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18-06-2017, 02:35 PM
RE: Climate Change - General Discussion
(13-06-2017 09:15 AM)Thoreauvian Wrote:  
(13-06-2017 06:40 AM)ImFred Wrote:  I understand and respect that this geologist wants be cautious with his language but as a lay person that seems like a stunning encroachment.

Yes, habitat destruction and encroachment are real threats to various species.
What's surprising, (or maybe not based on how people are now), is that many people don't know or realize we are currently in an extinction event. And "oddly" this extinction event began about 200,000 years ago, right around the time modern humans began to learn to use their environments and travel outside their comfort zones to new locales to use and populate.

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22-06-2017, 03:52 AM
RE: Climate Change - General Discussion
122 in Palm Springs
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22-06-2017, 04:05 AM
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"The fossil fuels that President Donald Trump so brashly promotes may seem like cheap energy sources, but they carry hidden costs that all of society is paying for—from damage caused by extreme weather and rising sea levels to the impacts of severe droughts on food and water security. As Trump was preparing to pull the United States out of its international climate commitments, some of the world's leading economists issued a report that puts a figure to the price on carbon needed to reduce emissions to rein in climate change and compensate for those external costs. It's significantly higher than what most major economies have in place today. The authors, led by former World Bank Chief Economists Nicholas Stern and Joseph Stiglitz, say carbon dioxide emissions will need to be priced at $40 to $80 per ton by 2020 to be high enough to change behaviors and shift investments away from high-emissions fossil fuels and toward cleaner energy. That rises to $50 to $100 per ton by 2030."

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/31052...ign=buffer
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22-06-2017, 04:09 AM
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"In the wake of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement, a dozen states and more than 300 cities have pledged to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in line with the Paris targets. The move suggests a possible future for climate change policy in the Trump era: States and cities are taking on the brunt of climate responsibility, building green energy capabilities and meeting ambitious climate targets in the process."

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017...&smtyp=cur
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22-06-2017, 08:44 AM
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(22-06-2017 03:52 AM)ImFred Wrote:  122 in Palm Springs

"Phoenix is used to the heat, averaging 124 days per year with 95-degree weather. At the end of the century, that’s expected to increase to around 155 days — an extra month of extreme temperatures each year."

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017...&smtyp=cur
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22-06-2017, 09:50 AM
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95 is one thing. Over 120 and Houston has a got a problem.
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22-06-2017, 12:45 PM
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Looks like Rick Perry pissed off a bunch of weathermen.

#sigh
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22-06-2017, 01:57 PM
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(22-06-2017 12:45 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Looks like Rick Perry pissed off a bunch of weathermen.

How long is going to take before reputable scientists like the ones at the AMA just call these people's bluffs? I don't think we need to explain Anthropogenic Global Warming from scratch to the Pruitt's and the Perry's of the world everytime they say dumb shit like this.

Giving them Global Warming 101 every few weeks probably just makes it easier for them to keep acting clueless on the science, so that when it becomes clear that their machinations are actively hurting people, they can just shrug their shoulders and claim plausible deniability.

These politicians know a lot more than they let on. Scientists need to be more frank about this.

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22-06-2017, 02:15 PM (This post was last modified: 22-06-2017 02:24 PM by Kaneda.)
RE: Climate Change - General Discussion
(22-06-2017 08:44 AM)Thoreauvian Wrote:  
(22-06-2017 03:52 AM)ImFred Wrote:  122 in Palm Springs

"Phoenix is used to the heat, averaging 124 days per year with 95-degree weather. At the end of the century, that’s expected to increase to around 155 days — an extra month of extreme temperatures each year."

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017...&smtyp=cur

Phoenix is a Crap-Hole (no offense to anyone who lives there, I'm sure it has some great people Angel ). Though if I had my way the Valley Under the Sun would be razed to the ground, with the land used as a both a solar farm and chemical waste facility.

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22-06-2017, 02:19 PM (This post was last modified: 22-06-2017 02:23 PM by Kaneda.)
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[Delete] *Redundant Post.

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