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https://www.nrdc.org/stories/2070-more-3-billion-people-may-live-outside-human-climate-niche

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source: https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/04/28/1910114117

Of course this is simply a projection based on various factors but it's worth noting 50 years isn't far away. 

And take it FWIW. NRDC is pretty left biased (https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/natural-resources-defense-council/) but the science posted in this particular article is sound.

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I thought I'd wade in here with a few thoughts, just to discuss a few points people have made (WARNING: very long post). First off, I have a doctorate degree in Earth Sciences, have worked as an activ

Not peer reviewed.  From ESI's own website:  "ESI continues its long-standing interest in climate change, although its focus has changed considerably. True to its dedication to evidence-based public p

The thing is... it's tiring.... when we have posted rebuttles to your cherry picking... backed with data and well thought out argument... to be met with silence initially... then you post some other o

1 hour ago, blue_gold_84 said:

https://www.nrdc.org/stories/2070-more-3-billion-people-may-live-outside-human-climate-niche

nrdc_climateniche_graphics_v1.png?itok=0
source: https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/04/28/1910114117

Of course this is simply a projection based on various factors but it's worth noting 50 years isn't far away. 

And take it FWIW. NRDC is pretty left biased (https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/natural-resources-defense-council/) but the science posted in this particular article is sound.

Stop having kids.

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Wow just sad, welcome to the age of censorship,

https://deadline.com/2020/05/planet-of-the-humans-pulled-youtube-michael-moore-jeff-gibbs-censorship-1202942938/

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EXCLUSIVE, updated with new details, 11:42 AM: Michael Moore and Jeff Gibbs’ controversial documentary Planet of the Humans has been removed from YouTube, where it was streaming for free — a move the pair calls a “blatant act of censorship.”

 

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https://www.sciencealert.com/as-the-world-gets-hotter-thousands-of-species-are-fleeing-to-earth-s-poles

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Drawing together 258 peer-reviewed studies, researchers compared over 30,000 habitat shifts in more than 12,000 species of bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals.

The resulting database, named BioShifts, is the first comprehensive analysis of its kind, and while the database is limited by our own, human research biases, the data we have certainly suggests marine species are following global thermal shifts much closer than land animals.

This is consistent with the general idea that land use and climate change may force species in opposite directions, a sort of push and pull of redistribution.

Despite its comprehensive nature, the meta-analysis used to create BioShifts only covers 0.6 percent of all known life on Earth, and the animals we have researched tend to be the most charismatic, or important to humans, focused predominantly in the northern hemisphere.

So while we call this a global meta-analysis, it's not really. Instead, it's as close as we can get given the circumstances.

And some additional info in the links below.

https://climatechange.lta.org/climate-impacts/habitat-shifts/

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-020-1198-2#Sec2

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A complicating factor is that not all species are migrating at the same rate.  For instance, Puffins have adjusted too slowly to their food sources' migration resulting in significant die-offs of populations.

https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/puffin-population-uk-isle-of-may-scotland-declining-climate-change-500122

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https://www.carbonbrief.org/in-depth-bp-data-reveals-clean-electricity-matched-coal-for-the-first-time-in-2019

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Renewables were the largest source of new energy in 2019, but there were still record highs for oil, gas and CO2 emissions, according to new global data from oil giant BP.

Low-carbon electricity generation also matched global coal power for the first time in 2019, analysis of the data shows. Further gains for wind and solar drove clean sources to this new milestone, helped by a historic fall in coal output.

The 69th edition of the company’s influential annual statistical review of world energy is published amid a global pandemic that risks derailing global climate efforts, BP says. The firm joins a long list of others calling for a “green recovery” by saying the world should aim to “build back better”.

The backdrop to all this is laid out in BP’s new data, which describes a world that was using record amounts of energy in 2019, even though demand rose more slowly than in the previous decade.

Renewables posted record growth in 2019 (3.2 exajoules, EJ, 12.2%) and though they met the largest share of rising demand, a similar portion was from fossil fuels. Large increases for oil (1.6EJ, 0.8%) and gas (2.6EJ, 2.0%) offset falling coal use (-0.9EJ, -0.6%).

As a result, global CO2 emissions rose again, albeit by just 0.5%, leaving the gap to global climate goals larger than ever.

 

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2020/06/22/the-arctic-circle-hit-101f-saturday-its-hottest-temperature-ever/#42716b1a4eb6

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This past weekend, a small Russian town in the Arctic Circle hit a scorching temperature, 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. While the temperature has to be verified by experts, if it stands, it will be the hottest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic Circle.

The small Russian town of Verkhoyansk is known for its brutally cold winters and is one of the coldest towns on Earth. However, temperatures in recent months have skyrocketed double digits above average temperatures.

 

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Another in the great (and award-winning) series from the Washington Post.  The key to this series is that it uses data to identify regional impacts to illustrate the crisis while everyone else seems to be waiting for the entire world to combust at once.

This giant climate hot spot is robbing the West of its water

"ORCHARD CITY, Colo. — On New Year’s Day in 2018, Paul Kehmeier and his father drove up Grand Mesa until they got to the county line, 10,000 feet above sea level. Instead of the three to five feet of snow that should have been on the ground, there wasn’t enough of a dusting to even cover the grass.

The men marveled at the sight, and Kehmeier snapped a photo of his dad, “standing on the bare pavement, next to bare ground.”

Here, on Colorado’s Western Slope, no snow means no snowpack. And no snowpack means no water in an area that’s so dry it’s lucky to get 10 inches of rain a year. A few months after taking the photo, Kehmeier stared across the land his family had tilled for four generations and made a harsh calculation: He could make more money selling his ranch’s water than working his land."

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"The world has already warmed by 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) since the industrial revolution, on average. But global warming doesn’t affect the planet uniformly, and 10 percent of it is already at 2C, The Post found. These hot spots offer a window into what will happen as more of the planet warms: In New Jersey and Rhode Island, a 2C world has weakened winter’s bite; in Siberia, 10,000-year-old mammoths are being exposed by melting permafrost; and from Japan to Angola to Uruguay and Tasmania, changing ocean currents and warming water have decimated fisheries and underwater kelp forests."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/climate-environment/climate-change-colorado-utah-hot-spot/?tidr=a_breakingnews&hpid=hp_no-name_hp-breaking-news%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar&itid=hp_no-name_hp-breaking-news%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar

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https://phys.org/news/2020-09-big-chunk-greenland-ice-cap.html

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An enormous chunk of Greenland's ice cap has broken off in the far northeastern Arctic, a development that scientists say is evidence of rapid climate change.

The glacier section that broke off is 110 square kilometers (42.3 square miles).

A big chunk of Greenland’s ice cap has broken off

The warming of the Arctic is happening at an alarming rate.

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