaska-a7458881.html?cmpid=facebook-post​

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/25/arctic-ice-melt-trigger-uncontrollable-climate-change-global-level

http://www.labor4sustainability.org/articles/u-s-climate-envoy-jonathan-pershing-five-feet-of-sea-level-rise-by-2050-possible/

https://sputniknews.com/environment/201611261047873798-arctic-sea-islands-erosion/

http://abcnews.go.com/International/arctic-undergoing-rapid-ice-melt-speed-global-warming/story?id=43806027

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/arctic-sea-ice-melting-antarctic-north-pole-climate-change-global-warming-a7432646.html​

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161025113327.htm

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-captain-cook-global-today-arctic.html

https://www.wired.com/2016/11/record-temperatures-robbing-arctic-winter/​

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/2016/11/16/2016-on-track-to-smash-record-for-warmest-year-globally/#.WDVNt0uXNZg​

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/24/science/global-warming-coastal-real-estate.html?_r=0

http://www.thebigwobble.org/2016/11/weather-wars-commander-of-armed-forces.html

http://climateadaptation.tumblr.com/post/124785072631/scientists-predict-huge-sea-level-rise-even-if-we​

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/22/extraordinarily-hot-arctic-temperatures-alarm-scientists​

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2016-11-21/antarctic-and-arctic-sea-ice-levels-at-record-lows

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/18/world/sea-ice-arctic-antarctic-lows/index.html

http://www.stripes.com/military-plans-for-climate-change-despite-skeptics-1.440386

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/antarctica-rsquo-s-southern-ocean-may-no-longer-help-delay-global-warming/?utm_content=buffer85c92&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

https://likethefuture.com/80000-reindeer-deaths-blamed-retreating-arctic-sea-ice/?utm_content=bufferc635c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/14/why-sea-reluctant-freeze-arctic-climate-weatherwatch

http://www.fs.fed.us/news/releases/new-aerial-survey-identifies-more-100-million-dead-trees-california

https://climateandsecurity.org/militaryexpertpanel/​

http://www.sciencealert.com/we-ve-been-underestimating-sea-level-rise-this-whole-time-say-scientists

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-14/world-set-for-hottest-year-on-record-again-says-wmo/8024172?section=science

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/climate-trends-continue-to-break-records​

http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/8/13568212/rising-sea-levels-climate-change-global-warming-floods​

http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-whats-warming-the-world/​

https://weather.com/news/climate/news/warmest-year-on-record-earth-2016

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-arctic-sea-ice-bulwark-summers.html

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/oct/24/the-atmosphere-is-being-radicalized-by-climate-change

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/10/21/west-africa-is-being-swallowed-by-the-sea-climate-change-ghana-benin/

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/10/21/west-africa-is-being-swallowed-by-the-sea-climate-change-ghana-benin/

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/2015495/typhoons-battering-asia-getting-much-stronger-study

http://siberiantimes.com/ecology/others/news/n0760-arctic-methane-gas-emission-significantly-increased-since-2014-major-new-research/

https://weather.com/health/news/fish-stocks-decline-coral-reef-malnutrition-bright-dark-spots

https://summitcountyvoice.com/2016/09/06/climate-trackers-say-august-was-record-warm-globally/

http://grist.org/news/see-how-earth-is-fast-approaching-a-red-hot-mess/

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/21/arctic-will-be-ice-free-in-summer-next-year

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/08/arctic-ice-melt-by-2017-says-peter-wadhams/

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/19/arctic-sea-ice-is-vanishing-far-faster-than-anyone-thought-possible.html

https://www.skepticalscience.com/print.php?n=3479

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/18/ice-scientists-arctic-ice-disappearing-reduce-emissions-peter-wadhams

http://www.flassbeck-economics.com/how-climate-change-is-rapidly-taking-the-planet-apart/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-25/climate-change-the-third-pole-under-threat/7657672

http://www.ibtimes.com/extreme-climate-change-pictures-2016-amid-hottest-year-record-famine-drought-grips-2394114

