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Re: Global Climate Change Science News

Postby laklak » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:29 pm

Couple of really hot summers and he'll sweat a bunch of that fat off.
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Postby Animavore » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:33 pm

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Re: Global Climate Change Science News

Postby PsychoSerenity » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:32 pm

Worst-case global warming predictions are the most accurate, say climate experts

‘There is a 93 per cent chance that global warming will exceed 4C by the end of this century,’ lead scientist says

Current predictions of climate change may significantly underestimate the speed and severity of global warming, according to a new study.

Reappraisal of the models climate scientists use to determine future warming has revealed that less optimistic estimates are more realistic.

The results suggest that the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to keep global average temperatures from rising by 2C, may be overly ambitious.

“Our study indicates that if emissions follow a commonly used business-as-usual scenario, there is a 93 per cent chance that global warming will exceed 4C by the end of this century,” said Dr Ken Caldeira, an atmospheric scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, who co-authored the new study.

This likelihood is an increase on past estimates, which placed it at 62 per cent.


This is by far the most significant challenge we face in the world today, but instead we're having to deal with stupidity like Trump and Brexit. :(
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Re: Global Climate Change Science News

Postby Rum » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:03 pm

It isn't much fun being in one's lat(er) 60s with the reality of...well you know all that.

But one thing I am grateful for is that I have been part of the luckiest of generations. I have not had to go to war. I have always had a job when I needed or wanted one. I have always been able to provide a roof over the heads of me and my family. I have benefited from technology and modern medicine - having had at least one operation that probably saved my life. Without knowing it I have been living in the 'sweet spot' I suspect.

So despite declining body viability and the inevitable, I can honestly say I would not want to be on the planet in 50 years time. I'm no doom merchant as people know, but I can't see utter catastrophe being avoided as things stand. Nobody out there is taking a real lead.

Almost deleted this as it is unhelpful, but fuck it.
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Postby mistermack » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:01 pm

I genuinely and sincerely think the exact opposite.

I think the climate threat is hugely exaggerated, and it won't be much different in fifty years time, if any.
And I do believe that in fifty years time, fossil fuel will be on the way out. I'm sure that fusion energy will be the big new thing by then, as well as big developments in solar and wind.

Energy use will be a lot more efficient as old housing gets replaced and the cost of fuel goes up. My place is well insulated and the bills are very low and don't seem to be going up much, even if the headline cost of fuel rises.
Fridges, tvs and lighting all use a lot less than they used to. Even jets and shipping use far less fuel per person or per item.

I think even the electric bike is going to have a big impact. In fifty years time they will be pretty impressive, and great for hot countries. They're already pretty good but fifty years will transform them.

The only fly in the ointment is the human birth rate. I'd like to see some proper international policies aimed at getting it down in the third world, not by coercion but by enabling measures, like free birth control and education and financial incentives.
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Re: Global Climate Change Science News

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Re: Global Climate Change Science News

Postby mistermack » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:08 am

Meanwhile, it's fucking freezing here.

Global bollocks more like.

I'm paying for warming, and I want to see some of it !!
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Re: Global Climate Change Science News

Postby pErvinalia » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:20 am

Move to Australia. You'll get plenty of it here.

(it will also give me a chance to run you over with my 4wd).
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Re: Global Climate Change Science News

Postby Animavore » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:43 am

mistermack wrote:Meanwhile, it's fucking freezing here.

Global bollocks more like.

I'm paying for warming, and I want to see some of it !!

You already know the answer to this.
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Re: Global Climate Change Science News

Postby mistermack » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:40 pm

Animavore wrote:
mistermack wrote:Meanwhile, it's fucking freezing here.

Global bollocks more like.

I'm paying for warming, and I want to see some of it !!

You already know the answer to this.

Minus 12 last night.

Would have been minus 13 but for GW. :funny:
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Re: Global Climate Change Science News

Postby Rum » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:43 pm

mistermack wrote:
Animavore wrote:
mistermack wrote:Meanwhile, it's fucking freezing here.

Global bollocks more like.

I'm paying for warming, and I want to see some of it !!

You already know the answer to this.

Minus 12 last night.

Would have been minus 13 but for GW. :funny:


Your short sighted parochialism is truly staggering.
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Re: Global Climate Change Science News

Postby mistermack » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:30 pm

Rum wrote:
Your short sighted parochialism is truly staggering.

Global warming is much welcomed in this parish at the moment.

It was bloody cold going to Tesco's.
One degree extra in UK temperatures is a definite bonus.

It's not much, but every little helps. :biggrin:
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Re: Global Climate Change Science News

Postby pErvinalia » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:08 pm

You could speed up the process by adding your carbon back into the atmosphere (i'd suggest cremation)...
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Re: Global Climate Change Science News

Postby Tero » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:45 pm

pErvinalia wrote:You could speed up the process by adding your carbon back into the atmosphere (i'd suggest cremation)...

Years ago I had a Tero or Kari story: Americans doing our part to hold back carbon. We carry X tons around in our butts. To assure your carbon is safe in your butt, always drive instead of walking.
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Re: Global Climate Change Science News

Postby pErvinalia » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:06 am

:lol:
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