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Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by ItsMyFault, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. Jayzers_100

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    The time for (not progressive, not liberal) humanitarian efforts to curb carbon emissions was yesterday. We’re in a climate deficit and for politicians to ignore the issue is to commit genocide against my future Americans and our brothers/sisters abroad. The madness must end. We must accept science
     
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    Looks like the Chris Christie beach vacation playbook - good choice! Strong hands:


    Much of Australia's forested East Coast was already on fire by the time images emerged last month of Scott Morrison, our prime minister, holidaying in Hawaii. Sydney was blanketed in smoke. I'd been frantically updating emergency-services maps, checking on friends and relatives in four states, making sure my parents knew which kind of masks to get. I wondered whether Morrison realized he was on the verge of a Hurricane Katrina moment — whether he would rush back with a swift response, if only out of fear for his own political reputation.

    "I don't hold a hose, mate," he said on talk radio from Hawaii. "I don't sit in a control room."

    Like many volunteer firefighters, I am furious. Six months before the fires, and then again in September, Morrison declined to meet with a group of former fire chiefs who wanted to warn him that an emergency like this was on the horizon. Rural firefighting services in Australia are state-based and largely voluntary. They are often woefully underresourced, and some have been subject to recent budget cuts. Volunteer firefighters like me watched this season approach — the deadly combination of intense heat and Australia's worst drought in decades — with dread. Where were the extra resources we needed? And why was Australia still refusing to act on the climate emergency?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...c90c0a-2e63-11ea-9b60-817cc18cf173_story.html
     
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    "Wanna get away?" Southwest Airlines commercial (too bad he just came back from Hawaii):


    Mr Morrison then leaned down to grab the fireman's hand but he again refused.

    The Prime Minister then patted the man on the shoulder, said 'oh, well, nice to see you' and walked away.

    Mr Morrison was later heard telling a fire official: 'Tell that fella I'm really sorry, I'm sure he's just tired.'

    'No, no, he's lost a house,' the incident controller responded.
     
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    Meanwhile....

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  12. B-Bob

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    [EDIT] Sad snark snuffed.
     
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    So people still in denial of climate change at increasing rates that are having serious implications for our lives and those of future generations? Sure, mother earth might be able to fix herself, but we cannot just count on a hail mary. People who deny should be put in asylums for being detrimental to society and never be in a position of power like moron Trump.
     
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    Even snark is dying under the perils of climate change. :(
     
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    Let's be clear that the disaster in Australia, in a rare case, can almost entirely be blamed on its conservative government and murdoch media in both the short and long term.

    From exporting millions of tons of coal, to underfunding fire departments - this is the all-to-real consequence of climate change denialism.

    You create an ecosystem of stupid, and eventually, your civilization burns the **** down.

    The Australian conservative government - in power since 2013 - has been on notice of this "imminent" catastrophe for over a decade and promptly done ****-all, to use an Oz term, or arguably worse.

    Hence, the very visceral anger;



    But, you know, that can't happen here! Right, boomer?
     
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    https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2943/...are-getting-future-warming-projections-right/

    There’s an old saying that “the proof is in the pudding,” meaning that you can only truly gauge the quality of something once it’s been put to a test. Such is the case with climate models: mathematical computer simulations of the various factors that interact to affect Earth’s climate, such as our atmosphere, ocean, ice, land surface and the Sun.

    For decades, people have legitimately wondered how well climate models perform in predicting future climate conditions. Based on solid physics and the best understanding of the Earth system available, they skillfully reproduce observed data. Nevertheless, they have a wide response to increasing carbon dioxide levels, and many uncertainties remain in the details. The hallmark of good science, however, is the ability to make testable predictions, and climate models have been making predictions since the 1970s. How reliable have they been?

    Now a new evaluation of global climate models used to project Earth’s future global average surface temperatures over the past half-century answers that question: most of the models have been quite accurate.


    “The results of this study of past climate models bolster scientists’ confidence that both they as well as today’s more advanced climate models are skillfully projecting global warming,” said study co-author Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies in New York. “This research could help resolve public confusion around the performance of past climate modeling efforts.”
     
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    It's -38 degrees below freezing in most of BC and Alberta this week. My global warming slacktivism membership will be on hold for the meantime
     
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