Quite An Achievement

In the Western hemisphere, and now in the Eastern hemisphere each new generation has lived a more prosperous, safer and better life than the preceding generation. But that trend of improvement in life expectation has reversed, and now in many if not most, nations the younger generation will be less prosperous than the generation that begat them, and what challenges will future generations face as a result of climate change, today barely considered and kicked firmly off the back burner into the long grass? Continue reading

Does Anyone Care

Those who measure atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide are finding that in April their measurements show the highest ever readings. This seems to be reflected in global heat. February 2016 was the warmest month ever in 137 – years of record keeping. This is the tenth consecutive month that the monthly temperature record has been broken.  Continue reading

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide – Latest Measurements

The monthly mean average of atmospheric carbon dioxide measured at Mona Loa for July 2015 was 401.30 parts per million compared with the July 2014 figure of 399.00 ppm.

It seems that the next twelve months measurements will, for the first time, all exceed 400 ppm.

The Stuff that Dreams are Made on

The news of a scandal about carbon credits in Russia and Ukraine is unsurprising. The whole system of carbon credits involves paying people not to produce something that we do not want. It is an attempt to create a market in something that is both economically useless and dangerous by bribing industries not to produce the stuff.  Continue reading

Too Much and Too Little

Many people have died recently as a result of exceptionally heavy monsoon rains in Burma, Vietnam and south eastern India. The rains have caused landslides, polluted water courses and even though there is water everywhere it is undrinkable.  Continue reading

More and More and Andmoreagain

The latest measurement of atmospheric carbon dioxide at Mona Loa in June 2015 was 402.80 parts per million compared with 401.15 ppm in June 2015. The rate of increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide is now more than 2ppm per annum.

It strikes me that we should now not only increase with our rather feeble efforts to limit emissions  but also use our resources to ensure that humanity can adapt to the global warming which now seems inevitable.

And if you’ll see Andmoreagain
Then you will know Andmoreagain
For you can see you in her eyes
Then you feel your heart beating
Thrum-pum-pum-pum

 

Higher and Higher

The latest measurement of atmospheric carbon dioxide from Mona Loa has been released. In May 2015 levels reached 403.94 parts per million compared with 401.78 parts per million in May 2014.