Climate Change Prediction

I want to share an article which I’ve just read. This article is about the prediction of climate change for the year of 2100. I read this article because I’m interested in recent news about massive flood in Jakarta, Indonesia, my country. Lucky for me, I don’t live in Jakarta, but still… the flood shocks us, Indonesian people, since we never expect this year’s flood would be the worst of the last few years. Maybe you have heard that the presidential palace was also flooded. I never heard such a news before.

The flood in front of Indonesian Presidential Palace

According to Epa, in 2100, the earth’s temperature will raise by 2°F to 11.5°F. The exact degree depends on the level of future greenhouse gas emissions and the outcomes from various climate models. It also says that by the year, our earth will be at least twice warmer in a period of 100 years.

It’s actually quite scary to see this picture:

Projected changes in global average temperatures under three emissions scenarios (rows) for three different time periods (columns). Changes in temperatures are relative to 1961-1990 averages. The scenarios come from the IPCC Special Report on Emissions Scenarios: B1 is a low emissions scenario, A1B is a medium-high emissions scenario, and A2 is a high emissions scenario. Source: NRC (2010)

I don’t know how it is in your part of area, but I heard about two days ago that Australia broke a record of heat wave. Sydney’s temperature in average was almost 46C. Even, the airport hit the number, also broke a record of heat wave. The previous record was 45.3C in 1939.

On Saturday, January 12, the South Australian town of Moomba even set its tempreature in the number of 49.6C, which was just a bit cooler than the 50.7C, the highest temperature ever in the surface of continent ever recorded. It was noted in Oodnadatta back in 1960.

Australian Heat Wave Map

So, what do you think? How’s in your area? Isn’t this phenomenon just coincidence or is it a sign of another global warming attack? What will happen to our climate in the next few years? What will happen to us?

6 thoughts on “Climate Change Prediction

    • Sadly but true… People have other things to worry about such as how to make money, how to live a convenient life without realizing that they will never be able to enjoy those things without a good environment to support their existence. It’s just… I don’t know… human nature?

      • Yeah… the guy probably don’t have children yet… Actually, he doesn’t need to wait that long. Some other articles I’ve ever read suggested that the north pole will probably disappear within 40 years. It means, that guy may still alive during the period and he will get the impact.

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