eternity yesterday

March 8, 2013

Dali-31-giants-la-jolla-jewelryClear and cold this Friday morning, but not as cold as it should be — this winter so far has been easy and mild up here along California’s north coast.
Weather is like a successful restaurant — all depends on location, location, location.

And just a short space away could be disaster. The upper US East Coast has been getting a lot of rain the last couple of weeks, but almost none of it has fallen on south Florida, where officials are now pointing the finger of drought: According to the Drought Monitor, “abnormal dryness” pushed into all of southern Florida, while conditions of “severe drought” expanded in the eastern and central parts of the state. Meanwhile, relatively wet conditions in the Florida Panhandle have kept the northwestern part of the state out of drought.
Texas, too, is also feeling the nefarious ring of no rain.

(Illustration found here).

Climate change is the way-beyond-anything-else problem for all of mankind right now and forever. History has a most-condensed feel to it when it comes to the environment, and there’s not much we can do in the current climate of bullshit spouted off about the changing climate, or global warming as it’s called — mainly because it is warming.

And the horror is that people think, really, seriously think life is stretched out in front of them like a red carpet, rolling way out into the horizon.
Forever is forever when you’re in love, or tomorrow is a trillion years away, or as the ancient Egyptians do/did, so do those who worship a carcass: Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez will be embalmed and put on display “for eternity” at a military museum after a state funeral and an extended period of lying in state, acting President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday.
In a world of everlastingness, that would be cool, dude. But alas flesh and blood don’t last forever, and especially once they find out he was really a turd.
Although, Chavez did have some kind words for George Jr. a few years ago.

Ancient peoples were happy peoples. Apparently, from new research comes the fancy that climate change is a long-term, yet a quick-sprouting phenomenon that has come along drastically just the last century. Mankind’s only home is cooking when it should be cooling.
Via CNN:

Global warming has propelled Earth’s climate from one of its coldest decades since the last ice age to one of its hottest — in just one century.
A heat spike like this has never happened before, at least not in the last 11,300 years, said climatologist Shaun Marcott, who worked on a new study on global temperatures going back that far.
“If any period in time had a sustained temperature change similar to what we have today, we would have certainly seen that in our record,” he said.
It is a good indicator of just how fast man-made climate change has progressed.
A century is a very short period of time for such a spike.

If not for man-made influences, the Earth would be in a very cold phase right now and getting even colder, according the joint study by Oregon State University and Harvard University.

By 2100, the Earth will be warmer than ever before, Marcott said.
If emissions continue as currently predicted until then, global temperatures will rise “well above anything we’ve ever seen in the last 11,000 years.”
That could be a rise of 2 to 11.5 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the NSF.

The main culprit is carbon dioxide, and its levels have jumped in the last 100 years, Marcott said. In the 11,000 years prior, it only changed “very slowly,” he said.
Marcott is concerned about people’s ability to adapt to a perhaps drastically changed climate.
“As civilization has grown, we’re kind of set up for things not to change too much,” he said.
The last time Earth has been as warm as it is projected to be by 2100 was before the last Ice Age started — over 130,000 years ago.
That’s too long ago to gather reliable data on, he said.
He didn’t want to speculate on what the world will look like, if global warming continues.
“I certainly hope we can pull ourselves out of it,” he said.

By all means. Mainly because just about everything is impacted by changes in the climate — and what isn’t really affected/effected doesn’t really matter (via Skeptical Science): So it seems that there aren’t many things in the Earth’s system that remain unaffected by climate change. Climate change affects almost everything, even if the changes in some cases mentioned above are just tiny. Only elementary particles seem to remain unaffected, though we cannot really be sure even of that.

How about a mickey of Ancient Age, huh?

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