Climate change doom data from the Southern HemisphereOctober 2, 2009
Clear signs of climate doom in the Southern Hemisphere!!
Satellite data used to measure the seasonal growing and shrinking of sea ice area in the Southern Hemisphere make a stark realization clear: Five of the six most extreme yearly sea ice extents ever measured in the Southern Hemisphere have occurred in just the last 10 years. As a planet and global community, we need to prepare for the worst. The time to dither and argue is over – the time to act is now.
I call on the leading governments of the world, the United Nations, NGOs, environmental activists, and uber-informed stars of popular culture to meet in a central location (I suggest Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi) to deal with this crisis. They must develop an innovative plan to shepherd the other 6 billion people of the Earth to more environmentally sensitive life styles – before it’s too late.
People must be taught to temper their greedy desire for luxuries such as electricity, safe shelter, food and clean water, and long life expectancies. People need to learn how to overcome the archaic ambition of working to make a better life for their children. Better yet, they should just stop having children.
If you do not understand the treacherous environmental precipice upon which we are poised, let the unalloyed data speak for itself. Brace yourself – five of the six years with the greatest Southern Hemisphere sea ice extent have occurred in just the last decade! If this historically unprecedented* trend continues, we are doomed. See the graph below.