Climate Change Worse Than Thought
Quite a week in climate science. Ends up global warming is accelerating [ark | moreark] at a much faster pace, causing more environmental damage, than predicted even a few years ago. Continued use of coal is denounced as “death factories” [ark]. And crop-based biofuels are speeding up global warming [ark] by fueling the destruction of rainforests [search].
These warnings comes from highly respected mainstream scientists, and illustrate how the science has progressed to indicate global ecological crises are much more dire than even recent worst case scenarios. Of course many of us have known climate change will be abrupt [search], and that maintaining standing rainforests and ending use of coal, would be keystone climate change responses for decades; but been stonewalled by media, government and mainstream and even radical environmental bureaucracies. It is clear that the IPCC report of 2007 is already dated, and we cannot wait until 2014 to finalize the next.
The Earth has found its voice. Unless action to topple industrial polluters and destroyers are taken immediately we are all going to die. Failure to address climate change is largely due to society's inability to transform itself, including away from coal and FSC certification of old growth forest logging [search]. Much of the environmental movement is duped, incompetent or sold out — or some combination of the above. Few dare to demand reducing human population and inequitable consumption immediately, which clearly is necessary to maintain a livable Earth. Without thinking big and becoming more aggressive in demanding social change, we are in for a world of hurt.