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NASA Predicts Drastic Temperature And Precipitation Changes By 2100: VIDEO


Look out world, things are heating up! A recent study of global climate models has NASA predicting large and uneven temperature and precipitation shifts over the next 87 years (or until the year 2100). A new video indicates the fluctuations through shifting bands of heat and rainfall, and the results don't look pretty.

Of particular interest is the high temperature increase in North America, beginning with the northern stretches of Canada and moving down towards the States. Snow melt, NASA says, will cause less sunlight to be reflected back to space causing that continent to heat up at a faster pace than others. Similarly, the oceans are going to feel the heat less than the rest of Earth's land masses because of their greater ability to absorb the sun's energy. 

Gizmodo reports on NASA's model:

To produce visualizations that show temperature and precipitation changes similar to those included in the IPCC report, the NASA Center for Climate Simulation calculated average temperature and precipitation changes from models that ran the four different emissions scenarios. The final products are visual representations of how much temperature and precipitation patterns would change through 2100 compared to the historical average from the end of the 20th century.

The video shows a scenario where carbon dioxide concentrations reach 670 parts per million by the time we hit 2100. We're currently at 400 parts per million.

Pretty scary, and fascinating, stuff!

Grab your personal fan-mister (and a rain jacket), and watch the video, AFTER THE JUMP... 

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  1. Yet more global warming drivel.

    Posted by: Adam | Oct 1, 2013 9:01:28 PM

  2. Yet another reality denier...

    Posted by: AladinSane | Oct 1, 2013 9:13:11 PM

  3. This makes me think twice about having kids. What future is there for them?

    Posted by: Jay | Oct 1, 2013 9:18:58 PM

  4. @Jay: Kids will adapt to the future, just as we have adapted to our time period with all it's pros and cons. If you really want kids, go for it! They can only make the future better - and besides, there's no future without them.

    Posted by: David From Canada | Oct 1, 2013 9:44:49 PM

  5. Right...cuz the forecast for tomorrow is always as they say it is.

    Posted by: Will | Oct 1, 2013 9:59:45 PM

  6. So, wait, the Sahara might turn into something other than a desert? Hmmm....

    Posted by: C. Foley | Oct 1, 2013 10:11:06 PM

  7. C. Foley, that was my take away. I'm sure 100% increase in precip in the Sahara is like saying they are getting an inch of water a year by 2100, but my first thought was, Africa will be the world's food producer.

    Posted by: DLRnATL | Oct 1, 2013 10:20:23 PM

  8. What does an organization like NASA know about science. Has someone confirmed this yet with the fact checkers in the Republican Party?

    Posted by: mike128 | Oct 1, 2013 11:18:13 PM

  9. Oh, is this the NASA that under Obama is all about "Muslim outreach"? You know, like JFK envisioned it.

    Posted by: MIke | Oct 2, 2013 12:29:11 AM

  10. Who cares! I'll be dead by then. Just leave the problems to the Christian, Catholic, Muslim and other breeder's protoplasmic excrement.

    They just keep breeding and breeding.
    God said: be fruitful and multiply -- and here is the part these religious asses ignore --- AND REPLENISH THE EARTH!

    Posted by: Art | Oct 2, 2013 2:25:49 AM

  11. glad I wont be here....when I see kids being born now - I think what kind of life they'll have at 50-60yrs old, Im 53 I KNOW I wont be here....human greed will destroy this world.

    Posted by: disgusted american | Oct 2, 2013 8:00:48 AM

  12. "If you really want kids, go for it! They can only make the future better - and besides, there's no future without them."

    Good grief. After yesterday's comment that you keep a Justin Bieber calendar on your kitchen wall, I'm starting to think you're a bad Saturday Night Live skit from the 90s.

    *sung* "His name is David, and he's the Cheerful Optimist."
    "I'm from Canada" *waves*

    Posted by: crispy | Oct 2, 2013 9:18:00 AM

  13. NASA's desperate attempt to appear relevant.

    Translation - "We can't land men on Mars or doing anything remotely resembling warp technology so let's see if we can get our budget boosted by beating the drum of AGW."

    Posted by: Hagatha | Oct 2, 2013 11:12:47 AM

  14. lots of derp up in this piece

    Posted by: gomez | Oct 2, 2013 12:08:04 PM

  15. I predict that by 2099 no one will have really done anything to stop this because it will be politically impossible. And whether anyone really cares enough is another issue. If a large enough % of globe benefits from warming, such as in Asia, then no effort elsewhere will balance it out.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 2, 2013 4:20:12 PM

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