We now know it to be true that our plant has warmed, primarily as a result of our burning fossil fuel and paving over the landscape, thereby adding to the existing volume and concentration of greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere. Those gases, such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, capture a significant amount or heat that radiates from Earth’s surface after the Sun’s rays strikes the surface. But those same gases are emitted from jets, cars, trucks, trains, ships, construction vehicles, military land, water and air travel vehicles, electric power generating plants, and by many other fossil fuel burning sources from human generated greenhouse gas sources.
Our paving over of billions of acres of CO2 consuming Earth’s plant life with Portland cement, asphalt and overlaying structures on our the earth’s have replaced the green life that once absorbed carbon dioxide from Eaerth’s atmosphere, resulting in more oof that gas. Being left in the atmosphere for warming the planet. As a result, the surface air and waters have warmed close to 2 degrees above what they otherwise would have been had humans not been around.
So we humans have permanently altered and warmed the surface of the planet. This iOS now plainly visible by not just the rise in sea water and shrinking ice cover at the poles and mountain tops around the surface of the earth, but also the increase in severity of damaging, injury and death causing weather related physical disasters BY FIRE, FLOODS, HEAT AND DRYNESS AND SEVERE STORMS AROUND THE WORLD, A which has already caused a STATE OF CRISIS FOR MANY POPULATION. Sadly, these types of disasters to our human animal populations are growing worse and worse. For each and every day people on earth continue about their usual business using fossil fuels to obtain energy (by burning them – natural gas, oil and coal), paving over the carbon dioxide consuming green space on the planet, the possibilities for heading off an impending worldwide calamity by the end of this century grow slimmer and slimmer.
We now know it’s true the ability of our Earth’s oceans and atmosphere to safely absorb our continuing additions of the above greenhouse gases HAS MAXED OUT. To See more detail, please read or listen to: “Ocean Shock: The Climate Crisis Beneath the Waves” – With Maurice Tamman, journalist contributor to Reuters news agency, interviewed on WORT-FM’s A Public Affair, November 26, 2018.
WORT-FM radio in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S., broadcasted a show interviewing the author of this artical last week. The show was on the program called “A Public Affair” at noon on November 26, 2018. WORTFM RADIO freely available for anyone to hear – 24 hours a day – on the internet at WORTFM.ORG.
About Mike Neuman
Identical twin; Long-time advocate of protection of our environment; Married; Father to three sons; Grandfather to one granddaughter; Born and raised in Wisconsin; Graduate of University of Wisconsin; post graduate degrees in agricultural economics and Water Resources Management fro UWMadison; Former School Crossing Guard for City of Madison; Bike to Work for 31 years with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Retired from DNR in 2007; Biked to school crossing guard site 2 X daily for 7 years retiring in 2019; in addition to being an advocate of safeguarding our environment, I am also an advocate for humane treatment of animal, children, and people in need of financial resource for humane living. I am presently a Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Madison, Wisconsin.
I oppose all long (>500 miles) distance travel (via fossil fuel burning) for nonessential purposes and all ownership of more than one home.
I am opposed to militarism in any form particularly for the purpose of monetary gain.
I am a Strong believer in people everywhere having the right to speak their minds openly, without any fear of reprisal, regarding any concerns; especially against those in authority who are not acting for the public good?in a timely fashion and in all countries of the world not just the U S..
My identical twin, Pat, died in June 2009.
He was fired from his job with the National Weather Service despite having a long and successful career as a flood forecaster with the Kansas City National Weather Service. He took a new position in the Midwest Regional Office in Minneapolis.
Unfortunately, Pat’s work for the NWS went sour after he began to see the evidence for concern about rising global temperatures shortly after relocating to Minneapolis, and how they appeared to effect of flooding on the Red River that flows out of Canada before entering the U.S. in North Dakota.
. Pat and I conversed on a regular basis with other scientists on the Yahoo Group named “Climate Concern “ and by personal email. The NWS denied his recommendation to give his public presentation o n his research at the “Minneapolis Mall of America” in February 2000, which deeply affected h,im. I will h He strongly believed the information ought be shared with the public to which I concurred. That was the beginning of the vendetta against my brother, Patrick J. Neuman, for speaking strongly of the obligations the federal government was responsible for accurately informing the citizenry.
A way great similar response to my raising the issue of too many greenhouse gases being emitted by drivers of vehicles on Wisconsin highway system, my immediate supervisors directed: “that neither global warming, climate change nor the long term impacts upon the natural resources of Wisconsin from expansion of the state highway system were to be any part of my job requirements, and that I must not communicate, nor in a memorandum to all the bureau, shall any person who works in the same bureau I do communicate with me, neither verbally on the phone, by email.