Mental Methane

“Emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane have surged in the past decade, threatening to thwart global attempts to combat climate change. Scientists have been surprised by the surge, which began just over 10 years ago in 2007 and then was boosted even further in 2014 and 2015.” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/12/rapid-rise-methane-emissions-10-years-surprises-scientists

At these concentrations, time, or our perception of time, also increases by about 10%.

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Balmy

“The heads of 10 major oil and gas companies have denied they are paying lip service to climate change initiatives while conducting business as usual. … Critics said the pledges by the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative were little more than hot air.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/oct/16/oil-companies-deny-that-joint-climate-pledge-is-lip-service)

Should we expect anything more from oil and gas than lip gloss and hot air?

“In their joint statement the 10 oil and gas company CEOs from the BG Group, BP, Eni, Pemex, Reliance Industries, Repsol, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Statoil and Total, said: … ‘Over the coming years, we will collectively strengthen our actions and investments to contribute to reducing the GHG (greenhouse gas) intensity of the global energy mis.'”

Speaking of missing things, “oils” and “propane” rearrange to ‘oops near lip’.

Carbon Dioxice

“Even if greenhouse gases were frozen at current levels, the oceans would continue to warm for centuries and thus lead to rising sea levels.” (http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2959092/the_world_is_already_committed_to_a_six_meter_sea_level_rise.html)

If greenhouse gases were frozen they would be solids and your lungs would be full of grit and frostbite. Better that than sea water?

Expiring

“For the first time since records began, the parts per million (ppm) of CO2 in the atmosphere were over 400 globally. … The last time the Earth had this much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was more than a million years ago, when modern humans hadn’t even evolved yet.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/06/global-carbon-dioxide-levels-break-400ppm-milestone)

It’s not clear that modern humans have evolved even now.