Gilles Fecteau

  • commented on The Manhattan Institute's Joke of a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed... 2018-03-18 09:44:03 -0700
    So all you need to do is install air conditioning in all barns and farmer fields that grow our food.

  • commented on Global Warming Is Now Irreversible... 2018-03-16 11:38:46 -0700
    Whenever a meteorologist denies global warming, we are quick to point out that the person is not a climate scientist. By the same reasoning, Stephen Hawking was not a climate scientist. I find using his quote the day after his death irresponsible.

    Stating that the earth will become as hot as Venus is not helping. From the past, we know that “in our geologic past once our the average global temperature increased by 5° Celsius, the oceans warmed enough to release methane from the methane clathrate crystals found on most of the coastal ocean shelves around the world. When this methane was suddenly released, temperatures skyrocketed, resulting in a true global extinction event.”

    i believe we urgently need to stop emitting GHG. But we will also need geoengineering to minimize the global extinction event that’s already underway.

  • commented on Correcting the underestimation in the current IPCC future average global temperature projections... 2018-03-12 06:20:21 -0700
    It would be useful to explain why an adjustment to the IPCC estimates is necessary. My experience, watching the IPCC reports is that the climate situation at the beginning of every one (except the first) is worst than the worst case scenario predicted by the previous report. Therefore, some adjustment is necessary.

  • commented on NO COUNTRY ON EARTH IS TAKING THE 2 DEGREE CLIMATE TARGET SERIOUSLY... 2018-01-06 16:28:04 -0800
    “Source of the” should read “source of GHG

    I fear the rich nations will continue denying they cause global warming and ignore the plead of the affected people.

    I fully agree with this article. Unfortunately, the people that will suffer the most from extreme heat are from poor countries where AC is not an option.

  • commented on ARCTIC SEA ICE MELT, DRIVEN BY GLOBAL WARMING, ACCELERATED BY NATURE... 2017-03-16 08:26:47 -0700
    The main justification for the extra ‘natural’ ice melt appears to be warm air flow to the north. But is that not due to Jetstream changes caused by a lower temperature delta between the poles and the tropic? How much of that is due to increase in ghg?

    Positive feedback due to our emissions should not be counted as some natural variation.

  • commented on THE WINTER OF BLAZING DISCONTENT CONTINUES IN THE ARCTIC... 2017-02-08 05:50:47 -0800
    The race is on. Who will last longer? Summer’s ice at the north Pole or Trump as president?

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    I am afraid that under Trump, the US will lose its technological leadership toward the next industrial revolution, that of clean energy and sustainable development.

  • commented on TRUMP SAYS ‘NOBODY REALLY KNOWS’ IF CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL... 2016-12-13 03:49:39 -0800
    The Swedish scientist, Svante Arrhenius, calculated that cutting CO2 in half would suffice to produce an ice age. He further calculated that a doubling of atmospheric CO2 would give a total warming of 5-6 degrees Celsius. The year was 1896.

    One more reason to go vegan.

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    Based upon a preponderance of scientific evidence we recognize our global climate is rapidly warming and becoming increasingly unstable due to human-caused carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels.

    If we do not change course before more critical global warming tipping points are crossed, this destabilization of our climate will continue to cause ever-increasing suffering and unthinkable devastation within both current and future generations. If left unresolved any longer, it will eventually cause the complete extinction or near extinction of the human species and much of our other biological life in as little as the next 30-50 years.

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