Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Hey, Sen. Sunspots. What's the plan?

RoJo said climate change was due to sunspots, not human activity. 

Trump said it was a hoax invented by the Chinese. 

So what's the plan, gentlemen, given that last month 11,000 scientists said we were in a climate emergency, and now there's today's news?
Climate Change is Ravaging the Arctic, Report Finds
But what happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. Permafrost sequesters twice as much heat-trapping carbon dioxide as is currently in the atmosphere. As that ground thaws it releases that carbon into the atmosphere, exacerbating climate change. Researchers say that if too much permafrost thaws it will create a self-reinforcing cycle wherein thawing permafrost will lead to still more thawing permafrost, which in turn will make climate change worse. 
Recent observations of carbon flows in Alaskan permafrost have found that more carbon is being released than stored. 

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