Yawn. Another straw Hanson rant, big whoop. When Hansen has heard of Mass Extinction Event 6, put a cola on ice, and I'll chug it.
During Phase I of runaway global warming, CO2 and CH4 concentrations both go off the hook, acidification starts to kill ocean life, but high temp records are only moving, in 2010, from 2-1, relative to low-temp records, to 3-1, 2012.
When the northern Arctic ice melts, every summer, and GHGs are way more off the hook, then we will have some kind of temperature information, worth popping some kind of cola about.
Until then, we don't enter Phase II, of runaway global warming. We are still going to hammer our way into Phase II, without any sort of unified response, so as Mass Extinction Event 6 unfolds, climate change will ease natural disasters way up, while various cartoon characters erect straw men and call them names.
Then the straw men will catch fire. Whoopee. All that proves is humans aren't very smart. Guess which ones aren't very smart! ALL KINDS OF HUMANS aren't very smart! That's why we are racing, into Mass Extinction Event 6, without any sort of unification, to slow down our wild approach, into a mass extinction.
You think people could respect STRATEGY, but nooooo. People are playing tactical games, with each other.
Humans will become endangered, toward the end of our lives. Human habitat will start to fail, in Phase I, of runaway warming, but in Phase II, human habitat will FAIL, as the northern cap melts, every summer, and a lot more solar energy starts gathering, in an atmosphere, with relatively dense GHG concentrations.
I wonder if any humans will see Phase III, of runaway warming? That happens when the Greenland and East Antarctic ice sheets are all melted, no Physics 2 heat sinks are evident, and temperature has maxed out, relative to any greenhouse effect, but more GHGs are out-gassing, from volcanic eruptions.
Don't get all doomy and gloomy, but ignoring what is happening is exactly what gay bath-house patrons did, when they kept up the at-risk drugs and sex, to spread HIV, into a deadly AIDS epidemic.
Hey, when I take a bath, I do it by myself, and I wash. Just saying.
"Is this the worst, ever had to go boom-boom, you have, hmmm? Yesss.
-Yoda, in JACKASS WARS I