Living in Bomb Time — 22

I’m actually being “conservative” when I tell you that things are bad.

Richard Crim

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This graph shows the downward trend in Earth’s albedo, as measured by earthshine (black) and CERES data (blue) in watts per square meter. Image credit: Goode et al. (2021), Geophysical Research Letters.

So, if you don’t know what this graph is, then you don’t know what’s happening with the climate system right now. I’m not going to explain it again, this is one of the most important graphs in the history of climate science. It’s right up there with the “hockey stick” graphic.

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Richard Crim

My entire life can be described in one sentence: Things didn’t go as planned, and I’m OK with that.