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/07/22/two-middle-east-locations-hit-129-degrees-hottest-ever-in-eastern-hemisphere-maybe-the-world/

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-07/bas-owp071316.php

http://www.skymetweather.com/content/climate-change/climate-change-planet-earth-recorded-hottest-12-month-period-ever/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/07/13/the-extraordinary-years-have-become-the-normal-years-scientists-survey-radical-melt-in-the-arctic/

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-07/june-was-warmest-since-1895-in-u-s-topping-record-set-in-1933

http://mashable.com/2016/07/13/massive-july-heat-wave-coming-us/#Abqs59wPYqq0

https://www.facebook.com/AlaskaClimateFacts/photos/a.220773468074723.1073741828.220671184751618/681936895291709/?type=3&theater

http://www.countercurrents.org/2016/06/18/oceans-are-dying/

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/17/epicenter-of-obliteration-arctic-ice/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/research-cutbacks-by-government-alarm-scientists-1.2490081

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2016/05/australia-climate-scientists/483084/

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-s-congress-aims-to-cut-climate-science/

http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2016/06/02/las-vegas-southern-nevada-face-excessive-heat-warning

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/las-vegas-nv/89101/weather-warnings/329506

http://www.care2.com/causes/americas-biggest-coal-company-helped-bankroll-us-climate-science-denial.html#ixzz4Br51nJe1

http://mashable.com/2016/06/14/southwest-heat-wave-records/#9O9o2ajlPSq9

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jun/13/tp-hes-the-navys-eye-in-the-sky-scripps-oceano/

http://www.circleofblue.org/2016/world/venezuela-drought-aggravates-instability/

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jun/13/when-you-poke-the-coalitions-great-barrier-reef-rescue-mission-it-crumbles

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/13/peabody-energy-coal-mining-climate-change-denial-funding

http://robinwestenra.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/climate-chaos-in-britain.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/06/10/greenland-witnessed-its-highest-june-temperature-ever-recorded-on-thursday/

http://wxshift.com/news/heat-soars-to-record-levels-across-west-heads-east

http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/watch-lake-mead-the-largest-reservoir-in-the-us-shrink-dramatically-over-15-years/ar-BBtACE2?li=BBnbfcL&OCID

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/abrupt_sea_level_rise_realistic_greenland_antarctica/2990

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/01/alaska-wildfires-climate-change

http://siberiantimes.com/ecology/others/news/n0688-forests-on-fire-no-attempt-will-be-made-to-extinguish-219-million-hectares-of-burning-trees/

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/alaska-wildfires-worsening-global-warming-20411

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-antarctic-coastline-images-reveal-decades.html

Captain Cook’s Detailed 1778 Records Confirm Global Warming Today In The Arctic

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Source: Phys.org

Passengers simmered in Jacuzzis and feasted on gourmet cuisine this summer as the 850-foot cruise ship Crystal Serenity moved through the Northwest Passage.

But in the summer of 1778, when Capt. James Cook tried to find a Western entrance to the route, his men toiled on frost-slicked decks and complained about having to supplement dwindling rations with walrus meat.

The British expedition was halted north of the Bering Strait by "ice which was as compact as a wall and seemed to be 10 or 12 feet high at least," according to the captain's journal. Cook's ships followed the ice edge all the way to Siberia in their futile search for an opening, sometimes guided through fog by the braying of the unpalatable creatures the crew called Sea Horses.

More than two centuries later, scientists are mining meticulous records kept by Cook and his crew for a new perspective on the warming that has opened the Arctic in a way the 18th century explorer could never have imagined.

Working with maps and logs from Cook's voyage and other historical records and satellite imagery, University of Washington mathematician Harry Stern has tracked changes in ice cover in the Chukchi Sea, between Alaska and Russia, over nearly 240 years.

