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Climate News Update 08.11.14 | Methane Monster “Insane Level of Disaster” | Dr. Guy McPherson

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Published on Aug 11, 2014

“The News Is Not Good…”

Dr. Guy McPherson updates us with the latest news regarding the “Methane Monster” evidently exploding in the Arctic and Northern regions. The “clathrate gun” has been fired he reports, and the methane clathrate melt levels seem to be increasing exponentially.

Methane hydrate gas has 20 times the greenhouse gas effect as CO2. At unexpectedly high levels in the atmosphere, methane hydrate gas could exacerbate global temperature rise at such a highly accelerated rate as to create havoc to all life on the planet.

If this is truly unfolding as Dr. McPherson suggests, steps should be taken immediately to ameliorate emissions with the hopes of mitigating negative repercussions.

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Who Is the Mysterious Sam Carana of the Arctic News Blog? | Dr. Guy McPherson


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Published on Aug 22, 2014

Many have wondered about the identity of the prolific writer at Arctic-news.blogspot.com with the moniker, Sam Carana. In this video, we address this issue. Please enjoy!

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Flooding in India, Pakistan Kills Hundreds


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Published on Sep 6, 2014

Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 128 people in Pakistan and 108 people in India, officials said Saturday. The death toll is likely to grow as forecasters predict more rain in the coming days. (Sept. 6)

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Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we’re nearing collapse | Cathy Alexander and Graham Turner

Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon

Piles of crushed cars at a metal recycling site in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Alamy

The 1972 book Limits to Growth, which predicted our civilisation would probably collapse some time this century, has been criticised as doomsday fantasy since it was published. Back in 2002, self-styled environmental expert Bjorn Lomborg consigned it to the “dustbin of history”.

It doesn’t belong there. Research from the University of Melbourne has found the book’s forecasts are accurate, 40 years on. If we continue to track in line with the book’s scenario, expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon.

Limits to Growth was commissioned by a think tank called the Club of Rome. Researchers working out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including husband-and-wife team Donella and Dennis Meadows, built a computer model to track the world’s economy and environment. Called World3, this computer model was cutting edge.

The task was very ambitious. The team tracked industrialisation, population, food, use of resources, and pollution. They modelled data up to 1970, then developed a range of scenarios out to 2100, depending on whether humanity took serious action on environmental and resource issues. If that didn’t happen, the model predicted “overshoot and collapse” – in the economy, environment and population – before 2070. This was called the “business-as-usual” scenario.

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