Topic: This is what climate change feels like.

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Re: This is what climate change feels like.

Global warming is a myth created by scientists so a carbon tax could be created!

....But it's sure is fucking hot out today, like it was for the past couple of weeks...strange...

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America is the only country in the world that still debates global warming, hahaha

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SaintVicious wrote:

America is the only country in the world that still debates global warming, hahaha

Probably because the economic costs of global warming fixes are exceptionally high.

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Re: This is what climate change feels like.

Wes wrote:
SaintVicious wrote:

America is the only country in the world that still debates global warming, hahaha

Probably because the economic costs of global warming fixes are exceptionally high.

I'd rather be broke and not have to move off earth.

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SaintVicious wrote:
Wes wrote:
SaintVicious wrote:

America is the only country in the world that still debates global warming, hahaha

Probably because the economic costs of global warming fixes are exceptionally high.

I'd rather be broke and not have to move off earth.

Build a stratoshield out of something like sulfur dioxide if it gets bad enough.

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Thing is, I remember summers much worse then this back in the 90's. Hell 1994 didn't even have a winter, it was 50 - 60 degrees out most days.

I'm not saying that global warming isn't a thing. I just think people are looking for any reason to fear monger and panic.

Re: This is what climate change feels like.

SaintVicious wrote:
Wes wrote:
SaintVicious wrote:

America is the only country in the world that still debates global warming, hahaha

Probably because the economic costs of global warming fixes are exceptionally high.

I'd rather be broke and not have to move off earth.

Don't worry, if climate change gets bad enough, the socioeconomic and physical implications will create a one world totalitarian government that will provide everything you need after 90% of the human population dies of starvation and various conflicts.

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Re: This is what climate change feels like.

Desu wrote:
SaintVicious wrote:
Wes wrote:

Probably because the economic costs of global warming fixes are exceptionally high.

I'd rather be broke and not have to move off earth.

Don't worry, if climate change gets bad enough, the socioeconomic and physical implications will create a one world totalitarian government that will provide everything you need after 90% of the human population dies of starvation and various conflicts.

Or maybe the penguins will just start getting tans.

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Aya wrote:

Thing is, I remember summers much worse then this back in the 90's. Hell 1994 didn't even have a winter, it was 50 - 60 degrees out most days.

I'm not saying that global warming isn't a thing. I just think people are looking for any reason to fear monger and panic.

100 years ago you could ride your car across the Missipi during the winter, cause the ice was so thick, the river doesnt even fully freeze anymore.

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Hell yes, Hank and SciShow are awesome.

If global warming gets bad enough, there'll be hundreds of millions of refugees from the Mediterranean, Southeast Asia and other tropical areas, due to dry conditions and sea levels rising by up to two metres. Luckily, vast tracts of land in Siberia and Northern Canada will open up as the new breadbaskets of the world, and Antarctica may even have some areas similar in climate to Iceland by the end of the century. Either way, it's going to be a bumpy ride, but people can at least prepare for what's coming.

I just wish that Gore and others would stop being so alarmist about it, as hypocritical as this statement is. If anything, There's more land to be offered to people, with areas such as Baffin Island (larger than Sumatra) opening up. Hopefully, our societal standards of living will stay constant in some areas, or the richie riches will be living in fortified conclaves in the temperate zones of the high Arctic.

I am not attracted to the right angles or to the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. I am attracted to free-flowing, sensual curves. The curves that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuousness of its rivers, in the waves of the ocean and on the body of a beloved woman... - Oscar Niemeyer

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Maelstrom wrote:

Hell yes, Hank and SciShow are awesome.

If global warming gets bad enough, there'll be hundreds of millions of refugees from the Mediterranean, Southeast Asia and other tropical areas, due to dry conditions and sea levels rising by up to two metres. Luckily, vast tracts of land in Siberia and Northern Canada will open up as the new breadbaskets of the world, and Antarctica may even have some areas similar in climate to Iceland by the end of the century. Either way, it's going to be a bumpy ride, but people can at least prepare for what's coming.

I just wish that Gore and others would stop being so alarmist about it, as hypocritical as this statement is. If anything, There's more land to be offered to people, with areas such as Baffin Island (larger than Sumatra) opening up. Hopefully, our societal standards of living will stay constant in some areas, or the richie riches will be living in fortified conclaves in the temperate zones of the high Arctic.

i think you are a bit delusional of what is going to happen if the oceans start rising

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Of course. Nobody can accurately predict the future, only try to find the bits and pieces of evidence that could suggest likely possibilities. Plus, after living with a grandmother who thinks that the "black helicopters" have been after her for thirty years, you tend to pick up a bit of paranoia.

I am not attracted to the right angles or to the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. I am attracted to free-flowing, sensual curves. The curves that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuousness of its rivers, in the waves of the ocean and on the body of a beloved woman... - Oscar Niemeyer

http://i.imgur.com/sWe0ITL.jpg?2

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I'm waiting for space migration to be practical.

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Ahab wrote:

I'm waiting for space migration to be practical.

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SaintVicious wrote:
Aya wrote:

Thing is, I remember summers much worse then this back in the 90's. Hell 1994 didn't even have a winter, it was 50 - 60 degrees out most days.

I'm not saying that global warming isn't a thing. I just think people are looking for any reason to fear monger and panic.

100 years ago you could ride your car across the Missipi during the winter, cause the ice was so thick, the river doesnt even fully freeze anymore.

So? Have you seen the painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware river? That river hasn't iced over like that in over 150 years.

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Aya wrote:
SaintVicious wrote:
Aya wrote:

Thing is, I remember summers much worse then this back in the 90's. Hell 1994 didn't even have a winter, it was 50 - 60 degrees out most days.

I'm not saying that global warming isn't a thing. I just think people are looking for any reason to fear monger and panic.

100 years ago you could ride your car across the Missipi during the winter, cause the ice was so thick, the river doesnt even fully freeze anymore.

So? Have you seen the painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware river? That river hasn't iced over like that in over 150 years.

Betcha there have been times in human history that the global climate's been warmer than it is now, or at least as warm.

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We are lucky in the fact that we are in a PEAK heat cycle, so now we are going to go on a cooling cycle so we have another 2k years to fuck shit up and leave.

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Wes wrote:

Betcha there have been times in human history that the global climate's been warmer than it is now, or at least as warm.

The Medieval Warm Period (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_warm_period). It was so warm that you could get a growing season of half a year in Iceland, and keep cattle in Greenland.

However, the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleocene% … al_Maximum) made the world so warm that crocodiles swam in the Arctic Ocean, which had a similar climate to that of Virginia. These animals would have lived in Northern Siberia at the time:

http://palaeos.com/cenozoic/paleocene/images/Paleocene-forest.jpg.pagespeed.ce.MCge772G_Y.jpg

I am not attracted to the right angles or to the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. I am attracted to free-flowing, sensual curves. The curves that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuousness of its rivers, in the waves of the ocean and on the body of a beloved woman... - Oscar Niemeyer

http://i.imgur.com/sWe0ITL.jpg?2