Raymond of RiC-Communications studio commented on a recent post and made an offer to share here some graphics on CO2 for improving public awareness. He has produced 12 interesting slides which are presented in the post Here’s Looking at You, CO2. This post presents the three initial charts he has so far created on a second theme The World of Climate Change. I find them straightforward and useful, and appreciate his excellent work on this. Project title is link to RiC-Communications.
This project is The World of Climate Change
Infographics can be helpful, in making things simple to understand. Climate change is a complex topic with a lot of information and statistics. These simple step by step charts are here to better understand what is occurring naturally and what could be caused by humans. What is cause for alarm and what isn’t cause for alarmism if at all. Only through learning is it possible to get the big picture so as to make the right decisions for the future.
– N° 01 120 m of sea level rise over the past 20‘000 years.
– N° 02 Holocene period and average northern hemispheric temperatures
– N° 03 140 years of global mean temperature
This project will explore information concerning how aspects of the world climate system have changed in the past up to the present time. Understanding the range of historical variation and the factors involved is essential for anticipating how future climate parameters might fluctuate.
Update with 3 new slides: Historic Climate Cycles (glaciers added)
The Climate Story (Illustrated) looks at the temperature record.
H20 the Gorilla Climate Molecule looks at precipitation patterns.
Data vs. Models #2: Droughts and Floods looks at precipitation extremes.
Data vs. Models #3: Disasters looks at extreme weather events.
Data vs. Models #4: Climates Changing looks at boundaries of defined climate zones.
And in Addition
Note that the illustration #10 assumes (as is the “consensus”) that doubling atmospheric CO2 produces a 1C rise in GMT (Global Mean Temperature). Even if true, the warming would be gentle and not cataclysmic. Greta and XR are foolishly thinking the world goes over a cliff if CO2 hits 430ppm. I start to wonder if Greta really can see CO2 as she claims.
It is also important to know that natural CO2 sources and sinks are estimated with large error ranges. For example this table from earlier IPCC reports:
Since the Statue of Liberty features in the sea level graphic, here are observations from there
Below are some other images I find meaningful, though they lack Raymond’s high production values.