Monday, 25 February 2013

NOAA climatologists: Humans have already lost 10% of their labor capacity because of global warming

What a wonderful science climatology is! Climate scientists a the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have now discovered the real reason for the current global economic and financial crisis.   

An oceanographer by the name of John Dunne and two of his warmist colleagues at the NOAA have published a study, which shows that we humans have lost 10% of our labor capacity "in peak months over the past few decades" because of global warming! 

And this is only the beginning. It is going to be much worse!

They report in Nature Climate Change that they estimate that environmental heat stress has reduced labour capacity to 90% in the peak months in the last few decades. By 2050, they estimate, this capacity could be reduced to 80% as workers gasp and perspire in the heat.
If carbon dioxide emissions continue at the highest projection, then by 2200 in the hottest months, future humans will struggle to deliver even 40% of their present productivity. For those people who tend to swelter in high summer right now, it will eventually be just far too hot to trot.
“Under the highest scenario considered, by 2100 much of the tropics and mid-latitudes experience months of extreme heat stress, such that heat stress in Washington DC becomes higher than present-day New Orleans,” they report.
New Orleans, in such conditions, would be hotter than present-day Bahrain. By 2200, Washington and New York would be hotter and more uncomfortable than present-day Bahrain. Average summer temperatures in the Gulf island now routinely reach 38°C, and often soar as high as 50°C.-
The old, the ill, the very young and the inexperienced, of course, are the most likely to sicken and die in conditions of extreme heat.
The scientists conclude that their projections to 2200, under the highest carbon dioxide emission scenario, would expose “most of the present population distribution to extreme stress heat in peak months, prohibit any safe labour in large areas, and expose mid-latitude regions such as the US east of the Rockies to environmental heat stress experienced only by the most extremely hot regions of the present day.”
Welcome to the wonderful world of climate modeling!
Here is a link to the study


Could it be that climatologists are particularly affected by the loss of labor capacity?

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