Climate Science Predicts That Boulder-Hurling Megawaves Are A Few Years Away

Posted: Mar 23 2016, 12:25pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


Climate Science Predicts that Boulder-Hurling Megawaves are a Few Years Away
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  • Climate Science predicts that Boulder-Hurling Megawaves are a Few Years Away

Climate science has predicted that the devastating consequences of global warming such as boulder-hurling megawaves are a few years away.

The worst effects of climate change will be felt within decades. The study was published in the journal PNAS and it points towards some pretty cataclysmic transformations due to global warming.

Among the long list of side effects that the planet will witness are the downfall of ice sheets, huge storms and mega boulder-hurling waves that will upset just about everything.

The truly surprising finding is that these catastrophic series of events will transpire within decades instead of centuries, reported NYTimes (via Gizmodo). 

The 2 degrees Celsius rise in temperature that is predicted will be an extremely dangerous change that will spread chaos and wreak havoc on a large scale.

The whole process will ensue with the melting of the polar ice caps in Antarctica and Greenland. This is something we are already seeing before our very own eyes.

The cold meltwater forms a layer of liquid that travels on top of warmer layers beneath it. This disturbs the overturning circulation style of the ocean.

Things start to go topsy turvy from here. The warm water beneath the ice sheets cause further melting and thus greater destabilization occurs on a regular basis. 

Sea levels thus rise by several feet. This results in a crazy feedback loop that leads to a SNAFU of sorts. Therefore, while global warming heats up the tropical regions, there is also global cooling in other areas.

Ultimately, there is an apocalyptic rise in sea levels that disrupts coastal communities around the world. There are cruel superstorms and giant waves that are capable of hurling boulders onto structures made by man. Some of the boulders weigh as much as a hundred tons. 

This scheme of things is nothing new. Such conditions were standard fare during the Eemian Era which was extant some 80,000 to 130,000 years ago on earth.

Such climate disaster scenes have served as the inspiration for such movies as The Day After Tomorrow. Some of the climate scientists have shown increasing frustration over the slow pace of activism taking place in the world as regards the stemming of the tide of climate change.

The problem seems to be that not all climate scientists are on a single platform as far as this hypothesis is concerned. While this study predicts extreme consequences of global warming, others take a much more laid back approach. Their reasoning is that the earth keeps its balance despite pollution and climate change.  

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