scientists are not prone to hyperbole. It has always been their nature to avoid being seen as “chicken littles” predicting the end of days. But man, they have done humanity no service in their conscious attempt to soft sell global warming.
However, its not their fault that we haven’t listened.
It sure looks to this amateur meteorologist that we are seeing an acceleration of temperate rise, exacerbating the huge jumps that we now see in El Niño years. I’ll wager that by the late 2020’s we will see an increase of nearly .1C every year. And by 2050 we will be closer to 4 degrees C above pre industrial mean. The symptoms will be pretty damn clear by then, as the oceans will be nearly dead, wars will be being waged not for oil, but for fresh water, and the poorest, most downtrodden humans will moving about the globe like a giant virus, trying to escape the resource wars and the super storms that will destroy the coasts and river valleys the used t live in.
Oh, I forgot the best part. There’s no stopping it now. That ship has sailed, right into a goddamn iceberg