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Re: Everything's fine/fucked? - Climate Change Megathread
« Reply #660 on: May 02, 2019, 11:58:33 pm »
That's plenty of time to backtrack.
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Re: Everything's fine/fucked? - Climate Change Megathread
« Reply #661 on: May 03, 2019, 01:32:28 pm »
The UN is going to release a report on Monday which states that unless immediate action is taken 1m species are going to go extinct in the couple of decades.  This shouldn't come as much of a surprise.  What is critical is this part of the report:

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The report will sketch out possible future scenarios that will vary depending on the decisions taken by governments, businesses and individuals. The next year and a half is likely to be crucial because world leaders will agree rescue plans for nature and the climate at two big conferences at the end of 2020.

You can do your own analysis of how that works with electoral cycles in various countries.


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/03/climate-crisis-is-about-to-put-humanity-at-risk-un-scientists-warn




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Re: Everything's fine/fucked? - Climate Change Megathread
« Reply #664 on: May 13, 2019, 03:23:43 pm »
Atmospheric CO2 reaches record 415ppm, the highest its been in millions of years

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The year’s increase in CO2 in the atmosphere has been partly fueled by El Niño conditions — changes in the sea-surface temperature of the tropical Pacific Ocean. This warms and dries tropical ecosystems, reducing their uptake of carbon, and exacerbating forest fires. However, the main factor responsible for the upward trend is, by far, the burning of fossil fuels.
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Re: Everything's fine/fucked? - Climate Change Megathread
« Reply #665 on: May 13, 2019, 03:31:17 pm »
By this time in the fire season BC normally only has had 11 wild fires.  We have 27 as of today.  The warming drier climate is having its effect, and all of those trees going up in flames creates its own feedback loop.

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Re: Everything's fine/fucked? - Climate Change Megathread
« Reply #666 on: May 13, 2019, 05:09:51 pm »
bbbut, shareholder value!

bbbut, consumer convenience!
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Re: Everything's fine/fucked? - Climate Change Megathread
« Reply #667 on: May 14, 2019, 01:10:47 am »
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Re: Everything's fine/fucked? - Climate Change Megathread
« Reply #668 on: May 14, 2019, 01:28:25 am »
Bill Nye summarizes the situation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDcro7dPqpA&feature=youtu.be&t=1114

I watched this yesterday, and I assumed that the science guy was just some random contract actor.  Didn't realise that John Oliver hired somebody famous. 

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Re: Everything's fine/fucked? - Climate Change Megathread
« Reply #669 on: May 14, 2019, 07:27:56 am »
bbbut, shareholder value!

bbbut, consumer convenience!

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