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PostPosted: March 21 19, 11:44 am 
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farmers should chillax. climate change is 50-75 years away per our new EPA director

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/epa-admini ... interview/


Yes, exactly! It's just like Frank Dreben said:



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PostPosted: March 21 19, 10:33 pm 
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the kids are right. billionaires oligarchs and their political beyatches will be dead(hopefully....I hope it holds off long enough for current ensemble to croak) and their kids will be relatively safe in their trust funded cribs.


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PostPosted: March 22 19, 5:39 am 
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/21/asia/everest-glacier-dead-bodies-scli-intl/index.html

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"Due to the impact of climate change and global warming, snow and glaciers are fast melting and dead bodies are increasingly being exposed and discovered by climbers," Ang Tshering Sherpa, former president of Nepal Mountaineering Association, told CNN.


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PostPosted: March 23 19, 12:42 am 
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I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this article that explores the psychology of how people are reacting to global warming.

The Other Kind of Climate Denialism
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In 2008 and 2009, the American Psychological Association put together a task force to examine the relationship between psychology and climate change. It found that, although people said that climate change was important, they did not “feel a sense of urgency.” The task force identified several mental barriers that contributed to this blasé stance. People were uncertain about climate change, mistrustful of the science, or denied that it was related to human activity. They tended to minimize the risks and believe that there was plenty of time to make changes before the real impacts were felt. Just ten years later, these attitudes about climate feel like ancient relics. But two key factors, which the task force identified as keeping people from taking action, have stood the test of time: one was habit, and the other was lack of control. “Ingrained behaviors are extremely resistant to permanent change,” the group stated. “People believe their actions would be too small to make a difference and choose to do nothing.”

Wallace-Wells hits this note in his book, too, writing, “We seem most comfortable adopting a learned posture of powerlessness.” As uncertainty and denial about climate have diminished, they have been replaced by similarly paralyzing feelings of panic, anxiety, and resignation. As we begin to live through the massive dangers imparted by climate change, as one psychologist put it to me, “We are in psychological terrain, whether we like it or not.”


It's kind of an interesting way to look at this issue but I don't think more therapy is going to save us.


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This is somewhat related to the issues of this thread, so I thought I'd place this here.


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PostPosted: March 25 19, 1:45 pm 
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Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger
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Sea level rise puts coastal areas at the forefront of the impacts of climate change, but new research shows they face other climate-related threats as well. In a study published January 14 in Nature Communications, researchers report that the energy of ocean waves has been growing globally, and they found a direct association between ocean warming and the increase in wave energy.


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PostPosted: March 27 19, 10:49 am 
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Jesus [expletive] christ






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PostPosted: March 28 19, 11:06 am 
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Jesus [expletive] christ





I really liked AOC's retort on Twitter:

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"If this guy can be a Senator, you can be anything."


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PostPosted: April 3 19, 2:05 am 
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Here's an excerpt from, and link to, a review of Netflix's "Our Planet":

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Repeatedly, unambiguously, and urgently, Our Planet reminds its viewers that the wonders they are witnessing are imperiled by human action. After seeing a pair of mating fossas—a giant, lemur-hunting, Madagascan mongoose—we’re told that the very forests we just saw have since been destroyed. After meeting the endearing orangutans Louie, Eden, and Pluto, we are told that 100 of these apes die every week through human activity. We see Borneo’s jungle transforming into oil-palm monocultures in a time-lapse shot that is almost painful to watch. We’re told that Louie and Eden’s generation could be the last for wild orangutans.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/arc ... om/586066/


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Hey, you youngn's. I hope you don't plan on being thirsty when you get older.

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The pressures of climate change and population growth could cause water shortages in most of the United States, preliminary government-backed research said on Thursday.

As many as 96 water basins out of the 204 supplying most of the country with freshwater could fail to meet monthly demand starting in 2071, a team of scientists said in the journal Earth's Future.

The basins affected cover the country's central and southern Great Plains, the Southwest and central Rocky Mountain states, as well as parts of California, the South and the Midwest.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/03/ ... arch-says/


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