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  Reply # 1583854 1-Jul-2016 08:39
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Actually, we have reached a tipping point and it is having a major impact on us right now.


The jet stream configuration has changed.


The jet stream refers to the bands of high speed circulation in the upper atmosphere.


It influences the transfer of heat energy between the tropics and high latitudes.


The Northernmost of these bands has moved down South so far that it has passed South of the equator.


We have never seen this happen before. Even so far as we can reconstruct past jet stream patterns from weather records and the like, we have never seen it before.


The main effect was frighteningly described as: "The end of winter."


If this persists then we are entering a period of dramatic change.


Perhaps we should stop talking about global warming and climate change and refer to climate 2.0?



It's news like this that caused me to buy my Nissan LEAF. If one is paying attention - curious - it becomes clear we are on the edge of something new....and not necessarily good. Most people aren't curious and most of the privately-owned media are working hard to (apparently) ensure the majority don't develop a sense of urgency that might change something. That seems stupid to me, but I've long since given up underestimating the myopic effect of short-term self-interest. It can be lethal. The voids in the ashes of Pompeii show this isn't a new thing. All the people who were paying attention got out of town.  


We only have the one planet. There is - at present - nowhere else to go. 


Yeah...I'm just one person. But we all just one person. It starts there. 



I'm on a high fibre diet. 


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  Reply # 1583881 1-Jul-2016 09:10
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A curious effect from our changing the atmosphere:


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