Scientists have cautioned that Earth is going to warm up by 5 C by 2100 if we continue to live the lives we are living now and continue to produce the greenhouse gases as a result of that lifestyle.

Researchers have warned in a new study published in journal Science Advances that the increase in temperatures will result in quite a few calamities including drought, flooding, ravaged food supply, and disappearing species. The findings are based on examination of Earth’s history spanning 800,000 years and while our planet is not at its hottest if compared to some previous temperature levels, we are slowly getting there and it won’t be long before we reach devastating levels, scientists have said.

Scientists describe the current phase of Earth as being an interglacial period wherein our planet is warming. The more greenhouse gases we continue to emit, the more there will be interference with Earth’s energy balance and this effectively will translate into stronger warming than previously thought. Scientists are of the opinion that climate change will accelerate at a much faster pace and we could even push past the “temperature envelope” (the comfortable, livable environment suitable for Earth’s inhabitants) that has prevailed for 800,000 years.

For the study, researchers project a warming of about 5.9 C above pre-industrial levels, or in other words another 5 C above present-day temperatures and the repercussions of this are devastating. If the temperature does increase to those levels, we will see massive changes on the planet including increase in sea-levels, rapid melting of ice, coral bleaching, and ocean acidification among others. With changes in our Environment, we will have to take a massive hit as far as food productivity, economy, and livelihood of our planet in general are concerned.

A 5 C warmer global average would result in Canada warming up between 8 – 10 C, predicts Edward A. Parson, faculty co-director at UCLA’s Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment.

“It’s a rough rule of thumb, a mid-to-high latitude, big continental area like Canada, it warms one-and-a-half to two times as much as the global average,” Parson said.

While this may sound like a relief for the people living in extremely cold areas, the overall effect will be catastrophic. Drought will strike in some areas and floods in others. Ecosystems will be destroyed, as will the species that can’t move or adapt. Tropical storms will strengthen and the number of tornadoes could increase. The impacts could be felt across the board.

These projections have been made taking into consideration a project at the high end of the warming range. The analysis isn’t void of any challenges and one of the main ones being inability of modern science to pin point the exact temperatures in the past. Uncertainties in paleoclimate data could lead to biased results. The study also doesn’t factor in the work underway to reduce emissions moving forward, Parson said.

“This paper is a small increase in alarm about future climate change relative to a situation where there’s already plenty of grounds for alarm,” Parson said.

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  1. Will Trump exclaim”Another Chinese hoax”It’s time the rest of the world should BDS Amerika when it comes to global warming?and it’s complete lack of realization that it is a fact man is speeding up the process.Trump will increase the rate if he implements his plans.

    1. Siberia broke 138 cold records – some were broken by 10 – 15 C and its November. Antarctic has the largest ice extent in recorded history. There was a nice shot from the Antarctic British camp where it shows its -50.4 C. The Global temperature has been stable for 18 years. But that dont matter does it?

      1. So, you feel cold in your house, you check three thermometers, all read 80f, do you believe that your sick, or do you think all the thermometers are broken?

        1. Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne, the premier of Ontario, Canada has shut down all coal power plants and now they lost 100 000s of jobs. Hydro power pricing are sky rocketing. Families now have a choice whether to stay warm or stay fed but they cant do both. Wynne party is at an all time low and she will be removed from office which will send a clear mesage through-out Canada – Global Warming scam is only scam. Justin Trudeau is next.

      2. seen the greenland ice cap melt . or the ability of a cruise ship to sail NW Passage this summer ? half our atmosphere is contained in first 15,000 fr .. See a lot of things growing at 12,000 ft asl ? Any fires with enough oxygen to burn ? No . The atmosphere is actually pretty thin . And we have been pumping emissions into it non stop at increasing amounts for past 200 yrs .. And this can not have an effect ?????

  2. Unfortunately, most of our information comes from what the Globalist controlled media spoon feeds us. Scientists that question the so called “facts” are silenced, shut down or have their funding cut off. Any evidence to the contrary is ignored so keep on believing in the lies. The last thing Globalists want is for the people to start thinking for themselves but rather, to behave like sheep and don’t question. One day this will be all revealed as the biggest hoax ever perpetuated against mankind.

    1. You have no idea how science works. A reasonable person can access published result of studies like this. Given the number of sources that deliver similar messages, I’d prefer to err on the side of caution rather than commit suicide.

      1. You have no idea how science works and this has nothing to do with science. It is all just wild speculation and not an iota of evidence to support AGW.

  3. How this world, which is dominated by the evil satan and by those who worship him, can avoid this destruction that they themselves have engineered? This world cannot escape from the Wrath of God Almighty, no matter how these evil world governments organize themselves into one, thinking they are powerful; they are not.

    Revelation 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast on the earth: and the third part of forests was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

    Revelation 8:9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

    Revelation 16:8,9 – And then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.

    Revelation 16:21 – And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.

  4. Obviously the Warmists have not heard of Stefan-Boltzmann. A proportional increase in temperature requires and increase in heating equal to the proportion to the forth power. That is the square of the square. In Kelvin scale a doubling of temperature requires a 16 fold increase in heat. Or a doubling in heat results in a temperature increase of the forth root of two. Which is the square root of the square root of two. In real terms a 5 degree C/K increase in temperature is about 1.5% increase Kelvin and requires a 5% (1.5^4) increase in heat input. You could only obtain this by moving 10 million miles closer to the sun.

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