posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 08:45 AM
reply to post by network dude
The changes will be small and subtle so that it won;t really be obvious anything is happening until you realise that a typical week of fairly warm
sunny weather in 2069 is the same as what folk back in 2010 were calling a record breaking heatwave ......
Of course, it does depend on how much carbon emission derived global warming happens, how much other AGW happens and whether or not any natural events
occur - like, say, a super volcanic eruption - to counter the warming.
Then, of course, whilst some places will warm a lot, some may not warm much and - according to some theories - if the NAD switches off then North
Atlantic regions might even end up cooling!
The last IPCC report gives a good summary of what may happen given various scenarios - not a lot has changed in terms of thinking since then, although
there are signs that folk are coming to accept it's not just carbon emission derived global warming and that we're causing climate change through
other means too (the IPCC are still very much carbonistas!
Meanwhile, saw this today:
Heatwaves to be common place in US by 2039
Don't say you haven't been warmed
btw, looks like those who at the beginning of this year were saying 2010 could be the warmest on record are likely to be close if not spot on ....