The results, published this month in the journal Polar Geography, confirm the significant shrinkage of the summer ice cap and shed new light on the timing of the transformation. The analysis also extends the historical picture back nearly 75 years, building on previous work with ships' records from the 1850s.

Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun

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Source: New York Times, written by Justin Gillis

Scientists’ warnings that the rise of the sea would eventually imperil the United States’ coastline are no longer theoretical.

NORFOLK, Va. — Huge vertical rulers are sprouting beside low spots in the streets here, so people can judge if the tidal floods that increasingly inundate their roads are too deep to drive through.

Five hundred miles down the Atlantic Coast, the only road to Tybee Island, Ga., is disappearing beneath the sea several times a year, cutting the town off from the mainland.

And another 500 miles on, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., increased tidal flooding is forcing the city to spend millions fixing battered roads and drains — and, at times, to send out giant vacuum trucks to suck saltwater off the streets.

For decades, as the global warming created by human emissions caused land ice to melt and ocean water to expand, scientists warned that the accelerating rise of the sea would eventually imperil the United States’ coastline.

Now, those warnings are no longer theoretical: The inundation of the coast has begun. The sea has crept up to the point that a high tide and a brisk wind are all it takes to send water pouring into streets and homes.

Global Warming May Be Far Worse Than Thought, Cloud Analysis Suggests

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Source: The Guardian

Photo above: Under a blanket of clouds, tourists watch a meltwater waterfall on an icecap. (Click here for larger version). Photograph: Ralph Lee Hopkins/National Geographic Society/Corbis

Climate change projections have vastly underestimated the role that clouds play, meaning future warming could be far worse than is currently projected, according to new research.

Researchers said that a doubling of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere compared with pre-industrial times could result in a global temperature increase of up to 5.3C – far warmer than the 4.6C older models predict.

Canada’s Frozen North Feels Financial Burn Of Global Warming

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Source: Reuters

YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories, Canada, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – C limate change is taking a heavy economic toll on Canada's far north, with buildings collapsing as melting permafrost destroys foundations, rivers running low and wildfires all a drain on the region's limited finances, senior government officials said.

A sprawling area spanning the Arctic Circle with a population of less than 50,000, Canada's Northwest Territories has spent more than $140 million in the last two years responding to problems linked to global warming, the territory's finance minister said.

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"Our budgets are getting squeezed dramatically from climate change," Finance and Environment Minister J. Michael Miltenberger told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

"The roads are constantly moving as the permafrost is melting… massive shore erosion is putting buildings at risk. We have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the past few years and the tie to climate change is more and more evident."

In this windswept territory, which already relies on central government subsidies, responding to global warming is crucial for its financial survival.

A major U.N. conference in Paris in December will aim to create a new global deal to curb climate change to take effect from 2020.

Scientists want to keep international temperature rises below 2 degrees compared with pre-industrial levels, while providing poor countries with money for adaptation.

But in parts of the Northwest Territories, average temperatures have already risen more than three degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels, government officials said.

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Rapidly thawing permafrost is causing countless roadways to become all but impassible.

"In Paris, we are hoping for whatever it takes to turn this (climate change) around," politician Bob Bromley told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in the territorial capital, Yellowknife.

"It's going to require all hands on deck, and willing hands."

Diesel Dependence

The delicate ecosystem of the wide-skied territory, home to the indigenous Dene people, and where wolves, caribou and bison roam, has been plunged into a environmental vicious cycle.

Climate change has been linked to decreased water levels in the territory's major rivers, partly due to greater evaporation, causing a sharp contraction in hydro electric power generation.

As a result, the government has had to import more diesel, borrowing about $30 million this year alone to make up for the electricity shortfall, hurting its budget and increasing climate-warming emissions in a catastrophic feedback loop.

"It's not sustainable," said Miltenberger, the finance and environment minister.

