Climate Change Likened to Atom Bomb by Scientists

Hiroshima-BombingBy Pauline Beart

Climate scientists have given figures of rising and changing climate. These figures are almost like a warning that states that escalating temperatures are equivalent to four Hiroshima bombs in a week.

They’ve completely attributed the condition to human actions. This is not an unknown fact that humans have been emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in this era. This is far more emissions released during any period in history.

“All these heat-trapping greenhouse gases in our atmosphere mean … our planet has been building up heat at the rate of about four Hiroshima bombs every second – consider that going continuously for several decades”, John Cook, Climate Communication Fellow from the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland said.

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  • neilio

    Where do I start? If we’ve been building up heat at the rate of four Hiroshima bombs every second, why has warming stopped for the last decade and a half? And the fact that humans have been emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in this era, and warming has stopped for the last decade and a half should tell you something. And if the “extra heat” is being stored in the oceans, why is it that if you do a little research into thermohalene ocean circulation they talk about it slowing down because of global warming, not speeding up? Which is what would happen if more heat was added to the oceans. I think this is a last-ditch desperate attempt to prop up a dying theory.

  • Libtard

    I believe the theories about the Atlantic ocean “treadmill” current is that it would slow down when warmed, not speed up. So not sure where you get that “idea” from. And as such, would have huge effects on global climate.

    • Well Libtard, I’m glad you asked. The theory that the thermohalene ocean current would slow because of global warming says that it would slow down because of massive melt-off of ice in Greenland, and the Arctic Sea, that would add a lot of fresh water to the North Atlantic. This would dilute the salinity of the ocean, and reduce its temperature, thus slowing the “conveyor” effect dramatically. Which, if it were to actually happen, would be very bad.
      Now what they are trying to claim is that “extra heat” is being stored in the deep ocean, which is why, they claim, that we’ve had a “pause” in global warming for the last 16 years.
      What I am saying is if there was “extra heat” being stored in the deep sea it would most likely increase the temperature of the water and increase the speed of the “conveyor”. Or, maybe change the depth at which the current moves?
      Truth be told, I don’t know for a fact that this is what should happen. It’s all speculation on my part. But given that I work in heating and air conditioning, what I know about heat and the laws of thermodynamics, the new theory just doesn’t sound right to me. I think there would be evidence somewhere, and if not in the ocean currents, we would see some kind of effect on something. I’m just saying that no one has produced any evidence.

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