Update on ACD

Despite inattention from presidential politicing, in the spirit of truth-is-power, we post another valuable and sobering Truthout dispatch from Dahr Jamail on ACD (anthropogenic climate disruption). Action as a result of paying-attention is something we owe to our children and their children. Jim & Megan

“September of this year saw Earth pass a dramatic threshold — one that signifies our entrance into a new era of anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD). September 2016 will now be remembered as the month that Earth passed the threshold of 400 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere permanently, according to scientists…

“A recently published paper by former NASA senior climate scientist James Hansen and 11 other experts showed that Earth is now the hottest it has been for 115,000 years. According to the paper, the planet has not seen temperatures this high since the last interglacial era, a time when global sea levels were 20 to 30 feet higher than they are right now.

“We are watching giant pieces of our planet’s biosphere die before our eyes.

“Recently, Outside Magazine ran a heart-wrenching piece titled Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 million BC-2016). More than one-fifth of the reef died off this year during a major bleaching event…

“A recently published report on Earth’s biodiversity revealed that global wildlife numbers have fallen by 58 percent since just 1970…

“‘We are no longer a small world on a big planet,’ Johan Rockström, executive director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, wrote in the foreword of the report. ‘We are now a big world on a small planet, where we have reached a saturation point.'”

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/38236-climate-disruption-s-legacy-megadroughts-extinctions-obituaries-for-reefs