He called on Canada's national government to provide more financial help for climate change mitigation, particularly in renewable power, to reduce the costs of importing diesel.

With a small population, and high operating costs due to its size and climate, the territory's main employers are diamond mining and the public sector. The region's indigenous people rely on the hunting of caribou as a key food source, but herds are declining, with climate change likely a significant driver.

Northwest Territories receives financial transfer payments of about $1.3 billion, or about $29,000 per resident, from Canada's national government to run public services.

Craig Scott, executive director of Ecology North, a Yellowknife-based environmental group, believes the government should have invested earlier in renewable energy.

Fuel trucks hauling diesel along gravel roads to small rural communities are a common site across the territory.

Generators have been working around the clock following the decline in hydro power, Scott said, and new holding tanks had to be imported to store the diesel.

"Renewable energies (including) micro hydro, solar and biomass have high capital costs in the short-term," Scott told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "But they are sustainable versus the long-term pain of diesel."

Source: Reuters

Global Cooling or Global Warming, Which is it?

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Dane Wigington
geoengineeringwatch.org

Is it really getting colder? What does scientifically undisputed data say? The stakes could not be higher, or our collective reality could not be any more dire. The more the planet plummets into total meltdown, the bigger the lies have gotten from the special interest groups that are paid to spread them. Unfortunately, there are many that desperately want to believe the lies in spite of massive amount of data and information to the contrary. The latest lie of a coming "mini ice age" is truly beyond comprehension, the warming of the planet continues to build at a rapidly accelerating rate.

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Green dots show the 30-year average of the new PAGES 2k reconstruction. The red curve shows the global mean temperature, according HadCRUT4 data from 1850 onwards. 

I want to make one point clear, my goal in highlighting specific facts, charts, and data is primarily to bring attention to the subject of global geoengineering and the damage it is inflicting on the biosphere. Geoengineering is, of course, not the sole source for the climate chaos and atmospheric disintegration that is now unfolding around us (there are countless anthropogenic causal factors), but available data does indicate that geoengineering is likely the single greatest climate disrupting factor of all (in addition to poisoning all life on earth in the process).

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When “global cooling” articles and conclusions are embraced by anti-geoengineering activists and websites without proper investigation, these activists and websites are then completely discredited in many circles (especially the science community). The subject of geoengineering goes out the window with the “climate change denial” that cannot be rationally denied at this point if one truly examines hard data. If we are to successfully bring geoengineering to the light of day, we cannot afford such missteps. It is imperative that we all make an effort to pull together, and not open up new battle fronts in directions that are not supported by verifiable information. Buying into the "global cooling" disinformation narrative is exactly what the power structure and the geoengineers want us to do.

So, is it getting colder?

The most dire factor of all regarding our rapidly disintegrating climate is mass methane expulsion in the Arctic that is becoming rapidly worse as the sea ice melt off is reaching record low levels. In addition to the methane threat, the latest data makes clear the fact that global sea level rise is already a "worst case scenario", this is just one more reflection of our rapidly warming world. 

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One more factor that is extremely important to consider, it appears that all the climate data/temperature records are being radically falsified to the down side. In the areas we have investigated, the “official reading” for a given day is routinely 3, 4, or even 5 degrees below what actually occurred on the ground. This is a massive data skewing factor which helps to hide the true extent of the warming. In addition, “official agencies” like NOAA (NOAA is connected to geoengineering contractor “Raytheon”), and National Weather Service (NWS is connected to geoengineering contractor Lockheed Martin), etc., now appear to be recording many more temperature readings from a given “cold” event as compared to “heat wave” areas of the same land mass. This skews the data to the down side even further. On top of all this, let's add the “geoengineering” factor, artificial/chemical ice nucleation, jet stream manipulation, etc., which can and does create temporary cooling anomalies from which the agencies above take an abundance of temp readings in the attempt to lower the overall temperature picture.

