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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Nations' current unconditional climate action plans under the Paris agreement would put the world on track for 2.9°C of warming by 2100, the United Nations Environment Program warned Monday.



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Earth likely briefly passed critical warming threshold on Friday and Saturday

... The planet likely briefly exceeded a key warming threshold on Friday and Saturday for the first time since at least the beginning of instrument records, new data shows.

Driving the news: The indication that Friday and Saturday were the first two days on record to have a global average surface temperature above 2C when compared with preindustrial levels, emerged first from a dataset maintained by the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

- - - "Our best estimate is that this was the first day when global temperature was more than 2C above 1850-1900 (or pre-industrial) levels, at 2.06C," Samantha Burgess, the deputy director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service stated on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Sunday.

- - - She also noted the Saturday record in a post on Monday, stating: "Now two Nov 2023 days where global temperature exceeded 2C in ERA5."

- - - When compared with the 1991-2020 average, Friday's global mean was a record-setting 1.17C (2.1F) above average.

- - - In a post on X on Monday, the ECMWF found that Friday was a bit warmer, at 2.07C above preindustrial levels, while Saturday reached an anomaly of 2.06C.

Why it matters: A daily global average surface temperature climb to greater than 2C above preindustrial levels indicates just how quickly the planet is warming, including some of the extremes that are now possible. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-11-20 09:49 PM | Reply

Such a fine line between

Humans can't alter the climate


Why stop emitting now, it's too late to change anything anyway.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-11-20 09:59 PM | Reply


Yeah, I've noticed that change in the comments as well.

Maybe (and I do emphasize maybe) it may be too late.

But why is it too late?

Is it too late because Republicans have been purchased by Big Oil?

And now they are seeming to admit their error?

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-11-20 10:21 PM | Reply

Imagine if we ignored republicans 40 years ago

#4 | Posted by truthhurts at 2023-11-20 10:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#4 ... Imagine if we ignored republicans 40 years ago ...

I'd phrase that as... imagine if Republicans ignored the money dangled in front of then 40 years ago (OK, maybe longer ago, but the point still holds.)

The Republican Party was purchased by Big Oil (lock stock and barrel) and the Republican Party has been subservient to Big Oil ever since.

The Republican Party that seems to exude self-determination has bowed to Big Oil.

The horror.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-11-20 11:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


#6 | Posted by BellRinger at 2023-11-21 04:58 PM | Reply

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