Normal weather patterns prove it.
In preparation for Earth Day 2011, Craig Scott Goldsmith, author of “Uninhabitable: A Case for Caution,” has sent an open letter to humanity and its leaders cautioning the detrimental effects of releasing Co2 into the atmosphere.
Goldsmith says humans are accelerating Co2 emissions through overpopulation, the use of automobiles and by building an abundance of new coal fire burning plants, which will bury the Kyoto treaty. He says the effects of global warming are evidenced by the extreme weather conditions humans are currently experiencing, including decade-long droughts, massive flooding in Australia and record breaking snowfalls in the eastern part of the United States.
“Global warming doesn’t mean it’s going to be warmer, it simply means a disruption in the normal weather patterns,” says Goldsmith.
Goldsmith warns that by continuing to inject more and more Co2 into the atmosphere, it will cause two very big problems for humanity:
Anoxia: The dramatic downward shift of the pH in our oceans, or oceanic acidification. “The oceans are absorbing so much Co2 from our modern lifestyle that they are becoming toxic and void of oxygen, creating dead zones around the world and putting oceans in jeopardy of collapsing within a few decades,” says Goldsmith.
Methane Hydrate: Methane is a greenhouse gas that is at least 26 times stronger than Co2. When released in large quantities it will spike temperatures very quickly from 4-16 degrees on average. Methane is stored in vast quantities in the frozen tundra of the Siberian lakes regions. If Co2 emissions continue to warm temperatures, it will melt the frozen tundra and release large quantities of methane into the atmosphere, spiking temperatures beyond our threshold to survive.