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02/07/2018

"Global Risks Report: Davos, Trump and Climate Change," (February 6th)

President Trump again denied the reality of climate change while attending the recent Davos, Switzerland, confab.  He said, in part, ice caps are now "setting records."  In reality, Arctic Ocean ice hit a record low in 2017 and is declining faster than any time in over the past 1,500 years.  Since climate change was on the Davos agenda, the problem was discussed in the accompanying World Economic Forum's 2018 "Global Risks Report."   Beyond what the report found, it's worth noting, as I stated in this essay, ocean temperatures set a record in 2017.  (Oceans absorb over 90 percent of the heat trapped by greenhouse gasses.)  Ocean temperatures, measured in Joules, substantially exceeded 2015, the previous record year, by 1.51 x 10^22 Joules, or the amount of electrical energy China produces annually.

My essay, under the above title, summarizes what the report found and, again, notes the professional medical communities indifference to the ever increasing catastrophic consequences of global warming. 

The World Economic Forum's "Global Risks Report" is at: https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-risks-report-2018.  

My essay is at: http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2018/02/06/global-risk-report-davos-trump-and-climate-change/.

Please see also or again my November 13th essay titled, "As the World Burns" at: http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2017/11/as-the-world-burns-.html

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