Climate Damage Information

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For survival purposes, damage to Earth's atmosphere began when humanity increased carbon dioxide (CO2) beyond350 parts per million in density. Our planet's life systems are threatened as a result.

Climate damage means to alter Earth's average temperature and humidity over 30 years to thousands of years. It means to knowingly and unknowingly cause alterations to atmospheric greenhouse gas densities and other life systems.

Climate damage then means to damage, alter, mangle, cause loss of value, destroy or otherwise lessen the survival prospects humanity and species in the wild.

Climate damage means damaging Earth's life systems, to jeopardize, degrad interactions between these systems. Damage to any one or more of these systems may irreversibly alter related systems, then. The consequences for life forms becomes untenable in a number of life forms.

For example, damaging the atmosphere leads to damaging oceans since the two are closely linked. Since oceans supply much of humanity's food, damage to oceans damages food supplies for humanity as well as species in the wild. As a result, human migration intensifies leading to excessive human population growth in habitat for other species, leading to greater degration of an ecosystem and so on.

 

What we are now doing to the world … by adding greenhouse gases to the air at an unprecedented rate … is new in the experience of the Earth. It is mankind and his activities which are changing the environment of our planet in damaging and dangerous ways. — British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Nov. 8, 1989 (speech to the United Nations)

We all know that human activities are changing the atmosphere in unexpected and in unprecedented ways. — President George H. W. Bush, Feb. 5, 1990 (remarks to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)

We know to from careful measurements that the rate of CO2 absorption by our oceans decreases as CO2 density increases. This means that more CO2 must enter the atmosphere in the future. In turn more damage will occur as the rate of carbon CO2 increases note that we are talking about human released CO2 and not CO2 released from other sources like volcanoes..

 

 

Earth systems important to human survival on our fragile planet include the atmosphere (gases surrounding our lives, oxygen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, more), hydrosphere (water), cryosphere (ice), geosphere (hard surfaces), pedosphere (soils), biosphere (worldwide sum of ecosystems - - life systems)

 

Careful measurements show that about half of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by humanity remain in the atmosphere. On a positive note, the oceans absorb a great deal of the remaining carbon dioxide. On a negative note, the additional carbon dioxide added to our oceans causes us edification. This means that the oceans contents may become damaged by the increase acidification of ocean water. This means that organisms with shells consisting of lime will dissolve. Other damaging conditions occur as well.

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