How Do You Spell Extinction Event? 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, 2 degrees Centigrade

Xenosmilus hodsonae

Xenosmilus hodsonae (Florida Museum of Natural History Fossil Hall at the University of Florida)

Obama, Romney and the parties they represent are jointly responsible for being part of the problem that causes global warming and for refusing to prepare for facing the consequences of global warming. Katrina and Sandy are proof positive.

It’s been clear for decades that industrial and automotive pollutants have been drastically altering the atmosphere and creating extreme, and extremely dangerous, weather patterns and neither party has done much of substance to eliminate the problem.

They’re not alone. From the Christian Science Monitor

fossil fuel burning, cement and oil production produced 3 percent more carbon dioxide in 2011″…or an “an all-time 37.5 billion-ton (34 billion-metric tons)”. … China, the United States, the European Union, India, the Russian Federation and Japan rank as the top five emitters, from highest to lowest. Last year’s increase was driven by China and India, which saw their carbon dioxide emissions jump by 9 and 6 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, emissions from the European Union, the United States and Japan all decreased, according to the report,Trends in Global CO2 Emissions.

The report doesn’t include carbon dioxide emitted by deforestation, forest fires and other land-use related activities. These sources could potentially add between 10 and 20 percent to the carbon dioxide emission figures…

Nothing, at this point stands in the way of a rise above 3.6 degrees F (2 degrees C) which will produce far more extreme weather, significant sea rise and ecologically devastating species extinctions. [cont’d.]

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