It is imperative for each of us to consider the entire data picture before leaping at conclusions. None of this is about “Al Gore” or carbon credit scams, but rather it's about a harsh and verifiable reality. Any conclusions must consider the massive data altering and even more the global geoengineering programs and their effects. The planet is warming at blinding speed, climate engineering is making this warming worse overall, not better.
DW

Ocean Heat Drives Surge to Global Warming Record

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Source: Truthdig

LONDON—It’s official, even though it won’t be conclusive for a few months yet: if present trends continue, 2014 will be one of the hottest years on record—and quite possibly the hottest of them all.

31,487 Scientists Say There Is No Human Caused Global Warming? What Is The Real Story Behind This Headline?

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Some individuals in the anti-geoengineering community are unfortunately trumpeting terms and posting stories which are exactly what those in power would want them to fixate on in order to marginalize the anti-geoengineering movement. The “chemtrails” term is not helpful to the credibility of our cause as there is virtually no science basis for this term other than one very questionable document. Next, there is the climate, what is the true state of it, and who is backing up the conclusions? Those that are truly in the fight to stop climate engineering for the right reasons, will take the time to investigate headlines. Those that truly want to gain the credibility necessary for us to win the critical battle against climate engineering will throw out knee jerk biases and examine the actual facts. Are there really over 31,000 climate scientists who say there is no anthropogenic global warming? Well, not exactly. Even if we only consider the overall warming effects caused by the climate engineering insanity, isn’t that a human caused factor? Isn’t climate engineering a source of “anthropogenic” global warming ? The same activists that are posting completely fact-less and false articles are also apparently denying the effects of the climate engineering they claim to be fighting against (like the completely engineered snowstorms), why is this? If we want the credibility to win this fight, we must stand on solid ground, the article below should be an eye opener for those that swallowed the “31,000 Scientists Deny Global Warming” headline in question without investigation.
Dane Wigington
geoengineeringwatch.org

Global warming’s effect on oceans is greater than realized, researchers say

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Effect of climate change on upper-ocean temperatures has been underestimated by 24 to 58 percent, a study by NASA and Livermore Laboratory concludes.

Source: Christian Science Monitor

The world’s upper oceans may have stored far more heat from the warming climate than previously thought, according to a new study that purports to provide the first rough estimate of the amount of heat researchers have missed in their attempts to measure changes on the oceans’ heat content.

Rose-colored glasses: Antarctic sea ice is the Mail on Sunday’s latest global warming distraction

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The Daily Mail tries to distract from global warming by selectively looking southward

Global Warming: Confronting the Realities of Climate Change

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Sea level rise is accelerating. The number of large wildfires is growing. Dangerous heat waves are becoming more common. Extreme storm events are increasing in many areas. More severe droughts are occurring in others.

These are just some of the consequences of global warming, which are already having significant and harmful effects on our health, our environment, and our communities.

Unless we take immediate action to address global warming, these consequences will continue to intensify, grow ever more costly, and increasingly affect the entire planet — including you, your community, and your family.

Global warming is happening now.

The planet’s temperature is rising. The trend is clear and unmistakable.

Every one of the past 37 years has been warmer than the 20th century average. The 12 warmest years on record have all occurred since 1998. 2012 was the hottest year ever recorded for the contiguous United States.

Globally, the average surface temperature has increased more than one degree Fahrenheit since the late 1800s. Most of that increase has occurred over just the past three decades.

We are the cause.

We are overloading our atmosphere with carbon dioxide, which traps heat and steadily drives up the planet’s temperature. Where does all this carbon come from? The fossil fuels we burn for energy — coal, natural gas, and oil — plus the loss of forests due to deforestation, especially in the tropics.

The scientific evidence is clear.

Within the scientific community, there is no debate: An overwhelming majority of climate scientists agree that global warming is happening and that human activity is the primary cause.

This broad consensus — and the extensive scientific evidence that supports it — is often downplayed or distorted by a small but vocal minority of special interests that have a vested interest in delaying action on climate change.

