|Dr. Gene Takle (right) and I (left)|
He noted the catastrophic impact a rise in temperature of 2 degrees Celsius would have on the world. It took over 18,000 years for the earth to rise 8 degrees Celsius, which moved us out of the Ice Age. We've already risen 0.6 degrees just since 1900. We must work diligently to avoid dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. To do this will require us to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions down to zero by 2070. We've already lost half of our sea ice in the past 40 years.
In addition to global warming there is now a tendency for the springs to be wetter, falls drier. We will continue to experience more extreme floods and droughts and weather events. The stratosphere is getting cooler while the troposphere is warming.
|Scenery along the bike trail|
|One of the benefits of riding my|
bike to Dr. Takle's presentation was
seeing wildlife along the way