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4.5 Degrees

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The good news is that according to the latest IPCC report, if we enact aggressive emissions limits now, we could hold the warming to 2°C. That's only HALF an ice age unit, which is probably no big deal.
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sjk
3149 days ago
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So, if -1 IAU is a block of ice and 0 IAU is modern times, then +1 IAU is the world on fire. Clearly, the solution is to get a giant block of ice from Halley's Comet every so often. That will solve "Global Warming"™© once and for all. Or maybe we need to resurrect "Global Cooling" and "Nuclear Winter" from the 1970s. That will even things out.
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Satri
3153 days ago
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Are we ready?
Montreal, Canada
zippy72
3153 days ago
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Eeeeeeeekkkkkkk!
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Michdevilish
3153 days ago
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The degrees of change
Canada
emdeesee
3153 days ago
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Let's just get a little perspective, shall we?
Sherman, TX
glindsey1979
3153 days ago
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Once again, XKCD hits the mark perfectly.
Aurora, IL
stefanetal
3153 days ago
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That's 1 IAU within 100 years. Temperature increases keep going after that...there's lots of interia in the system just from simple things like the large specific heat of water in the oceans.
Northern Virginia
sommerfeld
3153 days ago
Note that the impact of CO2 concetration on warming is logarithmic. the key parameter is "climate sensitivity": how many degrees C warming you get per *doubling* in CO2 concentration.
toddmichaelryan
3153 days ago
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Love it
JayM
3153 days ago
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Atlanta, GA
RogerShepherd
3154 days ago
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XKCD's call on global warming
Bristol, UK
michaelglass
3154 days ago
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Yup. I'm sharing xkcd.
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aaronwe
3154 days ago
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Well there's some terrifying perspective.
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istoner
3154 days ago
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Gulp.
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DrGaellon
3154 days ago
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Alt text: "The good news is that according to the latest IPCC report, if we enact aggressive emissions limits now, we could hold the warming to 2°C. That's only HALF an ice age unit, which is probably no big deal."
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