Another in an endless string of scientific reports over the past dozen years, in which a report from the field about changes seen in natural systems and processes, notes that the changes are OUTSIDE THE MOST EXTREME BOUNDARIES of what science had predicted.
From the article: "The scientists were shocked by what they found." "This phenomenon had never been seen before." Such statements are now commonplace, with regard not just to fundamental components of the climate system, but fundamental components of the overall ecology.
What does that say about the likely near-future behavior of key natural ecological systems and processes, and the impact on human civilization?
What does this say about the need to STOP THE HUMAN PROCESSES that are causing the systemic ecological disruption?
What does this say about the need to BREAK FREE OF NORMAL in our work lives, our communities, the media we consume, to risk everything on behalf of nurturing ecological health, rather than extracting wealth?
Staying within "normal" and "acceptable" in the extractivist consumerist war economies, is surely to risk everything on an arrogant gamble of rampant human egos to control everything.