The UN has issued yet another firm and fact-filled statement with respect to global warming:
Extreme weather events in 2013 can largely be traced to global warming caused by human actions, stated in the newest Status of the Climate Report from the United Nations.
Michael Jarraud is secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization. His group just released a new annual report on global climatic conditions. Extreme weather events were experienced in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Pacific last year.
According to the new assessment, 2013 was the sixth-warmest year on record. The 13 complete years since 2000 have made up all but one of the 14 hottest on record, according to the U.N. report. Australia recorded a new average high temperature, as did parts of Africa central Asia.
It will be interesting in the run up to and the wake of the release of the ultimate climate disaster movie…not sure where to put the emphasis there, “climate” or “disaster” since I suspect it will be both…how much a stink wingnuts will want to make about this study.
After all, tens of millions of Christians will be watching a movie about a sudden, violent flood that wipes out all life on earth. It doesn’t really matter if God directs it or not, does it? It’s going to scare people.
(side note: I wonder if this is why avant garde director Darren Aronofsky agreed to do this movie. It’s a pretty subversive message against the prevailing paradigm of the right)
See, it’s OK if you believe in God or not to believe that mucking up our home is going to have a backlash. God might step in, if that’s your belief system, but then he’s shown in the past He might not if He’s angry enough at us.
And if you don’t believe in God but in science…well, the science is absolutely crystal clear, and will happen whether you agree with it or not. Humility should be the watchword of the day.
And the telling phrase in the report is this:
A study of higher temperatures in Australia used nine separate computer models to determine if the phenomenon was due to man-made causes, or was a natural occurrence. Models revealed the record-high temperatures last year would have been nearly impossible without trapped greenhouse gases.