Climate Apocalypse Now
Everywhere one looks the Earth's climate is going to hell threatening civilization. Just recently the potentially cataclysmic positive climate change feedback of methane being released from warming oceans has again been highlighted. Earlier researchers solidified the link between climate change and wildfires. If the world's forests burn – particulary the Amazon – this further positive feedback would release huge stores of carbon which will further intensify warming and climate variability. Meanwhile Europe is experiencing a deadly heatwave perfectly consistent with global warming science's predictions (search). And the combination of a continental heatwave in the U.S. and Al Gore's truth telling seem to be waking up American's leadership somewhat from their stupor. And overshadowing it all are the militant results of decades of oil production at any cost in the Middle East threatening WWIII. Perhaps the best we can hope for from this tragic situation is a major oil disruption that hastens societal change before the atmosphere becomes dysfunctional.