Saturday, September 4, 2010
Rockstrom's talk emphasizes what an unusual climatological period civilization emerged within. Robert Nagle has spotted an excellent graphic, but doesn't identify a source. Google finds it in a dozen PowerPoints, (search for the title phrase in quotes) many referring to an old pet peeve of mine, "anthropomorphic climate change", which would be mostly climate change caused by Disney and Warner Brothers.
Anyway. This version lacks the misfired buzz word, and otherwise, it makes the point nicely. Note the varying time scale; the anticipated warming is very rapid indeed, and may not abate in 2100 at that.
I'd much appreciate knowing the original source of the diagram.
Posted by Michael Tobis at 9:04 AM