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Old King Coal Indeed: Global Warming Could Last “1,000 Years”

by mhaithaca

by mhaithaca

If King Coal thinks being a Carbon Lord means never having to say "I’m sorry", his stockholders will find out how wrong he was. All the lawyers and bought-off pols in the Village won’t be able to protect them over the next decades, much less the next centuries.

That’s more than OK by me. What isn’t OK is that nothing will protect the rest of us.

Global warming is ‘irreversible’

A team of environmental researchers in the US has warned many effects of climate change are irreversible.

The scientists concluded global temperatures could remain high for 1,000 years, even if carbon emissions can somehow be halted.

Their report…. appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


The scientists say the oceans are currently slowing down global warming by absorbing heat, but they will eventually release that heat back into the air.

They say politicians must now offset environmental damage already done by man-made pollution.

"People have imagined that if we stopped emitting carbon dioxide the climate would go back to normal in 100 years, 200 year – that’s not true," said researcher Susan Solomon, the lead author of the report, quoted by AP news agency.

Joseph Romm at Climate Progress has more:

NOAA stunner: Climate change "largely irreversible for 1000 years," with permanent Dust Bowls in Southwest and around the globe

Important new research led by NOAA scientists, "Irreversible climate change because of carbon dioxide emissions," finds:

…the climate change that is taking place because of increases in carbon dioxide concentration is largely irreversible for 1,000 years after emissions stop….

Ain’t life under the Carbon Lords grand? How can we ever thank them and their servants in Congress, the White House, and the Village for sacrificing our future to Big Oil and "clean coal"?

I don’t know for sure. But nationalization, RICO confiscations, and indictment for high crimes against humanity would be a nice start.

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Kirk Murphy

Kirk Murphy

terrestrial obligate aerobe with endoskeleton (bony) and bilateral symmetry.

chordate, bipedal, warm-blooded, mammalian, placental (origin), opposable thumbs.

not (yet) extinct.

indigenous habitat: California Live Oak.

current habitat: Central California Coast (most northerly aspect).... 'northwest of the new world, east of the sea'

potential habitats: all potential habitats critically endangered (due to global climate change).

ailurophilic - hence allergic rhinitic.