Report from America’s NOAA, ‘liberated’ on January 20(!). I’ve been saying up to 2,000 years more at least; worse if we continue doing very little about it. This report says the problem is that while some carbon dioxide precipitates out of the upper atmosphere after a shorter amount of time naturally, other CO2 takes much longer: it’s a mixed picture, a complex system. They don’t mean “irreversible,” as a read of the article indicates, so they shouldn’t say that; they mean very long term — way beyond the next Electoral Cycle! The thing is, we have to get cracking, because everything we can do now will make a difference down the road, even if not for us or our children or grandchildren. It’s way past late for political games with China and India and the Third World, Bushies! As Red Green says, we’re all in this together. As we started learning about trash in the ’80s, There’s no more “away”!
Will life on Earth survive such a prolonged assault, is the question.