We have a choice.

We can act now to reduce our carbon emissions, slow the pace of global warming, and pass on a safer, healthier world to our children. Or we can choose to do nothing, continue pumping massive amounts of carbon into an already overloaded atmosphere, and suffer the increasingly costly consequences.

At UCS, we believe the choice is clear: We must take steps now to reduce our global warming emissions.

Together we can tackle global warming.

We have the practical solutions and technologies at hand to substantially reduce our emissions, create a clean energy economy, and establish the United States as a global leader in innovation.

To accomplish it, we must:

Working together, we can do it — and you can help make it happen. Take action today!

Source: Union of Concerned Scientists

Geoengineering, Falsified Data, And Global Warming

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Finally some acknowledgment of the data falsification which has helped to hide the true state of the climate. Many have been convinced that data is being cheated to the upside, however, an objective examination of this notion clearly shows the opposite is true.

Global Warming: Causing Worldwide Weather Apocalypse

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Who is promoting the Global Cooling disinfo?
Could it be the geo-engineers and their paymasters?

Methane and the risk of runaway global warming

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Research was published this week showing the financial cost of methane being released from Earth’s permafrosts. But the risks go beyond financial – Earth’s history shows that releasing these stores could set off a series of events with calamitous consequences.

Govt. Documents Link Global Warming to Advanced Military Climate Modification Technology

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It’s unacceptable that the UN/IPCC continue to push CO2 as the cause for climate change but refuse to acknowledge the military has been actively engaged in Climate Warming Weapons Technologies for more than twenty 20 years.

C.F.R. Meeting Discusses Geo-Engineering [To Fight (the staged )Global Warming]

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“The tens of millions spent to confuse the public about the issue of global warming??? Just how many disinformation films are there? Just how many are employed to troll you tube and face book ?

Geoengineering scheme could “balance global warming” in a world with double pre-industrial CO2 22

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A geoengineering technique referred to as “marine cloud-brightening” (MCB) could cancel out the effects of global warming in a world with double the CO2 concentration of the pre-industrial world, according to a new study.

“Geoengineering” To Fight Global Warming?

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Tinkering with Earth’s climate to chill runaway global warming – a radical idea once dismissed out of hand – is being discussed by the White House as a potential emergency option, the president’s new science adviser said Wednesday.

That’s because global warming is happening so rapidly, John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month.

"Geoengineering" To Fight Global Warming?

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Tinkering with Earth’s climate to chill runaway global warming – a radical idea once dismissed out of hand – is being discussed by the White House as a potential emergency option, the president’s new science adviser said Wednesday.

That’s because global warming is happening so rapidly, John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month.

Armed Troops Burn Down Homes, Kill Children To Evict Ugandans In Name Of Global Warming

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Original Article

Armed troops acting on behalf of a British carbon trading company backed by the World Bank burned houses to the ground and killed children to evict Ugandans from their homes in the name of seizing land to protect against “global warming,” a shocking illustration of how the climate change con is a barbarian form of neo-colonialism.

Global warming plan could leave humans extinct

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Global warming plan could leave humans extinct

Forget climate change — the real threat to the planet and all of us riding on it comes from screwball scientists and their schemes to “save” us from nonexistent threats.

The latest plot sounds like it might have been hatched by a Bond villain: a series of simulated volcanic explosions to fill the atmosphere with a manmade chemical sunblock that would shield the entire planet.

Can you imagine anyone saying this stuff with a straight face? Yet that’s just one of a number of dead-serious proposals in the growing field of “geoengineering.”

Another scheme involves spraying seawater into the sky around the planet to create more clouds, lowering the global temperature. I hope you’ve invested in a good umbrella.

What’s even more disturbing is that our government is actually taking this nonsense seriously. The National Science Foundation just awarded $382,000 of YOUR money to University of Montana researchers just to study the ethics of geoengineering.

