Some food for thoughts about climate.

post by mutusfa · 2017-12-11T15:10:20.908Z · LW · GW · 4 comments

Some food for thoughts about climate.

1. What is the Little Ice Age (Wikipedia knows)?
2. What were the consequences for the humankind?
3. How much did the temperature drop?
4. How much can the Earth warm up according to the Paris Agreement? :)


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comment by Gyrodiot · 2017-12-11T15:57:21.070Z · LW(p) · GW(p)
  1. Drop in average temperature over the last few centuries, with a minimum around 1650.
  2. Colder winters, change in crops produced, more glaciers.
  3. Half a Kelvin (half a degree Celsius).
  4. Up to five degrees until the end of the century.

See this and that. What is your point?

comment by mutusfa · 2017-12-11T16:08:08.351Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

That significant amount of people died due to only 0.5 degrees of Celcius change (albeit, it's hard to distinguish deaths related to temperature drop itself rather than gases from volcanos and other reasons and whether smaller human population is the cause or the consequence). In Paris it was agreed to keep the temperature from changing no more than four times that.

comment by mutusfa · 2017-12-11T16:10:14.714Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

People will die. They already do.

Source I can look up now

comment by mutusfa · 2017-12-11T16:29:04.609Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

My main point is that we/our children will heavily feel those 2 extra degrees Celsium agreed on in Paris. But thanks for pointing out that my sources on this are skimpy.