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thidmir

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  1. There's one other thing, the there is a strong correlation between level of CO2 and global temperature, so greenhouse gases definiely need to be mitigate to avoid having to see what would happen if Earth warmed by 4 degrees Celsius. From the ice ages and almost linear. Anyone not understand? Santosh Gupta
  2. Most climate change forecasts predict sea level rise in the range of 3 feet by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions are not stopped, but if we think we are in the Ice age, and sea level rise during an ice age cycle tends to be more like 50 - 100 m for the same range of global temperature increase, it should be the same for abut 5 degrees Celsius of global temperature increase. The warming is a lot faster so its difficult to compare, but so far the global temperature increase has only been about 1.6 degrees resulting in only a feet or so of sea level rise, but it seems it getting dangerously high. What do you think? This is the temperature variation during the ice ages, and as you can see the temperature variation is about 5 degrees Celsius. See sea level rise is usually nonlinear The range of temperatures is not the same, and there is less ice around than during an ice age, but it still suggests something. One reason why the sea level rise may not have been that much in the past century is because the warming was very rapid. SO if I warm up a block of ice rapidly rather than slowly the result might not be noticeable immediately. Santosh Gupta
  3. While these reports on wildfires don't seem alarming and it isn't necessarily tied to climate change, one has to keep in mind that the consequences of climate change can accelerate so it is important to keep track of what events are due to climate change and what not. Santosh Gupta
  4. I find it strange since the projected sea level rise by 2050 is 10 inches, which suggests a linear trend, but if it is nonlinear it should be much higher. Is there a mistake here? Santosh Gupta
  5. According to the UN panel, sea level rise was supposed to be about 6 inches per decade, but it seems a linear trend was suggested. However, if you look at past ice ages sea level rise could have been about 100 m, ofcourse it might be less if only a part of the artic and antartic zones are thawed, but could this be nonlinear? In other words, could sea level rise due to global warming be linear for the first degree or two and then accelerate?
  6. I'm not sure of the solution, but reforestation is considered a major approach to carbon capture, so it's definitely important.
  7. The equations you have on the whiteboard represent large scale changes in climate and climate dynamics. If you want equations more relevant to local changes and meteorology you might like to consider the Navier-Stokes equation based on Newton's Laws which describes the motion of a small fluid parcel in a fluid. A simple example of such an equation is the conservation of mass equation describing the balance between mass and the flow of mass, which you can easily look up (look for conservation of mass equation for navier-stokes equations).
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