They should have asked me — I could solve that one for free: Ethics won’t matter one whit if we’re all dead after scientists blow their volcanic loads and dump the sea into the sky.

I wasn’t around when the dinosaurs got wiped out — I’m not that old — but the leading theory says it started with a meteor impact. The space rock itself didn’t kill off the creatures…instead, the real culprit was a massive cloud of dust kicked up by the impact, blocking out the sun.

Sound familiar?

I’m not convinced the climate is changing in the first place — and even if it is, it’s certainly not because of anything we’ve done. The planet’s a lot older and stronger than us.

But if we give in to this manufactured panic and let the mad scientists engineer the environment for us, we’ll go the way of the dinosaurs ourselves.

There’s no war to fight over global warming

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by Alan Thorpe
WHAT is it like being a climate scientist at the moment? Not much fun. It’s a bit like your next-door neighbour being accused of a crime and everyone in the city you live in, including yourself, being told they are under suspicion as well. Accusations about lack of integrity, deceit and bias are flying thick and fast.

There's no war to fight over global warming

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by Alan Thorpe
WHAT is it like being a climate scientist at the moment? Not much fun. It’s a bit like your next-door neighbour being accused of a crime and everyone in the city you live in, including yourself, being told they are under suspicion as well. Accusations about lack of integrity, deceit and bias are flying thick and fast.

How Aircraft Contrails Contribute To Global Warming

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How aircraft emissions contribute to warming
Aviation contributes up to one-fifth of warming in some areas of the Arctic

Those Hazy Jet Trails May Heat Up The Debate About
Global Warming

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, November 24, 2018, #172

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Dane Wigington
GeoengineeringWatch.org

Civilization is sinking in a rapidly rising sea of lies, deception and criminality. How many are fully focused on holiday dinners, parades and football games, even as the great unraveling of our paradigm accelerates exponentially? Many science sources are now finally acknowledging that they have greatly underestimated the severity of what is unfolding on the biosphere and climate front. Some mainstream media sources have again posted headlines covering the geoengineering issue but are still pushing the lie that climate intervention programs are only a "proposal". Other mainstream sources are increasingly acknowledging the threat climate collapse poses to the country. How bad is it? The latest installment of Global Alert News is below.

No matter how daunting the challenges are that we collectively face, giving up is never an option. Our combined efforts can make a difference even at this late hour, waking the masses is the first and most critical leap in the right direction. Share credible data from a credible source, make your voice heard, make every day count.
DW

Geoengineered skies over Las Vegas, Nevada (two 20 second video clips). Video footage credit: April Lee

This week's GeoengineeringWatch.org outreach booth is at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California, and is shown below. My most sincere and continuing gratitude to the Gem Faire exhibition organizers for facilitating and setting up this very effective booth in every week's Gem Faire location. The schedule for upcoming Gem Faire events is HERE. A geoengineeringwatch.org booth will be at all events, thanks to the steadfast support of Gem Faire.

Global Weather Modification Assault Causing Climate Chaos And Environmental Catastrophe

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Dane Wigington
geoengineeringwatch.org

Global climate engineering encompasses many different aspects and processes. The consequences of the climate engineering insanity are already unquantifiable and growing by the day. Though each aspect of this subject is more than enough for an in depth article, there is often a need for more of an overall summary to pass on to those that are not aware of the broader picture.

What Major Factor Causing "Climate Change" Are They Not Telling Us About?

More alarming articles and studies are surfacing each day which confirm the rapidly changing state of Earth's life support systems and climate. Humanity has decimated the planet in countless ways and the repercussions are becoming catastrophic. Though there are certainly many parts to this unfolding story, the largest piece of the puzzle by far still goes completely unacknowledged by the entire scientific community and all of the main stream media / corporate / military / industrial complex. The massive elephant in the room has been, and still is, "stratospheric aerosol geoengineering" (SAG), AKA  "solar radiation management" (SRM).

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