REUTERS offers more possibility of 2035 being the date [Arctic Methane Release Due To Climate Change Could Cost Global Economy $60 Trillion, Study Reports -- Reuters Posted: 07/24/2013 9:09 am EDT]
“As much as 80 percent of the costs would likely be borne by developing countries experiencing more extreme weather, flooding, droughts and poorer health as the Arctic melt affects the global climate, the paper said.
”Methane is a greenhouse gas usually trapped as methane hydrate in sediment beneath the seabed. As temperatures rise, the hydrate breaks down and methane is released from the seabed, mostly dissolving into the seawater.
”But if trapped methane were to break the sea surface and escape into the atmosphere, it could "speed up sea-ice retreat, reduce the reflection of solar energy and accelerate the melting of the Greenland ice sheet," the study said.
”It said that could bring forward the date at which the global mean temperature rise exceeds 2 degrees Celsius by between 15 and 35 years - to 2035 if no action is taken to curb emissions and to 2040 if enough action is taken to have a 50 percent chance of keeping the rise below 2 degrees.”
YEA! DOOMS DAY
Not that anyone takes such things seriously. If they did, we would have education and healthcare as a higher priority than weapons of war and the right to “stand your ground” guns.
As it stands, the author will be 90 years-old when the date arrives … born in the last World War, it seems fitting he passes in the last such war – the one that reduces the planet to where it was 50,000 years ago. Maybe the survivors – those who pass Judgment – will be wise enough not to repeat the mistakes of the past 10,000 years.
THE MOST HARM TO THE MOST PEOPLE
IS THE GLOBAL WAY OF LIFE